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OTHER PLAYS: 1950-1959

Plays: 1950

1950: THE GREEN PACK - Edgar Wallace (Regent Theatre, Hayes) Richard Pearson, Donald Whittle, Frank Thornton, William Abney, Barbara Ledsham, David Steuart, Peter Bayliss, Ruth Trouncer; dir:Stafford Byrne [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; VG] £3

1950: THE GREEN BAY TREE - Mordaunt Shairp (Playhouse) Henry Hewitt, Hugh Williams, Jack Watling, Brenda Bruce, Walter Fitzgerald; dir:Anthony Pelissier [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes , credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1950: MR.ROBERTS
1950: MISTER ROBERTS - Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan (Coliseum)
Tyrone Power, Jackie Cooper, dir:Joshua Logan [8pp, 5x7.5; date written on cover] £5

1950: WILL ANY GENTLEMAN? - Vernon Sylvaine (Strand) Robertson Hare, Arthur Riscoe, Constance Lorne; dir:Richard Bird [8pp; VG] £2

1950: BONAVENTURE - Charlotte Hastings (Vaudeville) Fay Compton, Mary Kerridge, Nell Ballantyne, John Crocker, Ballard Berkeley, Colin Douglas; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY - Philip Barry (Duchess) Margaret Leighton, Hugh Sinclair, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ann Stephens, Meriel Forbes, Robert Beatty, Anthony Forwood, Percy Marmont, Richard Pearson [8pp; "Miss Leighton dressed by Molyneux"; minor marks, else VG] £3

1950: A LADY MISLAID - Kenneth Horne (St.Martin's) Hugh Latimer, Gwendoline Watford, Joan Sanderson, Avice Landone, Ronald Ward; dir:Anthony Hawtrey [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950: PARTY MANNERS - Val Gielgud (Embassy) Jill Esmond, Allan Cuthbertson, Clive Morton [6pp triple-fold; minor marks, slight edge damage, else VG] £2

1950: THE LADY PURRS - Ted Willis (Embassy) Eleanor Summerfield, Dandy Nichols, Viola Lyel, Joss Ackland, Charles Heslop; dir:Henry Kendall [6pp triple-fold; tatty] £1

1950: THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF - Ashley Dukes (Embassy) Heather Stannard, Jane Mapley, Griffith Jones, Clement McCallin [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR - Luigi Pirandello (Embassy) Yvonne Mitchell, Karel Stepanek, Charles Lloyd Pack, Jean Anderson, Oscar Quitak; dir:Ngaio Marsh [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £4

1950: SHALL WE JOIN THE LADIES? - J. M. Barrie, and THE BOY WITH A CART - Christopher Fry (Lyric, Hammersmith) Richard Burton, Mary Jerrold, Noel Willman, Eileen Beldon, Nan Munro, Hazel Terry, Paul Daneman; dir:John Gielgud [6pp triple-fold; minor marks, else VG] £4

1950: THE COCKTAIL PARTY - T. S. Eliot (New) Irene Worth, Hugh Sinclair, Donald Houston, Ian Hunter, Eileen Peel, Freda Gaye; dir:E.Martin Browne [8pp; small bite out of cover, else VG] £2

1950: MURDER AT THE VICARAGE - Agatha Christie, Moie Charles and Barbara Toy (Playhouse) Reginald Tate, Barbara Mullen [8pp] £2

1950: THE OLD LADIES - Hugh Walpole, adapt.Rodney Ackland (Lyric, Hammersmith) Mary Jerrold, Mary Clare, Jean Cadell; dir:Frith Banbury [4pp] £2

1950: QUEEN ELIZABETH SLEPT HERE - Talbot Rothwell, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (Strand) Jimmy Hanley, Rosalyn Boulter, Kenneth Connor [8pp; VG] £3

1950: TO DOROTHY, A SON - Roger MacDougall (Savoy) Richard Attenborough, Yolande Donlan, Sheila Sim [12pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950: ON MONDAY NEXT... - Philip King (Comedy) Henry Kendall, Olga Lindo, Leslie Phillips, Richard Goolden [8pp; rumpled, else VG] £2

1950: THE BROWNING VERSION and THE RESPECTABLE PROSTITUTE - Jean Paul Sartre (Regent Theatre) Oscar Quitak, Terence Alexander, Zena Howard, Colin Gordon, Willoughby Goddard, Donald Whittle, Barbara Ledsham, Stella Richman, William Sylvester, Kenneth Baker, Archie Duncan; dir:Ken Tynan [12pp, 5x7.4; cast lists, credits, theatre notes etc.; photo of Stella Richman; VG] £5

1950: THE DAMASCUS BLADE - Bridget Boland (Bristol Hippodrome) John Mills, Peter Finch, Barry Jones, Mary MacKenzie, Beatrix Lehmann, Austin Trevor; dir:Laurence Olivier [4pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1950: SEPTEMBER TIDE - Daphne Du Maurier (Theatre Royal, Bath) Hugh Stewart, Bertha Russell, Ann Walford, Frank Lawton, Evelyn Laye, Tom Fleming; dir:Daphne Rye, from the original London production by Irene Hentschel [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: PYGMALION - George Bernard Shaw (Theatre Royal, Bath) Jessie Matthews, Carl Bernard, Maureen Waddell, Mary Russell, Ewart Wheeler, David Goddard, John Springett, Harold Neale, Nora Gregg, George Doust, Margery Fleeson, Tom Devine, Beatrice Munro, Nora Bennett; dir:George Doust [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: THE BIRDCAGE - F.Tennyson Jesse and Harold Dearden (Theatre Royal, Bath) Joan Miller, Albert Lieven, Ian Lubbock, Joan Carol, Myrtle Reed, Jennifer Gray, Richard Coke, Arthur Challoner; dir:Peter Cotes [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; Prior to London Production; VG] £3

1950: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW - Kieran Tunney and Simon Wardell (Theatre Royal, Bath) Helen Haye, Winifred Shotter, Marie Burke, Irene Handl, Peter Arne, John Miller, Ann Titherage, Seymour Green, Nina Gerrard, Grace Newcombe, Dorothy Blythe, May Hallatt; dir:Michael Hamilton [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; Prior to London Production; VG] £3

1950: THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED - Louis d'Alton (Phoenix) Eunice Gayson, Brendan Clegg, Jill Raymond, Colin Loudan, Christine Hayden, Liam Redmond, Charles Fitzsimons, Mark Daly, Malachi Keegan, Joe Linnane, Patrick Jordan; dir:Frank Dermody [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1950: THE HEIRESS - Ruth and Augustus Goetz (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Godfrey Tearle, Wendy Hiller, Ralph Michael, Gillian Lind, Ann Wilton, Madge Compton, Rosemary Davis, Donald Sinden, Pauline Jameson; dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: TOP OF THE LADDER - Tyrone Guthrie (St.James's) John Mills, Rachel Kempson, Alison Leggatt, Mary Kerridge, Miles Malleson, Esme Church, James Ottaway, Una Venning; presented by Laurence Olivier [8pp] £2

1950: CAPTAIN CARVALLO - Denis Cannan (St.James's) Peter Finch, Diana Wynyard, Richard Goolden, Thomas Heathcote, James Donald, Jill Bennett; dir:Laurence Olivier [8pp; cast, credits, 6 cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950: CAPTAIN CARVALLO - Denis Cannan (Garrick) Peter Finch, Diana Wynyard, Richard Goolden, Thomas Heathcote, James Donald, Jill Bennett, Anthony Pelley; dir:Laurence Olivier [8pp; 7 cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950: RED DRAGON - Hugh Hastings ("Q" Theatre, Kew) Richard Pearson, Kenneth Connor [6pp, triple fold] £1

1950: ANNA CHRISTIE - Eugene O'Neill ("Q" Theatre, Kew) Frederick Valk, Freda Jackson [6pp] £2

1950: THE HOLLY AND THE IVY - Wynyard Browne (Duchess) Jane Baxter, Herbert Lomas, Bryan Forbes; dir:Frith Banbury [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1950: THE LITTLE HUT - Andre Roussin, adapted by Nancy Mitford (Lyric) Robert Morley, Joan Tetzel, David Tomlinson; dir:Peter Brook [8pp; 3 cast photos] £3

1950: THE WAY THINGS GO - Frederick Lonsdale (Phoenix) Ronald Squire, Glynis Johns, Michael Gough, Kenneth More [8pp; 3 cast photos; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950 (May): IF THIS BE ERROR - Rachel Grieve (Palace Theatre, Bath) Company of Four Production: Mary Ellis, Clive Morton, Gladys Henson, Mary Morris, Daphne Slater, Nicholas Parsons, Clement McCallin; dir:Joan Swinstead [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; Prior to London Production; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1950: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Nicholas Stuart Gray (Westminster Theatre) John Byron, Alaric Cotter, Alan Badel, Donald Finlay, Patricia Dainton, Ann Summers, Jill Raymond; dir:Charles Hickman [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: THE LATE EDWINA BLACK - William Dinner and William Morum (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin) Daphne Maddox, Stanley Illsley, Leo McCabe, Mary Russell; dir:Stanley Illsley [8pp, 5.4x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: BLACK CHIFFON - Lesley Storm (Westminster Theatre) Dorothy Gordon, Owen Holder, Rachel Gurney, Flora Robson, Janet Barrow, Wyndham Goldie, Anthony Ireland; dir:Charles Hickman [4pp, 5.6x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £3

