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Terence Rattigan

Produced by Mabel Evans

17th - 20th December, 1952

Produced as a double bill along with The Browning Version.

The opening night is in the town of Brackley in the English Midlands. The principal characters are Arthur and his wife Edna (who play Romeo and Juliet) and the stage manager Jack. Arthur is horrified to be confronted by his grown up daughter (Muriel) and grandchild, of neither of whose existences he had been aware. To discover that he's a grandfather just before playing Romeo is too much for him. They later learn that he's still married to Muriel's mother (Flossie) and that he is bigamously married to Edna.

Arthur Gosport George Wilson
Edna Selby Iris Parnell
Johnny John Martin
Dame Maud Gosport Gwenneth Frost
Jack Wakefield John Padmore-Morgan
George Chudleigh S E Crookell
First Halberdier John Moody
Second Halberdier Arthur Muir
Miss Fishlock Gertrude Wright
Muriel Palmer Audrey Hughes
Tom Palmer John Southern
Mr Burton H B Hamnett
Joyce Langland Rosemary J Broady
Policeman Raymond H Cole
Stage Manager Donald Pearse
Assistant Stage Manager Donald Aston
Lighting John Guinan
Property Mistress Kathleen Aston
Pat Richardson
Wardrobe Mistress Clelia Dixon
Joan Guinan
Make Up Artiste Catherine Glancey
Sound Effects Reginald Dodd
Set Design and execution The Green Room
House Manager S Rhodes
Deputy House Manager G R B Dixon
Interval Music Kathleen McGhie
Joan Willcock
Laurence Povall
Lighting equipment by STRAND ELECTRIC and The Green Room
Furniture supplied by GIMBERT'S OF PRESTWICH
Telephone kindly lent by THE GPO
Cigarettes by SOBRANIE LTD