Charles Hickman's production of The Merry Widow was a real money-spinner for the company, with several national tours and a long West End run at the London Coliseum (which planted the seed of the idea that brought about the company's move to that theatre a decade later). Highlights of the production were recorded, though by that time, Alexander Gibson had moved north to conduct the SNO, and the recording was conducted by William Reid.
During the course of this tour, Thomas Round developed throat problems, and had to be replaced at several performances.
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