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Past & Present Shows

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Rio Rita

18 Oct 1939 to 21 Oct 1939

His Majesty’s Theatre


Creative Team

Artistic Director – Cecily Tabor-Gregory
Musical Director – George H Gray
Choreographer – Margaret Churchward


Reporter – Richard Harvey
Padrone – A J Rose
Roberto Ferguson – Terence Walker
Carmen – Dorothy Fallows
Davalos – Ron Schwass
Lolita – Margaret Rush
Raquel – Velma Gibson
Rio Rita – Maude Platt
Chick Bean – Ray Houlston
Dolly – Betty Brown
Mcginn – Kevin Loe
Katie Bean – Geraldine Hillman
Chorus – A Britton, A Gregory, A McIntoch, B Connolly, B Foster, B W Wacher, Barbara Bythell, C Grigg, Charles Wintringham, D Bradley, D Hart, D Marler, E Craik, E Jellyman, F.a. Wedde, G Morey, J Bell, J Sams, J Taylor, J Webster, Jack Sidaway, Jean Grigg, Josephine Matthews, K Parker, L Patchett, Les Sidaway, M Brennan, M O’Leary, N Gosling, P Barnett, P Rabone, Q O’Sullivan, R K Harvey, R.a. Jamieson, Ray Hood, Viva Grigg
Company – Bobby Thaine, Clarrie Jamieson, D Kennedy, Doreen Neal, E Cole, F Stamp, Geoffrey Bonsall, Harold Neal, Howard Mills, J Hopkins, Joan McWhinney, L Turner, M Gow, M Mitchell, Manly Jamieson, Margaret Churchward, N Simson, Paula Reid, Peter Thaine, R Deily, Robert Harvey, Tommy Glover, V Thompson, Z Thompson


B Laking, Gordon McIntoch, Len Coker, Miss Bullen, N Holdaway, Ron Hoar, S Marston, T Wells, W.G. Horrocks

Production Team

Stage Director – Les Field
Stage Manager – Don Thomson
Advertising – Harold Neal
Repetiteur – O Broadmore
Set Construction – Ray Hood
Stage Crew – B W Wacher
Wardrobe Manager – Mrs G H Gray
Properties Director – Cope Dix
Makeup Director – J.G. Bacon
House Manager – A.M. Thomson
Prompt – J C Irving

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PO Box 383
Blenheim 7240
Premises: 03 578-4110
After Hours: 03 579-4122
Secretary: 021 142-5736

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From the production of Fiddler. From the production of Joseph. From the production of Chess2014. From the production of All Shook Up.

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