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1934-35 OLD VIC SEASON director: Henry Cass
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb

1934-35: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: HENRY IV PT II (Old Vic)
Merritt, Maurice Evans, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10; photo not included] £4

1935: Robert Donat and Abraham Sofaer in HENRY IV Part 1 (Old Vic) Postcard
Old Vic; photo by J W Debenham [6"x4" Theatre Museum postcard; VG] £1

1934-35: MAJOR BARBARA (Old Vic)
Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Maurice Evans, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, Vivienne Bennett; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: HIPPOLYTUS - Euripides & THE TWO SHEPHERDS - Sierra (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, dir:Henry Cass & M.MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £3

1934-35: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Abraham Sofaer, Maurice Evans, Vivienne Bennett, Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Sadler's Wells)
Maurice Evans, Cathleen Nesbitt, Cecil Trouncer , Andrew Leigh, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: ST.JOAN (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Mary Newcombe, Maurice Evans, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, Felix Aylmer; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: RICHARD II (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Alfred Sangster, Abraham Sofaer, Leo Genn, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Russell Waters, George Woodbridge, Peter Copley, Raymond Johnson, Alec Clunes, Frank Napier, Nancy Hornsby, David Horne, Patrick Ross, Stefan Schnabel, Richard Warner, Dorothea Smith Wright, Alice Ittner, Morland Graham, Ronald Ritchie, Mary Newcombe, Michael Ashwin, dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; w.newsclipping review] £5

1934-35: RICHARD II (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Alan Napier, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Russell Waters, George Woodbridge, Geoffrey Wardwell, Raymond Johnson, Lester Damon, Frank Napier, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Patrick Ross, Stefan Schnabel, Richard Warner, Dorothea Smith Wright, Alice Ittner, Morland Graham, Ronald Ritchie, Phyllis Hatch, dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; VG] £5

1934-35: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Old Vic)
Wilfred Lawson, Mary Newcombe, David Horne, Maurice Evans, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; with newsclipping review] £4

1934-35: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans or Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer, Dorothy Green, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10; rumpled; photo not included] £5

1934-35: SCENES (Old Vic)
Students, dir:Leigh & MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £2

1934 (Sep-Dec): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Sep-Dec 1934 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; 7.5x14; Opera, Shakespeare, and Ballet Company lists; faded at creases, else VG; fascinating!] £4

1935 (23 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 23 1935 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Peggy Ashcroft, Sybil Thorndike, Donald Wolfit, Maurice Evans, Lewis Casson, Marius Goring, Alec Clunes, Adele Dixon, Dorothy Green, Wilfred Walter, Ben Greet, Abraham Sofaer, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Webster, Frank Napier, Robert Speaight, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Leo Genn
[4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, slightly grubby] £12

1935 (20 May): LAST NIGHT OF SHAKESPEARE SEASON May 20 1935 (Old Vic)
Scenes from HAMLET, RICHARD II and TAMING OF THE SHREW with Maurice Evans, Dorothy Green, Abraham Sofaer, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Frank Napier, Cecil Trouncer, Marius Goring, dir:Henry Cass
[4pp; 9x11.5; with engraving of exterior of Old Vic; some foxing, minor edge damage] £9

1935-36 OLD VIC SEASON director: Henry Cass
Ion Swinley, William Devlin, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Anthony Quayle

1935-36: JULIUS CAESAR (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, William Devlin, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: MACBETH (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, William Devlin, Alec Clunes; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Leo Genn, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer, Helen Haye; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: THE WINTER'S TALE (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Alec Clunes, Dorothy Green, Andrew Leigh, Geoffrey Keen, dir:MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: ST HELENA - R C Sherriff (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, Alec Clunes, William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett, Anthony Quayle, Leo Genn, Cecil Trouncer, Glynis Johns; dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; with newsclipping review] (£4) SOLD

1935-36: PEER GYNT (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Ion Swinley, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: PEER GYNT (Sadler's Wells)
William Devlin, Ion Swinley, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes, Robert Eddison; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] (£4) SOLD

1935-36: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Old Vic)
Cecil Trouncer, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Ion Swinley, Alec Clunes, Helen Haye, Nancy Hornsby; dir:Macowan [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: THE THREE SISTERS (Old Vic)
Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Marie Ney, Nancy Hornsby, Cecil Trouncer, William Devlin, Alec Clunes, Keneth Kent, Andrew Leigh; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £5

1935-36: SCENES (Old Vic)
Students, dir:MacOwan & Gunn [4pp; 6x10] £2

1935 (Sep-Dec): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Sep-Dec 1935 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; 7.75x14.5; company list; creased and tatty round the edges, but fascinating] (£3) SOLD

1936 (23 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 23 1936 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Ernest Milton, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Ion Swinley, Ben Greet, Alec Clunes, Ann Casson, Catherine Lacey, Esmond Knight, Frank Vosper, George Hayes, Gyles Isham, John Laurie, Leslie French, Malcolm Keen, Marie Ney, Robert Eddison, Vivienne Bennett, William Devlin [4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, slightly grubby] £12

1936-37 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness, Alec Clunes, Marius Goring, Leo Genn

1936-37: HAMLET in its entirety (Old Vic)
Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton (as Horatio), Torin Thatcher (as Ghost), Francis L.Sullivan (as Claudius), Michael Redgrave (as Laertes), George Howe, Dorothy Dix, Cherry Cottrell (as Ophelia), Alec Guinness (as Reynaldo and Osric), Marius Goring (as 1st Player, Fortinbras), Basil Coleman (as Prologue Player), Stuart Burge (as Player Queen), dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; lightly creased, faint stain on cover; photos not included] (£8) SOLD

