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Many programmes have been photographed or scanned. These images are available through our Gilbert & Sullivan Image Gallery, or they can be viewed directly from links in the descriptions below.

You can also browse through many of the standard designs for programmes from the D'Oyly Carte London Seasons, dating from the 1880s to the 1980s: programmes featuring these designs will be linked to the corresponding images, identified at the end of their descriptions as "[Lon.1896]" or "[Lon.1924]".

For your information and convenience, we present a list of G&S first nights.

Rickett's Mikado costumes

Also see the pages of

Books and Printed Works   and    Ephemera

as well as the

Kenneth Sandford Archives


On this page you will find

Red dot  D'Oyly Carte Productions
     (including season souvenirs & other
      pre-1904 original Savoy productions)
     White dot  New D'Oyly Carte Productions
Red dot  Other Productions
Red dot  Gilbert Without Sullivan
Red dot  Sullivan Without Gilbert
 
Red dot  Windsor Command Performances
     (1850-1854; neither Gilbert nor
     Sullivan but definitely Victorian)

First Productions of the Savoy Operas

Opera

First Night

Closing

Theatre

Thespis

December 26, 1871

March 8, 1872

Gaiety

Trial by Jury

March 25, 1875

December 18, 1875

Royalty

The Sorcerer

November 17, 1877

May 24, 1878

Opéra Comique

H.M.S. Pinafore

May 25, 1878

February 20, 1880

Opéra Comique

The Pirates of Penzance

December 30, 1879

Bijou, Paignton

December 31, 1879

Fifth Avenue Theater, NY

April 3, 1880

April 2, 1881

Opéra Comique

Patience

April 23, 1881

October 8, 1881

Opéra Comique

October 10, 1881

November 22, 1882

Savoy

Iolanthe

November 25, 1882

January 1, 1884

Savoy

Princess Ida

January 5, 1884

October 9, 1884

Savoy

The Mikado

March 14, 1885

January 19, 1887

Savoy

Ruddygore

January 22, 1887

November 5, 1887

Savoy

The Yeomen of the Guard

October 3, 1888

November 30, 1889

Savoy

The Gondoliers

December 7, 1889

June 20, 1891

Savoy

Utopia, Limited

October 7, 1893

June 9, 1894

Savoy

The Grand Duke

March 7, 1896

July 10, 1896

Savoy

Information from The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company In Gilbert and Sullivan Operas: A Record of Productions, 1875-1961.
Compiled by Cyril Rollins and R. John Witts. London: Michael Joseph, 1962


Early Gondoliers programmes Early Pricess Ida programme

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Early Iolanthe programmes

G-3415
[1872]. [Facsimile of] Thespis. January [1872]. Gaiety. Lutz: Maclean, Sullivan, Toole, Taylor, Leigh, Farrenn, Clary, Loseby. With Dearer Than Life as supporting piece. 4 pp. folder; poorly and a bit indistinctly reproduced facsimile in grey on cream paper; edges creased, especially lower rear corner; with light dusting to rear panel. A very good copy, source or rationale for its creation unknown*, sold only as a curiosity and source of information.

This is not from the First Night clamshell (no #1 on verso), nor does it seem to have been a cover for a later programme (there are no staple or stitching holes) ... it just is.
$20

G-3314
[1881]. Patience. Hand-dated "Sept [18]81". Opera Comique. Cellier: Grossmith, Barrington, Temple, Lely; Bond, Fortescue, Barnett, Braham. Preceded on the programme by Uncle Samuel. 4 pp buff paper folder printed in black, decoratively bordered throughout; stab holes and minor creasing at left margin (presumably where previously bound with other programmes); last page a trifle foxed. A near fine copy from the first run, prior to its transfer to the Savoy. [Lon.1881]
$250

G-3418
1881/2. Patience. October 1881-November 1882. Savoy. Cellier: Grossmith, Barrington, Browne, Lely; Bond, Gwynne, Barnett, Braham. Preceded on the programme by Mock Turtles Small 4 pp. pale yellow light card folder printed in green and decorated with figures from the opera, nice and clean with only a hint of dusting; rear panel with light evidence of mounting at top; 1" split at bottom of fold. with resultant corner-creasing. A near fine, bright copy from the first Savoy production [Lon.1881]
$185

The First Month of Ida!

G-3316
1884. Princess Ida. Hand-dated "Jan 30th, 1884". Savoy. Cellier: Barrington, Lely, Grossmith, Temple; Braham, Brandram, Bond, Grey. 4 pp. pink paper folder printed and bordered in black; hand-dated, with name, in ink at top margin inside over cast list. 1" thin sliver of white paper at inside along right edge, possibly from album mounting; a few faint internal spots; light horizontal folds and one corner lightly creased. A fine copy of an early programme, within a month of opening night. [Lon.1884]
$325

G-3419
1885. Sorcerer and Trial. Hand dated "1885" [Jan.-Feb.]. Savoy. Cellier: Temple, Lely, Barrington, Grossmith, Brandram, Braham, Dorée, Bond; and Cellier: Barrington, Lewis, Hildesley, Lugg, Dysart, Grey. 4 pp. pale purple-grey folder, printed and decoratively bordered in black; rumpled and much edge-worn, including several closed tears; mounting tape along top of rear panel, resulting in some tears and marginal pieces lacking, just touching an ad. Still, a very good copy from the first revival of Sorcerer. [Lon.1885]
"Note. — 'The Sorcerer' ... has now been revised and partly re-written" (c.f. programme); and Trial ends with "a splendid transformation scene ... that any fairy Queen might be proud of ..." (cf. The Theatre, New series, vol. IV, p.239 (Nov.1, 1884)
$60

G-3318
1885. Mikado. [ca.July, 1885]*. Savoy. Cellier: Temple, Lely, Grossmith, Barrington; Braham, Bond, Grey, Brandram. 4 pp. green paper folder printed and decoratively bordered in black; now embrittled, and toned at lower edge; reattached at centre, and severely chipped at top and bottom edges; rather amateurishly reinforced along spine and at lower corners with rice paper. Front panel ads for Lundborg's Recherché Perfumes and Birkbeck Bank. Very fragile, laid flat (otherwise might split again at centre fold). From the original production, but a good copy only. [Lon.1885]
* Dated from ads for the July English Illustrated Magazine and Dickens's Dictionaries, 1885 at centre spread.
$95

G-3319
[----- Another copy]. This one on greenish-grey paper, now somewhat toned; reattached at centre, and severely chipped at top and bottom edges; rather amateurishly reinforced with rice paper at fore-edge of rear panel, top edge of front, and along spine; still, with a couple closed edge tears. Very fragile, laid flat (otherwise might split again at centre fold). From the original production, but a good copy only. [Lon.1885]
$95

G-3320
1885. Mikado. [After June 13, 1885*]. Savoy. Cellier: Temple, Lely, Grossmith, Barrington; Braham, Bond, Grey, Brandram. Front panel ads for Parke's Patent Compound Magnets and Birkbeck Bank. 4 pp.
pale salmon paper folder printed and decoratively bordered in black; reattached at centre and neatly reinforced at top and bottom edges with rice paper; a few tiny chips at corners and top rear; edges a bit dusty. Very fragile, laid flat (otherwise might split again at centre fold). From the original production; a fragile but respectable copy. [Lon.1885]
* Dated from ads for "Herbert Harrison, Stock and Share Broker" mentioning the "Financial News of June 13"; but is it 1885 or 1886? (The paper was first published July 1, 1884).
$125

G-3698
1888. Yeomen. Printer's date 1.12.88. Savoy. Cellier: Brownlow, Pounds, Temple, Grossmith, Ulmar, Bond, Brandram, Hervey. With Mrs. Jaramie's Genie, by Desprez and A.&F. Cellier, as supporting piece. 8 pp. cream light card stitched oblong booklet, printed and decorated (G&S figures, mostly Mikado) throughout in dark green; evidence of mounting 1" along rear near spine, including small piece lacking at lower edge; rear panel and ¼" along front spine tanned; light dusting at top left; very faint diagonal crease across lower front corner; internally nice and clean. A very good copy despite the tanning and mounting, from the premiere production, with Grossmith in his final G&S role. [Lon.1888]
$200

G-3699
1890. Gondoliers. Printer's date 6/1/90. Savoy. Cellier: Wyatt, Denny, Pounds, Barrington, Brandram, Moore, Ulmar, Bond. 8 pp. oblong stitched full colour pictorial (classical figure covers, Gondolier contents) booklet, outer leaves light card, inner heavy paper; hand-dated in pencil "Jun. 1890", next to tiny cross-out; a few marks on front near spine, evidence of mounting on rear resulting in some surface scraping; 2" lower spine split; contents nice and clean. A very good, nice, clean copy from the first month of the first run. [Lon.1890]
$250

G-3702
1894. Utopia, Limited. Printer's date 3/1/94. Savoy. Cellier: Barrington, Denny, Le Hay, Kenningham, McIntosh, Owen, Perry, Brandram. 4 pp. light green paper folder, printed in black; light toning at edges, a few smudges on inside, and minor corner crease to rear panel. Overall, a fine, crisp copy; from the first run. [Lon.1893]
Note by scene list: "Mr. Hawes Craven (by permission of Mr. Henry Irving)"
We have seen two Utopia programs (regular and deluxe) that were printed on the same date. Oddly, though, this one lists Denny as Scaphio; the other listed Leon.
$125

G-3703
1895. Mikado. Printer's date 19/12/95; hand-dated "30.12.95". Savoy. Cellier: Fishe, Kenningham, Passmore Barrington, Perry, Bond, Owen, Brandram. With After All, by Desprez and Cellier, as supporting piece. 4 pp. full-colour lithographed (Mikado figures) oblong light card folder ink date at lower left inside panel; hint of rubbing to fold. Fine; From the second revival. [Lon.1895]
Interestingly, we know there was a new printing of the programme with the printer's date of 12/24/95, yet this one is hand-dated the 30th.
$150

G-3704
1895. Mikado. Printer's date 24/12/95. Savoy. Cellier: Fishe, Kenningham, Passmore Barrington, Perry, Bond, Owen, Brandram. With After All, by 0. and Cellier, as supporting piece. 4 pp. full-colour lithographed (Mikado figures) oblong light card folder; split at fold, otherwise clean and crisp. Because of the split, near fine; From the second revival. [Lon.1895]
$100

First week of Grand Duke

G-3705
1896. Grand Duke. Printer's date 10/3/96. Savoy. Cellier: Passmore, Kenningham, Barrington, Fishe, Owen, Brandram, von Palmay, Perry. 4 pp. With no supporting piece. cream paper folder, printed and decorated (Savoy Arms) in brown; foxed; thin strip of mounting paper (barely visible) still adhered to rear at fold, just touching box around ads. A near fine copy, from the fourth night of the original run. [Lon.1896]
$375

G-3706
1896. Grand Duke. Printer's date 4/4/96. Savoy. Cellier: Passmore, Kenningham, Barrington, Fishe, Owen, Brandram, Palmay*, Perry. 4 pp. WithAfter All, by Desprez and Cellier, as supporting piece. colour printed (gold Savoy arms) light card folder, printed in brown on inside panels and rear; a touch dusty on outside; upper corner faintly creased. A fine copy from the first month of the production. [Lon.1896]
* NB: "von" has been dropped from the her name in the programme.
$425

G-3420
1896. Grand Duke. Printer's date 21/4/96. Savoy. Cellier: Passmore, Kenningham, Barrington, Fishe, Owen, Brandram, Palmay*, Perry. With After All by Desprez and Cellier, as supporting piece. 4 pp. oblong heavy paper folder (poorer quality than the light card usually used for the deluxe programmes), printed in colour (Savoy arms) on front, and reddish-brown elsewhere, the latter ghosting through; outer panels age-toned hand dated "1896" in pencil near title, pencilled line ¾" in from spine on rear. A near fine copy from the original production. [Lon.1896]
* NB: "von" has been dropped from the her name in the programme.
$325

G-3421
1897. Yeomen. Printer's date 20/10/97. Savoy. Cellier: Kenningham, Temple, Passmore, Lytton, Vincent, Perry, Brandram, Baker. From the first revivial, with Old Sarah as supporting piece, with Workman in the cast. Vertical cream paper tri-fold, printed in brown and decorated with Savoy arms on front; very minor edge foxing. Fine. [Lon.1896]
$85

G-3422
1897. The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein. Printer's date 17/12/97. Savoy. Cellier: Kenningham, Lytton, Elton, Passmore, St.John, Perry, Vincent, Baker. With Old Sarah as supporting piece. Vertical tri-fold cream card, printed in colour (Savoy arms) on outside, brown on inside, ruled in gold; just a hint of foxing and dusting. A fine copy, two-weeks into the first D'Oyly Carte production. [1896]
"Translated and adapted from the French of MEILHAC and HALEVY, and the English version of the late Charles Lamb Kenney. Lyrics by ADRIAN ROSS. Dialogue CHARLES H.E. BROOKFIELD. Music by OFFENBACH."
$75

G-3423
1898. The Beauty Stone. Printer's date 2/7/98. Savoy. Cellier: Devoll, Isham, Lytton, Passmore, Vincent, Brandram Owen, Moyse. "By Arthur W. Pinero, J. Comyns Carr and Arthur Sullivan ". Cream card tri-fold printed in colour (Savoy arms on cover) or brown, ruled in gold throughout; very light foxing to cover. Fine; from the original production. [Lon.1896]
$95

