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1935 (7+8 Aug): THE GONDOLIERS, TRIAL BY JURY and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Martyn Green, John Dean, Sydney Granville, Charles Goulding, Leslie Rands, Richard Walker, Douglas Ward, Radley Flynn, Frank Steward, Dorothy Gill, Kathleen Frances, Doreen Denny, Marjorie Eyre, Drummond Grant, Elizabeth Nickell-Lean, Margery Abbott, Josephine Curtis, Kathleen Naylor, Robert Wilson, T Penry Hughes, C William Morgan, Nancy Ray, Darrell Fancourt; c:Isidore Godfrey [8pp, 7.3x9.75; cast lists, credits etc.; split at seam, a reading copy only] free

1935 (9+10 Aug): THE MIKADO, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Darrell Fancourt, Robert Wilson, Martyn Green, Richard Walker, Leslie Rands, Radley Flynn, Kathleen Frances, Marjorie Eyre, Elizabeth Nickell-Lean, Dorothy Gill, John Dean, Sydney Granville, Charles Goulding, Douglas Ward, Samuel Mooney, C William Morgan, Frank Steward, Doreen Denny, Marjorie Flinn; c:Isidore Godfrey [8pp, 7.3x9.75; cast list, credits, future performances etc.; split at seam, back cover tatty, a reading copy only] free

1935 (16 Jun): THE MIKADO (Sadler's Wells)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Darrell Fancourt, John Dudley, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville, Leslie Rands, Radley Flynn, Sylvia Cecil, Marjorie Eyre, Elizabeth Nickell-Lean, Evelyn Gardiner; c:Isidore Godfrey [12pp, 7.3x9.75; cast list, credits, future performances etc.; tatty, a reading copy only] free

1948 (15 Jun): THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD (Sadler's Wells)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Richard Watson, Leonard Osborn, Darrell Fancourt, Thomas Hancock, Martyn Green (as Jack Point), Richard Walker, Rhys Thomas, Richard Dunn, C William Morgan, Peter Pratt (as Second Citizen), Helen Roberts (as Elsie Maynard), Joan Gillingham, Ella Halman, Gwyneth Cullimore; c:Boyd Neel [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, credits, future performances etc.; VG] £4

1948 (23 Jun): TRIAL BY JURY and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Sadler's Wells)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Richard Watson, Charles Dorning, Leonard Osborn, Radley Flynn, Richard Walker, C William Morgan, Gwyneth Cullimore, Enid Walsh, Martyn Green (as Major-General Stanley), Darrell Fancourt, Richard Dunn, Thomas Round, Richard Walker, Helen Roberts, Denise Findlay, Joan Gillingham. Ella Halman; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5x3.5; cast list, credits, Story of the Opera, chorus list etc.; minor marks on cover, else VG] £3

1951 (2-7 July): THE MIKADO (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Martyn Green, Darrell Fancourt, Neville Griffiths, Richard Watson, Alan Styler, Margaret Mitchell, Joan Gillingham, Joyce Wright, Ella Halman; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise very good; 3.7.51 pencilled on cover] £5

1954 (24 April): THE GONDOLIERS (Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, Jeffrey Skitch, Fisher Morgan, Neville Griffiths, Alan Styler, John Reed (as Antonio and Annibale), Herbert Newby, Trevor Hills, Ann Drummond-Grant, Tatiana Preston; c:Isidore Godfrey, William Cox-Ife [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954 (27 Sep-2 Oct): PRINCESS IDA (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, Fisher Morgan, Thomas Round, Jeffrey Skitch, Donald Adams, John Banks, Trevor Hills, Victoria Sladen, Ann Drummond-Grant, Muriel Harding, Beryl Dixon, Cynthia Morey, Margaret Dobson, Maureen Melvin; c:Isidore Godfrey; production under the direction of Robert A.Gibson [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise very good] (£5) SOLD

