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PEGGY ASHCROFT (1907 - 1991)

Peggy Ashcroft, 1930 Postcard
Stars of the Stage: Series 1 [6"x4" BBC Hulton Picture Library postcard HPL 721; VG] £1

1938 (December): TWELFTH NIGHT (Phoenix)
Peggy Ashcroft (as Viola), Esmond Knight, Basil C Langton, William Devlin, John Rae, James Donald, Peter Whitehead, George Devine (as Sir Toby Belch), Michael Redgrave (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek), George Hayes (as Malvolio), Thomas Heathcote, Warren Jenkins, Alastair Bannerman, Pierre Lefevre, John Earle, Vera Lindsay (as Olivia), Lucille Lisle (as Maria), Merula Salaman, James Cairncross; produced by Michel Saint-Denis, Stage Director: George Devine [24pp, 5.5x8.5 (Magazine Programme No.1242); cast list, credits, 10 cast portraits, notes on the London Theatre Studio etc. etc.; cover split and detached, rusty staples, a reading copy only; uncommon] £1

1943: THE DARK RIVER - Rodney Ackland (Whitehall Theatre)
Peggy Ashcroft, Lawrence Hanray, Ronald Langdon, Susan Richmond, Ivor Barnard, Nadine March, Michael Golden, Wilfrid Walter, Ronald Simpson; dir:Rodney Ackland [4pp, 5x8; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1945: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI - John Webster (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Leon Quartermaine, Leslie Banks, Max Adrian, Cecil Trouncer, Miles Malleson, John Blatchley, Marian Spencer, Richard Johnson; dir:George Rylands [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, programme note, performance schedule etc.; VG] £4

1947: EDWARD, MY SON - Robert Morley and Noel Langley (His Majesty's)
Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Morley; dir:Peter Ashmore [4pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1947: EDWARD, MY SON - Robert Morley and Noel Langley (Lyric)
Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Morley, John Robinson, Richard Caldicot, James Cairncross, Waldo Sturrey, Norman Pitt, D A Clarke-Smith, Leueen MacGrath, John Allen, Elizabrth Melville, Gillian Howell; dir:Peter Ashmore [4pp, 5x8; rumpled, else VG] £2

1949: THE HEIRESS - Ruth & Augustus Goetz (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, James Donald, Donald Sinden, Pauline Jameson; dir:John Gielgud [4pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1952: THE DEEP BLUE SEA - Terence Rattigan (Duchess)
Peggy Ashcroft, David Aylmer, Barbara Leake, Ann Walford, Peter Illing, Roland Culver, Kenneth More, Raymond Francis; dir:Frith Banbury [8pp; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954: flyer for HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Peggy Ashcroft, Micheal MacLiammoir, George Devine, Alan Badel, Rachel Kempson [4.75x7; single sheet: poster-style one side, production photograph on reverse; original horizontal crease] £3

1954 (Sep): HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Peggy Ashcroft, Micheal MacLiammoir, Dorothy Dewhurst, Susan Richmond, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Alan Badel [8pp; VG] £4

1954 (Sep): HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Peggy Ashcroft, Micheal MacLiammoir, Dorothy Dewhurst, Susan Richmond, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Michael Warre [8pp; VG] £4

1954 (Nov): HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Peggy Ashcroft, Noel Willman, Dorothy Dewhurst, Susan Richmond, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Michael Warre [8pp; VG] £3

1954 (Nov): HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Westminster Theatre)
Peggy Ashcroft, Noel Willman, Dorothy Dewhurst, Susan Richmond, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Michael Warre [8pp, 5.75x8.5; w.production photo of Peggy Ashcroft and Rachel Kempson; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956 (w/c 2 Apr): THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Peggy Ashcroft, George Rose, Ruth Lodge, Phyllis Relph, Judith Stott, Edith Evans, Mavis Walker, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer; dir:John Gielgud [20pp, 4.25x5.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, photos of Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans, credits etc.; VG] £3

