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Gaiety Theatre Dublin

D irectors: E a m o n n A ndrew s. L o r c a n B o u rk e. F red O ' D on o v an . D e rm o d Cafferkv

RATHMINES AND RATHGAR MUSICAL SOCIETY

presents

(^ a m e lo t — From 3rd to 15th MAY. 1971


Dine, Dance after the show a t Dublin’s N ew est Unique Night Spot, the

AVANT GARDE Sample M enu Melon Jeanette 12ip F ru it of the Sea Cocktail 30p Rolled Ham & Asparagus 30p French Onion Soup 1 2ip H ors d’Oeuvre 25p Praw n Bisque I2 ip Top Sirloin Steak (8 ozs.), Chasseur Sauce, C hipped Potatoes, F rench Fried Onions 75p T-Bone Steak (12 oz), Chasseur Sauce, Chipped Potatoes. Garden Peas £1.00 Gammon Steak H aw aian, Swiss potatoes. Garden Peas 6 0 ip G iant Hamburg Steak, Chipped potatoes. Saute Onions 35p Prawns Americaine, Flaked Rice 75p Deep Apple Pie a la m ode 12ip Banana Caprice 12^p Fresh F ru it Salad 15p C aram el Creme I2^p T ea or Coffee 7 i p

Fully licensed till 12.30 p.m.

The

AVANT GARDE in the Dolphin, Essex Street, Dublin. Telephone 778283 Now operated by W ills Hotels Ltd.

“Food for thought” T heatre Dinners an d Suppers in th e warm friendly atmosphere of a log fire.

“THE OLDE HOB” (RESTAURANT) 68 LR. LEESON STREET

Phone 64745


GAIETY

THEATRE

SOUTH KING STREET, DUBLIN 2 T ele g ra m s “ GAIETY DUBLIN”

T e le p h o n e 771717

R e sid e n t M a n a g e r : J O E KEARNS NIGHTLY 8 p.m.

MATINEES, SATURDAYS 3 p.m.

COM M ENCING 3 rd MAY, 1971 FOR 2 W EEK S RATHMINES AND RATHGAR MUSICAL SOCIETY

p resen ts

(^am elo B o o k a n d L yrics by ALAN JAY LERNER M usic b y FREDERICK LOEWE by a r r a n g e m e n t with C h a p p e ll & C o . Ltd. M usical D ire c to r TERRY O ’CO N N O R, L.R.A.M. C h o r u s M a s te r R O B E R T DALY C h o r e o g r a p h e r ALICE DALGARNO

S e t s fro m t h e o rig in a l D rury L a n e p r o d u c tio n

s u p e r v i s e d by R O B E R T HEADE

Directed by ANDREW DOWNIE


A GAIETY EVENING FIRST ACT M ee t in th e G a ie ty. Have a d rin k in c o m fo rt b e fo re th e show. B ars open 7 .30 p.m . O rd e r a nd pay fo r d rin k s fo r th e in te rva l.

INTERVAL Y o u r d rin k s are ready a nd w a itin g fo r yo u a t y o u r table. Y o u ’ re saved tim e a nd tro u b le .

ENCORE R elax a fte r th e show. H ave a d r i n k . The b a rs a re a lw a y s o p e n fo r h a lf an ho u r a fte r c u rta in fa ll.

T T N A f .F ■

W e trust you enjoyed your Gaiety evening come again! Licenced Bars on all Floors.