1958 (15 Dec): THE GONDOLIERS (Prince's Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, John Fryatt, Kenneth Sandford, Thomas Round, Alan Styler, John Reed (as Antonio and Annibale), Frederick Sinden, George Cook, Ann Drummond-Grant, Jennifer Toye, Jean Hindmarsh, Joyce Wright, Mary Sansom, Ceinwen Jones, Anne Sessions, Alice Hynd; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG; 15-12-1958 pencilled on cast page] £5

1959 (19 Jan): IOLANTHE (Prince's Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, Donald Adams, Leonard Osborn, Kenneth Sandford, Alan Styler, Ann Drummond-Grant, Joyce Wright, Mary Sansom, Beryl Dixon, Dawn Bradshaw, Jean Barrington; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG; date pencilled on cast page] £5

1960 (Sep-Oct): THE MIKADO (Brighton Hippodrome)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Donald Adams, Thomas Round, John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, Jeffrey Skitch, John Banks, Mary Sansom, Joyce Wright, Peggy Ann Jones, Gillian Knight, c:Isidore Godfrey, William Cox-Ife [16pp, 5.6 x 8.75; cast lists, repertoire for the fortnight, photographs, programme note, credits etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1960 (30 Sep): TRIAL BY JURY and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Brighton Hippodrome)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, Donald Adams, George Cook, Thomas Round, Kenneth Sandford, Jennifer Toye, Joyce Wright, Marian Martin, Pauline Wales, Gillian Knight, Jeffrey Skitch, Alan Styler, Joseph Riordan, John Banks, Alan Barrett, Joan Lawrence, Dawn Bradshaw, c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5.6 x 8.75; cast lists, repertoire for the fortnight, photographs, programme note, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, date written on cover] £4

1961-62: COX AND BOX and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, Alan Styler, Joseph Riordan, Donald Adams, George Cook, Philip Potter, Kenneth Sandford, Jean Hindmarsh, Joyce Wright, Marian Martin, Pauline Wales, Gillian Knight; c:Isidore Godfrey, James Walker [20pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season, company list, 6 production photos etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG] £5

1962 (5 March): PATIENCE (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, Donald Adams, John Cartier, Joseph Riordan, Kenneth Sandford, Jon Ellison, Joyce Wright, Beti Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer Toye, Gillian Knight, Mary Sansom; c:Isidore Godfrey [20pp, 5x7.25 - with ticket for 5th March, Dress Circle L 26 (12/6); cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season, company list, 6 production photos etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG] £5

1965-66 (Dec-Feb): TRIAL BY JURY and H.M.S. PINAFORE (Saville Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Alfred Oldridge, Thomas Lawlor, Philip Potter, Anthony Raffell, George Cook, Howard Williamson, Jennifer Marks, Pauline Wales, John Reed, Alan Styler, David Palmer, Donald Adams, Ann Hood, Christene Palmer; c:Isidore Godfrey, James Walker [20pp, 6.5x9.5; cast lists, schedule for the season, 8 production photos, credits etc.; minor marks, otherwise VG] £4

1969 (23+24 May): THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (De Montfort Hall, Leicester)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Howard Williamson, John Ayldon, John Webley, Philip Potter, George Cook, Julia Goss, Peggy Ann Jones, Pauline Wales, Abby Hadfield, Christene Palmer; c:James Walker [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, company list, programme for 12 - 24 May 1969, chorus list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1969-70 (Dec-Mch): IOLANTHE (Sadler's Wells)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, John Ayldon, Ralph Mason, Kenneth Sandford, Thomas Lawlor, Christene Palmer, Peggy Ann Jones, Susan Minishull, Pauline Wales, Alison Parker, Anne Guthrie; c:James Walker [20pp, 5.25x9; cast list, 5 production photos, company list, credits, season schedule, historical notes etc.; VG] £3

1977 (20 November): A GALA NIGHT OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
The London Savoyards: Peter Pratt, Patricia Cope, Julia Meadows, Ralph Mason, Michael Wakeham, The Young Savoyards, Musical Director: John Burrows [12pp, 6" x 8.3"; programme details, artist biographies with photographs etc. etc.; a few minor marks, else VG] £4