1950: HIS EXCELLENCY - Dorothy and Campbell Christie (Princes Theatre) London Mask Theatre production: Eric Portman, Sebastian Shaw, John Wood, Ian Fleming, Linda Gray, Joss Clewes, Arnold Bell, Derek Sydney, Philip Leaver, Annabel Maule, Owen Fellowes; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp, 5.5x8.5; cast, synopsis of scenes, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1950: TO DOROTHY A SON - Roger MacDougall (Opera House, Manchester) Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Yolande Donlan [12pp, 5.75x9; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950 (Mch): CRY LIBERTY - Esther McCracken (Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Joyce Barbour, Julia Braddock, Dan Cunningham, Anthony Sharp; dir:Richard Bird [12pp, 5.75x9; minor marks, else VG] £2

1950: QUEEN ELIZABETH - Hugh Ross Williamson (Arts Theatre Club) Catherine Lacey, Louise Hampton, Wolfe Morris; dir:Alec Clunes, music:John Hotchkis [4pp, 6x10; folds, else VG] £1

Plays: 1951

1951: HE WHO GETS SLAPPED - Leonid Andreyev, Judith Guthrie (Watergate Theatre) Mary Pratt, Ross Wilson, Marvyn Dorkin, Barry Faber, Celia Helda, Brian Cobby, David Lyn, Charles Hards, Leslie Glazer, James Beattie, Enid Kenworthy; dir:William Jay [4pp, 6x5.5; cast, synopsis of scenes, credits; rumpled, else VG] £2

1951: WHO IS SYLVIA? - Terence Rattigan (Criterion) Robert Flemyng, Esmond Knight, Roland Culver, Roger Maxwell, Joan Benham, Athene Seyler; dir:Anthony Quayle [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1951: THE HAPPY FAMILY - Michael Clayton Hutton (Duchess) Thora Hird, Henry Kendall [8pp] £1

1951: TO DOROTHY, A SON - Roger MacDougall (Savoy) Richard Attenborough, Yolande Donlan, Sheila Sim, Alastair Hunter, Philip Holles [12pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951: INTIMATE RELATIONS [Les Parents Terribles] - Jean Cocteau (Strand) Fay Compton, Ballard Berkeley, Cicely Paget-Bowman, Robin Lloyd, Sarah Lawson [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1951: THE DISH RAN AWAY - Graham Fraser (Vaudeville) Betty Paul, Frank Leighton, Emma Treckman, Winifred Evans, Blanche Fothergill, Gordon Tanner, Shelagh Furley; dir:Leslie French [12pp; date on cover, else VG] £2

1951: THOR WITH ANGELS and A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT - Christopher Fry (Lyric, Hammersmith) Diana Churchill, Jack Hawkins, Dorothy Tutin, George Cole, Eric Porter, Jessie Evans [6pp] £2

1951: ARDELE - Jean Anouilh (Vaudeville) Isabel Jeans, Versonica Hurst, Ronald Squire, Nicholas Phipps, Patrick Macnee; dir:Anthony Pelissier [8pp] £2

1951: THE LOVE OF FOUR COLONELS - Peter Ustinov (Wyndham's) Alan Gifford, Colin Gordon, Eugene Deckers, Theodore Bikel, Paul Hardtmuth, Peter Ustinov, Gwen Cherrell, Moira Lister, Patricia Jessel, Diana Graves, Mary Hignett, Mona Lilian; dir:John Fernald [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled] £2

1951: RELATIVE VALUES - Noel Coward (Savoy) Richard Leech, Renee Hill, Angela Baddeley, Gladys Cooper, Simon Lack, Dorothy Batley, Charles Callum, Judy Campbell, Ralph Michael, Hugh McDermott; dir:Noel Coward [16pp] £3

1951 (Jan): WILL ANY GENTLEMAN? - Vernon Sylvaine (Strand) Robertson Hare, Brian Reece, Constance Lorne [8pp; minor marks, staple rusted and gone, else VG] £1

1951 (Jul): WILL ANY GENTLEMAN? - Vernon Sylvaine (Strand) Robertson Hare, Arthur Riscoe, Constance Lorne [12pp; VG] £2

1951: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH - Peter Ustinov (Adelphi) Eric Portman, Brian Wilde, Cyril Luckham, Josephine Griffin; dir:John Fernald [8pp; VG] £3

1951: MAN AND SUPERMAN - Bernard Shaw (New Theatre) John Clements, Kay Hammond, Allan Cuthbertson, Barbara Everest, Michael Medwin, Arthur Hill, Milton Rosmer, dir:John Clements [8pp; slight edge damage, else VG] £2

1951: MAN AND SUPERMAN - Bernard Shaw (Princes Theatre) John Clements, Kay Hammond, Allan Cuthbertson, Barbara Everest, Michael Medwin, Arthur Hill, Milton Rosmer, dir:John Clements [8pp, 5.5x8.5; VG] £3

1951: WHO GOES THERE! - John Dighton (Vaudeville) Nigel Patrick, Geraldine McEwan, Anthony Sharpe; dir:John Counsell [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1951: THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN - Dalton Trumbo (Duchess) Liam Redmond, Ann Zane; dir:Peter Cotes [8pp; VG] £1

1951: THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN - Dalton Trumbo (Duchess) J.Edward Bromberg, Ann Zane; dir:Peter Cotes [8pp; VG] £1

1951: THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN - Dalton Trumbo (Fortune) Bernard Braden, Ann Zane; dir:Peter Cotes [4pp; slight edge damage, else VG] £1

1951: MACADAM AND EVE - Roger MacDougall (Aldwych) John Gregson, Sheila Latimer, John Laurie, Beatrice Varley, Richard Pearson, Patricia Dickson; dir:Henry Kendall [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951: THE WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY - L. du Garde Peach and Ian Hay (Piccadilly) Daniel Mayer Company: Jack Hulbert, Joyce Carey, Brenda Bancroft, Sonia Williams, Campbell Copelin, Denys Blakelock, Cyril Chamberlain, Derek Blomfield, Rona Anderson; dir:John Fernald [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £1

1951: THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT - Jean Giraudoux (St.James's) Martita Hunt, Marius Goring, Richard Johnson, Angela Baddeley, Veronica Turleigh, James Ottaway; dir:Robert Speaight [8pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1951: THE FIRST LEGION - Emmett Lavery (Gateway) George Bishop, Richard Shayne, John Rae, Kynaston Reeves, Sidney Monckton, Barry Phelps, Julian d'Albie, William Strange; dir:Vyvian Hall [4pp, flimsy; minor marks, else VG] £2

1951: HIS EXCELLENCY - Dorothy and Campbell Christie (Piccadilly) London Mask Theatre production: Eric Portman, Sebastian Shaw, John Wood, Ian Fleming, Linda Gray, Joss Clewes, Arnold Bell, Derek Sydney, Philip Leaver, Annabel Maule, Richard Littledale; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951: FIGURE OF FUN - Andre Roussin adapt.Arthur Macrae (Aldwych) John Mills, Peter Bull, Arthur Macrae, Viola Lyel, Brenda Bruce, Natasha Parry; dir:Peter Ashmore, music:John Hotchkis [8pp; minor marks, date written on cover, else VG] £2

1951: MACADAM AND EVE - Roger MacDougall (Aldwych) John Gregson, Sheila Latimer, John Laurie, Beatrice Varley, Richard Pearson, Patricia Dickson; dir:Henry Kendall [4pp, 5x8x; minor edge damage, else VG] £2

1951: THE SEVENTH VEIL - Muriel and Sydney Box (Princes) Ann Todd, Leo Genn, Herbert Lom, Ralph Michael [8pp; 3 photos; minor marks, else VG] £3

1951: A GUARDSMAN'S CUP OF TEA - Thomas Browne (Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth) Rosalinde Fuller, Betty Huntley-Wright, Brian Nissen, John Nicolson, Aubrey Woods; dir:Vincent Shaw [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £1

1951: LADIES' NIGHT IN A TURKISH BATH - Avery Hopwood and Charleton Andrews (Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth) Joyce Parry, Billie Harcourt, June Bowkley, James Keith, Renee Reel, Rojina Manclark, Jerry Verno, Hughie Green, Tonie Macmillan, Sally Simpson, Clair Ames, Pamela Bevan, Daphne Dyer, Vic Hallums; dir:James Coghill [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £1

1951: THE HOLLY AND THE IVY - Wynyard Browne (Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth) John Welsh, Dorothy Primrose, Ilona Ference, Terence Brook, Marjorie Battiss, Brigid McCormick, Robert Sewell, Edward Dentith; dir:Frith Banbury [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £1

1951: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Tennessee Williams (Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth) Jean Watson, Norah De Lange, Paul Carpenter, Harry Moore, Jane Bramley, John Killner, Vanda Godsell, Rex Rowland, Michael Bryant (as A Young Collector), Audrey Waters, Renee Roberts, Eric Pattison; dir:John Citroen [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £1

1951: A SLEEP OF PRISONERS - Christopher Fry (Tour) Festival of Britain production: Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Hugh Pryse, Leonard White; dir:Michael Macowan, stage manager:Peter Vaughan [16pp, 5.5x8.5; date on cover, photo of Christopher Fry, articles by Bishop of Chichester, E.Martin Browne, Christopher Fry, Michael Macowan etc.; cover illustration by Ronald Searle; minor marks, else VG] £4

