Information for Wounded Allies Relief Fund Benefit (1915)
Wounded Allies relief fund benefit concert.
Organised by Mrs. Sargeaunt of Exbury, Padstow, organiser of War Entertainments for Decon and Cornwall,
Local arrangements in the hands of Dr. E. Owen Kingdom.
NODA Review and Other Comments
According to the Western Times of Tuesday 9th November 1915, it was:
"[A] programme of varied character and was opened by tableaux representing the allied nations and [the] national anthem of each country was rendered. A fairy play "The Spirit of the Heather" was excellently performed. The title role was filled by Miss Trixie Kingdon. children's speaking parts taken by Kathleen Kivell, Rhoda Harris, M. Piper and Ronald Wightman and their happy manner and clear enunciation were enjoyable.
Miss Gladys Stanbury's voice clear and sweet in "Somewhere A Voice is Calling" and, "Till The Boys Come Home.
Rollocking Sea Songs were a specialty with Mr. F. J. Sluman - [there was an] encore for his capital singing of "The Grey North Sea", responded with Captain Mac.
Mrs Sargeaunt [was] greatly appreciated in her dramatic rendering of "Old Carrilion", an illustration of the great tragedy of Belgium. Sir Edward Elgar's accompanying music [was] admirably performed by Miss Richards.
[the Cello was played by Mons Debever] Mons Debever has had the honour of being commanded to play for the King and Queen of Belgium on many occasions.
[The show was] concluded with a sketch, "Snowed Up with a Duchess", excellently portrayed by Mrs. Sargeaunt, Mrs. E.O. Kingdon, Miss Haylock and Miss Trixie Kingdon.
The Misses Davis and Kingdom are to be highly congratulated for the training of children.
Proceeds amounted to about £30 and many people who neglected to obtain tickets in advance could not secure admission."
Cast, includes (amongst others)
"The Spirit of the Heather"
Miss Trixie Kingdon, Kathleen Kivell, Rhoda Harris, M. Piper, Ronald Wightman.
"Snowed Up With A Duchess"
Mrs. Sargeaunt, Mrs. E.O. Kingdon, Miss Haylock, Miss Trixie Kingdon.
Music - Mr. F.J. Sluman, Mons Debever
Stage Managers - Dr. E.O. Kingdon, Mr W.J. Wightman
Assisted by Miss Davis, Miss Kingdom
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