SOME more photos of an amateur dramatic production from the 1950s have come to light this week and they show the really professional-looking production of The Desert Song.

The musical play was held between July 5-10 and in 1954 at Worsbrough Park in an open air theatre.
It was produced by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation Amateur Operatic Society.
Originally by Otto Harbach, Frank Mandel and Oscar Hammerstein II, the play tells the story of a young French officer who later becomes known as The Red Shadow when he decides to fight injustice.
There is also a love interest, of course, with Margot Bonvalet (played by Sylvia Hulley) pursued by John C Stanley’s Shadow.
Two choirs were also involved in the lavish production.