Plays: 1952

1952: THIEVES' CARNIVAL - Jean Anouilh (Arts Theatre Club) John Laurie, Harold Lang, Robin Bailey, Wyndham Goldie, Judith Furse, Maxine Audley, David Bird, Gerald Harper, Tutte Lemkow; dir:Roy Rich, music:John Hotchkis [8pp, 6x4.8; minor marks, else VG] £3

1952 (June): THE BRIDE OF DENMARK HILL - Lawrence Williams and Nell O'Day (Royal Court Theatre Club) Ernest Jay, Dorothy Green, Henry Longhurst, Andrew Osborn, Barbara Murray, Ellen Pollock, Clement McCallin, Moray Watson; dir:Desmond Davis [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1952: THE MORTIMER TOUCH - Eric Linklater (Duke of York's) Mervyn Johns, Mona Washbourne, Pamela Brown, Roger Livesey, Daphne Newton, Esma Cannon, John Garley, Richard Pearson, Glen Alyn, George Relph, Molly Urquhart, William Mervyn, Harry Towb, Vincent Holman; dir:George Devine [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1952: THE VORTEX - Noel Coward (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) Neville Prescott, Moya Nugent (for Adrianne Allen), Robert Andrews, Sylvia Coleridge, Isabel Jeans (as Florence Lancaster), Anthony Forwood, Dirk Bogarde (as Nicky Lancaster), Nicholas Hannen, Janet Butler, Peter Jones; dir:Michael Macowan [6pp triple-fold, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; with substitution slip; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1952: MONTSERRAT - Lilian Hellman, based on the French of Emanuel Robles (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) John Westbrook, Derek Sydney, Geoffrey Taylor, Richard Burton, Russell Enoch, Noel Willman, Michael Gwynn, Hamlyn Benson, Meredith Edwards, Elspeth March, Esmond Knight, Joy Parker, Philip Guard, John Boyd-Brent, Denis Lehrer; dir:Noel Willman and Nigel Green [6pp triple-fold, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis, credits etc.; and 4pp flyer, with programme note, ticket prices and 4 cast photos (of Richard Burton, Esmond Knight, Noel Willman, and Elspeth March); uncommon; VG] £5

1952: RELUCTANT HEROES - Colin Morris (Whitehall) Larry Noble, Dermot Walsh, Wally Patch, Brian Rix, Anthony Baird, George Radford, Betty Impey, Helen Jessop, Colin Morris, Gene Anderson, John R. Chapman; dir:Frank Dermody [8pp, 5x7; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; this was the first of Brian Rix's "Whitehall Farces" - it had opened on 12 September 1950, and eventually closed on 4 July 1954, after 1,610 performances; VG] £4

1952: THE TROUBLEMAKERS - George Bellak (Strand) Robert Sansom, Thora Hird, Joseph Tomelty, Maurice Kaufmann, Gaylord Cavallaro [8pp; VG] £2

1952 (Mch): THE YOUNG ELIZABETH - Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton (New Theatre) Alexander Harris, Donovan Winter, Michael Plant, Joseph O'Conor, Margaretta Scott, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Godfrey Kenton, Eric Dodson, Anne McGrath, Margaret Scudamore, Mary Morris, Robert Atkins, Digby Wolfe, Basil Dignam, Betty England, Roy Dean, John Crocker, Derek Benfield, Robin Hunter, John Fabian, Alexander Harris; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1952 (Jul): THE YOUNG ELIZABETH - Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton (Criterion) Alexander Harris, Robert Long, Michael Plant, Joseph O'Conor, Margaretta Scott, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Godfrey Kenton, Eric Dodson, Anne McGrath, Margaret Scudamore, Mary Morris, Beckett Bould, Digby Wolfe, Basil Dignam, Betty England, Roy Dean, John Crocker, John French, Alan Wilson, John Fabian, Alexander Harris; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; date on cover, else VG] £2

1952 (Oct): THE YOUNG ELIZABETH - Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton (Criterion) Alexander Harris, Robert Long, Michael Plant, Joseph O'Conor, Barbara Couper, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Godfrey Kenton, Eric Dodson, Anne McGrath, Margaret Scudamore, Mary Morris, Beckett Bould, Digby Wolfe, Basil Dignam, Betty England, Roy Dean, John Crocker, John French, Alan Wilson, John Fabian, Alexander Harris; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1952: AFTER MY FASHION - Diana Morgan (Ambassador's) Sonia Dresdel, Richard Johnson, Valerie White, Michael Shepley, Diana Morgan [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: MURDER MISTAKEN - Janet Green (Vaudeville) Patricia Burke, Anthony Marlowe, Derek Farr, Brenda de Banzie [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: RELATIVE VALUES - Noel Coward (Savoy) Gladys Cooper, Richard Leech, Angela Baddeley, Judy Campbell; dir:Coward [12pp; VG] £3

1952: THE INNOCENTS - Henry James, adapt.William Archibald (Her Majesty's) Flora Robson, Barbara Everest, Carol Wolveridge, Jeremy Spenser [8pp; w.production photo; VG] £4

1952: COLOMBE - Jean Anouilh, Denis Cannan (New) Yvonne Arnaud, Michael Gough, Joyce Redman, Esme Percy; dir:Peter Brook [8pp, 5x7; VG] £3

1952: HANGING JUDGE - Raymond Massey, based on a novel by Bruce Hamilton (New) Godfrey Tearle, John Le Mesurier; dir:Michael Powell [8pp] £2

1952: THE LOVE OF FOUR COLONELS - Peter Ustinov (Wyndham's) Peter Ustinov, Patricia Jessel, Theodor Bikel, Moira Lister; dir:John Fernald [8pp; VG] £3

1952: DEAR CHARLES - Alan Melville, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Frederick Jackson (New Theatre) Yvonne Arnaud, Noel Howlett [8pp; VG] £2

1952: THE HAPPY MARRIAGE - Jean Bernard Luc, adapted by John Clements (Duke of York's) John Clements, Kay Hammond [8pp; VG] £3

1952: THE PERFECT WOMAN - Wallace Geoffrey and Basil Mitchell (New Cross Empire) Andrew Laurence, Bruce Gordon, Jacqueline Boyer [8pp; VG] £2

1952: THE MILLIONAIRESS - George Bernard Shaw (New) Katharine Hepburn, Cyril Ritchard, Robert Helpmann, Meriel Forbes, Nora Nicholson; dir:Michael Benthall [8pp, 5x7.25; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1952: THE GOLDEN GRAIN Ken Marshall (Embassy) Dinah Sheridan, Patsy Ann Hedges, Betty Balfour, Ken Marshall; dir:Peter Copley [8pp; rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: THE COCKTAIL PARTY - T. S. Eliot ("Q" Theatre, Kew) John Justin, Heather Stannard, Robert Eddison, Gladys Boot, Terence Alexander, Freda Gaye; dir:Kenneth Fraser [8pp; minor marks, slightly tatty, else VG] £2

1952: NIGHT OF MASQUERADE - Jan Fabricius, English version by W. A. Darlington ("Q" Theatre, Kew) Jack Watling, Patricia Hicks, Robert Eddison, Joan White; dir:Wendy Toye [8pp; minor marks, light fold, else VG] £2

1952: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH - Peter Ustinov (Adelphi) Eric Portman, Anthony Marlowe, Donald Eccles, Noel Hood, Brian Wilde, Cyril Luckham, Harry Gwyn-Davies; dir:John Fernald [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: THE STEP FORWARD - Anne Trego (Golder's Green Hippodrome ) Sheila Keith, Frances Hyland, Alexis France, Guy Rolfe, Gillian Lind, Derek Farr [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: RED LETTER DAY - Andrew Rosenthal (Garrick) Fay Compton, Jimmy Verner, Hugh Williams, Mary Marvin, June Thorburn, Terence Longdon, Nora Swinburne, Dorothy Dickson, Donald Sinden [8pp; photo of Miss Compton; minor marks, else VG] £3

1952: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE PRINCESS AND THE SWINEHERD - Nicholas Stuart Gray (Mercury) Flyer Carol Marsh, Tony Britton, Marianne Hamilton, Diane Cilento, Zoe Randall, Ruth Atkinson, Julie Somers, Nicholas Gray, Cecil Trouncer, Jane Griffiths, Shaun O'Riordan, Rosemary Wallace, Elizabeth Regan, Donald Finlay, Christine Finn, Hugh Pryse [4pp; schedule of performances, letter to children from "Mikey"; minor marks, else VG; uncommon] £2

1952: FIGURE OF FUN - Andre Roussin, adapted by Arthur Macrae (Aldwych) John Mills, Peter Bull, Joyce Heron, Arthur Macrae, Viola Lyel, Brenda Bruce, Lana Morris, David Yates, Myles Rudge, Pamela Stirling; dir:Peter Ashmore [8pp, 5x8; signed by John Mills, Joyce Heron and Myles Rudge; VG] £3

1952: THE FIRSTBORN - Christopher Fry (Winter Garden) Alec Clunes, Barbara Everest , Mark Dignam, Tony Britton, Cyril Luckham, Dorothy Reynolds; dir:John Fernald, music:John Hotchkis [8pp; large photo of Alec Clunes as Moses; bite out of back cover, else VG] £3

