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Weird of Colbar 1937Glasgow Grand Opera Society

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After their recent concentration on the works of Berlioz, the enterprise of Glasgow Grand continued, with an entire week devoted to the world premiere of this 'Scottish Romantic Opera'. The choice for 1938, the final production before the outbreak of war, fell on Aïda. This Jacobite-inspired piece shows the playing out of a curse laid on a family.

Cast details from a programme in the Mitchell Library collection.

Performance Cast

First Rustic

J Howat Murdoch

Second Rustic

William Graham

Landlord of Colbar Village Inn

James Newall

Tapster of the Inn

Hector McKinnon

Captain of the Grenadiers

William Dickie

Macdonald an aged Highland Prisoner

Barton Brown

Angus Colbar younger brother of Alan

P Campbell Moir (Mar 22, 24, 26)

Neil Forsyth (Mar 23, 25, 27)

Ailie Graeme housekeeper at Colbar House

Jenny Black (Mar 22, 24, 25, 27)

Retta McAllister (Mar 23, 26)

Alan Colbar of that Ilk

Harold Green (Mar 22, 24, 26)

Albert Dewar (Mar 23, 25, 27)

Moira daughter of Angus

Jean Summers (Mar 22, 24, 27)

Elsie Hamilton (Mar 23, 25, 26)

Effie maid to Moira

Janette Ure (Mar 22, 23, 24)

Amy M V Fryers (Mar 25, 26, 27)

Dame Colbar wife of Angus

Margaret Dick

Earl of Belford suitor to Moira

Leggat Paisley

Alan Graeme (so called) son of the older Alan

Harold Green (Mar 22, 24, 26)

Albert Dewar (Mar 23, 25, 27)

Recruiting Sergeant in charge of the Press Gang

William Dickie

Captain Carr of the Royal Regiment

William Dickie

Colonel Ransome of the Royal Regiment

Barton Brown

Performance DatesWeird of Colbar 1937

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Mar, 19.30 23 Mar, 19.30 24 Mar, 19.30 25 Mar, 19.30 26 Mar, 19.30 27 Mar, 19.30

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