1956: THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Peggy Ashcroft, George Rose, Ruth Lodge, Janet Burnell, Judith Stott, Edith Evans, Mavis Walker, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer, dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1956 (Oct): THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN - Bertolt Brecht, version by Eric and Maja Bentley (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Woodthorpe, Esme Percy, John Moffatt, Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Sheila Ballantine, John Nettleton, Stephen Dartnell, Michael Murray, Jill Showell, Frazer Hines, John Rae, Maureen Quinney, Colin Jeavons, John Osborne, Rachel Kempson, Nigel Davenport, Lilian Moubrey, Peter Wyngarde, Margery Caldicott, George Devine, Robert Gillespie, Golda Casimir, Sean Kelly, Norman Foreman, Maurice Bennis; dir:George Devine, music:Paul Dessau, musical director:Berthold Goldschmidt [20pp, 4.25x5.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc,;VG] £3

1956: THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN - Bertolt Brecht, version by Eric and Maja Bentley (Royal Court)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Woodthorpe, Esme Percy, John Moffatt, Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Sheila Ballantine, John Nettleton, Stephen Dartnell, Michael Murray, Jill Showell, Frazer Hines, John Rae, Maureen Quinney, Colin Jeavons, John Osborne, Rachel Kempson, Nigel Davenport, Lilian Moubrey, Peter Wyngarde, Margery Caldicott, George Devine, Robert Gillespie, Golda Casimir, Sean Kelly, Norman Foreman, Maurice Bennis; dir:George Devine, music:Paul Dessau, musical director:Berthold Goldschmidt [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, 8 company photos and biographies, credits etc.; VG] £5

1958: SHADOW OF HEROES - Robert Ardrey (Piccadilly)
Peggy Ashcroft, Emlyn Williams, Alan Webb, Mogens Wieth, Stephen Murray, Martin Miller; dir:Peter Hall [12pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, 5 cast photos, credits etc.; VG] £4

1959: THE COAST OF COROMANDEL - J.M.Sadler (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Peggy Ashcroft, John Stride, Alan Webb, Eric Porter, Molly Urquhart, Margaret Worsley, Neville Barber; dir:John Fernald [12pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1959: ROSMERSHOLM - Henrik Ibsen, Ann Jellicoe (Royal Court)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Bee Duffell, Marc Dignam, Eric Porter, Patrick Magee, John Blatchley; dir:George Devine [24pp; cast list, 2 cast photos, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £5

1959: ROSMERSHOLM - Henrik Ibsen, Ann Jellicoe (Comedy)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Bee Duffell, Marc Dignam, Eric Porter, Alan Dobie, John Blatchley; dir:George Devine [16pp; cast list, 2 cast photos, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £4

1959: ROSMERSHOLM - Henrik Ibsen, Ann Jellicoe (Comedy)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Bee Duffell, Marc Dignam, Robert Hardy, Alan Dobie, John Blatchley; dir:George Devine [16pp; cast list, 2 cast photos, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £4

1959 (Mch): ROSMERSHOLM - Henrik Ibsen, Ann Jellicoe (Golders Green Hippodrome)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Bee Duffell, Marc Dignam, Robert Hardy, Alan Dobie, John Blatchley; dir:George Devine [16pp; cast list, 2 cast photos, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £3

1964: THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov, translated by Ann Jellicoe (Queen's/12 Mch 1964)
English Stage Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Finch, Peter McEnery, Vanessa Redgrave, George Devine, Ann Beach, Paul Rogers, Rachel Kempson [12pp; 5 cast photos, biographies; w.5 newsclippings about Peggy Ashcroft, and a typescript review of 'The Seagull' from The Tatler; VG] £5

1966: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN A Recital in Prose and Poetry (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Peggy Ashcroft [20pp; photo, biography; VG] £3

1971: THE LOVERS OF VIORNE - Marguerite Duras (Royal Court)
Peggy Ashcroft, Maurice Denham, Gordon Jackson; dir:Jonathan Hales [28pp; photos, biographies, articles; light marks on cover, else VG] £4

1972: LLOYD GEORGE KNEW MY FATHER - William Douglas Home (Savoy)
Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Simon Cadell; dir:Robin Midgley [24pp; photos, biographies etc; VG] £4

ALAN BENNETT (b.1934)

1962 (Jul): Two Plays For England: THE BLOOD OF THE BAMBERGS and UNDER PLAIN COVER - John Osborne (Royal Court)
English Stage Company: James Cossins, Glyn Owen, Graham Crowden, Anton Rodgers, Avril Elgar, Vivian Pickles, Alan Bennett, Billy Russell, Ann Beach; dir:John Dexter/Jonathan Miller [20pp, 4.75x7.25; biographies, credits etc.; photo not included; VG] £4