1952: THE FIRSTBORN - Christopher Fry (Winter Garden) Alec Clunes, Barbara Everest , Mark Dignam, Tony Britton, Cyril Luckham, Dorothy Reynolds; dir:John Fernald, music:John Hotchkis [4pp] £2

1952: WILD HORSES - Ben Travers (Aldwych) Robertson Hare, Ralph Lynn, Constance Lorne, Colin Douglas [4pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1952: AFFAIRS OF STATE - Louis Verneuil (Cambridge) Coral Browne, Wilfrid Hyde White, Hugh Williams, Joyce Redman, Austin Trevor [8pp; photographic cover; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1952 (Aug 4-8): THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING - Christopher Fry (Torquay Open-Air Theatre) Tavistock Repertory Company, London: Richard Baker (as Thomas Mendip), Roger Ford, Mary McCarthy, Timothy Frost, Ellen Knight, Donald Goffin, George Kennedy, Jane Posse (as Jennet Jourdemayne), Don Kirkman, Patrick Bacon, Frederick Radley; dir:Vincent Pearmain [28pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis, notes, credits, theatre notes etc.; VG] £4

Plays: 1953

1953-54: L'ALOUETTE - Jean Anouilh (Theatre Montparnasse Gaston Baty) Suzanne Flon, Michel Bouquet, Michel Etcheverry, Maurice Jacquemont, Marcel Peres, Claude Richard, Henry Grange [48pp, 4.75x6.25; 19 cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1953: THE BAD SAMARITAN - William Douglas Home (Criterion) Michael Denison, Heather Stannard, Jessie Winter, George Relph, Ronald Lewis, Virginia McKenna; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp, 5x7; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1953: FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE... - Arthur Watkyn (Comedy) Geraldine McEwan, Leslie Phillips; dir:John Counsell [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1953: THE BIG KNIFE - Clifford Odets (Westminster) John Harrison, Sam Wanamaker, Renee Asherson, Frederick Valk, George Coulouris, Heather Stannard, Joseph O'Conor, Diane Cilento [8pp; photo of Miss Asherson; minor marks, else VG] £3

1953: THE MOON IS BLUE - F. Hugh Herbert (Duke of York's) Diana Lynn, Robert Flemyng, Biff McGuire [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1953: RED HEADED BLONDE - Val Guest (Vaudeville) Arthur Lovegrove, Jerry Desmonde, Naunton Wayne, Yolande Donlan, Lionel Blair, Margot Lister [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1953: THE LITTLE HUT - Andre Roussin, adapted by Nancy Mitford (Lyric) Diane Hart, David Tomlinson, Hugh Sinclair, Geoffrey Toone, Leslie Le Roy; dir:Peter Brook, des:Oliver Messel [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; several cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1953: BIRTHDAY HONOURS - Paul Jones (Criterion) Marian Spencer, Hugh Latimer, Moira Lister; dir:Nigel Patrick [8pp; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £2

1953: RAIN - John Colton and Clemence Randolph (Embassy, Swiss Cottage) Phyllis Montefiore, Ronald Wilson, Deryck Barnes, Robert Ayres, Alastair Hunter, Marjory Hawtrey, Miriam Karlin [8pp; small tear in cover, minor marks, else VG] £1

1953: PYGMALION - Bernard Shaw (St.James's, King Street) John Clements, Kay Hammond, Nicholas Hannen, Phyllis Relph, Athene Seyler [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1953: STARCHED APRONS - Ena Lamont Stewart (Embassy) Paula Byrne, Renee Goddard, Miriam Karlin, Diana Calderwood, Freda Jackson, Alfie Bass, Dennis Ramsden [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1953 (Nov): THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HELEN - Andre Roussin and Madeleine Gray, from the book by John Erskine, English version by Arthur Macrae (Globe) Diana Wynyard, Cecil Parker, Arthur Macrae, Janette Scott, Thelma Holt; dir:Arthur Macrae [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: THE CONSTANT WIFE - W. Somerset Maugham (Skipton Theatre) Mary Clarke, Robert Kayley, Naidia Woolf, Pauline Mansfield, Pearl Cynthia, Valerie Arbis, Darrell Runey, Alan Seymour, John Porteus; dir:Donal Hodson [8pp, 4.8x7.4; VG] £3

1953: THE SHRIKE - Joseph Kramm (Princes Theatre) Constance Cummings, Sam Wanamaker, Jacqueline Hill, Bennett O'Loghlen, Cecilia Eddy, Donald Morley, Frank Singuineau, Harold Kasket, Margaret Diamond, Henry Hutteroth, Robert Percival, Ronan O'Casey, David Kossof, Gaylord Cavallaro, Edric Connor, George Pastell, John Harrison, Donald Pleshette, John Glen, Natalie Lynn, Jon Farrell, Hugh Metcalfe; dir:Joseph Kramm [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1953: SOMEONE WAITING - Emlyn Williams (Globe) Emlyn Williams, Adrienne Allen, Campbell Cotts, John Stratton, Dorothy Baird, Gabrielle Brune, Gladys Henson, Edward Ress, Eileen Dale; dir:Noel Willman [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: THE SUN AND I - A.R.Whatmore (Theatre Royal, Windsor) Windsor Repertory Company: Joan White, Robert Eddison, Leslie Handford, Colin Leslie, Margaret Hull, Hugh Pryse, Miles Brown, Joan Bailey, Natalie Kent, Stanford Holme, Hedley Mattingly, Malcolm Russell, Charles Cameron, Joan Harrison, Anthea Found, Michael Royal-Dawson, Ingrid Burke, Peter Byrne, William Mervyn, Bridget Thorold, Barbara Bancroft, Malcolm Russell, John Humphry (for Julian Herington), Philip Dale, Cyril Douglas, Anthony Ferris, Tom Bent, Peter Bentley, Maurice Lawson, Una Stubbs, Anne Priest, Lesley Milner, Clare Welch; dir:John Counsell [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; with substitution slip; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1953 (Jan): ESCAPADE - Roger MacDougall (St.James's) Phyllis Calvert, Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Ernest Clark, Alec McCowen, Hugh Griffith [4pp; tatty] £1

1953: ESCAPADE - Roger MacDougall (Strand) Phyllis Calvert, Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Ernest Clark, Alec McCowen, Hugh Griffith [8pp; VG] £2

1953: ESCAPADE - Roger MacDougall (Strand) Patricia Marmont, Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Ernest Clark, Alec McCowen, Hugh Griffith [12pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: ESCAPADE - Roger MacDougall (Strand) Patricia Marmont, Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Ernest Clark Alec McCowen, Cameron Hall [12pp; VG] £2

1953: DEAR CHARLES - Alan Melville, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Frederick Jackson (New) Yvonne Arnaud [8pp; date on cover, else VG] £2

1953: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION - Agatha Christie (Winter Garden) Patricia Jessell, David Horne, Derek Blomfield [8pp; 5 production photos; VG] £3

1953: THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK - T. S. Eliot (Lyric) Margaret Leighton, Isabel Jeans, Paul Rogers, Alan Webb, Denholm Elliott, Peter Jones [8pp] £2

1953: AS LONG AS THEY'RE HAPPY - Vernon Sylvaine (Garrick) Jack Buchanan, Dorothy Dickson, David Hutcheson [8pp; marks on cover] £1

1953: THE RETURN - Bridget Boland (Duchess) Flora Robson [8pp; VG] £2

1953: AREN'T WE ALL? - Frederick Lonsdale (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Vincent Holman, Ronald Howard, Marie Lohr, George Baker, David Geary, Ann Robinson, Ronald Squire, Jane Baxter, Edward Jewesbury, Marjorie Fielding, George Howe, Peter Williams; dir:Roland Culver [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1953: MURDER STORY - Ludovic Kennedy (Cambridge Theatre) Henryetta Edwards, Margaret St.Barbe-West, Leslie Handford, Donald Bradley, Frank Pendlebury, John McKelvey, Campbell Copelin, Kenneth Outwin, Arthur Hosking, Deering Wells, Charles Stapley, Nancy Winton; dir:John McKelvey [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1953: THE FIRSTBORN - Christopher Fry (Colchester Repertory Theatre) Margaret Fry, Angela Munnion, John Gale, Frank Woodfield, John Grant, Dennis Holmes, Peter Sims, Edevain Park, Bryan Kendrick, Julian Herington; dir:Bernard Kelly [16pp, 5.4x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: THE DEEP BLUE SEA - Terence Rattigan (Northampton Repertory Theatre) Evangeline Banks, Dorothy Fenwick, Anthony Stone, Patricia Farquhar, Arthur Pentelow, John Scott, Stephen Vercoe, Bruce Fisk; dir:Joseph E.Wright [8pp, 5.4x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: WILD HORSES - Ben Travers (Aldwych) Robertson Hare, Ralph Lynn, Constance Lorne, Colin Douglas; dir:Charles Hickman [4pp, 5.5x8.5; date stamp on cover, else VG] £2

1953: AFFAIRS OF STATE - Louis Verneuil (Cambridge) Wilfred Hyde White, David Tearle, Coral Browne, Hugh Williams, Joyce Redman, Austin Trevor; dir:Roy Rich [12pp, 5.5x8.4; 12 photos; minor marks, tiny edge tear, else VG] £3

1952: AFFAIRS OF STATE - Louis Verneuil (Cambridge) Frank Pettingell, David Tearle, Coral Browne, Hugh Williams, Peggy Simpson, Austin Trevor [12pp, 5.5x8.4; photographic cover; 6 production photos, 5 cast photos; spine split, else VG] £2