1979-1987: THE LONDON SAVOYARDS Five Programmes
The London Savoyards: in The Mikado and The Yeomen Of The Guard (5-10 November 1979, Chichester Festival Theatre); Gala Night Of Gilbert And Sullivan selections and a complete staging of Trial By Jury (15 December 1984, Barbican Centre); The Pirates Of Penzance (22 February 1985, Barbican Centre); The Mikado (6 December 1986, Barbican Centre); H.M.S.Pinafore (20 March 1987, Barbican Centre)
with Michael Bauer, Pamela Baxter, Michael Bulman, Ian Caddy, Barry Clark, Malcolm Coy, Alistair Donkin, Jon Ellison, Pamela Field, Kate Flowers, Alexandra Hann, Terry Jenkins, Justin Lavender, Thomas Lawlor, Robert Meadmore, Ralph Meanley, Jeremy Peaker, Jill Pert, Philip Potter, John Reed, Forbes Robinson, Janine Roebuck, Eric Shilling, Geoffrey Shovelton, Rowland Sidwell, Caroline Tatlow, Michael Wakeham, Helene Witcombe and others; London Savoyards Orchestra and the New Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Murray and Richard Balcombe; directors: Norman Meadmore, Adrian Lawson, Mary Sansom, and Tom Hawkes; choreographer: Sally Gilpin [each 12pp, 5.8" x 8.25"; with photographs of the performers, synopses, artist biographies, programme notes, lyrics, illustrations by W.S.Gilbert etc. etc.; a few minor marks, else VG] (£8) SOLD

1985 (11-13 April): THE MIKADO (London Palladium)
The London Savoyards: Harry Coghill, Geoffrey Shovelton, John Reed (as Ko-Ko), Forbes Robinson, Michael Wakeham, Patricia Cope, Lorraine Daniels, Anne Stuart, Gillian Knight (as Katisha), Pamela Baxter, Alexandra Hann, Caroline Tatlow, Barry Clark, Jon Ellison, New Concert Orchestra conducted by Peter Murray [Centenary Production (The Mikado opened at the Savoy Theatre on 14th March 1885); 16pp, 5.9x8.25; cast list, synopsis, note on 'The London Savoyards', 12 cast photos and biographies, programme note, 8 period illustrations, credits etc.; VG] £4

1991 (12 July): THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Royal Albert Hall)
Maria Bovino, Justin Lavender, Richard Suart, Gillian Knight, Donald Maxwell, Paul Hudson, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra c:Bramwell Tovey, produced and directed by Alan Privett (Midsummer Opera) [16pp, 8.25x11.75; A Costume Gala - Chorus of Thousands! in support of The Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Appeal; cast biographies w.photos, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

2001: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Joe Papp version (Richmond Theatre)
New Shakespeare Company production: Gary Wilmot (as Pirate King), Su Pollard (as Ruth), David Alder (as Major-General), Joshua Dallas (as Frederic), Giles Taylor, Mark Roper, Jamie Beamish, Steve Bradford, Rodger Dunklee, Howard Ellis, Dickon Gough, Andrew Hutchings, Ramon Karimloo, Karen Evans (as Mabel), Sara Hillier, Alison Crowther, Eileen Hunter, Catrin Darnell, Sue O'Brien, Pierre Fabre; dir:Ian Talbot, musical director:Catherine Jayes [52pp, 6.9x9.9; cast list, biographies w.photos, list of musical numbers, illustrated articles, credits etc.; VG] £3

2010: THE MIKADO (National Concert Hall, Dublin)
Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society: Brian Gilligan, Anna Brady, Ritzy Murray, Sarah McCourt, Jackie Curran Olohan, Michael Evans, Michael Clarke, Gerald Bloomer, Ciaran Olohan, Imelda Bradley, Hugo Brennan, Patrick Fox, Patrick Behan; dir:Garry Mountaine [28pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, biographies w.photos, musical numbers, synopsis, credits etc.; VG] £3


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