G-2631
1899. Pinafore and Trial. Printer's date 13/10/99. Savoy. Cellier: Passmore, Lytton, Evett, Temple, Vincent, Owen, Brandram; Cellier: Lytton, Childerstone, Russell, Passmore, Jay, Moyse. Vertical cream paper tri-fold printed in brown, with Savoy arms on front; now a little faded and partly split at folds; hint of dusting; faint old horizontal crease across centre. A very good copy from the second Pinafore revival. [Lon.1896]
$75

G-3424
1899. The Rose of Persia. Printer's date 21/12/99. Savoy. Cellier: Lytton, Passmore, Evett, Ridgewell, Jay, Rose, Owen, Brandram. "Written by Basil Hood. Composed by Arthur Sullivan." Vertical tri-fold cream card, printed in colour (cover panel - Savoy arms), or brown (all other panels), ruled througout in gold. A couple tiny stray marks, but overall a crisp fine copy, from the first month of the premiere production. [Lon.1896]
$95

G-3426
1902. Merrie England. Printer's date "9/5/1902". Savoy. MacCunn: Lytton, Evett, Passmore, Kinghorne, Brandram, Fraser, Pounds, Keddie. By Basil Hood and Edward German. Vertical cream paper tri-fold (Savoy arms on front), printed in brown; evenly age-toned; vertical folds along title box on inside, and with mounting tabs thereby, touching ads; light horizontal fold; hand dated in pencil on left panel "June 1902"; short closed edge tear tape repaired, and 2" along split of front hinge. A very good, clean copy from the first production, with "Lessee & Manager: Mr. William Greet." at tail of cover panel. [Lon.1902]
While neither Gilbert nor Sullivan, it is D'Oyly Carte, and stars several of their regular players.
$30

Gilbert in Trial

G-3427
1906. Trial. June 12, 1906. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Contained (#4 of 17 presentations) as part of the Souvenir Programme Given by the Theatrical & Musical Professions As a Tribute to Miss Ellen Terry, On the Occasion of Her Jubilee. Conducted by J.M. Glover, "By kind permission of Mrs. D'Oyly Carte": Barrington, Pounds, Lytton, Passmore, Brough, Vincent, and, W.S. Gilbert as the Associate, . Well illustrated in b/w and colour, with full-page portraits of Terry in various roles by notable artists such as Alma-Tadema, Sargent, and Orpen; and biographical essay by Austin Brereton. Includes the often-missing Supplementary Page outlining presentations number 8 and 15. Original decorative (wreathed theatrical drapery) colour pictorial boards, with maroon cloth spine; lightly age-toned, with a bit of rubbing at the edges. Contents tight with minor foxing; supplement page more foxed. In custom maroon paper covered slipcase. Overall, near fine, though not strictly a D'Oyly Carte programme ...
Others "in court" and on stage in Trial include Billie Burke, Zena Dare, Francis Burnand, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dion Boucicault and Rosina Brandram. Title page and Headings by Walter Crane; general and executive committees included notables from all areas of society ... what would today be called "a star-studded society event!"
$175

G-3429
1922. Cox & Box and Pinafore. 10th May, 1922. Opera House, Manchester. Norris: Granville, Darnton, Fancourt; Norris: Lytton, Sheffield, Oldham, Fancourt, Griffin, Ferguson, Lewis. 8 pp. plain paper stapled booklet, printed in black; staples lacking, but with rust marks along spine edge; tiny ink date and show names on front; fore-edge "dinged" cross-folds; because of poor quality paper use; a very good, though somewhat tired and rubbed copy.
$25

G-3430
1929. Gondoliers. October 21st - November 2nd, 1929. Savoy. Godfrey: Lytton, Sheffield, Oldham, Rands, Lewis, Lawson, Melville, Briercliffe. With ½-page article by Rupert D'Oyly Carte on the re-furbishment of the Savoy and the operas; illustrated with numerous blue/white photos of principals in civvies. 44 pp. stapled booklet, with colour decorated (Rickets female Mikado costumes) season wrappers; staple rusting; broken seal at fore-edge; covers lightly soiled, contents nice and clean. Near fine. [Lon.1929]
Replete with numerous G&S related ads, including recordings, books, sets, coaching, and costumes; Winnie Melville selling Ponds products and, with Derek Oldham, a portable radio.
$25

G-3431
1930. Mikado. 14th April 1930. Opera House, Manchester. Godfrey: Fancourt, Grundy, Lytton, Granville, Cecil, Briercliffe, Evers, Lewis. Original 8 pp. plain paper stapled folder, printed in black, staple now rusted; horizontal fold; somewhat grubby and lightly foxed overall, with extra dusting to top half of front panel; broken seal at fore-edge; tiny pencilled note at top front "w/c 14 4 30". Very good.
$30

G-3432
1933. Mikado. January 30th[-February 5], 1933. Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham. Godfrey: Fancourt, Goulding, Lytton, Granville, Dickson, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Gill. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus yellow and blue wrappers; seal at fore-edge broken; light vertical crease; staple lacking. Fine.
$25

G-3433
1933. Mikado. February 18th, 1933. Liverpool Empire. Godfrey: Fancourt, Goulding, Lytton, Granville, Dickson, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Gill. large format cream stapled booklet, printed in brown; cross folds; staple gone. A near fine, clean copy.
$25

G-3437
[1933]. Mikado. May 6th [1933]. Opera House, Manchester. Godfrey: Fancourt, Goulding, Lytton, Granville, Dickson, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Gill. 8 pp. large format stapled booklet, printed in blue, staples now lacking; horizontal fold. Near fine.
$25

G-3438
1933. Gondoliers. May 20th, 1933. Grand Theatre, Leeds. Godfrey: Lytton, Granville, Goulding, Rands, Gill, Frances*, Dickson, Eyre. 8 pp. stapled heavy paper booklet, printed in blue (theatre info and ads) and red (performance specific info); faint vertical fold; staples lacking; broken seal at fore-edge. Fine.
* Kathleen Frances only toured with the company for 2-½ seasons, rising early from the chorus to take on several major roles in this, her first season.
$25

G-3439
1933. Mikado, Gondoliers and Iolanthe. May 22nd-24th, 27th, 1933. New Royal Opera House, Leicester. Godfrey: Fancourt, Goulding, Lytton, Granville, Dickson, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Gill; Godfrey: Lytton, Granville, Goulding, Rands, Gill, Frances, Dickson, Eyre; Godfrey: Lytton, Fancourt, Watson, Rands, Gill, Eyre, Denny, Dickson. 12 pp. large format cream stapled booklet, printed in brown; horizontal fold; lightly rumpled and a bit dusty externally, internally nice and clean; lacks staple. A near fine copy.
$25

G-3440
1933. Mikado. June 3rd, [1933]. New Theatre, Cambridge. Godfrey: Fancourt, Goulding, Lytton, Granville, Dickson, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Gill. 8 pp. large format plain paper booklet, printed in black; staple lacking; horizontal folds; corners lightly creased. A bit tired, but overall, still a very good copy.
$20

G-3443
1935. Patience. October 8, 1935. Grand Theatre, Leeds. Godfrey: Fancourt, Steward, Green, Rands, Eyre, Nickell-Lean, Abbott, Denny. 8 pp. plain paper stapled booklet, printed in black; now much rumpled and externally soiled; broken seal at fore-edge; lacking rusted staple. A very good, if somewhat grubby, copy, from the only season with Denny as Patience.
$20

G-3445
[1937]. Yeomen. [September 14, 1937]. Prince's Theatre, Bristol. Godfrey: Dean, Fancourt, Green, Granville, Drummond-Grant, Eyre, Gardiner, Abbott. 8 pp. large format stapled booklet printed in black (theatre info and ads) and dark blue (D'Oyly Carte info), plus cream pictorial (the theatre) wrappers, printed in orange and blue; 3D seal at fore-edge; faint vertical fold; minor bumping to corners and rubbing to edges; staple rusted; printing on cast page a touch smudged. Still, a very good copy.
$20

1939. Mikado. January 12, 1939. Leicester Square Theatre, London ... "World Film Première ... The first Gilbert and Sullivan Opera to be brought to the screen ... in aid of The Boy Scout's Appeal Fund."
G-2719
[1946]. [Five productions in repertory]. August 5th-10th [1946]. King's Theatre, Hammersmith. Godfrey or Ward: cast includes Clifford, Dean, Dyson, Fancourt, Flynn, Garry, Layland, Morgan, Rands, Walker, Eyre, Halman, Mitchell, Roberts. Small 4 pp. glossy white folder printed in red and black; cross folded, with small ink "35" next to date on front; light overall creasing and rubbing. Near fine.
$8

G-3464
1948. Ruddigore. 20th November, 1948. Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Godfrey: Green, Osborne, Watson, Fancourt, Mitchell, Howard, Halman, Harding. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and black printed (the theatre on front) wrappers; scuffs at bottom of preliminary leaves, probably from sticking due to damp; ink note at top front "Ruddigore 48"; broken seal at front fore-edge; a bit dusty. Very good.
"Costumes and New Settings for Act II designed by Peter Coffin [sic]"; this performance is less than a month into launching Goffin's new design, and only the second city in which it had been used.
$20

G-3465
[1949]. Iolanthe. November 7th, hand dated "1949". Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Godfrey: Green, Fancourt, Watson, Styler, Halman, Gillingham, Walsh, Mitchell. 4 pp. stapled booklet, plus orange-red and black printed (the theatre on front) glossy wrappers; broken "3D" seal at fore-edge; a bit dusty and wrinkled overall; small ink note "Iolanthe" at top front. Near fine.
$18

G-2733
1951. Festival of Britain Souvenir: 1881-1951, Gilbert and Sullivan. 7th May-4th August, 1951. Savoy. With b/w photos of original/early principals in their leading roles, and of the 1951 season company; together with an illustrated 4 p. essay "Gilbert and Sullivan Then and Now" by J.C. Trewin and 1 p. article on the history of the Savoy Theatre. 12 pp. large format sewn booklet, with light card wrappers printed in reddish-brown and black, with Savoy arms on front; a few faint marks to cover.
Together with:
Light cream card insert, printed in reddish-brown and black, listing the Festival of Britain Company; with old glue stain across upper rear.
And with:
Original cream envelope, printed in reddish-brown "With Bridget D'Oyly Carte's Compliments, 4th August, 1951"; now partly split, aged and foxed overall. Fine souvenir and insert, in good, yet complete, envelope.
$50

G-3467
1955. Iolanthe. 10th-[16th] January 1955. Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Godfrey: Pratt, Adams, Morgan, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Melvin, Morey. 4 pp. small format plain heavy paper folder printed in black; a little dusty on outside; fold slightly mis-aligned (as issued). A near fine copy.
$15

G-3468
1956. Gondoliers. December 10th-[15th], 1956. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Pratt, Richards, Griffiths, Styler Drummond-Grant, Melvin, Hindmarsh, Wright. 12 pp. stapled booklet (centre leaves out of sequence), plus pinkish-red (distinctly not raspberry-red), black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrappers; broken 4D seal at fore-edge; wrinkled, and well-thumbed. Very good. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-ife conducted "Saturday Matinee, Dec. 15th".
$10

G-3469
1956-57. Iolanthe. December 17th-[23rd], 1956, January 21st-[23rd] or February 27th, 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Pratt, Adams, Richards, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Melvin, Morey. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus pinkish-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrappers snag to cast page affecting "Private Willis" and "Strephon"; broken 4D deal at fore-edge; a bit tired yet covers still nice and bright. Very good. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-Ife conducted "Tuesday Evening, Jan. 22nd"
$12

G-3470
1956-57. Yeomen. December 31st, 1956-[January 5th], 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Osborn, Adams, Pratt, Richards, Hindmarsh, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Melvin. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrappers; seal lifted from fore-edge; somewhat soiled and wrinkled. Very good. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-ife conducted on "Tuesday Evening Jan. 3rd".
$12

G-3471
1957. Patience. January 28, February 18th-[20th], 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Adams, Osborn, Pratt, Richards, Dixon, Howarth, Drummond-Grant, Morey. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white Christmas season wrappers; broken 6D seal at fore-edge, with tiny resulting tear; a touch dusty and very faintly foxed.
Together with: laid in 4 pp. colour "new production" announcement folder, with Goffin's Bunthorne on front and 2 p. Bridget D'Oyly Carte text inside; clean and crisp. Both items fine. [Lon.1954]
Peter Goffin's re-designed Patience premiered at Princes Theatre on January 28th, 1957, as part of the Christmas Season 1956. We don't know if this announcement folder was laid in to all the Patience programmes that season, or only on the first night.
$25

G-3472
[----- Another copy]. This one the programme only. Broken 4D seal at fore-edge; some scuffing and marking to front; light creasing. Very good. [Lon.1954]
$10

G-3473
1957. Cox and Box and Pinafore. February 11th-[13th], 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Styler, Sinden, Cooke; Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Pratt, Skitch, Griffiths, Adams, Hindmarsh, Wright, Drummond-Grant. 12 pp. b/w stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrappers; broken "4D" seal at fore-edge; faint hint of bleed-through to front. Fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-ife conducted on "Tuesday Evening Feb. 12th".
$12

