Poster THE DESERT SONG - 1986
General Birabeau has been sent to Morocco to root out the Riff bandits, especially their daredevil leader, known as the Red Shadow. He can look for little help from his milksop son, Pierre, who spends all his time mooning over Captain Fontaine's fiancée, the lovely Margot.

But Margot secretly yearns to be swept into the arms of some bold, dashing sheikh, perhaps even the Red Shadow himself. To her surprise, when her Eastern hero does in fact abduct her he treats her with every Western consideration.

Music by Sigmund Romberg
Book and lyrics by Otto Harbach Oscar Hammerstein II Frank Mandel

The Desert Song first opened on Broadway on November 30, 1926 and ran for 471 performances.

Margot Pat Parsons
Susan Myra Jones
Clementina Joyce Upton
Azuri Mandy Simpson
Neri Valerie Simpson
Edith Beryl Baird
Pierre Guy Smither
Ali Ben Bali John Rule
Benjamin Tony Doye
Sid Mike Sylvester
Paul Ben Royston
Hassi John Goldring
Minder Ron Brown
Lt. La Vergne Brian Bayford
Birabeau, Hadji Tony Willcocks
Ladies of the Chorus Sonia Atkinson, Josie Beckwith, Joan Budd, Joan Cartwright, Carole Gennings, Sue Goldsmith, Liz Hutchings, June Jones, Yvonne Jenkins, Margaret McIntyre, Sandra Price, Linda Smither, Hayley Smither, Betty Smith, Barbara Thwaites, Peta Taylor, Sandra Tucker, Margaret Thorpe, Sue Wright, Midge Wallace, Marie Willcocks
Gentlemen of the Chorus Dave Durant, George Franklin, Ray Gibson, Mike Gennings, M J Kirby, Mike Naylor, John Ridding, Brian Stenning, Brian Sweatman, Alec Wise, Peter Curtis, Richard Gyles, Andrew Richardson
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Brian Sawyer
Stage Manager Dave Hawkins
Deputy Stage Manager Frank Watson
Lighting Design Vera Clark
Sound Peter Mitchell
Property Mistress Maureen Francis
Property Assistant Jane Mountfield
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Sue Womar
Publicity Ron Newton
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
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