From the Evening Gazette November
The Marton Parish Church
and Operatic Society, established in 1931 [1930, but let that
pass!], is living up to its reputation for presenting Gilbert
and Sullivan by its production of "Iolanthe", which is
being given in the Church Hall, Preston Old-road, Marton all this
Admirably staged, with chorus work well up to standard,
"Iolanthe" is being given in aid of Marton Parish Church
It is under the able musical direction of Mr
Robert Atherton and is produced by Mrs Jennifer Straughton, herself
a former member of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
plays with a nice sense of style...Mr T Hargreaves and Mr J Bradley
have staged with a happy feeling of period, and the orchestra led
by Mr Philip Cumberbatch, round off a production in which experience
and imagination are happily wedded.