The Imperial Nightingale
The Imperial Nightingale, by Nicholas Stuart Gray, is set in China in the year 200AD
At the lake behind the Imperial Palace a nightingale sings his enchanting song to a humble fisherman and a lowly kitchen maid but once the bird is heard by members of the Imperial Court the Emperor himself commands an audience.
Intrigue follows villainy, dreadful tortures are threatened and a mechanical bird is produced to rival the singing of the real bird but all ends happily when a mysterious Princess hold court at the dead of night!
Truly a captivating story for all the family.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd
|Bamboo, a young fisherman||Pamela Hoad|
|Flower, the gardener's daughter||Laura Hartley|
|Four Winds, Court poet||Werner Sommerfeld|
|First Suspicious Character||Mark Murray|
|Second Suspicious Character||Una Pengelly|
|Red Dragon, the Imperial War Lord||Roger Mathewson|
|Black Circle, an Astrologer-Magician||Doug Thomson|
|Kong, A Green Dragon Guard||David Gough|
|Pung, A Green Dragon Guard||Robin Thwaytes|
|Lady Purity||Laura Hoad|
|Lady Honour||Meg Henkus|
|The Emperor of China||Richard Ware|
|The White Princess||Denise Hill|
|Members of the Court||Members of the drama company|
|Behind the Scenes||Paul Anning, Wendy Montgomery, Pat Mathewson, Marina Williamson, Graeme Gallin, Charlie Whitton, Robin Hoad, Denise Hill, Ian Guy and Lynda Anning|
|Directed by||Lynda Anning|