1953: CARRINGTON, V.C. - Dorothy and Campbell Christie (Westminster Theatre) Alec Clunes, John Wood, John Garside, Allan Cuthbertson, Lionel Jeffries, Rachel Gurney; dir:Michael MacOwan [8pp, 5.3x8.6; cast biographies, photo; VG] £3

1953: MEET MR.CALLAGHAN - adapted from Peter Cheyney's The Urgent Hangman by Gerald Verner (New Theatre, Oxford) Betty Impey, Derrick De Marney, Harriette Johns, Frank Drury, Larry Burns, Peter Neil, Roger Williams, Trevor Reid, Frank Sieman, Thalia Kouri, John Longden, Frank Henderson; dir:Derrick De Marney [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1953: THIS OTHER EDEN - Louis D'Alton (Queen's Theatre, Dublin) Seathrun O Goilf, Micheal O Briain, Harry Brogan, Christopher Casson; dir:Ria Mooney [8pp; very light folds, else VG] £2

Plays: 1954

1954: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR- Luigi Pirandello (Arts Theatre Club) Dudley Foster, Edward Hardwicke, Reginald Tate, Ralph Michael, Marda Vanne, Mary Morris; dir:Royston Morley [8pp, 6x5; Arts Theatre production] £2

1954: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR - Luigi Pirandello (St.James's, King Street) Arts Theatre production: Dudley Foster, Edward Hardwicke, Reginald Tate, Ralph Michael, Marda Vanne, Mary Morris; dir:Royston Morley [4pp, 5x7.5; VG] £2

1954: THE BIG KNIFE - Clifford Odets (Duke of York's) John Harrison, Philip Vickers, Sam Wanamaker, Natalie Lynn, Renee Asherson, Meier Tzelniker, Frederick Valk, George Coulouris, Heather Stannard, Joseph O'Conor, Diane Cilento, Mayne Lynton; dir:Sam Wanamaker [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954 (May): THE BIG KNIFE - Clifford Odets (Golders Green Hippodrome) Frank Singuineau, Philip Vickers, Sam Wanamaker, Natalie Lynn, Renee Asherson, Meier Tzelniker, Frederick Valk, George Coulouris, Heather Stannard, Joseph O'Conor, Diane Cilento, Mayne Lynton; dir:Sam Wanamaker [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; biographies of Sam Wanamaker and Renee Asherson; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954: DRY ROT - John Chapman (Whitehall) Charles Cameron, Cicely Paget-Bowman, Hazel Douglas, Diana Calderwood, Peter Mercier, Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Beryl Ede; dir:Wallace Douglas [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE - Felicity Douglas (Strand) Josephine Griffin, Jessica Dunning, Mary Merrall, Celia Johnson, Josephine Wilson, Gordon Whiting, Ian Hunter, Hugh Dickson, Anthony Ireland, Dorothy Frere, Lee Fox, Michael Hayes; dir:Joan Swinstead [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954: FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE... - Arthur Watkyn (Comedy) Geraldine McEwan, Leslie Phillips; dir:John Counsell [8pp; rumpled, else VG] £2

1954: RING ROUND THE MOON - Jean Anouilh, translated by Christopher Fry ("Q" Theatre, Kew) Frederick Farley, John Van Eyssen (as Hugo and Frederic), Margot Van der Burgh, Moorea Hastings, Desmond Tester, Marie Ney, Mary Pratt, Stanley Van Beers, Robert Webber, Dorothy Bromley, Audrey Noble, Earl Stevens; dir:Michael Finlayson [8pp, 4.9x7.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1954: BOTH ENDS MEET - Arthur Macrae (Apollo) Richard Pearson, Brenda Bruce, Arthur Macrae, Jane Downs, Richard Easton, Cyril Raymond, Alan Webb, Miles Malleson; dir:Peter Brook [8pp, 4.8x7.25; 5 cast photos; date stamp on cover, else VG] £3

1954: THE BURNING GLASS - Charles Morgan (Apollo) Michael Gough, Michael Goodliffe, Laurence Naismith, Faith Brook, Dorothy Green, Robert Speaight, Basil Dignam, Gerald Welch; dir:Michael Macowan [4pp, 4.8x7.25; 4 cast photos; VG] £3

1954: THE PARTY SPIRIT - Peter Jones and John Jowett (Piccadilly) Robertson Hare, Ralph Lynn, Vera Pearce, Margot Lister, Frank Thornton, Constance Lorne; dir:Charles Hickman [4pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1954: ALL FOR MARY - Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman (Duke of York's) David Tomlinson, Ferdy Mayne, Kathleen Harrison, Betty Paul, Michael Shepley, Neil Hallett [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1954: THE LITTLE GLASS CLOCK - Hugh Mills (Aldwych) Kay Hammond, John Clements, George Relph, Basil Sydney, George Curzon; dir:John Clements [8pp; date on cover, light fold, minor marks, else VG] £2

1954: THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK - T. S. Eliot (Lyric) Margaret Leighton, Isabel Jeans, Paul Rogers, Alan Webb, Denholm Elliott, Peter Jones; dir:E. Martin Browne [8pp, 5x7; very slightly rumpled] £2

1954: ACCOUNTING FOR LOVE - Robert de Flers, G. A. Caillvet, and M. Etienne Rey (Saville) Per Aabel, Leslie Phillips, Mary Clare; dir:Per Aabel [8pp; photo of Per Aabel] £1

1954: THE IMMORALIST - Andre Gide, Ruth and Augustus Goetz (Arts Theatre Club) Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Gough, George Howe, Wolfe Morris; dir:Peter Hall [8pp] £2

1954: HIPPO DANCING - Robert Morley (Lyric) Robert Morley, Zena Howard, Wilfrid Hyde White, Mona Washbourne; dir:Peter Ashmore [8pp; photo; VG] £3

1954: SEPARATE TABLES - Terence Rattigan (St.James's) Marion Fawcett, Jane Eccles, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, May Hallatt, Priscilla Morgan, Aubrey Mather, Margaret Leighton, Beryl Measor, Eric Portman, Basil Henson, Patricia Raine; dir:Peter Glenville [8pp, 4.75x7.1; 2 cast photos; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1954: THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON - John Patrick (Her Majesty's) Phil Brown, Robert Ayres, Robert Perceval, Sonya Hana, Wolfe Morris, Max Faulkner, Golda Casimir, Dickie Henderson; dir:Robert Lewis [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954: THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON - John Patrick (Her Majesty's) William Sylvester, Lionel Murton, John Bushelle, Chin Yu, Guy Kingsley Poynter, Gaylord Cavallaro, Golda Casimir, Eli Wallach; dir:Robert Lewis [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954 (Mch): THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH - George Axelrod (Connaught Theatre, Worthing) Worthing Theatre Company: Terence Alexander, Margaret Tyzack, Christina Lubicz, Anne Bishop, Rosemary Webster, Jill Dixon, Charles Morgan, John Grant, Penelope Walpole; dir:Jack Williams [8pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954: THE MATCHMAKER - Thornton Wilder (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Sam Levene, Lee Montague, Peter Sallis, Arthur Hill, Prunella Scales, Patrick McAlinney, Ruth Gordon, Alec McCowen, Eileen Herlie, Rosmund Greenwood, Peter Bayliss, Esme Church, Daphne Newton; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 5x8; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1954: THE FIFTH SEASON - Sylvia Regan (Cambridge Theatre) Joseph Buloff, Ron Randell, Warren Mitchell, Jennifer Phipps, Honor Blackman, Guido Lorraine, Peggy Livesey, David Cole, Joy Parker, Anne Valery, Elizabeth Wallace, Hildy Christian, Campbell Singer; dir:Richard Bird [16pp, 5.5x8.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 7 production photos etc.; VG] £3

1954: CARRINGTON, V.C. - Dorothy and Campbell Christie (The Playhouse, Hulme) Robert Eddison, Roland Curram, Peter Barker, Joy Wood [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1954 (Spring): The Piccolo Theatre Company: THE WOMEN HAVE THEIR WAY - The Quinteros, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Joseph Kesselring, MARIA MARTEN or THE MURDER IN THE RED BARN, and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Chorlton Theatre Club, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy) Spring 1954 Repertoire Leaflet; Artistic Direction by Richard Negri and Frank Dunlop; Company included Bernard Cribbins, James Culliford, George Hall, Michael Morgan, John Roberts, Ivo Roderick, Eric Thompson, Gillian Charles, Avril Elgar, Ida Franklin, Dilys Hamlett, Pamela Harrington, Rosalind Knight [8pp, 4x9; schedule for The Piccolo Theatre Company's first season; company details, ticket prices, notes; very uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1954: THE LITTLE HUT - Andre Roussin, adapted by Nancy Mitford (Opera House, Manchester) Hugh Sinclair, Diane Hart, Peter Gray, James Coats, Leslie Le Roy; dir:Peter Brook, decor: Oliver Messel [12pp, 5.75x9; tatty] £1

1954: ANGELS IN LOVE - Hugh Mills (Opera House, Manchester) Barbara Kelly, Christopher Morahan, Heather Stannard, Kynaston Reeves, Miles Rudge; dir:Bernard Braden [12pp, 5.75x9; minor marks, else VG] £2