1936-37: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic)
Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Marie Ney, Alec Guinness, dir:Esme Church [4pp; 6x10; photos not included] £4

1937: AS YOU LIKE IT (New Theatre)
Michael Redgrave (as Orlando), Andrew Churchman, Valentine Dyall, Christopher Shelly, Michael Brennan, Marie Ney, Edith Evans (as Rosalind), Frederick Lloyd, Robert Eddison, Neil Porter, Godfrey Bond, Cecil Winter, Harvey Braban, Colin Cunningham, Stephen Jack, George Woodbridge, Neville Mapp, Eric Sutton, Terry Best, Gordon Miller, Frederick Bennett, Robin Kempson, Leon Quartermaine (as Jacques), Freda Jackson, Frank Napier, Daphne Heard, Michael Acton-Bond, Phillada Sewell, Sybil Guillaume, Marjorie Clayton, Jean Lind, William Worsley, Joan Shipman; dir:Esme Church [20pp, 5.4x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £5

1936-37: THE COUNTRY WIFE (Old Vic)
Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Ruth Gordon, Alec Clunes, Ernest Thesiger, Ursula Jeans [4pp; 6x10] £8

1936-37: THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (Old Vic)
Edith Evans, Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave, Marius Goring; dir:Saint-Denis [4pp, 6x10; slightly rumpled and grubby, else VG] £5

1936-37: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Old Vic)
Alec Clunes, Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness, Ernest Milton, Rachel Kempson; dir:Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; light creases] £6

1936-37: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Leo Genn, Michael Gough, Crichton Stuart, Jessica Tandy (as Viola), James Hoyle, Laurence Olivier (as Sir Toby Belch), Ivy St.Helier, Alec Guinness, Marius Goring, Jill Esmond (as Olivia), John Abbott, Ernest Hare, E. Richman, Owen Jones, Thomas Morgan, John Jameson, Charles Duer, Basil Coleman, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; photo not included; two folds, else VG] £4

1936-37: HENRY V (Old Vic)
Laurence Olivier, Marius Goring, Harcourt Williams, Alec Guinness, Ivy St.Helier, Leo Genn, Jessica Tandy, Stuart Burge, Stephen Murray, Basil Coleman; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; minor creases; photos not included; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1936-37: MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL (Old Vic)
Robert Speaight, Denis Carey, Christopher Casson, dir:E.Martin Browne [4pp; 6x10] £3

1937 (15 March): programme for THE VIC-WELLS CORONATION YEAR BALL, March 15th 1937 (Royal Albert Hall)
Cover photo of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; photos of Lilian Baylis , Ivor Novello , Leslie Banks, Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, Harold Turner, Robert Helpmann, Mary Honer, Margot Fonteyn ; article about The Coronation Ball; list of Society Box Holders (many familiar names); list of prizes; Programme, including ‘Divertissement', choreographed by Ninette de Valois, and danced by Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann, Michael Somes, Leslie Edwards etc. - An Appeal and Collection by Laurence Olivier- Fancy Dress Parade, Judges: Charles B.Cochran, Leslie Banks, Ivor Novello - Presentation of Prizes by Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans ; and - ticket (No.125) tipped in!
[16pp; 7.25x9.75; see scan above - staples rusty, pronounced vertical crease] (£7) SOLD

1937 (23 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 23 1937 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by a fantastic line-up of stars, including Alec Clunes, Rachel Kempson, Basil Coleman, Henry Baynton, Morland Graham, Laurence Olivier, Jill Esmond, Irene Vanbrugh, Violet Vanbrugh, Gyles Isham, Stephen Murray, George Hayes, Lawrence Baskomb, Malcolm Keen, Leo Genn, Stuart Burge, Michael Gough, Dorothy Green, Margaretta Scott, Michael Redgrave, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Guinness, Jessica Tandy, Ivy St.Helier, Harcourt Williams; joined at the fall of the curtain by Edith Evans, Ruth Gordon, George Howe, Martita Hunt, Ursula Jeans, Esmond Knight and Tyrone Guthrie
[4pp; 9x11.5; light horizontal fold, else VG] (£12) SOLD

1937-38 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Vivien Leigh, Emlyn Williams, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank

Play Pictorial/1938 (Jan) No.426 - THE OLD VIC 1937/38 SEASON
Entire issue devoted to the 1937-38 Season; cover-Emlyn Williams as Richard III; photographic features on PYGMALION (Robert Morley, Diana Wynyard, Jay Laurier, Mark Dignam, Jean Cadell; dir:Tyrone Guthrie), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Emlyn Williams, Marie Ney, Stephen Murray; dir:Tyrone Guthrie), RICHARD III (Emlyn Williams, Angela Baddeley, Jean Cadell; dir:Tyrone Guthrie), and MACBETH (Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Vera Poliakoff; dir:Michel Saint-Denis, music:Darius Milhaud); portraits of principal artists; essay on Lilian Baylis [20pp; 36 excellent photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1937-38: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Old Vic)
Emlyn Williams, Marie Ney, Stephen Murray, Jack Merivale, Jean Cadell, Jay Laurier, David King Wood, Mark Dignam, Sylvia Coleridge; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; photo not included; minor marks, light crease] £4

1937-38: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic)
Gyles Isham, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle, Sidney Bromley, Ralph Richardson, Frank Napier, Alexander Knox, Althea Parker, Alexis France, Agnes Lauchlan, Robert Helpmann (as Oberon), Vivien Leigh (as Titania), Gordon Miller, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