1964: A CUCKOO IN THE NEST - Ben Travers (Royal Court) English Stage Company
Alan Bennett, Arthur Lowe, Rosalind Knight, Polly James, Nicol Williamson, Beatrix Lehmann, John Osborne (as Claude Hickett, M.P.), dir:Page [16pp; light crease] £5

1969: FORTY YEARS ON - Alan Bennett (Apollo)
Alan Bennett, Emlyn Williams, Paul Eddington, Anthony Andrews, George Fenton, Freddie Foot; dir:Patrick Garland [24pp; 12 photos, biographies, articles; VG] £4

1973: HABEAS CORPUS - Alan Bennett (Lyric)
Alan Bennett, Robert Hardy, Margaret Courtenay, Andrew Sachs, Joan Sanderson, Josephine Tewson [20pp; photos and biographies; VG] £4

1992: TALKING HEADS - Alan Bennett (Comedy)
Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge; dir:Alan Bennett [20pp; photos, biographies, articles; VG] £4

INGRID BERGMAN (1917 - 1982)

1954: JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE - Arthur Honegger, P.Claudel, Dennis Arundell (Stoll)
Ingrid Bergman, Valentine Dyall, Anthony Newlands, Alfred Hallett, Norman Lumsden, Cast of 100 Artistes, Choir of 50, Full Symphony Orchestra c:Leighton Lucas; dir:Roberto Rossellini [12pp, 7.5x9.75; 4 production photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1957: THÉ ET SYMPATHIE (Tea and Sympathy) - Robert Anderson (Theatre de Paris, Paris)
Ingrid Bergman, Yves Vincent, Simone Paris, Bernard Lajarrige, Jean-Loup Philippe, Guy Kerner; dir:Jean Mercure [56pp, 5.4x7; substantial programme in French, with notes, articles etc. and 15+ photos] £5

1965: A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY - Ivan Turgenev, version by Emlyn Williams (Cambridge)
Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Fay Compton, Jeremy Brett, Emlyn Williams, Joanna Dunham, Peter Pratt [16pp; 6.75x9.5; 6 cast photos; date written on cover, light crease, else VG] £4

1971: CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION - Bernard Shaw (Cambridge)
Ingrid Bergman, James Gibson, Kenneth Williams, Dino Shafeek, John Robinson, Louis Mansi, Joss Ackland, Hilary Minster, Michael Lee Parker, John Kennedy, Conrad Asquith, Raymond Platt, Walter Brown, Saeed Jaffrey, Nik Zaran, Renu Setna, Tariq Yunus, Sonny Caldinez, Burnell Tucker, Martin Wyldeck, Antony Viccars, Frederick Webb, James Gill, Christopher Morley; dir:Frith Banbury [28pp, 5.2x9.1; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; minor marks, else VG] £3

1973: THE CONSTANT WIFE - W Somerset Maugham (Albery)
Ingrid Bergman, Dorothy Reynolds, John Hart Dyke, Pauline Jameson, Helen Christie, Barbara Ferris, John McCallum, Michael Allinson, Charles Pemberton, dir:John Gielgud [24pp, 5.25x9; cast list, biographies, 7 production photos etc.; VG] £4

1974: THE CONSTANT WIFE - W Somerset Maugham (Albery)
Ingrid Bergman, Dorothy Reynolds, John Hart Dyke, Pauline Jameson, Helen Christie, Barbara Ferris, John McCallum, Michael Allinson, Charles Pemberton; dir:John Gielgud [20pp, 5.25x9; SIGNED on the front cover by Ingrid Bergman; tickets (24 Jan) stapled in, else VG] £5

1978: WATERS OF THE MOON - N C Hunter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Ingrid Bergman, Wendy Hiller, Derek Godfrey, Frances Cuka, Paul Hardwick; dir:Patrick Garland [24pp; 8 production photos; in slip-case; VG] £4

NOEL COWARD (1899 - 1973)

1943: THIS HAPPY BREED - Noel Coward (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Noel Coward, Gwen Floyd, Judy Campbell, Joyce Carey, Gerald Case, Billy Thatcher, Jennifer Gray, Molly Johnson, Dennis Price, Meg Titheradge, Beryl Measor, James Donald; dir:Noel Coward [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; VG] £4