G-3475
1957. Mikado. February [7th-9th] or 25th-[26th]. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Adams, Griffiths, Richards, Skitch, Morey, Wright, Dixon, Drummond-Grant. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrapper; broken 4D seal at fore-edge lifting at corners; horizontal fold and a bit wrinkled. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-ife conducted on "Friday Evening February 8th".
$12

G-3476
1957. Trial and Pirates. February [21st-23rd], 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Reed, Styler, Fryatt, Cook, Melvin, Howarth; Godfrey or Cox-ife*: Pratt, Adams, Griffiths, Richards, Hindmarsh, Wright, Howarth, Drummond-Grant. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1956" wrappers; broken 4D seal at fore-edge; faint marks and toning. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-ife conducted "Saturday Matinee February 23rd".
$12

G-3478
1957. Ruddigore. [February 28th-March 1st], 1957. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Pratt, Osborn, Richards, Adams, Morey, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Melvin. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white Christmas season wrappers; broken 6D seal at fore-edge, a touch less than fresh, with minor creasing and tiny scuff to front, yet still fine. [Lon.1954]
$15

G-3479
[1957]. Mikado. November 18th-19th, 30th, December 11th [1957]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Adams, Griffiths, Pratt, Sandford, Melvin, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Hynd. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with pinkish-red, black and white theatre design cover; broken "6D" seal at fore-edge; tiny crease to upper corner. Fine.
*Cox-Ife conducted "Tues. Nov. 19th, Sat. Mat. Nov. 30th"
$12

G-3481
[1957]. Cox and Box and Pinafore. November 21st-22nd [1957]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey: Reed Sinden, Cook; Godfrey: Pratt, Styler, Griffiths, Adams, Hindmarsh, Wright, Drummond-Grant. 12 pp. stapled booklet with pinkish-red, black and white theatre-design cover; broken "6D" seal; lightly wrinkled. Near fine.
$12

G-3482
[1957]. Ruddigore. November 23rd [1957]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey: Pratt, Osborn, Sandford, Adams, Barrington, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Sansom. 12 pp. stapled booklet with pinkish-red, black and white theatre-design cover; broken "6D" seal at fore-edge. Fine.
$12

G-3483
[1957]. Iolanthe. November 25th [1957]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey: Pratt, Adams, Sandford, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Sansom, Melvin. With indulgence slip substituting Jean Barrington for Mary Sansom as Celia. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with pinkish-red, black and white cover; a touch toned, yet crisp and clean. Fine.
$15

G-3484
[----- Another copy]. This one without an indulgence slip. Lightly toned; top corner creased, with faint evidence on rear of rippling to top spine; remnants of seal at fore-edge. Near fine.
$12

Iolanthe 75th Anniversary !

G-2748
1957. Souvenir of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Iolanthe 1882-1957. November 25, 1957. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey: Pratt, Adams, Osborn, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright. 4 pp., decoratively bordered light blue and white folder, with faint rust stain at top edge; stitched-in smaller 4 pp. pale pink facsimile first night programme; fine.
$30


G-3488
[1957]. Princess Ida. December 5th-6th [1957]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey: Sandford, Fryatt, Osborn, Pratt, Hindmarsh, Drummond-Grant, Barrington, Dixon. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with pinkish-red, black and white theatre-design front cover; light toning; broken "6D" seal at fore-edge; a couple minor wrinkles. Fine.
$12

G-3489
1958. Gondoliers. May 12th, 13th or 23rd, 1958. New Theatre, Oxford. Godfrey or Cox-Ife: Pratt, Sandford, Griffiths, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Barrington, Hindmarsh, Wright. With ticket stub for May 23 laid-in. 12 pp. stapled folder, printed in indigo throughout; a bit tired, pages toned with minor foxing at edges; upper staple (of 2) at top edge; very faint dampstain visible at top of a couple pages. Very good.
Cox-Ife conducted on May 13th.
$15

G-3491
1958. Cox & Box and Pinafore. May 16th, 1958. New Theatre, Oxford. Godfrey: Reed, Sinden, Cook; Godfrey:, Pratt, Skitch, Griffiths, Adams, Hindmarsh, Wright, Drummond-Grant. Signed by Frederick Sinden, and with laid in ticket stub. 12 pp. stapled booklet printed in indigo throughout; staples just starting to rust; somewhat rumpled overall, with minor horizontal fold along bottom edge. Very good.
$20

G-3492
1958. Iolanthe. May 17th, 1958. New Theatre, Oxford. Godfrey: Pratt, Adams, Osborne, Sandford, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Sansom, Barrington. Signed on cast page by Beryl Dixon (Leila); though legible, signature is faint and peters-out towards the end. 12 pp. stapled booklet, printed in dark blue throughout; lower edge damp affected and rippled; a bit rumpled overall. Very good.
$18

G-3493
1958. Ruddigore. May 22nd, 1958. New Theatre, Oxford. Godfrey: Pratt, Osborn, Sandford, Adams, Barrington, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Sansom. 12 pp. stapled booklet, printed in violet-blue throughout; ink note under theatre name on front "Ruddigore 1958"; light horizontal crease; hint of edge-rubbing; contents nice and clean. Near fine.
"New Settings Designed by Peter Goffin ..."
$12

G-3494
[----- Another copy]. This one signed by Peter Pratt and Leonard Osborne, the latter very faint; ticket stub laid in. Bottom edge damp stained, with light tide-line rising up along gutter of center spread; resulting marks and crimping, with tear to lower margin of second leaf. Despite that, still a very good copy.
$18

G-2749
1958-59. Souvenir of the London Season at the Princes Theatre. December 15, 1958-March 14, 1959. Princes Theatre. "With the Compliments of Bridget D'Oyly Carte". 4 pp., pink and grey colour pictorial laminated card folder; with twelve b/w photographs of principals in costume with facsimile signatures inside. Together with white printed "With the Compliments of BRIDGET D'OYLY CARTE" envelope. Both items fine. Lacks the season's last night programme (March 14, 1959) sometimes included with this souvenir.
$20

G-2750
[----- Another copy]. This one the Souvenir only. Fine.
$15

G-3497
1958-59. Yeomen. December 29th, 1958-January 3rd, March 5th-7th, 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Osborn, Adams, Pratt, Sandford, Hindmarsh, Wright, Drummond-Grant, Toye. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus crimson-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1958" wrappers; minor creasing to front, still nice and fresh. Fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-Ife conducted "2nd January, 6th March"
$12

G-3498
1959. Princess Ida. January 5th-7th, 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Sandford, Fryatt, Osborn, Pratt, Hindmarsh, Drummond-Grant, Barrington, Dixon. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus crimson-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1958" wrappers; small mark (printer's flaw) to front, otherwise a bright, clean, fine copy. [Lon.1954]
$12

Princess Ida 75th Anniversary !

G-2753
1959. Princess Ida. January 5, 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Sandford, Fryatt, Pratt, Adams, Hindmarsh, Drummond-Grant. Souvenir of the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of Princess Ida ... 1884-1959, in mustard and cream wrappers, and enclosing a sewn-in rich green facsimile of the first night programme. A fine copy, with thin glue line along rear spine from earlier mounting.
$30


G-1761
1959. Iolanthe. January 19th-[24th], February 19th-21st, or March [14th], 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Pratt, Adams, Sandford, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Sansom, Barrington. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus claret, black and white wrappers; light wrinkling. G&S related ads for Macmillan, Cassell, Chappell and Decca, and Gilbert & Sullivan Society. From Peter Pratt's final London season. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-Ife conducted on "21st January (Matinee and Evening), 20th February (Evening)".
$12

G-3502
1959. Patience. January 29th-31st, February 16th-18th or March 12, 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Adams, Osborn, Pratt, Sandford, Dixon, Lloyd-Jones, Drummon-Grant, Barrington. Signed on cast page by Margaret Smith who occasionally substituted as Patience (cf. Rollis and Witts). 2 pp. stapled booklet, plus crimson-red, black and white Christmas season wrappers; a bit of smudging and offset, though signature sharp; a couple tiny spots on front. A fine copy; with lots of wonderful G&S ads for Decca, Chappell, Macmillan, Leslie Baily's book, and a lovely verse for North Thames Gas parodying "In enterprise of martial kind ..." (kinda'). [Lon.1954]
One can only surmise why Smith signed this programme, especially in the absence of an indulgence slip. Is it possible that she was asked to step in as Patience at the very last moment, too late even to prepare a slip? We think it highly unlikely that a fan would have only asked a humble chorister to sign their programme ...
$25

G-3505
1959. [Last night of the season], "ACT ONE ? / ACT TWO ? ? / ACT THREE ? ? ?". March 14th, 1959. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: cast includes Adams, Osborn, Pratt, Reed, Round, Sandford, Skitch, Styler, Barrington, Drummond-Grant, Hindmarsh, Wright. 12 pp. stapled booklet, crimson-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1958"; tiny scuff to front. Fine. [Lon.1954]
Rollins and Witts list this evenings performance as Iolanthe, Act II; Gondoliers, Act II; and Princess Ida Introduction followed by Trial
$20

G-3511
[1959]. Cox and Box and Pinafore. 2nd or 12th December [1959]. Streatham Hill Theatre. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Styler, Sinden, Cook; Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Reed, Skitch, Round, Adams, Hindmarsh, Wright, Knight. 12 pp. stapled booklet with wine-red, black and white theatre-design front cover; pencilled "1960" [sic] on front, some marginal toning on rear; lightly cockled at top. Near fine.
* Cox-Ife conducted on 2nd December
$8

G-3515
1960. Mikado. 4th, 8th, 14th or 26th March, 1960. Opera House, Manchester. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Adams, Round, Reed, Sandford, Sansom, Wright, Dixon, Knight. 10 pp. b/w booklet, plus red and black printed glossy pictorial (the theatre) wrappers; broken "6d." seal at fore-edge; creased at upper edge near spine, otherwise clean and fresh. Fine.
* Cox-Ife conducted on the 8th and 26th March.
$10

G-3518
1960-61. Mikado. December 19-[24], 1960, January 9th-11th, February 2nd-4th or 13th-15th, 1961. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Adams, Round, Reed, Sandford, Sanson, Wright, Jones, Knight. Illustrated with b/w portraits of the cast in costumes from various shows, with bios. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus dark red "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers; other than a faint crease to lower third, a nice, clean copy. Fine. [Lon.1954]
$15

G-2760
[----- Another copy]. This one scuffed on front at lower spine, resulting in 2" jagged tear repaired with archival tape; staple rusted. Good. [Lon.1954]
With ad for North Thames Gas parodying "The sun whose rays ...", by F.W.B. (found in most of the season's programmes).
$5

G-3519
1960-61. Gondoliers. December 26th-[31st], 1960; January 19th-21st, February 6th-8th, 1961. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Reed, Sandford, Round, Styler, Knight, Toye, Sessions, Wright. Signed on cast page by Anne Sessions with laid in ticket stub for Friday January 20th. With bios and b/w cast photos. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers; hint of rubbing to front. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
*Cox-Ife conducted both performances Wed. Dec.28th, Fri. Jan.20th, and evening only Wed. Feb.8th
$20

G-3520
1961. Yeomen. [January 2nd-4th, February 9th-11th, 1961]. [Princes Theatre, London]. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Round, Adams, Reed, Sandford, Toye, Wright, Knight, Gill. Signed by Jennifer Toye on cast page. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers; center spread (cast, scene and glossary pages) with ½" tear at right margin, affecting "W" of "Wilfred"; a few faint marks on front. Near fine.
*Cox-Ife conducted January 3rd, and the matinee on February 11th
$20

G-3521
1961. Iolanthe. January 5th-7th, January 30th-February1st. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Reed, Adams, Sandford, Skitch, Knight, Wright, Ryan, Sansom. Signed on cast page by Pauline Wales (Leila). 16 pp. stapled booklet; plus lightly rubbed raspberry-red, black and white wrappers. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
*Cox-Ife conducted the January 7th matinee, and January 31st
$20

G-3522
1961. Cox and Box and Pinafore. January 12th-14th, 1961. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Styler, Riordan, Cook; Godfrey or Cox-Ife*:, Reed, Skitch, Round, Adams, Toye, Wright, Knight. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white wrappers; very small ink spot affecting lower edge of two leaves; upper corner faintly creased. A clean, fine copy. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-Ife conducted "Friday Evening, January 13th"
$15

G-3523
1961. Patience. January 16th-18th, 1961. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Adams, Barrett, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Lloyd-Jones, Knight, Sansom. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers; very minor corner creasing. Fine. [Lon.1954]
* Cox-Ife conducted "Tuesday Evening, January 17th"
$15

G-3524
1961. Trial and Pirates. January 23rd-25th, February 16th-18th. Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey or Cox-Ife*: Skitch, Styler, Riordan, Banks, Lawrence, Bradshaw; Godfrey or Cox-Ife: Reed, Adams, Round, Sandford, Toye, Wright, Martin, Knight. Signed over Pirates cast list by Jennifer Toye. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers, clean and crisp. Fine. [Lon.1954]
*Cox-Ife conducted matinees on January 25th and February 18th
$20

G-3525
1961. Ruddigore. January 26th-28th, 1961.Princes Theatre, London. Godfrey: Reed, Riordan, Sandford, Adams, Sansom, Wright, Knight, Bradshaw. Signed on cast page by Joseph Riordan and chorister and Jack Habbick, soon-to-be D'Oyly Carte stage manager . 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus raspberry-red, black and white "Christmas Season 1960" wrappers; blue ink smudge over Habbick's signature affecting "Hannah"; slight hint of rubbing/marks to front. Fine. [Lon.1954]
$20