1937-38: PYGMALION - G B Shaw (Old Vic)
Robert Morley, Diana Wynyard, Mark Dignam, Stephen Murray, Jay Laurier, Jean Cadell, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10] £4

1937-38: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
Emlyn Williams, Alec Clunes, Angela Baddeley, Jean Cadell, Andrew Cruickshank [4pp; 6x10] £4

1937-38: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Ralph Richardson (as Othello), Laurence Olivier (as Iago), Anthony Quayle, Stephen Murray, Alexander Knox, Martita Hunt, Andrew Cruickshank; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; photo not included; light creases, else VG] £5

1937-38: CORIOLANUS (Old Vic)
Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, William Devlin, Cecil Trouncer, Stephen Murray, George Skillan, Vivienne Bennett, Viola Lyel, Richard Dare; dir:Lewis Casson [4pp, 6x10; minor edge tear, else VG] £5

1937-38: THE KING OF NOWHERE - James Bridie (Old Vic)
Vivienne Bennett, Alexander Knox, Laurence Olivier, Marda Vanne, Sylvia Coleridge, Stephen Murray: dir:Esme Church [4pp; 6x10; photo not included; an uncommon programme; adhesions on back, rumpled, else VG] £2

1937-38: MACBETH (Old Vic at The New Theatre/Dec 1937)
Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Andrew Cruickshank, Niall MacGinnis, John Moody, James Ottaway, Laurence Naismith, James Donald; dir:Michel Saint-Denis, des:Motley, music:Darius Milhaud [20pp, 5.4x8.4; photos of L.Olivier as Macbeth, and J.Anderson as Lady Macbeth; slightly rumpled; an uncommon programme] (£6) SOLD

1938 (25 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 25 1938 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Jessica Tandy, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Russell Thorndike, Baliol Holloway, Cecil Trouncer, Harcourt Williams, Vivienne Bennett, Wilfred Walter, Marie Ney, Alec Clunes, Andrew Cruickshank, Alexander Knox, Frank Napier, George Hayes, Leo Genn, Malcolm Keen, Margaretta Scott, Marius Goring, Stephen Murray, William Devlin, and Tyrone Guthrie (!) What a line-up!!
[4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, a few marks] £12

1938-39 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Edward Chapman, Ursula Jeans, Roger Livesey, Andrew Cruickshank, Pamela Brown, Hermione Hannen, Nora Nicholson, John Mills

1938-39: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Alec Guinness (as Hamlet), Andre Morell, Malcolm Keen, Andrew Cruickshank, Veronica Turleigh, O B Clarence, Anthony Quayle (as Laertes), Hermione Hannen, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; modern dress; photos not included; w.newsclipping review by James Agate; slightly rumpled, else VG] £8

1938-39: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic)
Harry Andrews, Edward Chapman, Robert Helpmann, Dorothy Hyson, John Mills [4pp; 6x10] (£4) SOLD

1938-39: THE RIVALS - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Old Vic)
Ellen Compton, Anthony Quayle, Lewis Casson, Hermione Hannen, Alec Guinness, Andrew Cruickshank, dir:Esme Church [4pp, 6x10] £4

1938-39: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic)
Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Edward Chapman, Nora Nicholson, Ballard Berkeley, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10] £4

1938-39: TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS - Arthur Wing Pinero (Old Vic)
O B Clarence, Alec Guinness, Nora Nicholson, Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank [4pp; 6x10; minor marks else VG] £5

1938-39: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Oliver Goldsmith (Old Vic)
Ursula Jeans, Edward Chapman, John Mills, Pamela Brown, dir:Tyrone Guthrie and Frank Napier [4pp; 6x10] £4

1938-39: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic)
Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Robert Helpmann or Charles Hawtrey, Pamela Brown, Edward Chapman, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10] £5

1938-39: MAN AND SUPERMAN - G B Shaw (Old Vic)
Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank, Hermione Hannen, Valerie Tudor, dir:Lewis Casson [4pp; 6x10] £4

1939 (March-April): THE OLD VIC AND SADLER'S WELLS MAGAZINE Vol.7 No.4 Mch-Apr 1939 (Old Vic)
Across the Footlights (news article, including mention of the tour to Egypt and Italy with "Amleto Moderno"); "New York and London" by Ursula Jeans and Roger Livesey; article on 'The Taming of the Shrew'; 'Design for Singing' by Hamish Wilson [8pp; 7.9x10; ragged and rumpled, staple rusted - but intact!] (£4) SOLD

1939 (Mch-May): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Mch-May 1939 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; 7x13; company list; a single fold] £3

1939-40 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness, Robert Donat, Constance Cummings, Marie Ney

1939 (Nov): THEATRE WORLD Magazine (Old Vic Company on tour)
5-page photographic feature on Old Vic productions of ROMEO AND JULIET, THE GOOD NATURED MAN, THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE, SAINT JOAN, VICEROY SARAH featuring Robert Donat, Constance Cummings, Marie Ney, Stewart Granger, Andre Morell, Sonia Dresdel, Esme Church; much extra content [28pp; 8.75x11.75; VG] (£7) SOLD

1939-40: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE - G B Shaw (Golder's Green Hippodrome)
Robert Donat, Stewart Granger, Sonia Dresdel, Andrew Cruickshank, Max Adrian, dir:Esme Church [16pp; 5.5x8.5; magazine programme] (£5) SOLD