CAMELOT The s io ry of C a m elo t is th e bitte r-sw e e t one of a b e a utifu l wom an w h o is lo ve d by tw o men. It o p e n s on th e eve of th e w e d d in g of King A rth u r and G uenevere. B o th have e s c a p e d from the re ce p tio n , sca re d , excite d , a nd G uenevere, at least, re b e llio u s , as she ta ke s her pa tro n s a in t to task in h e r o p e n in g s o n g ,‘Where are the Simple Joys of M aidenhood.’ A rth u r, e q u a lly restless, s in g s the w e ll-k n o w n i w onder what the King is doing tonight’ in answer to w h a t he im a g in e s his c o u rtie rs are s a yin g a b o u t him . He h e a rs G uene ve re s in g in g , his d o u b ts vanish and he fa lls in love w ith her, w e lc o m in g her to C a m elo t 'w h e re the w in te r is fo rb id d e n till D e c e m b e r and e xits M arch the seco n d on the d o t’. For five ye ars th e ir m a rria g e is a h a p p y one. Then the King, dism aye d at the la c k o f c u ltu re in h is C o u rt, and rea lising th a t his K n ig h ts a re used o n ly to c re a te w a r a nd s trife , gets the idea o f fo rm in g them in to a g ro u p w ho se m issio n w ill be a n e w fo rm of c h iv a lry ‘w h e re m ig h t c h a m p io n s rig h t’. So that there w ill be no q u a rre llin g as to w h o sh o u ld be th e ir head, he and G u e nevere agree th a t they s h o u ld s it at a ro u n d ta ble fo r th e ir c o n fe re n ce s . So th e K n ig h ts o f the R ound T a b le are esta blishe d A lo n g c o m e s L a n c e lo t d u Lac, d e d ic a te d , v irtu o u s , brave and having su p re m e c o n fid e n c e in h is own p ro w e s s in the jo u s tin g a rena. H is b o a stin g a n tag o n ise s G uenevere a n d she tre a ts h im w ith d is d a in . A rth u r h o w e ver, c h a m p io n s h im and seem s ju s tifie d w h e n L a n c e lo t d e fe a ts three o f th e g reatest ‘ .n ights in a jo u s t. He a ls o a p p e a rs to p e rfo rm a m ira c le th ro u g h h is prayers in b rin g in g o ne o f them , S ir L io n e l, back to life a fte r he w as th o u g h t to be fa ta lly inju re d . A t th is , in one o f th e m ost m o v in g sce n e s in th e play, it oecom es o b vio u s th a t G uenevere a nd L a n c e lo t have fa lle n in love. The King, s tro n g on b e h alf of h is co u n try, fe e ls th a t he should ig n o re th e situ a tio n and a llo w s it to e xist fo r a perio d of tw o years. Soon, a tro u b le s o m e young m an c a lle d M o rd re d , arrives from S co tla n d . He is so n of the e n c h a n tre s s M o rg a u se and of K in g A rth u r. H is d is tu rb in g in flu e n c e is fe lt in c o u rt and he b ring s o u t in to th e open th e ro m a n c e b e tw een G uene ve re and L a n ce lo t. L a n c e lo t m akes his esca p e to F rance and A rth u r is una ble to p re ve n t G u e nevere from b e in g se n te n c e d to death by b u rn in g a t th e stake. L a n c e lo t a nd h is m en re s c u e her. A rth u r is fo rce d to d e c la re w a r on L a n ce lo t, and G uenevere re tire s to a convent. T he c u rta in fa lls as A rth u r says to P e llin o re : 'I'v e w o n my b a ttle, P e lly — h e re 's m y v ic to r y ! W hat we d id w ill be rem e m be re d . . . w h a t w e all are, Pelly. Less th a n a d ro p in the g re a t b lu e m otio n o f th e s u n lit sea. B u t it se e m s som e of the d ro p s s p a rkle , Pelly. Som e of th e m d o s p a rk le .’ M ost m em o rab le am ong the so n g s are th e lo v e ly ‘How to Hanc'le a W om an’ (s u n g by th e b e w ild e re d K in g in w h ich in c id e n ta lly th e re is m ore than a re m in d e r o f an e xa sp era te d P ro fe s s o r H ig g in s !) and ‘If Ever I Should Leave Y o u ’ sung by L a n c e lo t to G uenevere. The s to ry is based on T he O n ce and Future K in g by T. H. W hite.


