Illustrated souvenir programme cover for Call Me Madam at City Hall Truro

Call Me Madam was performed by the T.A.O.D.S at City Hall Truro in 1972. This souvenir programme features an illustration of the lead character Mrs. Sally Adams and the T.A.O.D.S distinctive logo of the three spires of Truro Cathedral. The American flag on the cover is reference to the fact that the musical is set in 1950s America and satires its political landscape and foreign policy affairs. The programme also celebrates the diamond jubilee of the T.A.O.D.S who formed in 1912.

Programme cover for Carousel at City Hall

The front cover design of the Carousel programme was in keeping with the earlier TOADS programmes. A simple illustration and title were displayed alongside the distinctive TOADS logo of the time, which incorporated the three spires of Truro Cathedral. More information was found inside the programme including a foreword, dates for performances and associated cast listings.

Finian’s Rainbow Programme cover

Finian’s Rainbow was performed at City Hall by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society. It was produced by Mavis Ward who produced more than sixteen of TOADS productions. The musical tells the story of a pot of gold, stolen from a leprechaun by a young couple in the mythical town of Glocca Morra, USA. They flee to the South and settle there, pursued endlessly by the leprechaun. Finian’s Rainbow is a musical whose debut on Broadway in 1947 ran for 725 performances. The musical was later adapted for film. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1968. An earlier film animation starring Frank Sinata, Louis Armstrong and Petula Clark was never completed, in part due to McCarthy-era trials, in which two of the films starred refused to testify meaning funding was withdrawn.