1939-40: ROMEO AND JULIET (Streatham Hill Theatre)
Robert Donat, Constance Cummings, Marie Ney, Stewart Granger, Sonia Dresdel, Andrew Cruickshank, Andre Morell, Max Adrian, dir:Esme Church [16pp; 5.5x8.5; magazine programme; rumpled, minor puncture damage] (£5) SOLD

1940: THE TEMPEST (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness, Lewis Casson, Andrew Cruickshank, Marius Goring, Jack Hawkins, John McCallum, Renee Asherson, dir:Devine & Goring [4pp; 6x10; w.3 clippings about Peggy Ashcroft tipped in; minor marks else VG] £7

1940: KING LEAR (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Lewis Casson, Jack Hawkins, Nicholas Hannen, Cathleen Nesbitt, Jessica Tandy, Fay Compton, Harcourt Williams, Andrew Cruickshank, Alan MacNaughton, Robert Harris, Stephen Haggard, John McCallum, James Donald, dir:Lewis Casson & Granville-Barker [4pp; 6x10; grubby, slightly rumpled; photos not included] £8

1940 (June): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET June 1940 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
One side is a poster for THE TEMPEST, with John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness and others; the other side gives the opera and ballet repertoire for June [single green sheet, printed both sides; 8x12; creased, some fading, minor edge damage - see scan above; but how many of these survived the Blitz??] (£4) SOLD

1940 (22 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 22 1940 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Jessica Tandy, Jack Hawkins, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, Edward Chapman, Constance Cummings, Adele Dixon, Wilfrid Walter , Cathleen Nesbitt, George Howe, Vivienne Bennett, Peter Glenville, Abraham Sofaer, James Donald, Veronica Turleigh, Jill Esmond, Alan MacNaughton
[4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, with newspaper review attached] £15

1940-41 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Ernest Milton, Sybil Thorndike

1941 (Feb): MACBETH (Victoria Theatre, Burnley)
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Kenneth Griffith, Mark Dignam, Abraham Sofaer, Ann Casson, Freda Gaye; dir:Tyrone Guthrie and Lewis Casson [8pp, 5.6x8.9; cast list, notes, credits, "Next Week - Trilby"; a remarkable survivor from war-time Britain!; very lightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD


On 19th May, 1941, the Old Vic
was damaged during an air raid.


1941 (July): KING JOHN (New Theatre)
Ernest Milton (as King John), Alec Mango, Esme Church, Laurence Payne, George Hagan, James Ottaway, Sonia Dresdel, Richard Wordsworth, Ann Casson, Philip Thornley, Sybil Thorndike (as Constance), Abraham Sofaer (as Philip, King of France), Renee Ascherson (sic), Charles Staite, Frederick Horrey, John Garside, Lewis Casson (as Cardinal Pandulph), Ernest Hare, Paul Smythe, Nigel Buchanan, Clement Ashby, Freda Gaye, dir:Tyrone Guthrie and Lewis Casson [8pp, 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits, Air Raid notice; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1941 (Aug): THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (New Theatre)
Dorothy Baird, James Dale (as Lopahin), James Gibson, O B Clarence, Athene Seyler (as Mme. Ranevska), Olive Layton, Rosalind Atkinson (as Varya), Nicholas Hannen (as Gaev), Lucy Griffiths, Stanford Holme, James Donald, Walter Hudd, Charles Barrett, Ailsa Grahame, Dinah Malone, Jessica Morton, Donald Ross, A C Dolben; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp; 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits, programme note, Air Raid notice; VG] £4

1941-42 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Frederick Valk, Bernard Miles, Frank Petley

1941 (Autumn): MEDEA - Euripides (South Wales Tour)
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, John Garside, dir:Lewis Casson [4pp; 5.25x8.25] (£5) SOLD

1942 (Spring): MEDEA - Euripides (North Wales, Pembroke, Cheshire, Durham & Northumberland Tour)
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, John Garside, dir:Lewis Casson [4pp; 5.25x8.25; lightly rumpled w.minor marks; extremely uncommon] (£5) SOLD

1942 (Jul-Aug): OTHELLO (New Theatre)
Richard Wordsworth, Bernard Miles (as Iago), Frank Petley, Frederick Valk (as Othello), Laurence Payne, Charles Staite, Frederic Horrey, Philip Thornley, Paul Smythe, Hermione Hannen (as Desdemona), Frank Baker, Ernest Hare, Clement Ashby, Basil Coleman (as Second Officer / Servant), Freda Jackson (as Emilia), Renee Ascherson (sic) (as Bianca), Sidney Young, Kathleen Hilditch, Felicity Lyster, Brian Way, Adrian Earle, Deri Vaughan Roberts, John Warner; dir: Julius Gellner [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, company note, air-raid information; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1942 (Aug): THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (New Theatre)
Charles Staite, Richard Wordsworth, Frederick Bennett, Ernest Hare, Frank Petley, Clement Ashby, Frank Baker, Sidney Young, Renee Asherson (as Renee Ascherson), Freda Jackson, Rosalind Atkinson, Brian Way, Philip Thornley, John Grange, Ruth Wynn-Owen, Frederic Horrey, Laurence Payne, Basil Coleman, Ralph Fraser, Deri Vaughan Roberts, John Warner, Pauline Williams, Kathleen Hilditch, Felicity Lyster; directed by Esme Church [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, company note, air-raid information; VG] (£4) SOLD

Note in the July-August 1942 'OTHELLO' programme:
"At the end of the present season, this Company will open a Provincial Tour. In this, and the long tour preceding this season, the Governors of the Old Vic wish to acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of C.E.M.A. (Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts).
Since Mr. John Gielgud and many other famous players co-operated during the summer of 1940 the Old Vic has had only two short seasons in London - both at the New Theatre, owing to serious damage to its own theatre. But it has never been busier. It has conducted no less than fifteen separate tours in two years, carrying productions of ancient and modern classics all over England, Scotland and Wales. It has visited many small mining and industrial towns, as well as the larger provincial centres, and, in spite of the very serious difficulties of war-time production, the scope of its work has been greatly enlarged."