G-3526
[----- Another copy]. This one not signed, but with indulgence slip substituting Banks for Adams as Sir Roderick, and Cook for Banks as Old Adam. Upper corner creased; a few stray marks to lower front and upper rear. Overall, near fine. [Lon.1954]
$18

G-3529
1961. Yeomen. 21st June, 1961. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey (but Cox-ife - see below): Potter, Adams, Reed, Sandford, Toye, Wright, Roach, Gill. With laid-in indulgence slip substituting Cox-Ife for Godfrey as conductor. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with raspberry-red, black and white (stage curtain) wrappers; ink "1961" at lower front; lightly age-toned. Fine.
$25

G-3530
1961. Ruddigore. 27th June, 1961. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey: Reed, Riordan, Sandford, Adams, Sansom, Wright, Knight, Bradshaw. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with fuchsia, black and white (theatre curtain) wrappers; neat ink year at lower front; scene page corners creased; staples just starting to rust; age-toned. Near fine.
$10

G-3531
1961. Patience. 23rd June, 1961. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey: Adams, Riordan, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Lloyd-Jones, Knight, Sansom. 12 pp. stapled booklet with fuchsia, black and white (theatre curtain) wrappers; ink "1961" on front; age-toned. Fine.
$10

G-3532
1961. Trial and Pinafore. 28th June, 1961. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey: Skitch, Styler, Riordan, Cook, Barrett, Sessions, Bradshaw. Ticket stub dated June 28 laid-in, together with London Transport ticket to Golders Green dated "27 Jn". 12 pp. stapled booklet with raspberry-red, black and white (theatre curtain) wrappers; neat ink "1961" at lower front; just a hint of rumpling. Fine.
$15

G-3533
[1961]. Princess Ida. 10th-11th November [1961]. Hippodrome, Bristol. Godfrey: Sandford, Potter, Round, Reed, Hindmarsh, Peters, Toye, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet, printed internally in orange and black, with black and yellow theatre-specific pictorial (stage scenery) front cover; horizontal crease, a bit tired and rubbed; light damp ring to upper corner of rear cover. Very good.
$12

Last London Season Under Copyright

As the Savoy Operas came out of copyright on January 1st, 1962,
the D'Oyly Carte returned to their Savoy home for a special season,
fifteen weeks long and featuring guest conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent.


G-3534
1961-62. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Souvenir, Season 1961-62. With full-page photo montages of each of the season's productions, as well as photos of "Memorable occasions" (visits by the Queen or Churchill, cutting Frederic's 25th birthday cake, last night shenanigans, etc.), and of the principals in street clothes; also the essay "The Savoy Operas" by Sir Arthur Bryant. 24 pp. stapled booklet printed in red and black, plus four-colour (olive, drab red, black and white) card covers; minor creasing along spine and a touch of scuffing to bottom edge of front. Near fine.
$15

G-3535
1961. Trial and Pinafore. December 11-13, 1961. Savoy. Godfrey: Skitch, Styler, Riordan, Cook, Sessions, Bradshaw; Sargent: Reed, Skitch, Round, Adams, Toye, Wright, Knight. Signed by George Cook on cast page. 20 pp. stapled booklet with light-blue black and white season wrappers; nice and clean; lower corner of rear wrapper faintly creased. Fine. [Lon.1961]
$15

G-1767
1961. Princess Ida. December 26-30, 1961. Savoy Theatre. Godfrey or Walker: Sandford, Potter, Skitch, Reed, Hindmarsh, Peters, Toye, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light blue, black and white wrappers; 1/- broken seal at fore edge; a touch dusty. With b/w season production photos, and G&S related ads for EMI, Decca, Chappell and Macmillan, and for the Savoy Restaurant. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
$8

G-3539
1962. Mikado. Jan 1st-[6th], 1962. Savoy. Sargent: Adams, Round, Reed, Sandford, Toye, Wright, Jones, Knight. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with light-blue, black and white season wrappers; residue of seal at fore-edge; clean, but just not-quite-fresh. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
This was the first show performed after the expiration of copyright.
$12

G-3543
1962. Gondoliers. January 15-20, February 12-17 or March 19-23, 1962. Savoy. Godfrey or Walker*: Reed, Sandford, Round, Styler, Knight, Toye, Hindmarsh, Wright. 20 pp. stapled booklet with light-blue, black and white season wrappers; broken 1/- seal at fore-edge; minor 2"x1/2" outlined mark near fold on rear; overall a fine, crisp copy. [Lon.1961]
* Walker conducted on the 17th, 19th and the evening of the 20th January.
$8

G-3544
1962. Ruddigore. January 22-24, 1962. Savoy. Sargent: Reed, Round, Sandford, Adams, Sansom, Wright, Knight, Bradshaw. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with light-blue, black and white season wrappers; covers somewhat wrinkled and creased; internally nice and clean. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
$10

G-3545
1962. [Last night] "ACT ONE ? / ACT TWO ?? / ACT THREE ???". March 24th 1962. Savoy. Godfrey and Walker: Cast includes Adams, Potter, Reed, Riordan, Knight, Sansom, Toye, Wright, Round, Sandford, Skitch, Styler. Signed on the cast page by chorister John Cartier. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with light-blue, black and white season wrappers opened 1/- seal at fore-edge. Fine. [Lon.1961]
The evening opened with the first act of Gondoliers as "refurbished" by George Foa, and ended with Derek Oldham emceeing a concert-style selection of favourites.
$12

1962-63 North American Tour ...
Three of the Four Souvenirs !

G-1769
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Mikado. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Mikado libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card glossy wrappers; a bit dusty overall; small red ink mark at lower front. Near fine.
$25

G-1770
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Pirates. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Pirates libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card wrappers; covers somewhat soiled, especially around edges; contents clean and tight. Near fine.
$25

G-1771
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Iolanthe. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Iolanthe libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card glossy wrappers; covers dusty and rubbed; lower corner throughout shows faint evidence of dampstain, with resultant mildew spots (oddly, libretto section largely unaffected); staples rusting. Shame about the spots ...
$20

G-3546
[1963]. Iolanthe. 19th February or 1st March [1963]. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey: Reed, Adams, Sandford, Skitch, Knight, Moore, Marks, Sansom. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with fuchsia, black and white (theatre curtain) wrappers; lightly age-toned, center spread foxed; "1963" in pencil at top of cast page. Because of the foxing, very good.
$10

G-3547
[1963]. Gondoliers. 21st, 26th February or 2nd March [1963]. Golders Green Hippodrome. Godfrey: Reed, Sandford, Round, Skitch, Knight, Toye, Sansom, Jones. 12 pp. stapled booklet with fuchsia, black and white (theatre curtain) wrapper; very faint horizontal fold; centre spread tanned and a bit tired. Very good.
$10

G-1774
[1963]. Iolanthe. April 25, [1963]. The Pavilion, Bournemouth. Godfrey: Reed, Adams, Jordan, Sandford, Knight, Moore, Marks, Sansom. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrappers; severely cross-folded; broken 6D seal at fore edge; somewhat rumpled overall, yet still clean. Very good.
$10

G-3548
1963. Yeomen. September 13th, 1963. Coventry Theatre. Godfrey: Round, Adams, Reed, Sandford, Hood, Jones, Knight, Toye. 16 pp. stapled booklet, printed in hot pink and black, with striped photopictorial (the theatre) wrappers; some faint marks on rear, and very minor rumpling. Fine.
$15

Yeomen 75th Anniversary !

G-1775
1963. Souvenir of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of The Yeomen of the Guard ... 1888-1963. 3 October 1963. King's Theatre, Southsea. Godfrey: Round, Adams, Reed, Sandford, Hood, Jones, Knight, Toye. 4 pp. cream paper folder printed and decoratively bordered in dark green and black; plus smaller, sewn-in, pink light card 4 pp. facsimile of the first-night programme; with a few tiny, very faint foxing spots and very minor edge creasing. A fine, bright, fresh copy.
$35


G-3549
1963. Patience. October 25th, 1963. Princess Theatre, Torquay. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Humphreys, Jones, Knight, Sansom. 8 pp. stapled booklet, printed in black and yellowish-tan; a couple minor marks. Fine.
$15

G-3550
1963. Iolanthe. November 14th, 19th or 27th, 1963. Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Godfrey: Reed, Adams, Sandford, Skitch, Knight or Bruckshaw, Humphreys, Eales, Sansom. 8 pp. plain paper stapled booklet, plus pale orange wrappers printed in red and black (theatre on front); broken "6D" seal at fore-edge; small mark at top front, otherwise, fine.
$15

G-3552
1963-64. Cox and Box and Pirates. December 23-[28], 1963 or February 27-29, 1964. Savoy. Godfrey or Walker*: Styler, Palmer, Raffell; Godfrey or Walker*: Reed, Adams, Potter, Cook, Hindmarsh, Humphreys, Jones, Knight. 24 pp. stapled booklet, with white wrappers printed in baby blue and black; "1/-" seal, opened at fore-edge; light crease across lower corner. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
* Walker conducted on the 24th and 27th of December.
$8

G-3553
1963-64. Iolanthe. December 30, 1963-January 1, 1964 or January 16-18, 1964. Savoy. Godfrey or Walker*: Reed, Adams, Sandford, Skitch, Knight, Humphreys, Eales, Sansom. With indulgence slip substituting David Palmer for Thomas Round as Earl Tolloller laid in, one of the few occasions on which Palmer sang a larger role in his first season with the company. 24 pp. stapled booklet, with white season wrappers printed in baby blue and black; opened "1/-" seal at fore-edge. A bit of light soiling to inner margin of cast page and a touch at lower edge of indulgence slip; but for that, both items fine. [Lon.1961]
* Walker conducted on the 17th and the matinee of the 18th of January.
$10

G-3557
1964. Princess Ida. January 27-[February 2] 1964. Savoy. Godfrey or Walker*: Sandford, Potter, Round, Reed, Hindmarsh, Knight, Sansom, Wales. With laid in errata ("Synopsis of Scenes") and indulgence (Raffell for Adams as Arac, and Lawlor** for Raffell as Guron) slips. 24 pp. small booklet, with blue, black and white season covers; "1/-" seal broken at fore-edge; faint rubbing at top right of front panel. A fine programme, filled with a number of great G&S ads including the opening of Whitbread's Gilbert & Sullivan pub, and the premiere of "the first London production of Engaged! ... an entirely new Gilbert and Sullivan opera ..." [Lon.1961]
*Walker conducted 29th and 31st January.
** This errata slip represents one of the early opportunities for Thomas Lawlor to play a named role with the D'Oyly Carte, something he did only occasionally in his first couple of years with the company.
$12

G-3416a
[Another copy]. This one with neither errata nor indulgence slips; a touch marked on cast page; usual "1/-" opened seal at fore-edge. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
$8

G-3418a
1964. Patience. February 10, 1964. Savoy. Sargent*: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Humphreys, Jones, Knight, Sansom. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with white season wrappers printed in light blue and black; "1/-" opened label at fore-edge; very faint horizontal crease; lower corner bumped. Near fine, nice and clean. [Lon.1961]
* Sargent was guest conductor on only four Monday nights this season.
NB. Most of the season programmes are 24 pp. and include "A Brief History of the Savoy Theatre" on the last inside spread, and some ads in different places than herein. Perhaps later in the season the page number was reduced to save money.
$10

G-3419a
1964. [Last night] "ACT ONE ? / ACT TWO ? / ACT THREE ?". April 4, 1964. Savoy. Godfrey and Walker: Cast includes Adams, Potter, Reed, Round, Sandford, Skitch, Styler, Hood, Humphreys, Jones, Knight, Sansom, Toye. 20 pp. stapled booklet with white season wrappers printed in light blue and black; crisp and fresh overall. Fine. [Lon.1961]
NB. Most of the season programmes are 24 pp. and include "A Brief History of the Savoy Theatre" on the last inside spread, and some ads in different places than herein. Perhaps later in the season the page number was reduced to save money.
$12

G-3420a
1964. [Souvenir Costume Flip Book]. "Last Night 4 April 1964". Designed by Peter Goffin: four leaves of costumes (Pirate King, Patience, Sir Joseph Porter and Queen of the Fairies) each split into three horizontal hinged sections for mix-and-match fun!. Heavy cream paper, printed in brown and black throughout, front cover printed to be read either side up; lower right corner creased, otherwise nice and clean. Near fine.
$20

G-2780
1965-66. Ruddigore. December 6th-8th, 1965 or January 27th-29th, 1966. Saville Theatre, London. Godfrey or Walker*: Reed, D.Palmer, Sandford, Adams, Hood, Jones, C.Palmer, Mynett. Illustrated with photos from several season productions. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus red-yellow and black decorated (stage proscenium design, listing all season productions) season wrappers; faintly wrinkled at fore-edge and spine. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
* Programme reads: "December 7th and 8th (Mat.), [January] 29th (Mat.): James Walker".
$5

G-2781
[-----Another copy]. This one with faint vertical fold; bright and clean overall. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3421a
1966. Ruddigore. 4th March 1966. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Godfrey: Reed, Palmer, Sandford, Adams, Hood, Jones, Palmer, Mynett. 4 pp. large format cream heavy paper folder, printed and bordered in black; fold slightly mis-aligned (as issued); two corners creased; nice and clean. Overall, a near fine copy.
$12

Patience 75th Anniversary !

