Poster KISMET - 1991

A musical tale of grandeur, Kismet is an extravaganza, a musical pageant conjuring up all of the delights of the Arabian Nights, from the brilliant Bazaar of the Caravans to the moonlit gardens of Baghdad. It's a romantic story of a poet who becomes an emir in a single miraculous day.

With Music From Alexander Borodin
Musical adaptation and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.
From the play by Edward Knoblock.

KISMET opened on Broadway on Dec 3 1953 and ran for 583 performances.

Iman of the Mosque Guy Smither
Beggars Brian Sweatman, Mike Naylor, Colin Watts, Ron Brown
Omar Tony Willcocks
Public Poet, Hajj Brydon Baker
Marsinah Hayley Smither
Hassan Ben Robbie Robb
Jawan Tony Collins
Bangle Man Guy Smither
Policemen Ray Bill, Guy Smither
Wazir of the Police William Dawson
Lalume Anne Allen
Princesses of Ababu Catharine Heasman, Sara Ostermeyer, Peta Taylor
Orange Merchant Tony Doye
Caliph Ian Carr
Slave Girls Linda Smither, Margaret McIntyre, Angela Wood, Daphne Watts
Servant Brian Sweatman
Princess Zubbediya Daphne Watts
Ayah to Zubbediya Myra Jones
Princess Samaris Kate Olliver-Kneafsey
Widow Yussef Kate Davey
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Manager Colin D Justice
Assistant Stage Managers Lee Stoddart, Frank Watson
Stage Crew Tony Bryant, Laurence Willcocks, Tony Elsdon, John Dunston, Peter Richardson, Chris Robinson, George Hyde, Peter Gardner, Marc Scott, Dave Ferguson
Sound Peter Mitchell
Lighting Design Colin D Justice, Theresa Roden
Property Mistress Maureen Francis
Property Assistants Tracy Clark, Yvonne Jenkins, Chris Ryan, Marie Willcocks
Wardrobe Betty Smith
Wardrobe Assistant June Jones
Publicity Catharine Heasman, Hayley Smither
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Hayley Smither
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistant Pat Wallace, Joan Budd
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