Plays: 1955

1955: LES OEUFS DE L'AUTRUCHE - Andre Roussin, and LES GRANDS GARCONS - Paul Geraldy (Theatre de la Michodiere) Pierre Fresnay, Jean-Henri Chambois, Marguerite Cavadaski, Alain Quercy [36pp, 4.75x6; portraits of Yvonne Printemps, Paul Geraldy, Andre Roussin, Pierre Fresnay and 8 cast members, articles etc.; VG] £4

1955: HOT WATER - Glenn Melvyn (King's Theatre, Southsea) Elizabeth Fraser, Barbara Miller, Barbara Keogh, Danny Ross, Ian Gardiner, Harry Littlewood, Glenn Melvyn, Bernard Grahame, Ronald Barker, Irene Wagstaff; dir:Glenn Melvyn [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: MY THREE ANGELS - Sam and Bella Spewack (Lyric) Pamela Frost, Jane Aird, Cyril Luckham, Patience Collier, Elvi Hale, Nigel Stock, George Rose, Ronald Shiner, Hugh Manning, Peter Barkworth, Clifford Elkin, "Adolphe"; dir:Wallace Douglas [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photographic portrait of Ronald Shiner on cover; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: MOBY DICK - Orson Welles, based on the novel by Herman Melville (Duke of York's) Orson Welles (as An Actor-Manager, afterwards Father Mapple and Ahab), Kenneth Williams (as A Very Serious Actor, afterwards Elijah, Ship's Carpenter, Old Bedford Sailor and others), Gordon Jackson (as A Young Actor, afterwards Ishmael), Joan Plowright (as A Young Actress, afterwards Pip), Peter Sallis, John Gray, John Boyd-Brent, Joseph Chelton, Philippe Perrotet, Harry Cordwell, David Saire, Wensley Pithey, Jefferson Clifford, Patrick McGoohan (as A Serious Actor, afterwards Starbuck); dir:Orson Welles [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1955: ALL FOR MARY - Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman (Streatham Hill Theatre) Neil Hallett, Michael Shepley, Jean Kent, Ferdy Mayne, David Tomlinson, Kathleen Harrison; dir:Jack Williams [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: JOY OF LIVING - W.P.Lipscomb (Pleasure Gardens Theatre, Folkestone) Cicely Walper, Cicely Courtneidge, Jocelyn Rhodes, Jack Hulbert, George Lee, Roma Denville, Richard Butler, John Trevor, Diane Bester; dir:Jevan Brandon Thomas [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: The Scandalous Affair of MR.KETTLE AND MRS.MOON - J.B.Priestley (Duchess) Phyllis Morris, Clive Morton, Wendy Craig, Julian Somers, Richard Warner, Frances Rowe, Raymond Francis, Beckett Bould, John Moffatt; dir:Tony Richardson [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: THE DIARY OF A NOBODY - George and Weedon Grossmith, adapted by Basil Dean and Richard Blake (Duchess) Leslie Henson, Hermione Baddeley, Edna Petrie, Helen Christie, Willoughby Goddard, Derek Tansley, Peter Hammond, Mary Morland, Richard Hart, Alan MacNaughtan, Laurie Main, Erik Chitty, Meadows White, Rosemarie Hill, Harry Fine; dir:Basil Dean [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: SERIOUS CHARGE - Philip King (Garrick) Victoria Hopper, Frank Lawton, Olga Lindo, Valerie Gaunt, Patrick McGoohan, Anthony Wager, Barbara Atkinson, John Jarvis, Aubrey Richins; dir:Martin Landau [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: UNCERTAIN JOY - Charlotte Hastings (Royal Court) Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Jean Taylor-Smith, Noel Howlett, Michael Brooke, Marda Vanne, Richard Leech, Margaret Whiting, Robert Raglan; dir:Warren Jenkins [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; with ticket (5 April 1955, Upper Circle A 16, 5/-); slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: SUMMERTIME - Ugo Betti, English version by Henry Reed (Apollo) Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Barbara New, Esma Cannon, Maureen Quinney, Dirk Bogarde, Tony Church, Vivienne Drummond, Michael Gwynn, Mark Dignam, Ronald Barker; dir:Peter Hall [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1955: MORNING'S AT SEVEN - Paul Osborn (Comedy) Frederick Leister, Mona Washbourne, Margaret Vines, Marda Vanne, Frederick Piper, Peter Jones, Tucker McGuire, Nan Munro, Charles Heslop; dir:Jack Minster [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: DYLAN THOMAS GROWING UP - Dylan Thomas (Globe) Emlyn Williams [8pp, 4.9x7.25; programme note, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: THE BAD SEED - Maxwell Anderson (Aldwych) Carol Wolveridge, Robert Ayres, Diana Wynyard, Jon Farrell, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sanderson, Andrew Crawford, Miriam Karlin, Mark Baker, David Geary, Malcolm Keen; dir:Frith Banbury [8pp, 4.75x7.25; VG] £3

1955: THE WORLD OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM - dramatised by Arnold Perl (Embassy) David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Miriam Karlin, Tutte Lemkow, Mark Dignam; dir:Sam Wanamaker [8pp; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: THE HEARTLESS PRINCESS - Frederick Bartman (Library Theatre, Manchester) Robert Stephens, Shirley Jacobs, Keith Anderson, John Franklyn Robbins, Margaret Clifton; dir:David Scase [12pp; very light fold, minor marks, else VG] £3

1955: THE SIGN OF THE CROSS - Wilson Barrett, ONLY MUGS CARRY GUNS - A. Whatoff Allen, and EAST LYNNE - dramatised from Mrs.Wood's novel (Palace Theatre, Chelsea) J. Grant Anderson, Heather Canning, Mark Kingston [8pp; minor marks, else VG; most uncommon] £2

1955: THE LARK - Jean Anouilh (Lyric Hammersmith) Dorothy Tutin, Richard Johnson, Laurence Naismith, Leo McKern, Donald Pleasence, Peter Cellier, George Murcell; dir:Peter Brook [8pp; minor marks, somewhat tatty] £2

1955: SEPARATE TABLES - Terence Rattigan (St.James's) Margaret Leighton, Eric Portman, Phyllis Neilson-Terry [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1955: LUCKY STRIKE - Michael Brett (Apollo) Ambrosine Phillpotts, Arthur Lovegrove [8pp] £2

1955: SAILOR BEWARE! - Philip King and Falkland Cary (Strand) Ann Wilton, Peggy Mount, Myrette Morven, Cyril Smith, Richard Coleman, James Copeland, Jean Burgess, Anthony Marlowe, dir:Melville Gillam [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; minor marks, else VG] £3

1955: THE COUNT OF CLERAMBARD - Marcel Ayme, Norman Denny (Garrick) Alec McCowen, Valerie Taylor, Helen Haye, Clive Brook, Peter Sallis, Mai Zetterling; dir:Murray Macdonald [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON - John Patrick, Vern Sneider (Her Majesty's) Dickie Henderson, William Sylvester, John Bushelle, Lionel Murton, Gaylord Cavallaro [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1955: THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE - William Douglas Home (Cambridge Theatre) Wilfrid Hyde White, Celia Johnson, Anna Massey, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Anna Steele, Peter Myers, John Merivale, Gwynne Whitby; dir:Jack Minster [8pp, 4.75x7.25; photographic cover; VG] £2

1955: THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE - William Douglas Home (Cambridge Theatre) Wilfrid Hyde White, Celia Johnson, Anna Massey, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Anna Steele, Peter Myers, John Merivale, Gwynne Whitby; dir:Jack Minster [4pp, 5x7.75; pink cover; VG] £2

1955: KOMUSO - Robert Nichols (Arts Theatre) Marie Burke, Honor Blackman, Peter Copley, Michael Warre, Paul Eddington; dir:Guy Verney [8pp, 5x7.5; cast, credits, Nichols obituary etc.; VG] £4

1955: A KIND OF FOLLY - Owen Holder (Duchess) Flora Robson, Wilfrid Hyde White, Jean Kent, Sylvia Sims [8pp; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: THE SHADOW OF DOUBT - Norman King (Saville) John Clements, Jane Baxter, Eileen Way, Raymond Huntley, Anne Leon [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1955: THE WHOLE TRUTH - Philip Mackie (Aldwych) Leslie Philips, Ernest Clark, Faith Brook, Edward Jewesbury, Ellen Blueth [4pp; minor marks, else VG] £1

1955 (w/c 4th July): THE SECRET TENT - Elizabeth Addyman (Leas Pavilion, Folkestone) Arthur Brough Players: John Grant, Muriel Barker, Elizabeth Addyman, Anne Goadby, Julian Strickland, Edward Waddy, Margaret Gibson, dir:Peter Walter [8pp, 5x7.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955 (w/c 15th August): AFFAIRS OF STATE - Louis Verneuil (Leas Pavilion, Folkestone) Arthur Brough Players: Edward Waddy, Peter Palmer, Pauline Farr, John Grant, Valerie Kirkbride, Peter Walter, dir:Peter Walter [8pp, 5x7.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955: NINA - Andre Roussin, translated by Arthur Macrae (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Michael Hordern, James Hayter, Coral Browne, Lockwood West, Raymond Young; dir:Rex Harrison [4pp, 5x8; date on cover, else VG] £3