G-2788
1966. Patience. 23 April 1966. Manchester Opera House. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Jones, Wales, Palmer, Hood. 4 pp. light card cream first night facsimile programme printed in pink and black; plus cream paper wrappers, printed in chartreuse and black, "designed by Peter Goffin"; 1" grey dampstain along lower edge of wrappers. Because of the stain, very good.
$35


Mikado - The Movie !

G-2790
[1967]. Mikado. [1967]. Presented by BHE Productions. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Masterson, Jones, Wales, Palmer. The 8 pp. large format programme for the 1967 D'Oyly Carte movie of the Mikado, based on the 1964 re-design by Anthony Besch, and using the Ricketts costumes; illustrated in b/w and full colour with photos of the production and costume designs; including a plot synopsis, an essay on the costumes, and biographical sketches of the principals. Full colour pictorial (scene painted on bamboo screen on front, Yum-Yum on rear) wrappers, now creased along fore-edge. Near fine.
$15


G-3422a
1968. A Souvenir of the new presentation of The Gondoliers. 29th January 1968. Saville Theatre, London. "The production directed by Anthony Besch with costumes designed by Luciana Arrighi and settings by John Stoddart." 16 pp. glossy sewn booklet with Arrighi's design for Marco (or Giuseppe?) on front illustrated in colour and b/w with further costume designs, set models by Stoddart, and historical costumes and facsimile of first-night cover; light soiling to wrappers. Near fine.
See the Ephemera page for original Act II men's chorus costumes from this production.
$20

In the Gracious Presence of Her Majesty the Queen ...

G-3423a
1968. Mikado. 19th February 1968. Saville Theatre, London. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Masterson, Jones, Wales, Palmer. Benefit for the Royal General Theatrical Fund "In the Gracious Presence of Her Majesty the Queen & H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh", with full-page portraits of the Queen and Duke. 24 pp. large format stapled booklet, plus white light card wrapper simply decorated (Fund seal) in royal blue; lightly age toned throughout; corners bumped, upper rear a bit creased. a very good copy of this charity fund-raiser programme.
$35

G-1790
1968. Gondoliers. April 4th, 5th, 13th, 24th, May 3rd or 11th, 1968. Opera House, Manchester. Walker: Reed, Sandford, Mason, Lawlor, Palmer, Masterson, Jackson, Wales. 28 pp. stapled booklet, including colour pictorial (the theatre) Playbill wrappers, with cast list sheet laid in; vertical and rear corner creases, and light overall wrinkling; minor soiling to covers. B/w cast photos in make-up and costume. Very good.
$10

G-3424a
[1968]. [Six productions in repertory]. June 3-15 [1968]. Hippodrome, Bristol. Walker: cast includes Adams, Lawlor, Mason, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Cook, Williamson, Parkes, Jackson, Jones, Masterson, Palmer, Lloyd-Jones, Maisey, Sessions, Wales. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with D'Oyly Carte design front wrapper lettered in black and red; hint of rumpling, nice and clean. Near fine.
$10

G-1792
[1968]. [Seven productions in repertory]. September 9th-21st [1968]. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Walker: Adams, Lawlor, Mason, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Jackson, Jones, Materson, Palmer, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus standard D'Oyly Carte red and black lettered tour wrappers; covers soiled and speckled, especially along vertical crease; rumpled and tired. Very good.
$8

Trial 95th Anniversary !

G-2808
1970. Trial. [March 25] 1970. Sadler's Wells. Walker: Williamson, Lawlor, Mason, Ellison, Guthrie, Parker. A fine copy of the Peter Goffin designed souvenir folder, printed in three colours, with sewn-in facsimile of Trial first night programme, reproduced from facsimile collection in Allen's The First Night Gilbert and Sullivan.
$25


G-2810
1970. [Nine productions in repertory]. July 13-25, 1970. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Walker: Cast includes Ayldon, Lawlor, Mason, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Guthrie, Jones, Palmer, Wales. 16 pp., plus D'Oyly Carte wrappers lettered in red and black; with membership form for The Gilbert and Sullivan Society - Nottingham Branch laid in; light edge-creasing; fine.
$5

G-2811
[-----Another copy]. This one without membership form. Faint age-toning overall, and minor dusting at spine; ink note ("13|July|1970") at top front. Near fine.
$5

G-2814
1970-71. Souvenir of the Christmas Season ... December 14th [1970] to March 6th 1971. Sadler's Wells Theatre. 4 pp. light glossy card folder, with in-costume cast photos and facsimile signatures of the season's twelve leading performers (Reed, Sandford, Webley, Mason, Lawlor, Ayldon, Wright, Palmer, Jones, Wales, Goss, Hutchison), plus guest artistes Phillip Potter and Valerie Masterson. Front cover grey-blue, with four-colour company armorial motif; small marks to lower corner; a touch dusty, with minor wrinkling and corner very lightly bumped; oddly, some images faintly speckled, as though in the printing. Very good.
This was originally in a covering envelope which read: "...With the compliments of Bridget D'Oyly Carte", unfortunately the envelope is lacking.
$15

G-2815
1970-71. Yeomen, Patience and Iolanthe. December 28 1970-January 9 1971 [etc.]. Sadler's Wells. Walker: performers include Lawlor, Ayldon, Reed, Sandford, Mason, Hutchison, Jones, Palmer, Wales, Goss. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus yellow, red and black decorated (stage procenium design, listing all season productions) season wrappers; light half-glass ring on front affecting lettering; a bit wrinkled; cast pages tabbed for easy access to each show. Very good. [Lon.1965]
Because Britain changed to modern decimal currency in the middle of the London season (on February 15, 1971), programmes from this run are priced in both old and new styles ("2s (10p)")
$5

G-3431a
[-----Another copy]. This one with small mimeographed paper indulgence slip substituting Lloyd-Jones for Palmer as Dame Carruthers. Just a hint of toning and rumpling; near fine. [Lon.1965]
$15

G-3432a
1970-71. Cox and Box, Pirates, Ruddigore and Ida. January 11-20, 1971 [etc.]. Sadler's Wells. Walker: performers include Webley, Mason, Lawlor, Williamson, Ayldon, Potter, Reed, Sandford,, Potter, Goss, Jones, Wales, Palmer, Lloyd-Jones, Egglestone, Masterson. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus red, yellow and black season proscenium covers; faint marking to Ida cast page; corner bumped. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
Because Britain changed to modern decimal currency in the middle of the London season (on February 15, 1971), programmes from this run are priced in both old and new styles ("2s (10p)")
$8

G-3433a
1971. [Five productions in repertory]. March 19 - April 24, 1971. Opera House, Manchester. Nash: Performers include Webley, Mason, Ayldon, Williamson, Wright, Jackson, Reed, Sandford, Goss, Jones, Palmer, Lloyd-Jones, Egglestone, Holland, Hutchinson. 8 pp. b/w photopictorial (the theatre) booklet; small label at end of last production, adding choreography and lighting credits; lower corner creased; ½" tear across top of spine; horizontal fold. Very good.
$8

G-2819
1971. Mikado, Princess Ida, Gondoliers and Yeomen. July 28-August 21, 1971. Royal Festival Hall, London. Nash: Performers include Ayldon, Sandford, Mason, Webley, Reed, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchinson, Jones, Wales. 8 pp. stapled booklet, with red, yellow and black decorated (stage proscenium design) season wrappers; very light "ding" to rear panel, faint creasing throughout. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3434a
1971. [Six productions in repertory]. 19th-26th November, 1971. Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Nash: Performers include Ayldon, Mason, Reed, Sandford, Rayner. Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchinson, Jones. 8 pp. stapled glossy white paper booklet; horizontal fold; a few light spots and a bit rumpled; one staple starting to rust; all in all, a very good copy.
$10

Heyland & Lancaster's Sorcerer

G-2823
1971-72. A Souvenir of the new presentation of The Sorcerer. December 20, 1971 - February 12, 1972 [performed December 28th, 1971-January 1st, 1972]. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Sandford, Reed, Holland, Goss, Jones, Hutchinson. A new production by Michael Heyland. With introductory essay; superb illustrations, in full colour and b/w, of the set and costume designs by Osbert Lancaster; b/w historical photos, costume designs, etc., from the original production; and cast list of the present production. 16 pp. glossy large format stapled booklet, including colour pictorial (Lancaster's John Wellington Wells) wrappers; "Souvenir designed by Peter Goffin ..."; a touch dusty, and very lightly rumpled. Near fine.
$15

G-3435a
1971-72. Mikado, Sorcerer and Yeomen. December 20th, 1971 - January 5th, 1972. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Ayldon, Wright, Reed, Sandford, Goss, Jones, Wales, Holland; Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Sandford, Reed, Holland, Goss, Jones, Hutchinson; and Nash: Wright, Ayldon, Reed, Sandford, Hutchinson, Jones, Holland, Egglestone. 32 pp. glossy stapled booklet (two leaves brown), with yellow, red and black proscenium-design season wrappers; a hint of toning overall; staples rusting; lower rear corner faintly creased. A near fine copy. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3436a
1972. [Five productions in repertory]. January 6th - February 11th, 1972; hand-dated "11.2.72". Sadler's Wells. Nash: Cast includes Rayner, Mason, Ayldon, Williamson, Wright, Jackson, Ellison, Reed, Sandford, Goss, Wales, Jones, Holland, Hutchison, Minshull. 24 pp. stapled glossy booklet (1 leaf orange paper), with red and yellow G&S proscenium design wrappers; dated in ink at top front, with "The Gondoliers" circled on front and "11th" circled on programme schedule page; staples starting to rust; pages a bit toned; a couple round marks on rear (interval drinks?). Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1972 Last Night

G-1804
1972. ??? [Last Night]. 12 February 1972. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. Evening's programme listed as "? / Interval / ?"; b/w production photos. 16 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves orange), plus pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; bright, tight and clean; tiny scuff at upper rear. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1807
1972. A Celebrity Concert by The D'Oyly Carte ... 9th April 1972. Town Hall, Congleton. To benefit the Cancer Research Campaign (Congleton Branch). Nash: Rayner, Sandford, Ayldon, Jones, Holland, Hutchison. 4 pp. glossy card folder; soiled and creased overall; with a few closed edge tears. Good.
$8

G-1809
1972. [Nine productions in repertory]. 10th-22nd July, 1972. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Reed, Sandford, Rayner, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet; plus olive-gold and black pictorial (theatre montage) wrappers; some corner creasing; faint mark to Gondoliers page. Near fine.
$10

G-2829
1972-73. [Five productions in repertory]. December 11th-30th, 1972 or January 29th-February 14th, 1973. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. Illustrated with b/w production photos. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus pictorial (red and yellow G&S proscenium) wrappers; light vertical crease to rear panel near spine; minor age toning. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3437a
[----- Another copy]. This one hand-dated "6.2.73" and with Trial and Pinafore circled on front and date on programme page. Otherwise, fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-2831
1973. Mikado, Yeomen and Patience. January 1st-13th, 22nd-27th, February 15th-24th, or March 8th-10th, 1973. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Ayldon, Wright, Reed, Sandford, Goss, Jones, Wales, Holland; Nash: Wright, Ayldon, Reed, Sandford, Hutchinson, Jones, Holland, Egglestone; and Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Reed, Sandford, Jones, Wales, Holland, Hutchison. Illustrated with b/w photographs from all the operas. 20 pp. stapled booklet plus red and yellow proscenium design wrappers; age-toned, lightly worn and a bit soiled overall. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3438a
[----- Another copy]. This one hand-dated "23.2.73" and with Yeomen circled on front. A touch toned, fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3439a
1973. Iolanthe, Ruddigore and Sorcerer. January 15th-20th, February 8th-10th or February 26th - March 7th, 1973. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed, Ayldon, Rayner, Sandford, Holland or Lloyd-Jones ("March 1"), Jones, Field, Hutchinson; Nash: Reed, Mason, Sandford, Ayldon, Goss, Jones, Holland or Lloyd-Jones ("Jan. 19"), Egglestone; Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Sandford, Reed, Holland or Lloyd-Jones ("March 6"), Goss, Jones. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow G&S proscenium wrappers; Two titles circled on front with corresponding attendance dates noted at top ("16.1.73" and "27.2.73"); wrappers lightly rumpled. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1973 Last Night

G-1812
1973. ??? [Last Night]. 10 March 1973. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. Evening's programme given as "?"; several b/w production photos; G&S ads for The Osprey Guide, Decca and BASF; also includes Graham Greene's story "The Case for the Defence". 18 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; as fine and bright a copy as one could hope for! [Lon.1965]
$12


Pinafore 95th Anniversary !

G-2832
1973. Pinafore. 10 March 1973. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed, Rayner, Mason, Ayldon, Hutchison, Wales, Holland. Grey-blue, red and black printed folder designed by Peter Goffin, with sewn-in facsimile (4 pp. cream folder) of first night programme. Fine in near fine presentation ("With the Compliments of Bridget D'Oyly Carte") envelope.

