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Albert Herring 1970Scottish Opera

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Anthony Besch's 1966 Albert Herring was the first production that Scottish Opera toured abroad (to Florence in May 1968). In October 1970 it was taken in the opposite direction, to the National Theatre in Reykjavik. This time his new staging of Turn of the Screw also went. On returning to Britain, Herring was given two more performances in Newcastle (and Screw just one). By this time, the performers could almost be described as the 'Scottish Opera Repertory Company', so well did they work together.

Performance Cast

Lady Billows an elderly aristocrat

Judith Pierce

Florence Pike housekeeper to Lady Billows

Johanna Peters

Miss Wordsworth head teacher

Patricia Clark

Mr Gedge the Vicar

Ronald Morrison

Mr Upfold the Mayor

Francis Egerton

Superintendent Budd police officer

William McCue

Sid from the butcher's

Michael Maurel

Nancy from the baker's

Catherine Wilson

Albert Herring from the greengrocer's

Gregory Dempsey

Mrs Herring the greengrocer, Albert's mother

Anna Reynolds

Emmie a schoolgirl

Sheila McGrow

Cis a schoolgirl

Ann Baird

Harry a schoolboy

Timothy Oldham

Performance DatesAlbert Herring 1970

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Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

13 Oct, 19.30 14 Oct, 19.30

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