Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 3rd Feb - "Divorce Me, Darling!"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 3rd February at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to Sandy Wilson's Divorce Me, Darling!, (the 1930's sequel to his 1920's musical comedy The Boy Friend), from the original 1965 London cast recording starring Patricia Michael, Philip Gilbert, Anna Sharkey, Cy Young and Joan Heal with Geoffrey Hibbert, Maria Charles, Jenny Wren, Vicky Clayton, Violetta, Roy Sone, Charles Yates, Harry Haythorne, Robert Parvin, Keith Smith and Irlin Hall; plus additional songs and reprises from the 1997 Chichester Festival Theatre revival cast recording.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, ('live' via telephone from London), by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

And will be followed by selections from the original 1954 Players' Theatre London cast recording of Wilson's The Boy Friend, with Anne Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Denise Hurst, Maria Charles, Joan Gadson, Juliet Hunt, Larry Drew, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Violetta and John Rutland.