NB - Being the last night of the London season, the D'Oyly Carte did not actually perform Pinafore - despite what this souvenir programme implies. Instead they did their usual last night hijinx.
$25

G-2833
[-----Another copy]. This one without the envelope. Fine.
$20

G-1816
1973-1974. Patience, Ruddigore and Yeomen. 17 December 1973 - 9 February 1974 (season dates). Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Performers include Ayldon, Williams, Reed, Sandford, Broad, Merri, Wales, Holland (or Lloyd-Jones), Field, Eggleston. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; faint mark at centre front; very light vertical crease; hint of age-toning. With b/w photos of principals in costume; G&S ads for Decca, BASF amd Osprey. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1974 Last Night

G-1817
1974. ??? [Last Night]. 9th February 1974. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Williams, Wright, Field, Goss, Holland, Merri, Wales. Evening's programme listed simply as "???"; with b/w photos of each principal in costume; G&S ads for Osprey books, BASF and Decca recordings. 14 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch age toned, yet crisp and clean. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-3558
1974-75. Ida and Patience. 17 December 1974 - 22 March 1975 (Season dates). Sadler's Wells. Nash: Sandford, Wright, Mason, Reed, Masterson, Holland, Goss, Wales; Nash: Ayldon, Reid, Reed, Sandford, Merri, Leonard, Holland or Lloyd-Jones ("27 January"), Field. 14 pp. stapled booklet with red, yellow and black proscenium-design wrappers; light damp marks along lower right quadrant and fore-edge of front, and glass ring and small ink mark on Patience cast page; a bit wrinkled along spine. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$5

First Utopia since 1894

G-1821
1975. Utopia. April 4, 1975*. Savoy Theatre. Nash: Sandford, Reed, Ayldon, Reid, Field, Goss, Holland, Lloyd-Jones. 24 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves orange light card), plus brown and white Centennial Season wappers; with just a hint of creasing externaly; lower corner of six central leaves stained (pea to quarter sized), centre pages (facsimile of first night cast list facing current cast) also with small hole scraped through (as though something had stuck there, then been pulled away); because of the internal marks; very good. [Lon.1975]

* This was first night of the first revival of Utopia, which had not been performed by the D'Oyly Carte since 1894. Production designed by Peter Rice, produced by Michael Heyland.
$20

G-1824
1975. Utopia, Mikado, Iolanthe and Yeomen. July 17 -August 9, 1975. Royal Festival Hall. Nash: Performers included Ayldon, Rayner, Reed, Reid, Sandford, Wright, Field, Goss, Holland, Merri. 14 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a few light stains and marks to covers; staples rusting, minorly affecting several leaves; thin stain (1/16th" deep) extending 1" along lower rear edge, affecting final leaves. G&S ads for The Black Mikado, Decca, and the Centenary Souvenir Book. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3560
1975-76. Pirates. December 18th-20th, 1975, February 5th-11th and 26th-28th, 1976. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Conroy-Ward, Ayldon, Reid, Rayner, Goss, Leonard, Baker, Holland or Lloyd Jones "(19 Dec., 9 Feb., 27 Feb.)". 32 pp. stapled booklet, with red and yellow proscenium-design wrappers; ink date "10.2.76" at top front, with creasing along top edge. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3561
1975-76. Iolanthe. [December 22nd-27th, 1975, February 16th-18th, or March 15th-20th, 1976]. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed, Ayldon, Sandford, Rayner, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(16 Feb., 18 March)", Metcalfe, Prendergrast, Lilley. With 1 pp mimographed typescript notice of "KENNETH SANDFORD ... PICTURES ON SHOW AT SADLER'S WELLS" laid in. 20 pp. stapled booklet, with red and yellow proscenium-design wrappers; red pencilled date "17.2.76" at top front. Fine. [Lon.1965]
Sandford was a talented painter, accomplished at both portraits and scenery, and had, early on, contemplated a career as an artist.
$15

G-3562
1975-76. Yeomen. December 29th-31st, 1975, February 12th-14th or March 4th-10th, 1976. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Shovelton, Ayldon or Buchan "(13 Feb.)", Reed, Sandford, Lilley, Metcalfe, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(30 Dec., 5, 8 March)", Egglestone. 32 pp. stapled booklet, with red and yellow proscenium-design wrappers; red pencilled date "9.3.76" at top front. Overall, crisp and fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1976 Last Night

G-1825
1976. ??? [Last Night]. March 20th, 1976. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. Evening's programme listed as "? / Interval / ?? / ???"; four pages of b/w season photos; ads for Decca and The Black Mikado. 28 pp. stapled booklet; plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; clean and bright overall. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


D'Oyly Carte In Canada
1976 North American Tour

G-1827
1976. Mikado. Pirates and Pinafore. April 5-24, 1976. Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto. Nash: Ayldon, Shovelton, Reed, Sandford, Conroy-Ward, Reid, Rayner, Goss, Metcalfe, Leonard, Holland, Baker, Lilley. 16 pp., including maroon wrapper, stapled magazine (Centre Stage ) style booklet; creased along spine, rubbed on front; quarter-sized stain on rear, affecting adjacent page; small piece lacking from lower rear corner; internally clean. Very good.
$12


G-1831
1976. [Five productions in repertory]. 20th-25th September, 1976. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus hot-purple pictorial (Alexandra Theatre and masques motif) wrappers; vertical crease, upper corner creased; wrinkled at edges, dusty on rear. Very good.
$8

G-3563
1976-77. Yeomen and Patience. December 20th-22nd, 1976 and December 30th, 1976 - January 4th, 1977 respectively. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Shovelton, Ayldon, Reed or Conroy-Ward "(17 Jan.)", Sandford, Lilley, Metcalfe, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(21 Dec., 18Jan.)", Eggleston; Nash: Ayldon, Shovelton, Reed, Sandford, Metcalfe, Leonard, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(31 Dec.)", Lilley. 30 pp. glossy stapled booklet, with red and yellow G&S proscenium wrappers; rolled along spine, therefore slightly mis-matched at fore-edge; lower front corner creased; nice and clean. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-1833
1977. D'Oyly Carte in Concert. 22nd May, 1977. New Theatre Oxford. Mackie: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Reid, Holland, Goss, Leonard. 20 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves pink), plus metallic silver Queen's Jubilee wrappers; a bit rubbed and rumpled; lower corner a bit creased; a few spots to covers. Near fine.
$5

G-3564
1976-77. Pinafore and Mikado. December 23rd-29th, 1976, January 6th-12th or February 24th-26th, 1977 (hand-dated "12-January 1977."). Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed or Conroy-Ward "(29 Dec. (M & E))", Rayner, Reid, Ayldon, Lilley, Leonard, Holland; Nash: Ayldon, Shovelton, Reed or Conroy-Ward "(11 Jan, 24 Feb)", Sandford, Goss, Metcalfe, Leonard, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(7, 10 Jan & 25 Feb)". 30 pp. stapled booklet, with yellow and red proscenium-design wrappers; ink date at top front; lower croner lightly creased; first leaf (with no conjugate), mis-stapled so 1/3 is under fold. Because of the mis-fold, near-fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3565
[----- Another copy]. This one with neat ink date "21.12.76" over titles on front; very faint 30° of circle mark on front, otherwise fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-3566
1977. Ruddigore and Gondoliers. January 20th - February 2nd, 1977. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed or Conroy-Ward "(25 Jan.)", Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Goss, Leonard, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(24 Jan.)", Egglestone; Nash: Reed or Conroy-Ward "(31 Jan.)", Sandford, Reid, Rayner, Holland or Lloyd-Jones "(1 Feb.)", Goss, Lilley, Metcalfe. 30 pp. stapled booklet, with red and yellow proscenium-design wrappers; red ink date "2 Feb '77" under titles on front and stray mark to lower right corner. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1977 Last Night

G-3568
1977. [Last night] " ? / ? ? / ? ? ? ". 26 February 1977. Sadler's Wells. Nash: Cast includes Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Reid, Shovelton, Conroy-Ward, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley, and Metcalfe. 28 pp. stapled booklet with red, yellow and black G&S proscenium wrappers; centre spread has only, boldly printed, the name of the D'OC, the date, and six question marks. Covers lightly smudged and a touch toned; just a touch rumpled. Overall, near fine. [Lon.1965]
$10

G-1832
1977. [Seven productions in repertory]. March 7-19, 1977. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Nash: Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus hot-purple pictorial (Alexandra Theatre and masque motif) wrappers; lightly wrinkled and a touch rubbed. Near fine.
$8

G-3570
1977-78. Iolanthe and Pirates. December 19-28, 1978, January 12-18, or 26 - February 1, 1978 (hand-dated "27.1.78"). Sadler's Wells. Nash: Reed, Ayldon, Sandford, Jones, Leonard, Metcalfe, O'Keefe, Lilley; Nash: Conroy-Ward, Ayldon, Reid, Wilkes, Goss, Daniels, Morrell, Leonard. With mimeographed indulgence slip substituting James Conroy-Ward for John Reed as the Lord Chancellor, and corresponding ink notation "J.C. Ward" on cast page. 36 pp. stapled booklet with red and yellow proscenium-design wrappers; red ink notation "27.1.78 / £3.50 D. Circle" on front; crease at centre spine. Slip with horizontal fold. Both pieces fine. [Lon.1965]
$12

1978 Last Night !

G-1842
1978. ??? [Last Night]. 18 February 1978. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Reid, Shovelton, Conroy-Ward, Goss, Leonard, Lilley, Metcalfe. Evening's programme listed as "? / ? ? / ? ? ? / Interval / ? ? ? / ? ? / ?"; 3 p. b/w production photos; G&S ads for Decca, and Nationwide. 28 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow Goffin proscenium design wrapper; covers dusty, lower front corner creased; a bit rumpled overall; one photo page corner creased; "Deed of Covenant" pages grubby. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1844
1978. Welcome to a Gilbert & Sullivan Evening. April [3?] - August [19?], 1978*. Souvenir of the 1978 North American Tour Black-on-brown tri-fold brochure, with sepia drawing of several characters (Sir Joseph Porter on front panel), and brief history of the company written for the North American audience; presented by Barclays. Small crease at lower rear; a couple short "dings" at centre; nice and clean overall. Near fine.
* May 25th, in San Francisco, the company marked the centenary of Pinafore with "a gala performance".
$3

G-1846
1978. Iolanthe, Pinafore and Mikado. April 3-15, 24-29, 1978. Kennedy Center, Washington. Nash: Performers include Reed, Ayldon, Sandford, Jones, Raynor, Reid, Shovelton, Leonard, Metcalfe, O'Keefe, Lilley, Morrell, Goss. 52 pp. stapled booklet, plus Kennedy Center colour pictorial wrappers; a hint of sunning at spine; staples rusted, resulting in separation of two centre leaves. Contains 5-column G&S article "A Pretty Taste for Politics" by Frederick Roffman, with photo of Reed and Sandford in Mikado. Near fine.
$8

G-1852
1979. Pinafore and Ruddigore. January 22-27 or February 1-3, 1979. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Rayner, Reid, Ayldon, Lilley, Morrell, Leonard; Nash: Reed, Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Goss, Metcalfe, Leonard, Bennett. 32 pp stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a few small, light spots to covers, minor scuffing at top front. With b/w production photos from these shows; G&S ads for Nationwide, Barclays (Policeman's song) and Decca. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$8

1979 Last Night

G-1853
1979. ?? [Last Night]. 24th February, 1979. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Goss, Leonard, Lilley, Metcalfe. Evening's programme listed as "? ?"; 2 p. b/w production photos; G&S ads for Decca, Nationwide, and Barclays (Policeman's song from Pirates). 24 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; soiled overall, and wrinkled along bottom edge; corner creased at rear; large stain to programme page, bleeding through to photo spread on verso. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$12


The D'Oyly Carte Down Under

G-1854
1979. Mikado, Pinafore and Iolanthe. May 14-Sept 6, 1979. Various venues. Souvenir programme for the "Australian Season 1979 ... [and] New Zealand Season." Goulding: Ayldon or Buchan, Potter, Reed or Conroy-Ward, Sandford, Lyon or Jones, Reid, Lilley, Daniels, Morrell, Leonard or Pert, Tierney, O'Keefe. 24 pp. huge format (16.5" x 11") stapled magazine, plus mottled gold card pictorial (Pirate King beating drum) covers; filled with photographs both on stage (colour) and off (b/w), cast bios and photos (four married couples pictured and listed together), historical essays including "Links wih Australia", etc. A little dusting at fore edge and two leaves with small archival repairs to 1/2" closed tears; centre spread's colour photo montage with ghosting from verso; corners lightly bumped; minor rubbing along spine. Near fine.
Together with
News clipping: Backstage with the D'Oyly Carte, from Sydney's The National Times, June 2, 1979; written during the tour. 1 tabloid-sized page, with b/w photo of Sandford and Leonard in Iolanthe (with other fairies in background). Age-toned; horizontal fold, with corner creases; margin piece lacking at left, almost touching text. Very good.

