ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Musical plays, pantomimes and operas 1923-1955


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D'OYLY CARTE 1923-1928
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Webster Booth made his stage debut with the D'Oyly Carte Company at the on September 9th 1923 as one of the yeomen in The Yeomen of the Guard. He remained with the company for four and a half years. He was in the chorus and played small parts. He felt that he would only advance if he waited long enough to fill dead mens shoes.


ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON (Fred Melville) December 1928
Brixton Theatre
Webster played the part of King Arthur in this pantomime at the


LIVERPOOL REPERTORY OPERA COMPANY (John Tobin) 1929-1930
Anne took small parts while having singing lessons with John Tobin.


BABES IN THE WOOD (Fred Melville) 1929
Webster played Will Scarlett at the Brixton Theatre.


THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Sir Alfred Butt) March 28th 1930
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Webster played the Duke of Buckingham for three months.
Dennis King - DArtagnan
Adrienne Brune - Constance
Lilian Davies - The Queen
Marie Ney - Milady










BY APPOINTMENT 1934
New Theatre, London
Starred Maggie Teyte. Anne sang the top soprano in an octet. The show closed after three weeks.


A KINGDOM FOR A COW (Kurt Weill) 28 June 1935
Savoy Theatre London.

Webster, with Jacqueline FRANCELL, Aubrey MATHER, Ben PULLEN, Bobbie COMBER, Cecil BROOKING, EdwardDALBY, George GEE, Hay PETRIE, Henry HEPWORTH, Herbert GARRY, Joan HAY, La JANA, Norman WILLIAMS, Vivienne CHATTERTON and Wilfrid CAITHNESS.
This show also closed after three weeks.


MOTHER GOOSE (Tom Arnold) 1935-1936
Liverpool
Anne played Principal Boy, with George Formby, George Lacey, Mollie Fisher (principal girl), Babs Wilson-Hill (principal dancer).


CINDERELLA (Tom Arnold) 1936-1937
Edinburgh.
Anne was Principal Boy, with Will Fyffe and Babs Wilson-Hill as Fairy Queen and principal dancer


VIRGINIA 2 September to 23 October 1937 (60 performances)
Center Theatre, Rockefeller Center, New York
Musical Supervisor: Don Voorhees. As Anne Booth, Anne took the part of Sylvia Laurence with a large cast, including Mona Barrie and Bertha Belmore.


INTERNATIONAL OPERA SEASON 23 May, 6 June 1938
Covent Garden.
Webster sang small parts in Der Rosenkavalier and The Magic Flute, conducted by Erich Kleiber.


THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 1938-1939
Streatham Hill Theatre
Anne played Prince Silverthistle, with Enid Stamp-Taylor as principal girl.




THE SLEEPING BEAUTYJanuary 1940
Golders Green Hippodrome, London
Produced by Prince Littler, staged by Ellis Holland, Anne Ziegler as Prince Silverthistle, Jimmy Young, Queen Quibblina, Terrys famous Juveniles
MERRIE ENGLAND Summer 1941
Circus Big Top, Blackpool.
A concert version with Anne and Webster as Bessie Throckmorton and Raleigh


THE VAGABOND KING Monday March 8 1943 (for two weeks)
Evenings at 6, matinee each Wednesday and Saturday at 2
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tom Arnold presents:
Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Tessa Deane, Syd Walker
Henry Baynton, Arthur Ellis, Sara Gregory
Dialogue directed by Maxwell Wray
Production Robert Nesbitt
Orchestra directed by Bob Wolly

THE VAGABOND KING Tuesday, June 1 1943
Winter Garden Theatre, London
Tom Arnold presents:
Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler
Henry Baynton Tessa Deane Syd Walker
Evening performances 6.30
Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 2.30
Ticket Evening,
Stalls 8/6 U27
Programme 6d



SWEET YESTERDAY Monday April 16 1945
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Adelphi, London June 21st 1945
Two weeks. Evenings at 6.15
Matinee each Wed and Sat at 2
Lee Ephraim presents
Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler
Produced by Esme Church
Musical drection: Herbert Lodge
Phillip Leaver, Hugh Morton, Doris Hare, Mark Daly
Programme 3d

MERRIE ENGLAND 1953
Luton Hoo
Anne and Webster, the Luton Girls Choir. There were over 600 people in the chorus.


AND SO TO BED (Vivian Ellis) 17 May, 1953

The Streatham Hill Theatre
Jack de Leon presents
Leslie Henson
Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler
Barbara Shotter
Directed by Wendy Toye
Orchestra: Alexander Faris
Week commencing Monday, March 16th 1953
Evenings at 7.30
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30
Stalls 7/6. 5/6. 4/6. 3/6
Grand Circle 6/-, 4/6
Boxes 50/- (seats 4)
Balcony 2/6


SLEEPING BEAUTY 1953-1954
Anne was principal boy in this pantomime. I do not know where it took place...

AND SO TO BED 

April 19-24 1954
Bristol Hippodrome:
Arthur Riscoe, Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler, Barbara Shotter, Colin Hickman, Kenneth Collinson, David Sharpe, Mostyn Evans, Richard Curnock, Gwen Nelson, Hazel Jennings, Joy Mornay



Monday May 10th 1954
Chiswick Empire Jack de Leon presents
Arthur Riscoe, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Barbara Shotter,
Directed by Wendy Toye
Orchestra directed by Mark Lubbock
Mon-Fri 7.15, Mat Wed 2.30, Sat 5.10, 8.15
Boxes one guinea & 18/-, Orchestra stalls 4/3, Stalls 3/3, 2/6
Circle 3/6, Balcony 1/-


DICK WHITTINGTON December 24th 1954.


Kings Theatre, Hammersmith
The trustees of JB Mulholland have pleasure in presenting
James Shirvell pantomime with Charles Drake, Betty Wood, Anne Ziegler, George Doonan
Derek Nimmo, Kirbys flying ballet
Direction: Donald Clive
Music: Howard Sylvester
Twice daily from December 27th at 2.30 and 7.0
Until further notice


LADY AUDLEYS SECRET 1955
Anne and Webster toured the UK in this straight play, which was interspersed with song.