The Arcadians

The Plot

Our next show 15th-18th April 2020 - The Arcadians

MPO revives an almost-forgotten gem of the Edwardian Theatre! The Arcadians, with toe-tapping music by Monckton and Talbot, tells the tale of Jim Smith, an aviation pioneer who crashes his plane in Arcadia, "the Land that Time Forgot".  The residents live in simple bliss and are appalled when Jim describes modern life in London.  Transforming Jim to one of themselves, they send him back with two Arcadian women as ambassadors to convert the people of London to a life of truth and simplicity. But when they come up against race-going High Society, romantic chaos ensues, especially when the disguised Jim meets his own wife!

If you would like to be involved do contact us via email or Facebook - rehearsals  have begun on Thursday evenings in Milborne Port Church House 8pm.

The Cast

Solo Parts Description 2020
Cara an Arcadian - sop TBC
Father Time baritone TBC
Smith/Simplicitas an elderly businessman - baritone TBC
Eileen Cavanagh a natural Irish girl TBC
Melissa an Arcadian - soubrette soprano TBC
Mrs Smith Smith's wife (non-singing) TBC
Jack Meadows a racehorse owner - baritone TBC
Bobbie a man-about-town - baritone TBC
Peter Doody an unsuccessful jockey - baritone TBC
Astrophel an Arcadian shepherd - tenor TBC
Amaryllis an Arcadian shepherdess - sop TBC
Strephon an Arcadian shepherd - baritone TBC
Sir George Paddock a racegoer - non-singing TBC
Lady Barclay non-singing TBC
Percy Marsh non-singing TBC


Performance 2020

The Music

Noteworthy Composer Files for The Arcadians