This is the D'Oyly Carte's first visit to Australia and/or New Zealand. Previous to this, the rights to perform the Savoy Operas there had been held by the J.C. Williamson Company.
$35

G-1857
1979-1980. Sorcerer. 18 December, 1979 - 16 February, 1980 (season dates). Sadler's Wells Theatre. Goulding: Ayldon, Reid, Sandford, Conroy-Ward, Leonard, Davis, Lloyd-Jones, Daniels. 36 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; evenly soiled, lower corner shallowly creased; staples just starting to rust. With b/w photos of Grossmith as John Wellington Wells and 1975 Centennial performance finale with Sir Harold Wilson at centre spread; G&S ads for Nationwide and Barclays ("Titwillow" parody). Very good. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-1859
[1980]. [Six productions in repertory]. 7th-19th April [1980]. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Goulding: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harre, Daniels, Davis, Leonard, Lilley. 20 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves bright pink), plus pictorial (orange and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch dusty externally, with a couple corners creased; a few faint marks on front, tiny spot on centre page. With b/w photos of Iolanthe and Sorcerer; Barclays's "Titwillow" ad. Very good.
$5

G-1860
1980. D'Oyly Carte In Concert. 29th June 1980. Police Sports Hall, Devizes. Presented by the Devizes Light Operatic Society, Kenneth Sandford, President. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Reid, Leonard, Lilley, Daniels. Programme includes excerpts from 10 G&S operas. 16 pp. stapled booklet, printed in red and black on covers; a touch age-toned. Near fine.
$5

G-3575
1980-81. Iolanthe, Pirates and Ruddigore. Season dates 22 December 1980 to 21 February 1981. Sadler's Wells. Goulding: Conroy-Ward, Ayldon, Sandford, Lyon, Leonard, Daniels, Lynn-Williams, Lilley; Goulding: Donkin, Ayldon, Buchan, Harré, Washington, Pert, Witcombe, Leonard; and Goulding: Lyon, Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Washington, Leonard, Stanford, Witcombe. 36 pp. stapled booklet, with white "in Association with Barclay's" pictorial season wrappers, nice and clean overall. Fine. [Lon.1980]
$5

G-3576
1981. [Seven productions in repertory]. March 23-28, 1981. New Theatre Oxford. Goulding: Cast includes Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harré, Lyon, Reid, Shovelton, Daniels, Leonard, Lilley, Washington. 28 pp. stapled booklet, with pictorial (Barclay's figures) wrappers, in orange, white and black; a bare hint of creasing, still a fine, fresh copy.
$5

The Last Last Night !

G-1866
1982. [Programme of the D'Oyly Carte's Final Performance]*. 27 February 1982. [Adelphi Theatre]. Faris: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harré, Lyon, Reid, Shovelton, Daniels, Leonard, Tierney. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus periwinkle-blue (approximating colour used on Shovelton souvenir) and white wrappers; minor rubbing and creasing; light age-toning throughout. With a colour copy† of the buff triptych folder printed in blue, designed, drawn and calligraphed by Geoffrey Shovelton specifically for this performance; featuring stage, orchestra and audience design on front, and border of waving G&S characters within. Fine. [Lon.1982]

† NB - We have provided the copy of the souvenir for information purposes only.
* The D'Oyly Carte's final performance consisted of "An evening of excerpts from the D'Oyly Carte repertoire ... including a Concert Overture based on the Savoy Opera themes composed by Paul Seeley."
$25

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First Season of the New D'Oyly Carte !

G-2864
1988. Iolanthe and Yeomen. April 28 - [July 9], 1988. Various venues. New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Casts include former Savoyards Gareth Jones, Gillian Knight and Jill Pert. Contains operetta histories and cast photos; unimaginative layout and typesetting. 20 pp. large glossy magazine format, plus colour pictorial (caricature Lord Chancellor and Jack Point) card covers, now soiled; fingerprint soiling to Yeomen pages; creased at fore-edge. Very good.
$10


G-3577
[1989]. Mikado. September 6 - December 2 [1989]. Savoy. [New] D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; conducted by Tovey or Jones. Cast includes former Savoyards Philip Creasy, Gareth Jones, and Pamela Baxter. 40 pp. stapled booklet, with colour photo-pictorial (Katisha and chorus) tan wrappers; a bit age-toned and dusty on rear; lower spine corner lightly creased. Near fine.
$8

G-3578
[1989]. Pirates. September 6 - December 2 [1989]. Savoy. [New] D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; conducted by Tovey or Jones. Cast includes former Savoyards Philip Creasy, Gareth Jones, and Pamela Baxter. 40 pp. stapled booklet, with colour photo-pictorial (Pirate King on ship) red wrappers; a touch dusty. Fine.
$8

G-3579
1993. Orpheus in the Underworld and Pirates (the former "a co-production with Opera North", the latter "in association with Victoria State Opera". 19 April - 1 May 1993. Sadler's Wells. [New] D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Cast includes former Savoyards Gareth Jones, Jill Pert and Pamela Baxter. 32 pp. square stapled booklet, with b/w photo-pictorial (police chorus) wrappers; rear panel soiled. Near fine.
$5

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but not by Gilbert or Sullivan.


Sullivan Conducts Gilbert !

G-3580
1877. Trial as part of Benefit in aid of a Testimonial Fund, to ... Mr. Compton ...*. March 1st, 1877. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The last of six pieces, plus musical interludes and recitations, performed at this benefit, Trial was conducted by Sullivan (as was the entire benefit), with Gilbert sitting as the Associate; and was even reviewed in the next day's Times "...There was a capital jury, ... and a most charming complement of bridesmaids ..." (copy of review included). Lace-edge embossed cream papers, decoratively printed in black, with full cast lists including many stars of the Victorian stage**; a bit dusty around edges; minor creasing to spine corners. A near fine copy.
* Complete title/header reads "Under the immediate Patronage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Benefit in aid of a Testimonial Fund, To the respected and popular Comedian, Mr. Compton, Who has been suffering for a lengthened period from a severe and painful malady, and who is now compelled to relinquish all hopes of resuming his Profession." At around age seventy, Shakespearean and comedic actor Henry Compton (née Charles Mackenzie) developed cancer and was unable to work. This programme is from the first of two benefits on his behalf; Compton died within the year.
** Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, Arthur Cecil, Charles Wyndham, Nellie Farran, Effie and Squire Bancroft, J.L. Toole, etc.
Includes substantial Rimmel perfume ad on rear panel.
$375

G-3581
[----- Another copy]. This one with rubbing along vertical fold, and minor chafing to top edge, yet nice and clean on front; very faintly discoloured spots at centre, affecting both leaves. Very good.
$350

G-3582
[1879]. Pinafore. April 15th and 16th [1879]*. Opera House, [St. Paul, Minnesota]. "The Comic Nautical Opera H.M.S. 'Pinafore' .. Benefit of Protestant Orphan Asylum, St. Luke's Hospital, Music Fund St. Paul's Church." 4 pp. cream folder printed in black (including 2 pp. of simple ads); age-toned and tired, with some spotting; horizontal fold; lower corner chipped; inner pages rubbed and dusty, especially over cast list. A very good programme from an early American amateur production performed while the first run was still on in London.
* Year taken from a notice in the St. Paul Globe, and reviewed as "A superior performance well appreciated." (Only a month earlier a travelling troupe, the Pinafore English Opera Company, had performed the "... First arrival of 'H. M. S Pinafore.' Performance only passable, and patronage fair.")
$75

G-3333
1897. Pinafore. March 1 and 2, 1897. Stone's Opera House*, Flint, Michigan. Mr. G. Van Demorest, Director. 8 pp. plus wrappers, all on poor quality tan paper now somewhat embrittled and severely waterstained at left; 3/4" closed tear at fore edge of most leaves; a couple small chips to top edge of final leaves. The contents consist almost entirely of ads for local businesses, with the show details almost squeezed in among them! A very fragile item.
Interestingly, the roles of Sir Joseph Porter and Dick Deadeye are doubled by the director, G. Van Demorest.
Final cast-line reads: "A detachment from the Flint Union Blues will act as Marines."
* "Under the management of the Junior Aid Society of St. Paul's Episcopal Church."
$45

G-3585
1900. Pinafore. 20th June, 1900. Llangibby Castle, Monmouthshire; Newport Operatic Society. Two copies, both cream heavy paper folders printed and decoratively margined in blue, variantly titled one in red, the other in silver; dusty and lightly foxed. The former (red) with short closed edge tears and faint smudging at lower front, with splits at head and tail of fold. The latter (silver) dusty, top corner creased at fold; closed tear at lower margin.
Together with:
Poster for this production of Pinafore, as performed June 4th-6th [1900] at Tredegar Hall, Newport "Proceeds in aid of the Newport Hospital, and the Widow and Family whose furniture was recently destroyed by fire." Newsprint broadside, printed in red; cross folds; small edge chips, with short closed tears at folds.
All three items very good.
$95

1906. Trial. June 12, 1906. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Contained in Souvenir Programme ... Tribute to Miss Ellen Terry, On the Occasion of Her Jubilee.
1909. Queen Alexandra Sanatorium, Davos: Souvenir & Programme of Matinee. May 11th, 1909. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane .... Contains 3½ pp. article "Actors and Authors" by W.S. Gilbert, and small self-portrait of Rutland Barrington as Pooh-Bah.

A Depression Gondoliers

G-3334
1937. Gondoliers. June 18th, 1937. North Olmsted [Ohio] High School. "Federal Music Presents ... Works Progress Administration in Ohio"*. 4 pp. plain paper folder, with printed "Federal Music" blank on front, all performance specific information mimeographed in; horizontal fold; a touch age-toned, especially along front fore-edge. A near fine copy of the program for a production that employed almost 100 performers.
* A part of FDR's New Deal, the WPA created various theatre groups and agencies to provide work for unemployed performers, musicians and technicians during the Depression. In Ohio, as in other states, hundreds of people worked under the auspices of the Federal Theatre and Federal Music projects in companies that toured the state giving free performances of plays, concerts and operas. As far as we can tell, this was the only G&S production that the Federal Music Project ever put on, though the Federal Theatre Project created at least four productions.
$95

The Swing Mikado Moves to New York

G-3336
1939. The Swing Mikado. [March 1-April 29, 1939]. New Yorker Theatre. "USA Work Program WPA, The Federal Theatre ... Presents the Chicago Federal Theatre Production ... Conceived and Staged by Harry Minturn"; the original Swing Mikado after its transfer to Broadway. 4 pp. glossy cream folder printed in blue, matching the original design used in Chicago; horizontal fold, vertical fold along spine; a bit dusty and rumpled. Near fine.
The Federal Theatre Project, a part of the Works Project Administration, was founded in 1935 to employ out of work actors, singers and technicians The Swing Mikado, created by its Ohio branch, was one of their most successful productions, moving to Broadway after almost a year in Chicago. It played at the New Yorker Theatre for two months, then moved to the 44th Street Theatre for its final month. Its success spawned imitators, most notably Michael Todd's Hot Mikado.
Ad on rear panel: "AND IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ... Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presenting The Gondoliers, Mikado, Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe and Trial by Jury ..."
$125

G-3586
1939. Mikado. January 12, 1939. Leicester Square Theatre, London. Toye: Baker, Green, Granville, Barclay, Collin, Willis, Paynter [i.e. Nickell-Lean], Naylor. "World Film Première ... The first Gilbert and Sullivan Opera to be brought to the screen ... in aid of The Boy Scouts' Appeal Fund", staring several D'Oyly Carte principals and produced by Geoffrey Toye, the former musical director. 20 pp. large format stapled program, b/w on glossy paper, with colour title page (Mikado), plus tan card wrappers lettered in red and green, with Boy Scout logo and tri-colour ribbon; cover somewhat soiled and unevenly tanned around edges of front; corners bumped, with light vertical crease; staples rusting; internally, title page dusty. Overall a very good copy of this unusual piece of Boy Scout/G&S memorabilia.
$50

G-2882
1948. Trial and Pirates. 15th-[21st] March, 1948. Theatre Royal, Glasgow. The Orpheus Club "(By permission of R. D'Oyly Carte)". 8 pp. stapled booklet, including plain paper wrappers; seal broken, rear panel lacking 1" piece and with severe evidence of previous mounting; upper corners creased. Good.
$5

G-3588
1953. Trial and Pinafore. [n.d.] 1953. Woolwich Polytechnic Operatic Society [now TEPOS, Thames Polytechnic ...]; "The artistes in this production are amateurs". 8 pp. stapled booklet, printed in blue on glossy white wrappers and creamy inner leaves; staple rusting. Fine.
$2

G-3589
1954. Gondoliers. March 1954. Woolwich Polytechnic Operatic Society [now TEPOS, Thames Polytechnic ...]; "The artistes in this production are amateurs". 16 pp. stapled booklet, printed on covers in red and black; rear panel soiled, therefore very good.
$2

G-3591
1962. Pinafore. From 9th February, 1962. Her Majesty's Theatre. Tennent Productions Ltd. ... Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Alwyn: Glynne, Downie, Mossfield, House, Byatt, Studholme, Ryan. 12 pp. stapled glossy booklet, with blue and black on white pictorial (Pirates and Pinafore montage) wrappers; faint horizontal fold; nice and clean overall. Fine.
This production "First performed at the Stratford Theatre, Ontario, Canada, in July, 1960".
$12

G-3592
1962. Pirates. From 15th February, 1962. Her Majesty's Theatre. Tennent Productions Ltd. ... Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Alwyn: Young, Downie, Mossfield, House, Byatt, Adams, Gordon, Studholme. 12 pp. stapled glossy booklet, with red and black on white pictorial (Pirates and Pinafore montage) wrappers; a touch age toned. Fine.
This production "First performed at the Stratford Theatre, Ontario, Canada, on 7th July, 1961".
$12

G-3593
1962. A Festival of Gilbert & Sullivan. May 19th 1962. Colston Hall, Bristol. "The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Bristol Branch ..." Featuring Jean Hindmarsh, Thomas Round, Donald Adams and Peter Pratt "(Donald Adams and Thomas Round appear by permission of Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd.) ... Conducted by Stanford Robinson ... with chorus of 250 ..." Excerpts from eight shows, with supplementary local performers. Stapled booklet with 8 pp glossy paper printed in red and black, plus red, white and black light card covers, now just a touch dusty and toned; staple rusting. Near fine.
$5

