The Performance

QL Productions presents


If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

a tribute to Billy Merson (1881-1947)

devised by Miles Jenner

Running Time 2hrs 5mins including interval of 20 mins

Overture (arr. Roser)
Signora (Merson, O’Connor, Ross)
The Lighthouse Keeper (Merson)
I’m setting the Village on Fire (Merson)
They Can’t Find Kelly (Merson)
Back to my Home in the Mountains (Merson)
I want to sing in Opera (Worton, Arthurs)
Alphonso Operetta (Merson)
The Spaniard that Blighted my Life (Merson)
The Photo of the Girl I left Behind Me (Merson)
It’s Going to be a Serious Thing for England (Merson)


It’s Going to be a Serious Thing for England (reprise)
The Good Ship Yacki-Hicki-Doo-La (Merson)
The Night I appeared as Macbeth (Hargreaves)
Rudolph Valentino (Merson)
The Gladiator (Merson)
Desdemonia (Merson)
The Film Star who Blighted my Life (reprise)
The Beautiful Yacht I’ve Not Got (Merson)
The Gondolier (Merson)
I’m Going Away (Merson)

Additional incidental music :

The Entry of the Gladiators (Fucik)

Come On, My Baby (Merson)

Sweetie (Merson)

Billy Merson is played by Miles Jenner

Accompanied by Roger Roser on the piano

Lighting by Mike Batchelor

Stage Management by Sally Jay, assisted by Joanne Cull

Costumes by Alison Soudain, with thanks to the Wardrobe of Lewes Little Theatre

Properties by Tom Clark, Anthony Grant, Graham Hacker, Mike Jerram and Sally Jay

Set graphics by Spiel Sign Design Print

Photography by Catherine Benson –

Videography by Gilrei Video –

Movement Coach – Lorraine Davis

Directed by Joyce Fisher