1943: PRESENT LAUGHTER - Noel Coward (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Noel Coward, Jennifer Gray, Billy Thatcher, Beryl Measor, Joyce Carey, James Donald (as Roland Maule), Gerald Case, Dennis Price, Judy Campbell, Gwen Floyd; dir:Noel Coward [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1953: THE APPLE CART - George Bernard Shaw (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Noel Coward, Margaret Leighton, George Rose, Hugh Manning, John Moffatt, Peter Bayliss, Laurence Naismith, Margaret Rawlings, Alexis France, Cecil Trouncer; dir:Michael Macowan [4pp; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenes; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1966: A SONG AT TWILIGHT - from SUITE IN THREE KEYS - Noel Coward (Queen's)
Noel Coward, Lilli Palmer, Irene Worth, Sean Barrett; dir:Vivian Matalon [12pp; 6.75x9.5; 3 photos; VG] £5

1966: SHADOWS OF THE EVENING and COME INTO THE GARDEN MAUD - from SUITE IN THREE KEYS - Noel Coward (Queen's)
Noel Coward, Lilli Palmer, Irene Worth, Sean Barrett; dir:Vivian Matalon [12pp; 6.75x9.5; 3 photos; VG] £5

JUDI DENCH (b.1934)

1964: THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
Oxford Playhouse prouction: Judi Dench, Roger Livesey, Elizabeth Sellars, Patricia Healey, Joseph O'Conor, John Moffatt, John Turner, John Standing, James Cairncross, James Laurenson, Rosalind Atkinson, Gareth Forwood; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp; remarkable cast; photo not included; rumpled but uncommon; VG] £3

1965: PRIVATE LIVES - Noel Coward (Nottingham Playhouse)
Judi Dench, Marian Forster, Edward Woodward, Martin Friend, Maggie Jordan; dir:Ronald Magill [16pp, 5.5x8.6; cast list, biographies w.photos, programme note, credits etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1965: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Nottingham Playhouse)
Judi Dench (as Isabella), Christopher Hancock (as The Duke), Alan Howard (as Angelo), Ronald Magill, John Shrapnel, Edward Woodward (as Lucio), Anthony Langdon, David H Leland, Patrick Tull, Laurence Carter, John Tordoff, Alfred Bell, Harold Innocent, Laurence Harrington, Giles Block, Alan Dossor, Neil Bennett, Maggie Jordan, Marian Forster, Mary Healey, Ursula Smith, Ann Teeton, Christine Welch, Neil Bennett, Eden Hutton, Mark Kaniewski, Colin Richardson, Frederick Share, Donald Sumpter, Uriel A Paul Worika; dir:John Neville, Michael Rudman [16pp, 5.5x8.6; cast, biographies, credits etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1966: ROMEO AND JEANNETTE - Jean Anouilh, translated by Miriam John (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton)
Oxford Playhouse prouction: Judi Dench, June Murphy, Nicholas Pennell, Anne Woodward, John Turner, David Swift, Stuart Hoyle; dir:Tony Tanner [8pp, 5x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1966: THE PROMISE (My Poor Marat) - Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff (Oxford Playhouse)
Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp; cast, credits, biographies; w.newsclipping; VG] £4

1967: THE PROMISE - Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff (Fortune)
Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane; dir:Frank Hauser [36pp, 6x9; cast, credits, biographies w.photos, programme note; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1968: CABARET - John Kander, Fred Ebb (Palace)
Judi Dench, Lila Kedrova, Peter Sallis, Kevin Colson, Barry Dennen, Pamela Strong, Richard Owens, dir:Harold Prince [20pp, 6x9; cast list, biographies w.photos, musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1973: THE WOLF - Ferenc Molnar, version by Henric Hirsch and Frank Hauser (Apollo)
Judi Dench, Edward Woodward, Leo McKern, Valerie Lush, Gwen Nelson, Philip Voss, John York, Joan Ryan, Nicholas Amer; dir:Frank Hauser [20pp, 5.25x9; cast list, biographies w.photos, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1974: THE GOOD COMPANIONS - Andre Previn, Johnny Mercer, Ronald Harwood (Her Majesty's)
Judi Dench, John Mills, Christopher Gable; dir:Braham Murray [24pp; production photos] £5

