Left: Theatre World Review Of
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In Order Of
Royal Court Theatre - Liverpool
Monday 6th October 1958
Left & Right
Synopsis of Scenes
Act 1 & 2
Right: Show Credits
“Mister Venus” toured the provinces and received mixed reviews before opening in
London at the Prince Of Wales Theatre.
Some of these can be read below. Click any image to enlarge.
Left, Right , Below
Frankie “gets the message” from Spaceman Venus
and starts preaching brotherly love !
Time To Celebrate
Love Like Ours
The Prince Of Wales Theatre
Much history surrounds this lovely theatre. “Underneath the Arches” a
1982 celebration play starring Roy Hudd & Christopher Timothy, that
depicted the lives of Flanagan and Allen, who also appeared at the “Prince Of
Wales” in 1945, became the longest run at the theatre for over 13 years.
“Aspects of Love” followed in 1989 and ran for 1325 performances.
Further success followed with amongst others,
“West Side Story” and “The Full Monty”
For a closer, in-depth look at the history of the “Prince Of Wales” and
other famous theatres visit “The Music Hall and Theatre History Site”
Grateful thanks to Matthew Lloyd, from whom research for this article was sourced
Now Showing At
The Prince Of Wales
And Other Theatres Around The World Too !
So, “Mister Venus” rightly takes it’s place in musical history.
The Words and Music within the musical, praised so highly in
the news cuttings displayed above, are now lost in the midst of time.
Some copies of Sheet music (right) from the show still survive.
In 2001, at a Tribute & Celebration for the Life of Russ Conway
at Eastbourne’s St Elisabeth’s Church,
Don Shearman with his rhythm section opened proceedings
with Abba’s hit tune “Thank You For The Music”
Is it just co-incidence that “Thank You For The Music”
now rings out nightly from the stage of the “Prince of Wales”
by the cast of “Mamma Mia” ?
See “Mamma Mia” in London
Why not combine a theatre tour of the “Prince Of Wales”
To purchase tickets for the long running show
Visit the Delfont Mackintosh Website
for price and availability
More Show’s & Programmes
S A Gorlinsky was a Director and Concert Agent primarily for Opera & Ballet productions,
but also included
staging music festivals and numerous plays around the country at high profile locations.
Originally an Alan Melville play, renowned scriptwriters and playwrights Alan Simpson,
Ray Galton & Johnny Speight
were called in, and together they worked tirelessly turning the play into a brilliant
Alan Simpson left the production during rehearsals to go on holiday, and his name
was removed from the credits.