1955: THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS - Ugo Betti (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) John Kidd, John Gill, Leo McKern, Duncan Lamont, Irene Worth, Alan Tilverton, Brian Wallace, Gwendoline Watford, Mary Llewellyn, Patrick Magee, Angela Lloyd, John Nettleton, Jack Good, John Ronane, Patricia Kneale; dir:Frank Hauser [4pp, 5x8; date on cover, else VG] £3

1955: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION - Agatha Christie (Richmond Theatre) Antony Sharp, Anne Ridler, Angus Neill, Wally Thomas, Maxwell Shaw, Nicholas Tanner, Buster Merrifield, Adele Strong; dir:Toni Wyatt [8pp, 5.5x8.5; light folds, else VG] £1

1955: DEAD ON NINE - Jack Popplewell (Westminster) Andrew Cruickshank, Griffith Jones, Hy Hazell [8pp; slightly rumpled] £1

1955: THE MAN OUTSIDE [Draussen vor der Tur] - Wolfgang Borchert (New Gateway Theatre, Westbourne Grove) Hugh Dickson, Gwenda Williams, Colin Vancao, Dorothy White, George Wood, Henry Milton, Bernadette Canty, Susan Price, Alan Wallace, William Driver, Ann Gordon, Whalley Vowe, Ian Calder; dir:Robert Peake, music:Samuel Akpabot [4pp; A play which no theatre will produce, and no public will want to see... First stage production in England; minor marks, else VG; most uncommon] £4

1955: A LIFE IN THE SUN - Thornton Wilder (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh) Irene Worth, Robert Hardy, Peter Bayliss, Michael Bates, Robert Speaight, Michael David, John Kidd, Geoffrey Dunn, Rupert Davies; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp; minor fold marks, else VG; uncommon] £4

1955 (Sep): SEAGULLS OVER SORRENTO - Hugh Hastings (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham) Alexandra Repertory Company: Charles Brodie, Robert Chetwyn, Kenneth Thornett, Rex Garner, Leslie Sands, Ward Williams, John Baddeley, Michael Barrington, Donald Leaver; dir:Peter Powell [8pp, 5.5x8.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

Plays: 1956
1956: LOOK BACK IN ANGER
1956: LOOK BACK IN ANGER - John Osborne (Royal Court) World Premiere English Stage Company: Kenneth Haigh, Alan Bates, Mary Ure, Helena Hughes, John Welsh; dir:Tony Richardson [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; light vertical bend, else VG] £5

1956 (Nov): LOOK BACK IN ANGER - John Osborne (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) English Stage Company: Richard Pasco, Alan Bates, Doreen Aris, Vivienne Drummond, Kenneth Edwards; dir:Tony Richardson [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; VG] £4

1956 (Feb): THE THREEPENNY OPERA - Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill (Royal Court) Bill Owen (as Mack The Knife), Ewan MacColl, Una Victor, Victor Baring, Aliki Hansen, Patricia Black, Sylva Langova, Renee Goddard, George Murcell, Warren Mitchell, George Tovey, Charles Hill, Eric Pohlmann, Lisa Lee, Daphne Anderson, George A.Cooper, Charles Stanley, Maria Remusat, Georgia Brown, Roland Randel, Michael Murray, John Corbett; dir:Sam Wanamaker, conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1956 (Apr): THE MULBERRY BUSH - Angus Wilson (Royal Court) Helena Hughes, Kenneth Haigh, Rachel Kempson, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, John Welsh, Christopher Fettes, Stephen Dartnell, Alan Bates, Agnes Lauchlan, Nigel Davenport; dir:George Devine [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1956 (Apr): THE CRUCIBLE - Arthur Miller (Royal Court) Marcia Manolescue, John Welsh, Connie Smith, Mary Ure (as Abigail Williams), Helen Hughes, Rachel Kempson, Nigel Davenport, Jose Richard, Joan Plowright (as Mary Warren), Michael Gwynn (as John Proctor), Agnes Lauchlan, Peter Duguid, Kenneth Haigh, Rosalie Crutchley (as Elizabeth Proctor), Stephen Dartnell, Christopher Fettes, George Selway, Alan Bates (as Hopkins), George Devine (as Deputy-Governor Danforth), Robert Stephens (as Judge Haythorne), Barbara Grimes; dir:George Devine, Tony Richardson [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1956 (Jun): CARDS OF IDENTITY - Nigel Dennis (Royal Court) Kenneth Haigh, Agnes Lauchlan, Michael Gwynn, Nigel Davenport, Joan Greenwood, Peter Duguid, Alan Bates, Joan Plowright, John Welsh, John Moffatt, Rachel Kempson, John Osborne, Colin Jeavons, George Selway, Christopher Fettes, Robert Stephens, Stephen Dartnell, George Devine; dir:Tony Richardson [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1956: UNDER MILK WOOD - Dylan Thomas (New) Donald Houston, William Squire, Peter Halliday, Raymond Llewellyn, Catherine Dolan, Richard Curnock, Cliff Gordon, David Rees, Gwyneth Owen, Aubrey Richards, Gareth Jones, Betty Lloyd-Davies, Diana Maddox, Joan Newell, Buddug-Mair Powell, Claudine Morgan, Peter Murphy, Daphne Shaven, T.H.Evans, Dorothea Phillips, Denys Graham, John Gill, Patricia Mort, Barbara Alleyn, Angela Crow, Margo Jenkins, Leonard Mitchard, Judy Manning, Virginia Graham; dir:Douglas Cleverdon and Edward Burnham [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, programme notes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1956: THE BRIDE AND THE BACHELOR - Ronald Millar (Duchess) Margaret McCourt, Anna Turner, Cicely Courtneidge, Jill Raymond, Viola Lyel, Robertson Hare, Naunton Wayne, Warren Stanhope; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1956: THE LONG ECHO - Lesley Storm (St.James's) Marjorie Fielding, Philippa Gill, Joyce Redman, Moira Lister, Denholm Elliott, David Hutcheson; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1956: ALL FOR MARY - Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman (Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth) David Case, Harold Pinter (as "David Baron"), Vivien Merchant, Peter Bevis, Anthony Bate, Dorothy Clement; dir:Guy Vaesen [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1956: SAILOR BEWARE! - Philip King and Falkland Cary (Strand) Peggy Mount [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1956: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE - George Bernard Shaw (Winter Garden)
Tyrone Power, Zena Walker, Noel Willman [8pp; photo; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956: A LIKELY TALE - Gerald Savoury (Globe) Margaret Rutherford, Robert Morley, Violet Farebrother, Judy Parfitt, Richard Pearson; dir:Peter Ashmore [8pp; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR - Lillian Hellman (Arts Theatre Club) Clare Austin, Margot Van der Burgh, Patricia Healey [8pp; w.two newsclipping reviews and ticket tipped in; minor marks, else VG] £3

1956: THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Tennessee Williams (Library Theatre, Manchester) Rosalie Williams, John Franklyn Robbins, Marah Stohl; dir:David Scase [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1956: MORNING'S AT SEVEN - Paul Osborn (Golders Green Hippodrome) Frederick Leister, Mona Washbourne, Marda Vanne, Peter Jones, Nan Munro, Charles Heslop [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1956: SUMMERTIME - Ugo Betti, English version by Henry Reed (Apollo) Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Esma Cannon, Dirk Bogarde, Tony Church, Michael Gwynn, Mark Dignam, Ronald Barker; dir:Peter Hall [8pp; w.ticket (3 Jan 1956); minor marks, else VG] £4

1956: THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS - Jean Anouilh (Criterion) Hugh Griffith, Beatrix Lehmann, Walter Hudd, Trader Faulkner, Brenda Bruce, Gabrielle Daye; dir:Peter Hall [8pp] £2

1956: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Arthur Miller (Comedy) Anthony Quayle, Mary Ure, Ian Bannen, Megs Jenkins, Michael Gwynn, Richard Harris, Brian Bedford; dir:Peter Brook [12pp; VG] £2

1956: THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE - Hugh Mills (Duke of York's) Frank Royde, Jenny Laird, Flora Robson, Doreen Morton, Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Lee, Sylvia Coleridge, Alan MacNaughtan, Annette Kerr; dir:John Fernald [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1956: THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE - William Douglas Home (Cambridge Theatre) Wilfrid Hyde White, Judy Campbell, Anne Firbank, Eileen Peel, Anna Steele, Peter Myers, John Merivale, Gwynne Whitby; dir:Jack Minster [4pp, 4.9x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1956: WHO CARES? - Leo Lehman (Fortune) Alec Clunes, Denholm Elliott [4pp] £1

1956: THE RAINMAKER - N. Richard Nash (St.Martin's) Wilfrid Lawson, Geraldine Page, Sam Wanamaker; dir:Wanamaker+Minster [8pp] £2

1956: ROMANOFF AND JULIET - Peter Ustinov (Piccadilly) Peter Ustinov, Joe Gibbons, David Lodge, John Phillips, Frederick Valk, Michael David, Katy Vail, David Hurst, Josephine Barrington, Marianne Deeming, Delphi Lawrence, William Greene, Edward Atienza; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 4.9x7.25; VG] £2

1956: ROMANOFF AND JULIET - Peter Ustinov (Piccadilly) Peter Ustinov, Joe Gibbons, David Lodge, John Phillips, Eric Porter, Michael David, Katy Vail, David Hurst, Josephine Barrington, Marianne Deeming, Delphi Lawrence, William Greene, Edward Atienza; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 4.9x7.25; VG] £2