1981 (Oct): VILLAGE WOOING and 1933: A PORTRAIT OF THE YEAR (New End, Hampstead)
Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Jerry Flynn; dir:Frank Hauser, des:Nick Ormerod [single duplicated sheet; credits, biographies; VG] £2

1984: PACK OF LIES - Hugh Whitemore (Lyric)
Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Richard Vernon, Larry Hoodekoff, Eva Griffith, Elizabeth Bell, Penny Ryder; dir:Clifford Williams [28pp; 25+ cast and production photos; VG] £4

1986: MR AND MRS NOBODY - Keith Waterhouse (Garrick)
Judi Dench, Michael Williams; dir:Ned Sherrin [44pp; 18 production photos; VG] £5

1990: THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (Aldwych)
Abigail McKern, Bernard Hill (as Lopakhin), Tom Watt, Michael Gough, Miranda Foster, Judi Dench (as Ranyevskaya), Kate Duchene, Lesley Manville (as Varya), Ronald Pickup (as Gaev), Barry Stanton, John Dougall, Nicholas Farrell (as Trofimov), Tom Hollander (as A Passer-By), Stanley Page, Peter Sowerbutts, Kate Anthony, Patricia Samuels; dir:Sam Mendes [32pp, 6.1x8.5; cast list, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, 4 production photos etc.; VG] £4

1991: THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS - Sean O'Casey (Young Vic)
Judi Dench (as Bessie Burgess), John Rogan, Dearblha Molloy, Eanna MacLiam, Niamh Cusack (as Nora Clitheroe), Breffni McKenna (as Jack Clitheroe), Enda Oates, Emer McCourt, Miriam Kelly, Michael Loughnan, Jonathan Arun, Maeve Murphy, Michael Packer; dir:Sam Mendes [32pp, 8.25x11.75; cast lists, biographies w.photos, company photo, extensive illustrated articles, rehearsal photos, credits etc.; VG] £4

1998: FILUMENA - Eduardo de Filippo, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Piccadilly)
Peter Hall Company: Judi Dench, Michael Pennington, Michael Byrne, John Gordon-Sinclair; dir:Peter Hall [32pp; illustrated articles, photos and biographies; VG] £4

2001: THE ROYAL FAMILY - George S Kaufman, Edna Ferber (Haymarket)
Judi Dench, Peter Bowles, Harriet Walter, Julia McKenzie, Toby Stephens, Philip Voss; dir:Peter Hall [56pp, 6.6x9.6; glossy programme; photos, including 14 rehearsal shots; illustrated articles, biographies etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

2002: THE BREATH OF LIFE - David Hare (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith; dir:Howard Davies [52pp, 6.6x9.6; glossy programme; rehearsal photos, biographies w.photos, interview with David Hare, photos of previous David Hare plays etc.; VG] £5

2006: HAY FEVER - Noel Coward (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Judi Dench, Kim Medcalf, Dan Stevens, Lin Blakley, Peter Bowles, Charles Edwards, Belinda Lang, William Chubb, Olivia Darnley; dir:Peter Hall [40pp, 6.75x9.6; biographies w.photos, extensive illustrated articles on Noel Coward, credits etc.; VG] £4

2009: MADAME DE SADE - Yukio Mishima (Wyndham's)
Judi Dench, Frances Barber, Deborah Findlay, Jenny Galloway, Rosamund Pike, Fiona Button; dir:Michael Grandage [54pp, 6.7x9.4; glossy programme; interview with Judi Dench, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photos; VG] £5

2008-09: MICHAEL GRANDAGE SEASON (Wyndham's) Six Postcards
Six postcards advertising the 2008-09 Donmar West End Season at Wyndham's Theatre; portraits of Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench and Jude Law; the plays were IVANOV, TWELFTH NIGHT, MADAME DE SADE and HAMLET, all directed by Michael Grandage [six unused postcards; each 4.1"x5.8"; VG] (£5) SOLD

ROBERT DONAT (1905 - 1958)

