The Mikado – 31st Dec 1945 to 5th Jan 1946.
The Great Hall, Grove Park County School for Girls.
The Mikado or The Town of Titpu.
Produced by Harry Yates (of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association).
The Mikado – Ernest Thomas
Nanki Poo – John E. Albiston
Koko-Koko – T. Arthur Williams
Pooh-Bah – Harry C. Wagg
Pish-Tush – Fred Hannaby
Yum-Yum – Margaret Rawlins
Pitti-Sing – Gwen Roberts
Peep-Bo – Mary Price
Katisha – Violet Samuel
Two Soldiers – Albert Maggs & Edward Boden
Two Coolies – Dennis Edwards & Kenneth Edwards
Attendant to Koko – Ronald Pickering
ACT 1 Courtyard of Koko’s Palace in Titipu
ACT 2 Garden of Koko’s Palace
Ladies of the Chorus:
Pyllis Kilhan, Olwen Jones, Eva Boden, Lily Benson, Dot Miller, Doris Sylven, Nellie Kershaw, Myfanwy Jones, Dilys Howells, Violet Scott, May Riley, Ibly. Protheroe, Nancy Wynn, Nena Phoenix, Renee Jackson, Hazel Underwood, Eva Bellis, Bessie Jenkins, Myf. Ogden, Margaret L. Morgan, Kathleen Moore, Gwyneth Edwards, Florence Hughes.
Gentlemen of the Chorus:
A. E. Cotgreave, G. O. Smith, W. R. Davies, E. Edwards, D. Scott, T. E. Richards, G. Edwards, T. A. Scott, N.A.Boden, R.Randles, O.Pickering, D. Ll. Davies, W. Jackson, H. J. Davies, I. Ellis, J. Jackson, E. Williams, A. Davies.
Conductor: S. E. Hayes.
1st Violins: Alby Hull (Leader), H. D. Caldwell, J. W. Lloyd, Gwladys Davies.
2nd Violins: T. R. Tunstall, Bertha Harding.
Viola: G. F. Pritchard.
Violincello: W. Butterton, Bernard Jones.
Double Bass: Llew. Jones.
Flutes: Hywel Edwards, Stephen Williams.
Oboes: Gordon Craine, W. Miller-Jones.
Clarinets: R. L. Davies, D. O. Griffiths.
Bassoon: Dennis Williams.
Trumpets: Francis Donlan, Sid Williams.
Trombone: J. Pritchard.
Tympani & Drums: J. H. Cudworth.
Pianoforte: H. Stone.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham,
Councillor and Mrs. N. D. Bird
Town Clerk of Wrexham, Mr. Phillip Walters
Mrs. F. W. Morris Mr. W. A. Lea
Miss M. G. Owen Mr. F. L. Crowe
Alderman Harripson Mr. N. W. McCord
Councillor John Davies Miss Morgan
Councillor Linda Davies, J.P. Mr. H. Williams
Councillor Jennings Mr. M. C. Wynn
Councillor E. MacMahon Mrs. D. Cooper
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bennion Stant Miss Elsie Hughes
Mr: Edward Boden Mrs. D. Lea
Mr. Richard Davies Miss Norma Woodward
Dr. Wesley Hill Mr. A. Brown
Mr. I. P. Horton Mr. Eric Jones
Mr. and Mrs. E. Cooper Mr. H. D. Caldwell
Mr. John S. Hassal Mr. A. Grainger
Mr. C. T. Clark Mr. Geo. Lerry
Mrs. L. Watkin Mr. J. W. Lloyd
Mr. N. Woodward Mrs. J. S. Jones
Mr. Ernest Thomas Mrs. T. A. Williams
Mr. A. E. Owen Miss M. E. Crawshaw
Mr. A. E. Killian Mrs. Miller
Mrs. S. Thornton Mr. R. Dutton
Mr. L. C. Panting Miss D. Chapman
Mr. T. H. Winkle
The Officers and Committee of Wrexham and District Operatic and Musical Society tender their grateful thanks to
Mr. J. I. Ellis and Staff of the Travel Agency, Queen’s Square, Wrexham, for their invaluable help in booking and selling tickets.
The Ladies Committee for organising successful Social Events during the past year.
Messrs. Border Breweries (Wrexham) Ltd., for advertising space in the “Wrexham Leader.”
The Rainbow Stores, Hope Street, Wrexham, for advertising space in the “Wrexham Leader.”
Mr. C. T. Clark, for advertising space in the “Wrexham Leader.”
Mr. I. P. Horton for advertising space in the “Wrexham Leader.”
The Dressers, Programme Sellers and Hall Stewards and all those who have in any way contributed to the success of this Opera.
The General Public for their appreciation and support in this and previous productions.
Mrs. S. E. Hayes, Norman Boden and Ronald Pickering for their invaluable help at the piano at rehearsals.
Messrs. Montague Burton, Town Hill, for window display.