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Zuleika [extract]

Summary
BBC production of a 45-minute extract from Zuleika, a new musical comedy drawing on Max Beerbohm’s novel Zuleika Dobson, presented in a special performance from the Saville Theatre, London.
Theatre play
Zuleika by James Ferman (1930-2002) [more information]
Date of transmission
Wednesday 12 June 1957
Time
9.30pm
Series
Theatre Night
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Directors
Eleanor Fazan, Peter Powell
Charles Mackerras (credited with ‘Orchestration’)
Television Presentation by
John Vernon
Playwright
James Ferman (1930-2002)
Composer
Peter Tranchell
Lyrics
James Ferman (1930-2002)
Musical Direction
Alan Abbott
Sets / Settings
Osbert Lancaster
Costumes
Osbert Lancaster
Cast
David Ayliffa minor part
Christopher Bamforda minor part
Philip BondSir John Marraby
Leighton Camdena minor part
Roderick CookLord Sayes
Raymond Cookea minor part
Gordon Cornisha minor part
Delia Corriea minor part
Anthony Dawesa minor part
Clive ExtonThe Hon. Charles Trent-Derby
John GowerThe Macquern
Richard Harta minor part
Hermione Harveya minor part
Anne Hydea minor part
Yvonne Marlowea minor part
Mildred MayneZuleika
Wendy McClurea minor part
David MortonThe Duke of Dorset
Peter Murraya minor part
David Oddiea minor part
Elizabeth Osborna minor part
Michael O’ConnorOover
Patricia Routledgea minor part
Patricia Rowlandsa minor part
David Spurlinga minor part
Patricia StarkKatie Batch
Daniel ThorndikeThe Warden of Judas
Geoffrey Underwooda minor part
Peter WoodthorpeNoaks
Susan Wrena minor part

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
adaptation of novel; comedy; musical; universities, as theme or setting

Print sources

Title
A New Zuleika: Latter-day Edwardian Siren of Oxford (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Philip Hope-Wallace (Reviewer)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 12 April 1957, p. 9
Linking notes
n.b. a review of the stage production, not the excerpt shown on television
Title
Radio Times, 7 June 1957 (Magazine)
Linking notes
p. 17, listing with photograph

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