1942-43 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie

1943 (Feb): THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)
Frederick Valk, Ernest Hare, Basil Coleman, Clement Ashby, Ralph Fox, Noel Willman, Ralph Fraser, Kay Bannerman, Mary Jones, Frederic Horrey, Andrew Leigh, Roy Campbell, Alan Blair, Angela Wyndham Lewis, James Pugh, John Grange, Robert Beaumont, Roy Malcolm, Felicity Lyster, Jacqueline Thorpe, J. S. Russell Thompson, Martin Beckwith, Douglas Campbell, directed by Esme Church [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, air-raid information; VG] (£4) SOLD

1943 (19 Jan on): ABRAHAM LINCOLN - John Drinkwater (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)
Herbert Lomas, Andrew Leigh, Noel Willman, Douglas Campbell, Ernest Hare, Winifred Oughton, Basil Coleman, James Pugh, Alan Blair, Diana Boddington; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 4.9x8.25; cast list, notes, credits, ticket prices, announcements; very uncommon; very light vertical bend, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1943 (April): ABRAHAM LINCOLN - John Drinkwater (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Playhouse Theatre, London)
James Pugh, James Harcourt, Hilary McCallum, Rosalind Atkinson, Herbert Lomas (as Abraham Lincoln), Ralph Fraser, Morris Sweden, Robert Marsden, Alfred Gray, Tristan Rawson, Roy Malcolm, Noel Willman, Robert Beaumont, Martin Beckwith, Clement Ashby, Douglas Campbell, Frederic Horrey, Kathleen Boutall, Felicity Lyster, Russell Thorndike, Arthur Perkins, Harcourt Williams, J. S. Russell-Thompson, Diana Boddington, Margaret Damer, Ethel Murray, Diana Graves; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [6pp, 3.3x8 triple-fold; cast list, synopsis of scenes, producer's note, credits, air-raid information; very uncommon; VG] (£5) SOLD

1943 (August): BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET - Peter Ustinov (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Playhouse Theatre, London)
Andre Malandrinos, Lilly Kann, Charles Deane, Allan Smith, Marione Everall, Arnold Marle, Noel Willman, Esme Percy, Michael Warre, Ernest Urbach, Alan Trotter, Elwyn Brook-Jones; dir:Michael Redgrave, settting by Felix Topolski [6pp, 3.3x8 triple-fold; cast list, credits, air-raid information; very uncommon; VG] (£5) SOLD

1943-44 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown

Robert Helpmann as Hamlet and
Pamela Brown as Ophelia


1944 (25 April on): HOUSE OF REGRETS - Peter Ustinov (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)
Catherine Salkeld, Mary Dailey, Alfred Sangster, Alexandra Mikellatos, Malya Nappi, James Gibson, John Ruddock, Noel Willman, Clement Ashby, Kathleen Hilditch, David Markham, Daphne Courtney; dir:John Moody [4pp, 4.9x8.25; cast list, notes, credits, ticket prices, announcements; very uncommon; VG] (£5) SOLD

1944 (Spring): GUILTY - translated by Kathleen Boutall from Emil Zola's Therese Raquin (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Roy Malcolm, Michael Golden, Flora Robson, Violet Farebrother, O B Clarence, Frank Petley, Kay Bannerman, directed by Tyrone Guthrie [6pp, 3.4x8 triple-fold; cast list, credits, air-raid information; VG] £4

1944-45 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Nicholas Hannen, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams, Michael Warre

PEER GYNT (New Theatre, 31 August 1944)
ARMS AND THE MAN (New Theatre, 5 September 1944)
RICHARD III (New Theatre, 13 September 1944)
UNCLE VANYA (New Theatre, 16 January 1945)

1944 (Aug): PEER GYNT - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)
Sybil Thorndike, Ralph Richardson, Nancy Nevinson, Vida Hope, Humphrey Heathcote, Charles Leno, Michael Warre, Michael Raghan, Vida Hope, George Relph, Joyce Redman, Bay White, Margaret Leighton, Nicholas Hannen, Morris Sweden, Maurice Nicholas, Sydney Tafler, Martin Lawrence, Andre Orkin, Harcourt Williams, Weyman Mackay, Laurence Olivier, Diana Maddox, Pauline Wynn, Peter Burton, Adrian Campbell, Michael Hitchman, Peter Howell, Tony Kearey, Ethel Giles, Francis Limbrey, Nancye Mitchell, June Reis Robinson, George Rose, Jestine Edwards, Rose Morris, directed by Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, air-raid information; VG] (£4) SOLD

