The Hopeful Travellers
(Les Gueux au Paradis)

by André Obey & G M Martens
Translated by Iris Capell with songs by Maurice Fombeure, Claude Roy & Claude Arrieu

 

Tavistock Little Theatre
March 10 - 12, 1949

English première
 

Cast List

The Four Companions : Arthur Douglas, Clara Haldersen, Rita Nachum, George Tree
Boule Verbuyck : Victor Platt
Flavie, his wife : Annette Panter
Goeleke, his daughter : Cecile Bloomfield
The Sacristan : Wilfred Cook
Rietje Rans : Arthur Brown
Manse, his mistress : Gwen Bacon
Djakke, his son : James Flood
Martin, a donkey : Denis Snowman
The Constable : Desmond Kendrick
A Page : Ebrahim Alkazi
A Barman : Arthur Douglas
The Duke of Alba : John Blain
Baltie, Boule's dead father : Denis Snowman
Lucifer : Desmond Kendrick
The Devils : Iris Blain, June Burton, James Flood, Vi Rutter
The Archangel Michael : Gerald Godley
St Nicholas : Ebrahim Alkazi
St Nicodemus : Denis Snowman
St Peter : Ivor Martin
St Mary, the Virgin : Bobbie Peacock
Marietje, Boule's dead child : Juliet Smith
The Angels : Ann Brennan, Patience Cross, Patricia Linden, Sheila Morgan
A Nurse : Edith Burdett
Mentie, the Undertaker : David Gregory
Wies, the Barber : Martyn Rex Driscoll
A Boy : George Smith

The Hopeful Travellers


 

The Hopeful Travellers


Production Team

Director : Ariadne Nicolaeff
Set Design : Hilary Stewart
Songs arranged by Peter Playford
Devils' Dance arranged by Catherine Marks
At the Piano : John Browell
Masks : Vi Rutter
Costumes designed & made by Tavistock Wardrobe

Stage Manager : John Valley
ASMs : Norman Fenner, Renée Godstein, Ilse Sterne
Electrician : Peter Playford
Assistant Electrician : Virginia Palmer
Wardrobe Mistress : Dorothy Fox, assisted by Roshenara Alkazi & Vera Davies