This is our famous fan-shaped souvenir programme, printed for our production of The Mikado in May 1914 - which was the society's second foray onto the stage. The original artwork designed by A. Clements spells out various pieces of relevant information such as the name of the society, the dates of the performances as well as the venue. This is a photograph of the cover rotated at 45 degrees, but the original was cut with a curve in the style of an open fan, with a folded spine running along the lefthand side so that it could be opened as a booklet.
If it was a warm evening during the performances, this shape must have been very useful to keep the audiences cool, as they could have used it to fan themselves during the show!
Please click on the cover to view the full programme.
Musical Director and Producer - Mr George Sands
By Gilbert and Sullivan
The Mikado of Japan - Mr George Stanley
Nanki-Poo - Mr Frank Major
Ko-Ko - Mr S H Seeviour
Pooh-Bah - Mr J E Whitwam
Pish-Tush - Mr H Elsmore
Go-To - Mr Edgar Fielder
Yum-Yum - Miss W Fairweather
Pitti-Sing - Miss D Elkins
Peep-Bo - Miss Ruth Savage
Katisha - Miss Constance Williams
Chorus of School Girls, Nobles, Guards and Coolies
Mrs Butcher, Mrs Fry, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Murray, Miss Chandler, Miss Davis, Miss Ethel Gandy, Miss Goodhall, Miss Grace, Miss Fielder, Miss G Fielder, Miss D Harrod, Miss Heather, Miss Ida Jerram, Miss L Lake, Miss Lamb, Miss Moody, Miss Nash, Miss Newham, Miss Page, Miss Pinnick, Miss L Richards, Miss Snook, Miss Walker, Miss Winter, Mr D Alexander, Mr H Broomfield, Mr J D Boorman, Mr M Carter, Mr A J Crosby, Mr R Elkins, Mr C S King, Mr W J Lansdell, Mr E Lansdell, Mr W F Leach, Mr J T Laverty, Mr C Y Pinnick, Mr Robson, Mr W Revnish, Mr Harold Savage
Mr W T Banner, Mr F Holyoak
Mr S Alexander, Mr G Lawrence
Master H Murray
Mr A Clements