Ref NoNM/H/2/3/21
TitleSecond Grand Charity Opera Festival at The Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester.
Date12-17 October 1925
Extent1 file
DescriptionIn aid of the Poor Boys' Summer Camp, Birkdale. Two programmes for three nights of "Samson & Delilah" with cast list and synopsis of scenery, the Ballet featured in this performance was arranged by Madge Atkinson, also featuring The Manchester Beecham Operatic chorus and The Hallé Orchestra. Also one synopsis of the production and a leaflet advertising the special Saturday matinee by Mark Hamburg, a pianist, featuring nallets and dances and the Hallé orchestra.

Programme for three nights of "The Fair Maid of Perth"with cast list and synopsis of scenery. Ballet arranged by Mollie Suffield. Inside the programme there are two synopses of the production.

Two programmes for the Special Saturday Matinee, which features fifteen performances, with Ballets produced by Madge Atkinson and Mollie Suffield. The programme has been annotated and Madge Atkinson's dances underlined, these include: A Fairy Fantasy.. "Oberon Overture"; Waltzes; Bacchanale (from Samson & Delilah) and Fingal's Cave.

A programme and notes on the Ballets and Dances accompanies the Saturday matinee and includes cast lists and detailed descriptions, a ticket order form is inside one of these copies (which has also been annotated) . Both programmes also contain advertisements.

Three brochures entitled The Operas and The Artistes contain details of the festival, The Poor Boys' Summer Camp, Birkdale, Southport, details of the works included in the festival and the artists involved. Madge Atkinson and Mollie Suffield are included on page 18. One copy has Anita Heyworth's name on the cover and contains autographs next to photographs inside.

A reference to MA's dances being based on the Revived Greek Dance technique has been crossed out and 'NM' written above it.
FormatTheatre Programme
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
DS/UK/P1348Heyworth; Anita Elizabeth M (1906-1991)1906-1991
NA126Opera House/Manchester/England, UK
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