G AM ELO T by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe CAST ARTHUR

CATHAL MacCABE

MERLYN

MAURICE O’SULLIVAN

GUENEVERE

ANN DAVIS

LANCELOT

JULIAN DAVEY

PELLINORE

PATRICK CAMPBELL

MORDRED TOM OF WARWICK SIR DINADAN SIR LIONEL SIR SAGRAMORE SIR CLARIUS

SEAN MURPHY NICHOLAS MULCAHY TONY SWEENY DESMOND MARRON NOEL BYRNE PASCHAL WALSH

SQUIRE PADHRAIGH

PAT LAWLOR

LADY ANNE

ENA BOYLAN

LADY SYBIL

PATRICIA PASLEY

SCOTS KNIGHT BALLAD SINGER

DENIS LEAHY DESMOND MARRON

NIMUE

CATHERINE GAUGHAN

PAGES

P. O’CONNOR D. WHELAN

LORDS AND LADIES OF CAMELOT N. Magee, J. Bevan, R. Evans, S. Hogan, J. Kelly, P. Gibbs, B. Frier, M. Cullen, D. Leahy, T. McLoughlin, J. Murphy, D. Deasy, E. Staveley, M. McCann, D. Cummins, M. Magee, B. Crawford, A. Crossan, A. McBrien, M. Neville, A. Cahill, M. O’Donoghue, C. Kennedy, C. Hedigan, A. Walshe, N. Kealy, D. Sheridan DANCERS (all members of the DUBLIN BALLET CLUB) : Pauline Ward, Ann Hughes, Cleo O’Neill, Susan McGuirk, Vivienne Tobin, Pearl Fallon, Deirdre Murtagh, Muriel Murphy, Vanessa Walsh.


ACT ONE Scene 1

A h illtop near Camelot, a long tim e ago. Scene 2

The same — as night falls. Scene 3

The Royal Ante-Chamber — five years later. Scene 4

The Countryside near Camelot — a few months later. Scene 5

A garden near the castle — im m ediately following. Scene 6

The Ante-chamber — two weeks later. Scene 7

The Jousting Field — first light the follow ing Saturday. Scene 8 The Ante-chamber — late afternoon the same day. Scene 9

Outside the Chapel — that night. Scene 10

The Great Hall — im m ediately following.

ACT TWO Scene 1

The Castle Terrace — a few years later. Scent 2

The Ante-chamber — a month later. Scene 3

Forest near Camelot — next day. Scene 4

A castle c o rrid o r — that night. Scene 5

The Bedcham ber — im m ediately following. Scene 6

The Battlem ents — several days later. Scene 7

France, between the opposing armies— some weeks later.

Costumes from the o rigin al Drury Lane production by Audrey Lupton and A rth u r Lane, London. Miss Davis Hairstyle by PETER MARK, Grafton Street. Wigs by Peter Mark.


F or t h e R a th m in es & R a thgar M usical Society. Honorary Secretary ..........................

CLEM P. RYAN

Honorary Treasurer ................................. THOMAS MURTAGH Wardrobe Master ................................................... PAT LAWLOR Wardrobe Mistress ........................................ CYNTHIA TAYLOR Booking Secretary ................................................ FRED TAYLOR Stage D irector ................................................ SEAMUS O ’NEILL Assistants ................ NORA O’ROURKE, MAURA MCCARTHY, DAPHNE MILLAR Public Relations .......................................... GLADYS MacNEVIN

For the Gaiety Theatre.

P. JONES ...................................... Stage Manager G. McFALL ......................... Asst. Stage Manager S. BURKE ................................. Chief Electrician

Are you about to be a bride, ora parent of a bride, ora friend of a bride, ora friend of a parent of a bride, or both ? If you are, here's some inform ation you'll find very useful. The Country Club Hotel, Portmarnock. is a wonderful place for a w edding breakfast. Phone or write for details : Banqueting Manager.

Couqtry Club cHotel Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Tel. 350611.


Commencing 17 May 1971

N o n Wisdom Show With All Star Cast FO R A LIM ITED SEASON

Commencing 28 June 1971

MAUREEN POTTER IN

Gaels of laughter 71 With Full Supporting Company


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HAPPY FAMILIES TAKE

jgm HOUDA Y

m and the 100 yard steak The perfect place fo r th a t juicy steak is less than 100 yards away. A t Jonathans in G rafton Street. Jonathans Downstairs - where good food is always on to p o f the bill. A nd there's dancing till 2 a.m. if yo u r're in the mood. Doors close at 12.30 a.m.

JONATHANS

'A new experience in eating out' Phone 7771 70 for reservations.


Palm Grove Delicious Ice Cream Now on Sale in this Theatre

Perri Crisps The Fastest Selling Crisps in the Country P rin te d by EJo P re ss Ltd., D u b lin 8.

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