1940: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE - George Bernard Shaw (Piccadilly)
Robert Donat, Janet Barrow, Joyce Redman, Jonathan Field, Roger Livesey, Rosmund John, William Murray, Leonard Shepherd, Patricia L'Estrange, Edgar K.Bruce, Ruth Gower, Grenville Darling, Henry Caine, Milton Rosmer, Clive Woods; dir:Milton Rosmer [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1943: HEARTBREAK HOUSE - George Bernard Shaw (Cambridge Theatre)
Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Amy Veness, Isabel Jeans, Edith Evans, J. H. Roberts, Vernon Kelso, George Merritt, Francis Lister, Philip Godfrey; dir:John Burrell [4pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1947: A SLEEPING CLERGYMAN - James Bridie (Criterion)
Robert Donat, Frank Royde, Arnold Bell, Russell Waters, David Evans, Drusilla Wills, Francis Lister, Margaret Leighton, Sara Gregory, Winifred Willard, John Gegson, Ian Maclean, Anthony Baird, Donald G.Perrett, Shelagh Stirling, Rita Daniel, Evelyn Roberts, Beryl Kaye, Kenneth Fraser, Rachel Gurney; dir:H.K.Ayliff [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

EDITH EVANS (1888 - 1976)

Edith Evans 1929 Postcard
Stars of the Stage: Series 1 [6"x4" BBC Hulton Picture Library postcard HPL 724; VG] £1

1927: THE WAY OF THE WORLD - William Congreve (Wyndham's)
Edith Evans, Ion Swinley, Scott Russell, Ruth Maitland, Dorothy Green, Ruth Taylor, Peggy Ashcroft (as Betty); dir:Nigel Playfair [12pp, 5.5x8.5; minor pencil marks, very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1932: HEARTBREAK HOUSE- Bernard Shaw (Queen's)
Edith Evans (as Lady Utterword), Eileen Beldon, Isabel Thornton, Cedric Hardwicke (as Captain Shotover), Margaret Chatwin (as Mrs Hushabye), O B Clarence, Leon Quartermaine, Wilfrid Lawson (as Mangan), Ballard Berkeley, Charles Groves; dir:H K Ayliff [20pp, 5.5x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; 5 full-page company photographic portraits; VG] £4

1933: THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN- Rene Fauchois, adapted by Emlyn Williams (St.James's)
Edith Evans, Cedric Hardwicke, Louise Hampton, Barry K Barnes, Frederick Leister [cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1935: THE OLD LADIES - Rodney Ackland (New)
Edith Evans, Jean Cadell, Beatrix Feilden-Kaye, Mary Jerrold; dir:John Gielgud [28pp, 5.5x8.5; cast photos; VG] £4

1937: ROBERT'S WIFE - St.John Ervine (Globe)
Edith Evans, Owen Nares, Edith Sharpe, John Bailey, David Horne, Margaret Moffat, David Markham, E J Kennedy, John Linden, Margaret Scudamore, Robert Holmes; dir:Murray MacDonald [20pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, charming cast sketches; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1941: OLD ACQUAINTANCE - John Van Druten (Apollo)
Edith Evans, Alice Gachet, Ronald Ward, Muriel Pavlow, Marian Spencer, Lilian Christine, Ian Maclean; dir:William Armstrong [4pp; cast, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1942: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Oscar Wilde (Phoenix)
Edith Evans, Deering Wells, Cyril Ritchard, John Gielgud, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft, Jean Cadell, J H Roberts, Charles Maunsell, John Milton; dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenery, credits; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1943: HEARTBREAK HOUSE - George Bernard Shaw (Cambridge Theatre)
Edith Evans, Deborah Kerr, Amy Veness, John Laurie, Isabel Jeans, J H Roberts, Vernon Kelso, George Merritt, Francis Lister, Philip Godfrey; dir:John Burrell [4pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; w.newsclipping; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1945: THE RIVALS - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Criterion)
Edith Evans (as Mrs Malaprop), Michael Gough, Leonard Maguire, Pauline Jameson, Audrey Fildes, Jean Wilson, Morland Graham (as Sir Anthony Absolute), Anthony Quayle (as Captain Absolute), Peter Cushing (as Faulkland), Reginald Beckwith, Barry Ford, Brefni O'Rourke, Charles Lamb, Henry Ainley, Jr., Margaret Anderson, Charles Perry, Jean Parrington; dir:William Armstrong, Edith Evans, Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1946 (Oct): ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Edith Evans, Godfrey Tearle, Anthony Quayle, Michael Goodliffe; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp; cast list, credits etc.; insert missing; VG] £2

