Perchance to Dream
25 – 30 April 1955, Regent Theatre Chelmsford
Ivor Novello’s musical romance follows the parallel stories of several inhabitants of the same hour during different time periods. During the Regency period, Sir Graham Rodney, an impoverished womaniser, is loving off his rich aunt. When he turns highway man he falls in love with the beautiful Melinda. In the early Victoria era Valentine Fayre marries Veronica Lyddington, Sir Graham’s illegitimate daughter, and they live amongst the ghosts of their predecessors. When Valentine meets Melanie they plan to run away together but their plan does not work. In 1945 the ghosts of the past abound but will Graham and Melinda ever be together?