G-3594
[----- Another copy]. This one with a newspaper review, including photo of the performers and conductor, laid in. A couple marks to lower edge; staples rusting. Near fine.
$8

G-3595
1962. Yeomen. 9-21 July 1962 (hand-dated "9th July 1962"). "... at the Tower of London". Leonard: cast includes Savoyards Round and Sandford; the first Anthony Besch Tower of London production. 2 pp. (one leaf) cream paper printed in light brown, with "Festival of the City of London" header; ink notations (date and [ticket price?]) at top; horizontal fold, faint vertical crease. But for the notations, fine
$25

G-3596
1964. Gilbert and Sullivan For All. 9th February, 1964. Colston Hall, Bristol. Staring Jean Hindmarsh, Gillian Knight, Thomas Round and Donald Adams; "At the piano: William Cox-Ife. 8 pp. red and white stapled booklet, listing programme including selections from eleven shows; a bit rumpled and a touch rubbed. Overall, near fine.
Founded in 1963 by Adams and Round just before they left the D'Oyly Carte, this is early in the history of the group. It was mostly made up of D'Oyly Carte company members (former and current but with nights off) who came together to sing in concert. Usually consisting of five principals, the group toured the UK and North America, often supplementing their performances with a regional chorus, often one from a local G&S society.
$5

G-3597
1964. Yeomen. 6-18 July 1964 (hand-dated "18th July 1964"). Tower of London. Leonard: cast includes Savoyards Round and Sandford (the latter "by kind permission of Bridget D'Oyly Carte Ltd"); the second Anthony Besch Tower of London production. 2 pp. (one leaf, 8"x12.5") white paper printed in black, with red "Festival of the City of London" header; in notations (date and [ticket price?]) at top; cross folds. Fine.
$20

G-3598
1969. Gilbert and Sullivan For All. [Early 1969]*. Featuring Donald Adams, Thomas Round, Valerie Masterson, Alice Hynd, Gillian Knight, John Cartier from the D'Oyly Carte, together with Angela Jenkins and Helen Landis; conductor Michael Moores. A 1969 programme souvenir, without the usual performance and theatre specific sheet inserted for each night/venue. 8 pp. stapled booklet with red and white front cover; faintly rumpled. Near fine.
* Dated from reference made to touring North America "... Denver, Colorado, last summer, and the 13-week coast-to-coast tour recently completed."
Founded in 1963 by Adams and Round just before they left the D'Oyly Carte, GSFA was mostly made up of D'Oyly Carte company members (former and current but with nights off) who came together to sing in concert. Usually consisting of five principals, the group toured the UK and North America, often supplementing their performances with a regional chorus, often one from a local G&S society.
$3

G-3599
1969. Thespis. 27th February - 1st March, 1968. King George's Hall [London]. Glebe Operatic Society. Amateur production using the version "adapted by Terence Rees and Garth Morton". 4 pp. stapled b/w glossy paper booklet, plus decorative wrappers in facsimile of the original production's programme; light foxing and a hint of creasing; membership form for the Society laid in. Near fine.
$3

G-3600
1969. Patience. November 7, 1969. London Coliseum. Sadler's Wells Opera. Montgomery: Stroud, Belcourt, Shilling, Delaney, Chapman, Fasso, Begg, Baldwin. With dated green paper indulgence slip substituting Anabel Damadian for Shirley Chapman as Angela, very good articles by Audrey Williamson and William Gaunt. 18 pp. stapled glossy and brown construction paper booklet, plus light card wrappers printed in yellow, black and white on front; minor creasing and corners faintly bumped; slip rumpled. A near fine programme, with very good slip.
$5

G-3601
[1975]. The Black Mikado. [from April 1975]. Cambridge Theatre. "James Verner ... in association with Paula Margulies presents ... (from an idea by Patrick Ide and James Verner)". 20 pp. stapled booklet with three-colour pictorial (Katisha) front cover; nice and crisp. Fine.
$12

Tommy Steele plays Jack Point ... really?

G-3602
1978. Yeomen. 17 July - 12 August 1978*. "In the Moat of H M Tower of London". Festival of the City of London. A remount of the Anthony Besch production, with headliner Tommy Steele. 4 pp. plainly printed programme, stapled within light card colour-pictorial Festival covers; a touch dusty, with light bumping along edges; overall near fine.
* "On the occasion of the 900th Anniversary of Her Majesty's Tower of London ..."
$10

G-2902
1982. The Pirates of Penzance. November 1982. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. New York Shakespeare Festival. Koch: Curry, Stephenson, Cole, Ross, Langford, Praed, McCoy. From the Joseph Papp production Pirates during its London run, souvenir/libretto only, later issue, with integral insert reflecting the cast changes among the principals, now including Tobias, Noone, Fraser, Ranson, Leonard, Ross, Lancaster. Full colour photographic souvenir with colour pictorial (original poster design) card wrappers; 1" split at lower spine; "ding" to lower rear cover, affecting through to front; occasional creasing. Near fine.
$10

G-3603
1983. H.M.S. Pinafore. 26 July - 6 August 1983. Queen Elizabeth Hall. "Greater London Council presents Patrick Cargill in a revival of Raymond Gubbay's ... HMS Pinafore ..." 12 pp. stapled booklet with colour pictorial (Josephine and two sailors) black wrapper; a little creased along spine and at corners; contents clean. Near fine.
$3

G-3604
1992. H.M.S. Pinafore. May 12 to October 18, 1992. Avon Theatre. Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Directed by Brian MacDonald, Musical Direction by Bernard Carrière, Designed by Susan Benson. 60 pp. festival specific program (approx. 10 pp. dedicated to Pinafore) plus colour pictorial (the ship) wrappers; a touch rumpled, with lower front corner creased. Fine.
$3

G-3605
1982. Mikado. 28th September 1982 - [January 1983 ??]. Cambridge Theatre, London. "The Plymouth Theatre Royal Company's New Production ... With new orchestration by Ed Coleman". 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus red, yellow and black pictorial (three little maids) light card wrappers; ink annotation substituting John Griffiths for Nicholas Smith (Mr. Rumbold of Are You Being Served?) as the Mikado. A fine copy.
$3

G-3606
[----- Another copy]. This one with ink notation at top front ("... October 16 - 1982") and ticket stub sellotaped to inside cover; a couple minor creases to spine edge. Near fine.
$3

G-3607
1993. Together Again. [6th June 1993]. [Manchester Free Trade Hall]. David Steadman conducting the National Concert Orchestra in "A Gilbert & Sullivan / D'Oyly Carte Reunion.": D'Oyly Carte cast consists of Donald Adams, John Ayldon, Lorraine Daniels, Alistair Donkin, Jon Ellison, Julia Goss, Lyndsie Holland, Peggy Ann Jones, Gillian Knight, Patricia Leonard, Valerie Masterson, Michael Rayner, Meston Reid, Thomas Round, Kenneth Sandford, Geoffrey Shovelton, Vivian Tierney, Pauline Wales and James Conroy-Ward. 8 pp. glossy paper, plus tan and brown light card pictorial (Gilbert and Sullivan) wrappers; stapled; crisp and clean. Fine.
Together with:
Covering presentation ink autograph note signed from David Stedman on "Together Again" b/w cartoon postcard designed by Geoffrey Shovelton and signed "Shov/93". Also fine.
For the poster and handbill for this performance, see the Sandford Archive's ephemera section.
$15

G-2906
[1995]. Hot Mikado. [June 1995]. Queens Theatre, [London]. Ford's Theatre Production, a rollicking swing version of the Mikado created and adapted by David Bell and Rob Bowman. Colour decorated black wrappers; together with a June 27, 1995 ticket stub. Both items fine.
$10

G-3608
[----- Another copy]. This one without a ticket stub; minor creasing. Fine.
$8

G-2909
2000. Gilbert & Sullivan Gala 2000. June 25th, 2000. Crawley Festival. "To include excerpts from every Savoy Opera." Performance to benefit The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Savoyards participating include Valerie Masterson, Helen Roberts, Joyce Perry, Kenneth Sandford, Thomas Round (who danced a hornpipe), Julia Goss, Peggy Ann Jones, Neville Griffiths, and more than 40 other members of the Old and New D'Oyly Carte Companies. 16 pp. narrow, large format stapled booklet, with b/w photo-pictorial (Gilbert and Sullivan) light card wrappers, Together with flyer listing raffle prizes. Both pieces fine.
$5

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Comedy and Tragedy First Night

G-3331
[1884]. Pygmalion and Galatea and Comedy and Tragedy. Printer's date and hand-dated "January 26th. 1884". Lyceum Theatre. 4 pp. cream paper folder, printed in brown, now a bit aged; with a series of punched holes where placed in album; ink note, date followed by "...Trixie & Emily", on front; horizontal folds; a couple small chips to bottom edge. A very good first-night Comedy and Tragedy programme.
NB. -- This programme differs considerably from later ones of the same production. There are fewer ads, more production information and both pieces are accompanied by a statements that they are "... produced under the Direction of the Author."; also, C&T is "... written specially for Miss Mary Anderson ..."
From the collection of Charles Hoyer Millar, in-law of the du Mauriers, minor cricketer and founding member of the Rosslyn Park [Rugby] Football Club.
$100

G-2916
[1884] Pygmalion and Galatea and Comedy and Tragedy. September 6 [1884]. Lyceum Theatre. 4 pp., cream folded paper printed in maroon, with "1884" in pencil on front and rear; horizontal fold; light foxing; advertising throughout. Near fine.
$45

G-3609
1960. The Fairy's Dilemma. December 7th 1960. Portcullis Theatre [London]. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society. 4 pp. pale yellow folder, plainly printed in black, with Society logo at top front, rear panel blank; strip of toning along top edge, upper corner creased. Near fine.
$5

G-2918
1975. Engaged. 6 August-[?], 1975. The National Theatre at the Old Vic [London]. With a biography of Gilbert and historical sketch of the play, each accompanied by period illustrations and photos; also with rehearsal photos and cast bios. 8 pp. stapled colour booklet (2 foldout pages), plus brown, white and yellow light card wrappers; a touch creased at edges. With 2 p. cast list/ad for programme and 1 p. announcement of succeeding production laid in. Near fine..
$5

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G-2921
[1878]. Trio ["Morn, happy morn!"]; "Words by W.G. Wills, Music by Arthur Sullivan"; from the play Olivia by W.G. Wills. [1878]. Royal Court Theatre. Starring Ellen Terry in the title role. 4 pp. heavy cream paper folder, printed in black; stab holes along fold from previous binding, resulting in three tiny chips at spine and short split at tail; minor creasing at bottom. Near fine.

With note on verso: "Mr. Hare [Theatre Lessee and Manager] is indebted to the kindness of ... Mr. Arthur Sullivan for the Music he has expressly composed for the Trio sung in Act II."
$65

1898. The Beauty Stone. 1/7/98 (printer's date). Savoy. Cellier: Devol, Isham, Lytton, Passmore, Brandram, Owen, Moyse, Joran.
1899. The Rose of Persia. Printer's date 21/12/99. Savoy. Cellier: Lytton, Passmore, Evett, Ridgewell, Jay, Rose, Owen, Brandram.

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These programmes were distributed at Royal Command performances at Windsor Castle, the so-called "Windsor Theatricals".
Under the orders of Queen Victoria, watched over by Prince Albert and supervised by Charles Kean, the intent was to show royal favour for the English stage and to "revive and elevate the English drama". The result was that a majority of the performances were by Kean's company, fewer by the other London producers.

The first period of Victorian Command Performances ran from 1850 until the death of the Prince Consort; they were held weekly for a period of six to eight weeks in the winter and were usually selected from shows then playing in London. After Albert's death, no further command performances were held until the 1880s.

The programmes are lace-edged, with embossed royal seal at top, printed in black with header "ROYAL ENTERTAINMENT. / By Command, / Her Majesty's servants will perform , at Windsor Castle ..." Most have a contiguous blank leaf, and all were once framed. As a result, they have matte marks and some toning, mounting remnants, and there is the occasional chipped edge.


G-3712
1850. The Critic, by Sheridan; and The Practical Man by Bernard. December 19th, 1850. Charles Kean's Princess's Theatre production. Light and even matte marks, with a little resultant toning; mounting tabs; a couple tiny closed edge tears; lacks the contiguous blank. Near fine.
$95

G-3713
1853. St Cupid; or, Dorothy's Fortune by Jerold. January 21st, 1853. Charles Kean's Princess's Theatre production; "(Never Acted) / A New and Original Comedy ..." the premiere performance of this play that opened the following night at the Princess's. With the contiguous leaf, though it is much browned on verso and chipped as a result of framing; programme leaf just a touch toned, with light chipping or creasing to edges, and a few tiny marks; overall very good.
$125

G-3714
1854. The Tempest by Shakespeare. February 2nd, 1854. Charles Kean's Princess's Theatre cast (though The Tempest would not be produced there until the famous 1857 production), with Kean as Prospero. With the contiguous leaf, now much browned on verso and with mounting tape remnant; a few tiny fox marks to programme page; with minor edge creasing and chipping; faint matte marks. Near fine.
$125

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