1946: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Piccadilly)
Edith Evans, Godfrey Tearle, Anthony Quayle, Michael Goodliffe; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp] £3

1949: DAPHNE LAUREOLA - James Bridie (Wyndham's)
Edith Evans, Peter Finch, Felix Aylmer; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp, 5x7.4; VG] £3

1951: WATERS OF THE MOON - N C Hunter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans, Sybil Thorndike, Wendy Hiller; dir:Frith Banbury [4pp; VG] £3

1952: WATERS OF THE MOON - N C Hunter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans, Sybil Thorndike, Wendy Hiller; dir:Frith Banbury [4pp; VG] £3

1953: WATERS OF THE MOON - N C Hunter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans, Sybil Thorndike, Wendy Hiller; dir:Frith Banbury [4pp; VG] £3

1954: THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH - Christopher Fry (Aldwych)
Edith Evans, James Donald, Margaret Johnston, John Moffatt, Hugh Griffith, Peter Bull, Peter Barkworth; dir:Peter Brook [8pp] £4

1956 (Mch): THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, George Rose, Ruth Lodge, Phyllis Relph, Judith Stott, Mavis Walker, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer, dir:John Gielgud [8pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1956: THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, George Rose, Ruth Lodge, Janet Burnell, Judith Stott, Mavis Walker, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer, dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1957: THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, George Rose, Ruth Lodge, Janet Burnell, Judith Stott, Mavis Walker, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer, dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1962 (4th March): PROGRAMME OF POETRY AND MUSIC (Aldwych) Apollo Society
Edith Evans, Christopher Hassall [8pp] £3

1963: GENTLE JACK - Robert Bolt (Queen's)
Edith Evans, Kenneth Williams, Michael Bryant, John Phillips, Edith Sharpe, Noel Howlett, Barry Lineham, A. J. Brown, William Dexter, Gretchen Franklin, Polly Adams, Timothy West, David Calderisi, Bernard Kay, Sian Phillips; dir:Noel Willman [12pp, 7x9.75; cast list, credits, 3 cast photos and biographies; VG] £4

1965: THE CHINESE PRIME MINISTER - Enid Bagnold (Globe)
Edith Evans, Brian Aherne, Alan Webb, Peter Barkworth, Simon Lack, Elizabeth Hughes; dir:Vivian Matalon [12pp, 7.1x9.5; 3 excellent photographic portraits, newsclipping review and photograph; VG] £5

1965: THE CHINESE PRIME MINISTER - Enid Bagnold (Globe)
Edith Evans, Brian Aherne, Michael Kent, Peter Barkworth, Simon Lack, Elizabeth Hughes; dir:Vivian Matalon [12pp; 7.1x9.5; 2 excellent photographic portraits, VG] £4

1968 (Feb): AERIAL FOOTBALL, and THE BLACK GIRL IN SEARCH OF GOD - George Bernard Shaw (Mermaid)
Edith Evans, Anthony Newlands, Paul Hardwick, Josephine Wilson, Trevor Baxter, Jessie Evans, John Westbrook, David Markham; dir:Basil Ashmore [32pp, 5x8; many charming linocut illustrations; cast, credits, biographies, articles w.photos; VG] £4

1973: EDITH EVANS... AND FRIENDS (Richmond Theatre)
Edith Evans, Antony Lindsay, Simon Young [16pp, 5.8x8.25; biographies, order of events etc.; date written on cover, else VG] £4

1974: EDITH EVANS... AND FRIENDS (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Edith Evans [16pp; slight damp stain] £4

ALBERT FINNEY (b.1936)

1956 (Sep): THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING - Christopher Fry (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Albert Finney (as Richard), Ronald Hines, Nancie Jackson, Sonia Fraser, Colin George, Jill Forest, Alan Rowe, Geoffrey Bayldon, Eric Jones, Kenneth Mackintosh, John Howlett; dir:Bernard Hepton [12pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, notes, future productions etc.; photo not included; uncommon; VG] £4