1944 (Aug): PEER GYNT - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre) Souvenir
A Souvenir of the Old Vic Production of 1944, containing 7 photos (each 3.5"x4.4") of Ralph Richardson as the young Peer Gynt, Sybil Thorndike as Aase, Peer's Mother, Laurence Olivier as The Button Moulder, Ralph Richardson and Sybil Thorndike as Peer Gynt and his Mother, Ralph Richardson as the old Peer Gynt, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier as Peer Gynt and The Button Moulder, and 'Design for Cairo: A Lunatic Asylum'; and three special articles: A Message from The Old Vic by Tyrone Guthrie, Ibsen and Peer Gynt by Desmond MacCarthy, and Some Notes on the Historical Background of Per Gynt by Professor A H Winsnes [28pp, 4.9x7.2; VG] £6

1944 (18 Oct on): POINT VALAINE - Noel Coward (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)
Marjorie Hellier, William Monk, Doris Rogers, Audrey Fildes, Noel Willman, Frederick Valk, Eleanor Wayland, Vera Jennings, Paul Erickson, Olaf Pooley, Mary Ellis, Phyllis Relph, Felicity Andreae, Julien Orde, June Beswick, June Daunt, Julian Dallas; dir:Peter Glenville [4pp, 4.9x8.25; cast list, credits, ticket prices, announcements; very uncommon; very light vertical bend, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1944 (22 Nov on): UNEASY LAUGHTER (He Who Gets Slapped) - Leonid Andreyev, adapted by Judith Guthrie (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)
Frank Napier, Milo Sperber, Arnold Marle, Noel Willman, Eileen Herlie, Peter Glenville, Percy Heming, Audrey Fildes, Julian Dallas, Henry Edwards, Olaf Pooley; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 4.9x8.25; cast list, notes, credits, ticket prices, announcements; very uncommon; light vertical bend, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1945 (Apr): PEER GYNT - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic at the Opera House, Manchester)
Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Joyce Redman, George Relph, Margaret Leighton, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier (credited as "Laurence Oliver"), Rose Morris; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; lightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1945 (9 May on): HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR - Robert Marshall (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)
Henry Edwards, Eileen Herlie, Noel Willman, Clement Ashby, Frank Napier, Winifred Evans, Audrey Fildes, Peter Varley, Eurig Bonnell; dir:Peter Glenville [4pp, 4.9x8.25; cast list, notes, credits, ticket prices, announcements; very uncommon; light horizonyal bend, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1945-46 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Nicholas Hannen, Miles Malleson, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams, Michael Warre, Harry Andrews

HENRY IV, Part 1 (New Theatre, 26 September 1945)
HENRY IV, Part 2 (New Theatre, 3 October 1945)
OEDIPUS and THE CRITIC (New Theatre, 18 October 1945)
UNCLE VANYA (New Theatre)
ARMS AND THE MAN (New Theatre)

1945 (Oct): OEDIPUS - Sophocles, and THE CRITIC - R B Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Laurence Olivier (as Oedipus & Mr. Puff), Harcourt Williams, George Curzon, Ralph Richardson (as Tiresias & Lord Burleigh), Ray Jackson, Sybil Thorndike (as Jocasta & Justice's Lady), Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, Nicolette Bernard, Miles Malleson, George Relph, Michael Warre, Jane Wenham, Elizabeth Osman, Nicholas Hannen, Max Brent, George Cooper, Peter Copley, Frank Duncan, Kenneth Edwards, John Garley, Royden Godfrey, Joseph James, Robin Lloyd, William Monk, Michael Raghan, George Rose, Paul Stephenson, Sydney Tafler, Bryony Chapman, Diana Maddox, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Trent, John Ainsworth, Barney Brown, Robert Cameron, Johnson Loe, Peter Marshall, Maurice Norman, Walter Outhwaite, Brian Parker, Oscar Quitak, Maxwell Reed, Gilbert Robinson, Sylvester Stein, Jack Taylor, Ian Whittaker, Norman Feasey, directed by Michel Saint-Denis and Miles Malleson, music by Antony Hopkins, scenery by John Piper and Tanya Moiseiwitsch [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, etc.; date on cover (20.10.45), else VG] (£4) SOLD

1945 (Nov): HENRY IV Part 2 (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Nicolette Bernard, Nicholas Hannen (as Henry IV), Michael Warre (as Prince Hal), Robin Lloyd, George Rose, John Garley, Kenneth Edwards, Peter Copley, Harcourt Williams, Max Brent, Frank Duncan, Joseph James, Miles Malleson (as Justice Silence), Bryony Chapman, Margaret Leighton (as Lady Percy), Royden Godfrey, George Curzon, Paul Stephenson, David Kentish, Sydney Tafler, Ralph Richardson (as Falstaff), Brian Parker, Sybil Thorndike (as Mistress Quickly), Michael Raghan, Joyce Redman (as Doll Tearsheet), George Relph, Laurence Olivier (as Justice Shallow), William Monk, John Ainsworth, Barney Brown, Bryony Chapman, Robert Cameron, Johnson Loe, Dorothy Miller, Peter Marshall, Maurice Norman, Walter Outhwaite, Elizabeth Osman, Oscar Quitak, Gilbert Robinson, Maxwell Reed, Sylvester Stein, Barbara Trent, Jack Taylor, Jane Wenham, Ian Whittaker, directed by John Burrell, music by Herbert Menges [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1946 (Feb): OEDIPUS - Sophocles, and THE CRITIC - R. B. Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Laurence Olivier (as Oedipus & Mr. Puff), Cecil Winter, Harry Andrews, Harcourt Williams (as Tiresias & Lord Burleigh), Michael McKeag, Sybil Thorndike (as Jocasta & Justice's Lady), Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, Nicolette Bernard, Miles Malleson, George Relph, Michael Warre, Jane Wenham, Elizabeth Osman, Nicholas Hannen, , Oscar Quitak, William Squire, Robin Lloyd, Peter Copley, John Garley, Frank Duncan, George Cooper, George Rose, Michael Raghan, John Ainsworth, George Bernard, Sydney Tafler, Peter Marshall, William Monk, Diana Maddox, Gilbert Robinson, Jack Taylor, Robert Cameron; directed by Michel Saint-Denis and Miles Malleson, music by Antony Hopkins, scenery by John Piper and Tanya Moiseiwitsch [8pp, 5x3.75; tear to cover repaired with tape, else VG] £3

