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Musical Theatre Melodies - 4th August - "Alice in Wonderland" - 150th anniversary

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 4th August at 9 p.m. will feature a 150th Anniversary tribute to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, (first published in 1865), with two musical versions of the story, which include additional songs and scenes from Through the Looking-Glass.

The first is the stage adaptation by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus, with incidental music by Richard Addinsell, from the 1947 Broadway cast recording starring Bambi Linn as 'Alice', with Eva Le Gallienne, Margaret Webster, Richard Waring, Hugh Franklin, et. al.

To be followed by the 1941 and 1945 HMV studio cast recordings adapted by Edward P. Genn, with incidental music by Walter Slaughter, (composed in 1886), starring Ann Stephens as 'Alice', with Arthur Askey, Florence Desmond, Richard Goolden, Syd Walker, Robertson Hare, Leslie Henson, Stanley Holloway, Ronald Frankau, Nancy and Molly Monks, Helen Stephens, Jay Laurier, Jeanne De Casalis, Tommy Trinder, Tommy Handley, Roddy Hughes and Nellie Wallace.

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