Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Pirates of Penzance 1974158 viewsProduction by SCADS. Members of the Services Choral & Dramatic Society were mostly school teachers and spouses, servicemen and their wives, and a sprinkling of pupils from Tal-Handaq (especially useful when younger cast members were required). Most productions were put on at Tal-Handaq in the school hall, but occasionally (as in the case of 'La Vie Parisienne' in 1976) the Manoel Theatre was the venue.

Cutting from the Dolphin & Eagle, 15th March 1974, courtesy Mr Hugh Ritchie (TH staff).
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For G&S lovers everywhere131 viewsThose who loved the TH shows will love this FILM - available on DVD or YOUTUBE

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Robinson Crusoe 2119 viewsPhoto of the cast (with the Verdala monkeys) - names please !derrick calver
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Robinson Crusoe 1958105 viewsPantomime put on by the Senior Dockyard Officers Club. Most of the tribe of monkeys referred to came from Verdala ( does anyone have the photo of the monkeys with Widow Crusoe?)derrick calver
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Christmas Concert 1951590 viewsJunior School Rehearsals.
From John Coles via Bruce Williams.
Review here.
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She Stoops to Conquer 1952448 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.
Review here.
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The Rivals 1953 - Full cast463 viewsUnless you know otherwise!
Photo provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.
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The Rivals 1953361 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953342 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953353 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953355 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953376 viewsCourtesy of Tal Handaq Blogspot.
Review in 1953 Magazine.
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Patience 1967515 viewsPenny Tatton & Denver Martin.
Cast. .... Review.
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Twenty Lovesick Maidens450 viewsIn mini-skirts. Patience 1967.
Cast. .... Review.
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Minstrels 1951364 viewsjknight
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The Importance of Being Earnest 1956 - 2497 viewsReview in the 1957 Magazine. 2 commentsjknight
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The Importance of Being Earnest 1956 - 1398 views1 commentsjknight
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Old King Cole c1953385 viewsNot a TH production but several TH names in the cast.Prefect
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Patience 1960 Programme417 viewsClick image to open PDF. Free Adobe Reader.
Contributed by Marianne Tottman via Viv Daly.
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Patience 1960 Act 2 Finale 470 viewsAnne Pullen, ?, Bernard Hoctor, Marianne Tottman, LtCdr Quintin Des Clayes, Babs Fisher, Mr Harry Wilkinson, Glenys Metherell, Jock Breslin, Wendy Roden, Marian Clark, Roger Knight, Carol Thompson, Wendy Morrell and LtCdr Gwyn Arthur being contented with his tulip or lily.
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Patience 1960391 viewsMarianne Tottman.
" Marianne, indeed, gave a most pleasing portrayal of Patience, the caricature of Victorian female innocence, but with such a well sustained role of common sense!"
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All The King's Men - 1976497 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect
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"Oh, What A Lovely War!" 1975 616 viewsReviews in 1976 Magazine.Prefect
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The Three Cripples Inn959 viewsOliver!, April 1973. — Timothy Agius Ferrante, Margaret O'Brien, Jackie Morris, Michael Lees, Carla Stainke, Deborah Hillyard, Janet Hinde and Linda Stapley.
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Spring Fever 1963414 viewsReviewJohn Payne
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Spring Fever 1963407 viewsJohn Payne
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At The Three Cripples483 viewsLinda Stapley, Oliver! 1973Prefect
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The King & I, 1973.709 viewsRead all about it3 commentsPrefect
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Pillars of the British Nation452 viewsIolanthe 1962Prefect
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Alex Brown430 viewsWho progressed from the TH Stage to greater things.
Now professor of singing in the opera school at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and a coach for the soloists at the Slovene National Opera.
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Trial By Jury + Amahl & the Night Visitors 1969552 viewsFrom Claus Jockumsen who I'm sure will give his consent once he reads his messages on Facebook.1 commentsPrefect
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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969556 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect
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