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Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte and Mr. Robert Gibson, the Director of Productions, discuss a model of a set for Princess Ida with its designer, Mr. James Wade.

When the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company revived Princess Ida during the 1954 London season at the Savoy, it had not been performed by the company since 1939.

The costumes and sets having been destroyed in an air raid during the Second World War, James Wade was commissioned to provide new designs for the production, which was staged by Robert Gibson.

The cast of the new production was as follows:

King Hildebrand Fisher Morgan
Hilarion (his Son) Thomas Round
Cyril (Hilarion's Friends) Leonard Osborn
Florian Jeffrey Skitch
King Gama Peter Pratt
Arac (his Sons) Donald Adams
Guron John Banks
Scynthius Trevor Hills
Princess Ida (Gama's Daughter) Victoria Sladen
Lady Blanche (Professor of Abstract Science) Ann Drummond-Grant
Lady Psyche (Professor of Humanities) Muriel Harding
Melissa (Lady Blanche's Daughter) Beryl Dixon
Sacharissa (Girl Graduates) Cynthia Morey
Chloe Margaret Dobson
Ada Jennifer Toye

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