This weird mashup of ye olde performances is from the Northern School of Music's musical students as well as their Speech and Drama students. Including Eileen Darbyshire! That's right, Emily Bishop from Corrie studied at the NSM!
A mystery remains however... who or what is The Unnamed Society?? According to the Guardian at the time, they seem to be well connected to the Whitworth Theatre venue but I can't find information about what they actually *were*.
The Whitworth Theatre was at the Whitworth Art Gallery, according to ads at the time.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.