A Comedy in Three Acts
Recorded online during the Covid-19 lockdown, this comic play of W.S. Gilbert's features some familiar plot devices and dialogue. Listen to our radio play version and donate as you feel to help us keep Gilbert & Sullivan alive during the pandemic and beyond....
Following the success of our virtual pantomime, Jack Point and the Beanstalk, we are pleased to present this comic radio play by W.S. Gilbert, which was recorded as a Zoom play reading back in July 2020.
Frederic Foggerty is about to marry Jennie, until she discovers that he has been engaged before and refuses to go through with it. Luckily for Foggerty, a fairy guardian, Rebecca, appears to help him. The magic intervention has its flaws, however, and Foggerty finds himself in something of a pickle.
First performed at The Criterion Theatre in 1881 (the same year as Patience premiered), much of the content of Foggerty's Fairy will seem familiar to fans of Gilbert & Sullivan's Savoy Operas. Let us know over on our Facebook page how many lines or references you notice!
You are also welcome to join us and get involved in our online activities, and future (on stage) productions.
Adrian Samuel as Foggerty
Alison King as the Fairy Rebecca
Stan Fillery as Talbot
Margaret Amey as Malvina De Vere
Tim Archer as Walkinshaw
Rowan Stanfield as Jennie
Peter Tucknott as Blogg
Michael Bale as Dr Lobb
Paul Eccles as Dr Dobb
Brenda Gower as Delia Spiff
Trevor Allen as Uncle Fogle
Phillippa Acton as Aunt Bogle
Patrick Birdsall as Walker,Balker and Narrator
Lucy Sarsfield as Tottie
Sharona Turnbull as Lottie