1946 NEW YORK SEASON
1946 (6 May-16 June), Century Theater, New York

HENRY IV, Part 1
HENRY IV, Part 2
OEDIPUS and THE CRITIC
UNCLE VANYA

1946-47 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Nicholas Hannen, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Michael Warre, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell, Lewis Casson

KING LEAR (New Theatre, 24 September 1946)
AN INSPECTOR CALLS (New Theatre, 1 October 1946)
CYRANO DE BERGERAC (New Theatre, 24 October 1946)
THE ALCHEMIST (New Theatre)
RICHARD II (New Theatre)

1947 (Jan): AN INSPECTOR CALLS - J. B. Priestley (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Ralph Richardson, Julien Mitchell, Harry Andrews, Margaret Leighton, Marian Spencer, Marjorie Dunkels, Alec Guinness (as Eric Birling); dir:Basil Dean [8pp, 4.9x7.4; w.photo of Ralph Richardson as Cyrano; slightly rumpled and grubby; uncommon] £3

1947 (Jan): THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
George Relph, Ralph Richardson (as Face), Joyce Redman (as Doll Common), Frank Duncan, Alec Guinness (as Abel Drugger), Nicholas Hannen (as Sir Epicure Mammon), Michael Warre, Peter Copley, Michael Raghan, George Rose, Margaret Leighton (as Dame Pliant), Cecil Winter, William Squire, Walter Outhwaite, John Arnold, Charlotte Bidmead, John Garley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Denis McCarthy, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note on Alchemy, credits etc.; slight vertical bend, else VG] £4

1947 (Jan): CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Edmond Rostand (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Ralph Richardson, Michael Warre (as Christian), Alec Guinness (as de Guiche), Nicholas Hannen, Cecil Winter, Harry Andrews, George Relph, Peter Copley, John Arnold, Reginald Hearne, Jordan Lawrence, James Lytton, Ewan Roberts, George Rose, Kenneth Edwards, Frank Duncan, Sandra Jennings, Marriott Longman, Michael Turner, John Garley, John Biggerstaff, Oscar Quitak, Walter Outhwaite, Michael Raghan, Timothy Holme, Patrick Jordan, Maurice Norman, Peter Varley, Fred Marshall, Alan Stebbings, Herman Martyn, Pietro Nolte, John Stock, George Clifton, Denis McCarthy, Gilbert Robinson, Alan Sleath, Jack Taylor, Aubrey Richards, Erich Pohlmann, Margaret Leighton (as Roxane), Janet Joye, Marjorie Dunkels, Norma Shebbeare, Barbara Trent, Joyce Redman, Charlotte Bidmead, Beatrice Evans, Nettie Price, Lillian Sinclair; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo of Ralph Richardson as Cyrano; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1947 (Apr): KING RICHARD II (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Lewis Casson, Harry Andrews, Nicholas Hannen, Peter Copley, John Garley, Cecil Winter, Frank Duncan, George Rose, David Kentish, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence, Denis McCarthy, James Lytton, John Biggerstaff, William Squire, John Arnold, Michael Raghan, Walter Outhwaite, Michael Warre, Peter Varley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Gilbert Robinson, Timothy Holme, Reginald Hearne, Patrick Jordan, John Nichol, Pietro Nolte, Alan Sleath, Lewis Wilson, Margaret Leighton, Rosalind Atkinson, Janet Joye, Charlotte Bidmead, Barbara Trent, Norma Shebbeare, dir:Ralph Richardson [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, credits; VG] £4

1947 (May): THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
George Relph, Ralph Richardson (as Face), Yvonne Mitchell (as Doll Common), Frank Duncan, Alec Guinness (as Abel Drugger), Nicholas Hannen (as Sir Epicure Mammon), Michael Warre, Peter Copley, Michael Raghan, George Rose, Margaret Leighton (as Dame Pliant), Cecil Winter, William Squire, Walter Outhwaite, John Arnold, Charlotte Bidmead, John Garley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Denis McCarthy, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £4

1947-48 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Alec Guinness, Mark Dignam, George Relph, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Renee Asherson, Rosalind Atkinson, Celia Johnson, Patricia Burke, John Clements, Trevor Howard

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (New Theatre)
KING RICHARD II (New Theatre)
SAINT JOAN (New Theatre)
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (New Theatre)
CORIOLANUS (New Theatre)

1947 (Nov): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Pietro Nolte, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, Trevor Howard (as Petruchio), George Relph, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, David Kentish, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Peter Varley, Kenneth Connor, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £5

1948 (Jan): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Pietro Nolte, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, John Clements (as Petruchio), George Relph, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, David Kentish, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Peter Varley, Kenneth Connor, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; slightly tatty] £4

1948 (Jan): SAINT JOAN - G B Shaw (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Celia Johnson, Alec Guinness, Bernard Miles, Patricia Burke, John Clements, Harry Andrews, Kenneth Connor, Mark Dignam, Peter Copley, George Rose, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell, music by Gordon Jacob [8pp, 4.9x7.4; w.insert 'Note by the Author'; lightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1948 (Mch): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Ralph Jones, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, John Clements (as Petruchio), Kenneth Connor, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, Philip Mellor, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Patrick Jordan, Peter Varley, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £5