1956 (Oct): CORIOLANUS (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Albert Finney (as Tullus Aufidius), Geoffrey Taylor, Colin George, Ronald Hines, Geoffrey Bayldon, Kenneth Mackintosh, Alan Rowe, Alan White, John Howlett, Michael Robbins, Robert Chetwyn, Eric Jones, Nicholas Courtney, Kross Leigh, David Mann, Leslie Moxon, Michael Polley, Ronald Davis, Michael Hamilton, Nancie Jackson, Sonia Fraser, Jill Forest, Marnie Bowen; dir:Bernard Hepton [12pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, notes, future productions etc.; uncommon; VG] £4

1957 (Feb): KING HENRY THE FIFTH (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Albert Finney (as Henry V), Bernard Hepton, John Ronane, David Hart, Michael Blakemore, Michael Lomax, James Greene, Geoffrey Taylor, Peter Henchie, Robert Chetwyn, John Church, Hugh Evans, Donald Bisset, Colin George, Keith Anderson, Michael Robbins, Geoffrey Bayldon, Rhodri Griffith, Timothy Harley, Kenneth Mackintosh, David Benson, Reginald Gillam, Paul Williamson, Henry Manning, Nancie Jackson, Sonia Fraser, Audrey Noble; dir:Douglas Seale [12pp, 5x8; cast list, credits, notes, future productions etc.; uncommon; VG] (£4) SOLD

1960: BILLY LIAR - Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall (Cambridge)
Albert Finney, George A.Cooper, Mona Washbourne, Trevor Bannister, Ann Beach; dir:Lindsay Anderson [12pp, 6.75x9.25; 6 photos; VG] £5

1961: LUTHER - John Osborne (Phoenix)
English Stage Company: Albert Finney, Julian Glover, James Cairncross, Bill Owen, Peter Duguid, Dan Meaden, Peter Bull, Carleton Hobbs, John Moffatt, Robert Robinson, Charles Kay, Meryl Gourley; dir:Tony Richardson [12pp; 6.75x9.25; notes, biographies, illustrations; VG] £4

1972: ALPHA BETA - E A Whitehead (Royal Court)
Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts; dir:Anthony Page [28pp, 5.25x9; cast biographies w.photos; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1972: ALPHA BETA - E A Whitehead (Apollo)
Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts; dir:Anthony Page [20pp, 5.25x9; cast biographies, company and production photos; VG] £3

1974: CHEZ NOUS - Peter Nichols (Globe)
Albert Finney, Denholm Elliott, Geraldine McEwan, Pat Heywood, Denis Carey, Beth Porter, Glenn Beck; dir:Robert Chetwyn [16pp, 5.25x9; w.3 newsclippings; cast biographies w.photos; VG] £4

1984: SERJEANT MUSGRAVE'S DANCE - John Arden (Old Vic)
Albert Finney, Mark Jefferis, Alun Armstrong, Allan Surtees, Max Wall, Graham Crowden, Eileen Atkins, Cathryn Harrison, Ronald Herdman, Willoughby Goddard, Stephen McGann, Derek Thompson, Nicholas Lumley, Sam Sherry, Jon Croft, Richard Vanstone, Tim Laycock; dir:Albert Finney [28pp, 5.4x8.25; illustrated articles, rehearsal photos, biographies w.photos; VG] £4

1986: ORPHANS - Lyle Kessler (Apollo)
Steppenwolf/Hampstead Theatre production: Albert Finney, Kevin Anderson, Jeff Fahey; dir:Gary Sinise [32pp, 6x8.5; cast list, biographies w.photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1989: ANOTHER TIME - Ronald Harwood (Wyndham's)
Albert Finney, Janet Suzman, Sara Kestelman, David de Keyser, Christien Anholt; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [32pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, illustrated articles, 11+ photographs, biographies; VG] £4

1992: REFLECTED GLORY - Ronald Harwood (Vaudeville)
Albert Finney, Holly Wilson, Nicky Henson, Mark Tandy, Katherine O'Toole, Stephen Greif, Stephen Moore; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [36pp, 6.6x9.5; biographies w.photos, production photos, photographic feature on Ronald Harwood etc.; date (20/5/92) on cover, else VG] £4

1996: ART - Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton (Wyndham's)
Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Ken Stott; dir:Matthew Warchus [32pp; biogs, articles, 10+ photos; original cast; VG] £4


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