The Blue Goose

A comedy by Peter Blackmore
Wednesday 3 February 1960 - Saturday 6 February 1960
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Bill Carter

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.
All the profits from the production will be given to World Refugee Year funds.

Mrs Portal has insisted on taking the juvenile lead in all the town’s amateur opera evenings and has done for eighteen years. On the night that she is playing Yum Yum one of her daughter’s has planned to elope with the dashing captain of the yacht “the Blue Goose” – unfortunately he falls overboard and the yacht drifts off with the girl aboard. the lifeboat crew are called out – they have all been taking part in the opera evening and are all in costume.

The entire action of the play takes place in the Portals’ lounge.

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Cast (in order of appearance):

Margaret (a maid) - Kathleen Hill
Charlie Rogers (a junior clerk) - Ken Duringer
Mrs. Elizabeth Portal (the Borough Treasurer's wife) - Kathleen Daish
Anna Portal (the Borough Treasurer's elder daughter) - Eileen Drew
Louise Portal (the Borough Treasurer's younger daughter) - Shirley Deane
Mrs. Keppel-Piggot (an Admiral's widow) - Nancy Reeves
Henry Portal (the Borough Treasurer) - Jim Gebbie
Richard Hardy (a yachtsman) - John Lott
Hubert Briggs (the Mayor) - Sam Heath
Mr. Guppy (captain of the lifeboat) - Bill Scott

See programme for further details.

Production No.30 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)