1948 (Mch): THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR - Nikolai Gogol (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Mark Dignam, George Rose, Michael Ragham, Peter Copley, John Garley, Kenneth Connor, Denis McCarthy, Aubrey Richards, Reginald Hearne, Rosalind Atkinson, Renee Asherson, Harry Andrews, Alec Guinness (as Hlestakov), Frank Duncan, Christopher Beedell, Cecil Winter, John Biggerstaff, Peter Varley, Norma Shebbeare, Penelope Munday, Kenneth Edwards, James Lytton, Patrick Jordan, Robert Perceval; dir:John Burrell, des:Felix Topolski [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; VG] £5

1948 (Apr): CORIOLANUS (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Kenneth Connor, Aubrey Richards, Alec Guinness (as Menenius Agrippa), John Clements (as Coriolanus), John Biggerstaff, Michael Raghan, Howard Dickinson, Cecil Winter, Kenneth Edwards, Mark Dignam, Peter Copley, Norma Shebbeare, Eileen Vine, Rosalind Atkinson, Pauline Jameson, Philip Mellor, Harry Andrews, James Lytton, George Rose, John Garley, Frank Duncan, Robert Perceval, Patrick Jordan, Reginald Hearne, Denis McCarthy, Peter Varley, John Williams, Christopher Beedell, Michael Lewer, Anthony Hinton, Gerald Hodson, Ralph Jones, Norman Welsh, Alan Wilson; dir:E. Martin Browne [8pp, 4.9x7.4; photos not included; lightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1948 AUSTRALASIAN TOUR (sailed from UK 16 February, sailed for UK 16 October)
Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington

RICHARD III
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

1948-49 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Edith Evans, Harry Andrews, Jane Baxter, Cedric Hardwicke, Pauline Jameson, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, Faith Brook, Mark Dignam, Donald Sinden

TWELFTH NIGHT (New Theatre)
DR. FAUSTUS (New Theatre)
THE WAY OF THE WORLD (New Theatre)
THE CHERRY ORCHARD (New Theatre)

1948 (Oct): DOCTOR FAUSTUS - Christopher Marlowe (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Eddison, Peter Copley, Donald Sinden (as A Scholar, Envy, and Martino), Timothy Bateson, Norman Ayrton, Nigel Green, Penelope Munday, Harry Andrews, Mark Dignam, Nigel Green, Pauline Jameson, June Brown, Faith Brook; dir:John Burrell [8pp; 4.9x7; light horizontal bend] (£4) SOLD

1948 (Oct): THE WAY OF THE WORLD - William Congreve (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Peter Copley, Harry Andrews (as Mirabell), Robert Eddison, Mark Dignam, Nigel Green, Meadows White, Edith Evans (as Lady Wishfort), Faith Brook (as Millamant), Pauline Jameson, Mary Martlew, June Brown, Penelope Munday, Margaret Chisholm, Josephine Stuart, Reginald Hearne, Timothy Bateson, Norman Ayrton, Roger Braban, dir:John Burrell [8pp; 4.9x7; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1948 (Nov): TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Jane Baxter (as Viola), Meadows White, Harry Andrews (as Orsino), Nigel Green, Roger Braban, Cedric Hardwicke, Pauline Jameson, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, Faith Brook (as Olivia), Mark Dignam (as Malvolio), Cecil Winter, Donald Sinden (as Sebastian), John Garley, Timothy Bateson, Reginald Hearne, Norman Welsh, John Biggerstaff, Penelope Munday, June Brown, Margaret Chisholm, Norman Ayrton, Ronald Barlow, Stuart Brown, Philip Mellor, dir:Alec Guinness [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1948 (Nov): THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Pauline Jameson, Mark Dignam (as Lopahin), Harry Andrews, Meadows White, Josephine Stuart, Edith Evans (as Madame Ranevsky), Mary Martlew, Cedric Hardwicke, Faith Brook, Cecil Winter, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, John Biggerstaff, Norman Ayrton, Timothy Bateson, Roger Braban, June Brown, Stuart Brown, Margaret Chisholm, Nigel Green, Reginald Hearne, Marriott Longman, Penelope Munday, Norman Welsh; dir:Hugh Hunt [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1949 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, George Relph, Peter Cushing, Terence Morgan (Company returned from Australasian Tour)

RICHARD III (New Theatre)
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (New Theatre)
ANTIGONE and THE PROPOSAL (New Theatre)

1949 (May): THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - R. B. Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Anthony Gavin, Robert Beaumont, Mercia Swinburne, Oliver Hunter, Peter Cushing, Peggy Simpson, Eileen Beldon, Derrick Penley, Dan Cunningham, Laurence Olivier, Hugh Stewart, Thomas Heathcote, George Cooper, Meg Maxwell, Vivien Leigh, George Relph, Bernard Merefield, Terence Morgan, dir:Laurence Olivier, sets and costumes designed by Cecil Beaton [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; VG] (£5) SOLD

1949: ANTIGONE - Jean Anouilh, and THE PROPOSAL - Anton Chekhov (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, George Relph, George Cooper, Peter Cushing; dir:Olivier [8pp; 4.9x7; 1.5" tear through first two pages, a few marks; uncommon] (£2) SOLD

OLD VIC 1914-28 1928-34 1934-49 1949-56 1956-63

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