1956: LA CUISINE DES ANGES - Albert Husson (Theatre de la Potiniere) Jacques Meyran, Jean-Paul Coquelin, Bernard Andrieu; dir:Christian-Gerard [28pp, 4.75x6; 10+ cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1956: HISTOIRE DE RIRE - Armand Salacrou (Theatre Saint-Georges) Daniele Delorme, Paul Bernard, Yves Robert, Marie Daems; dir:Jean Meyer [pp, 5.4x7; 7 cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1956-57: REQUIEM POUR UNE NONNE - William Faulkner, adapted by Albert Camus (Theatre Marcel Herrand) Catherine Sellers, Michel Auclair; dir:Albert Camus [44pp, 5.25x7; 8 cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1956: PLAINTIFF IN A PRETTY HAT - Hugh and Margaret Williams (St.Martin's) Hugh Williams, Andree Melly, Moray Watson; dir:Jack Minster [8pp; VG] £2

1956: THE QUARE FELLOW - Brendan Behan (Comedy) Theatre Workshop production: Maxwell Shaw, Gerard Dynevor, Glynn Edwards, Brian Murphy, Robert Henderson, Peter Smallwood, Richard Harris, Tony Selby, John Rollason, David Butler, Henry Livings, Barry Clayton, Dudley Foster, Brian Nunn, William Sherwood, Brian O'Higgins, Gerry Raffles, Howard Goorney; dir:Joan Littlewood [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; verse by Brendan Behan; VG] £4

1956: THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER - Liam O'Brien (New) Frances Guthrie, Dawn Berrington, Jocelyn Britton, David Izod, Peter Murphy, Warren Hearnden, Gillian Gale, Helena Pickard, John Forrest, Jocelyn James, Elizabeth Sellars, Kenneth Fortescue, Hugh Wakefield, Michael Logan, Mike Morgan, Noel Iliff, William Sherwood, Richard Dare; dir:John Fernald [8pp, 5x7.5; VG] £2

1956: MAN ALIVE! - John Dighton (Aldwych) Brian Reece, Joan Benham, David Evans, Wendy Craig, Elizabeth Addyman, Joan Hickson, Joan Sims, Geoffrey Dunn, Robertson Hare, Wilfred Boyle, Peter Retey, Anna Barry, Marjorie Dunkels, Deering Wells; dir:William Chappell [8pp, 5x7.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1956: PORT-ROYAL - M. Henry de Montherlant (La Comedie Francaise, Salle Luxembourg) Aime Clariond, Renee Faure, Louise Conte, Annie Ducaux; dir:Jean Meyer [44pp, 5.4x8; illustrated history of the Comedie Francaise, 7 cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1956: THE IRON HARP - Joseph O'Conor (The Playhouse, Sheffield) Sheffield Repertory Company: Roger Milner, Henry Beckett, Kenneth Dight, Armine Sandford, John Carson, Leonard Fenton, Peter Dixon, Esmond Webb, Peter Dutton, Philip Grout, Neville McGrah; dir:Geoffrey Ost [8pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, theatre notes etc.; minor marks, else VG] £2

1956: NIGHT OF THE FOURTH - Jack Roffey and Gordon Harbord, from Sprechstunde by H.Bratt (Westminster) Hugh Sinclair, Michael Shepley, Meier Tzelniker, Peter Vaughan, Isabel Dean, Philip Morant; dir:Jevan Brandon-Thomas [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1956: THE MAIDS - Jean Genet, and THREE MEN AND A CHAIR - Jean Tardieu (New Lindsey Theatre Club) Tutte Lemkow, Aubrey Woods, Selma Vaz Dias, Hazel Penwarden, Betty Stockfield; dir:Peter Zadek [4pp] £1

1956: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (as La chatte sur un toit brulant) - Tennessee Williams, adapted by Andre Obey (Theatre Antoine, Paris) Jeanne Moreau, Paul Guers, Antoine Balpetre, Georges Sellier, Monique Melinand, Maurice Dorleac; dir:Peter Brook [48pp, 5.25x8.25; 10 cast photos; feature on the career of Jeanne Moreau (w.8 photos); articles (in French) on Le Theatre Antoine, and Tennessee Williams; minor marks, else VG; very smart programme] £5

1956 (Jul 23): LATE LOVE - Rosemary Casey (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre) John Myers, Tony Steedman, Michael Anderson, Anne Jameson, Sonia Graham, Beryl Johnstone [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1956: THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA - Bernard Shaw (Saville) Paul Daneman, Ann Todd, Anthony Ireland, Leo Bieber, Lewis Casson, Laurence Hardy, Michael Hordern; dir:Julian Amyes [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1956: A BOY GROWING UP - Dylan Thomas (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham) Emlyn Williams [8pp, 5.5x8.5; slightly rumpled, else VG] £1

1956: THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL - Herman Wouk (London Hippodrome) Lloyd Nolan, David Knight, Nigel Stock, Robert Hardy, Esmond Knight, Alec McCowen; dir:Lloyd Nolan [12pp; 4 photos; w.review tipped in; signed on cover by Robert Hardy; slightly grubby, minor marks, else VG] £4

1956: SAINT JOAN - Bernard Shaw (Phoenix Theatre, New York) Cambridge Drama Festival production: Siobhan McKenna, Ian Keith, Earle Hyman, Frederic Tozere, Michael Wager, Thayer David, Earl Montgomery, Dick Moore, Dennis Patrick, Kent Smith, Peter Falk (as An English Soldier); dir:Albert Marre [6pp, 5.75x9 triplefold; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, brief cast biographies etc.; VG] £4

1956: MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN - Bertolt Brecht, Paul Dessau (Palace) The Berliner Ensemble: Helene Weigel, Ekkehard Schall, Heinz Schubert, Angelika Hurwicz, Willi Schwabe, Gerd Biewer, Ernst Busch, Norbert Christian, Wolf Kaiser, Harry Gillmann, Regine Lutz, Peter Kalisch, Erich Franz, Wolf Beneckendorff, Ralf Bregazzi, Hans Hamacher, Gert Schaefer, Horst Wunsch, Dieter Knaup, Annemarie Schlaebitz, Siegmund Linden, Fred Duren, Alfred Land, Betty Loewen, Carl M.Weber, Peter Palitzsch, Erik S.Klein, Else Wolz, Fred Grasnick, Lothar Bellag; dir:Erich Engel and Bertolt Brecht [12pp, 6.9x9.5; cast list, detailed synopsis, author's note, credits etc.; and 5.4x8.4 single-page flyer, advertising "The Berliner Ensemble, East Berlin's Sensational Drama Company", announcing the repertoire to be played (Mother Courage, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Trumpets and Drums), and detailing the schedule of performances August 27th to September 15th; VG] £5

1956: OCCUPE-TOI D'AMELIE - Georges Feydeau (Palace) Madeleine Renaud, Jean-Louis Barrault [14pp; 6.8x9.75; photographic cover] £4

1956: OSCAR WILDE - Leslie and Sewell Stokes (Gate Theatre Studio) Robert Morley, John Bryning, Frith Banbury, Reginald Beckwith, Andrew Cruickshank, Harry Hutchinson; dir:Norman Marshall [4pp, 7.4x11; small repaired edge tears, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

Plays: 1957

1957: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING - Carson McCullers (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Richard Pasco, Geraldine McEwan, Bertice Reading, Vivienne Drummond, Errol John, James Dyrenforth, John Hall, Orlando Martins; dir:Tony Richardson [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 8 biographies w.photos etc.; minor mark on cover, else VG] £3

1957: REQUIEM FOR A NUN - William Faulkner (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Bertice Reading, Ruth Ford, John Crawford, Zachary Scott, David Gardner, John McCarthy, Mark Baker; dir:Tony Richardson [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 6 biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £4

1957: LOOK BACK IN ANGER - John Osborne (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Richard Pasco, Alan Bates, Heather Sears, Vivienne Drummond, Deering Wells; dir:Tony Richardson [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 8 biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1957: LOOK BACK IN ANGER - John Osborne (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Alec McCowen, Gary Raymond, Clare Austin, Anna Steele, Willoughby Gray; dir:Tony Richardson, John Dexter [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 8 biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1957: NEKRASSOV - Jean Paul Sartre (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Margo Cunningham, George Merritt, Robert Helpmann, Roddy McMillan, Nicholas Brady, James Villiers, Harry H.Corbett, Anna Steele, George Benson, Kendrick Owen, Ronald Barker, Percy Cartwright, Kerry Jordan, Anthony Creighton, Robert Aldous, Felix Felton, Jane Downs, Bernard Kay, Kerry Jordan, Milo Sperber, John Wood, Margery Caldicott, Martin Miller, Ann Davies; dir:George Devine [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 9 photos, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1957: THE MAKING OF MOO - Nigel Dennis (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Anthony Creighton, Robert Stephens, John Wood, George Devine, John Osborne, James Villers, Joan Plowright, Martin Miller, Nicholas Brady, John Moffatt, Stephen Dartnell; dir:Tony Richardson [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 8 photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1957: "HOW CAN WE SAVE FATHER?" - Oliver Marlow Wilkinson, and THE CHAIRS - Eugene Ionesco (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: John Phillips, Susan Richmond, Maureen Quinney, Jacqueline Forster, Margaret Ashcroft, Mary Manson, Robert Stephens, John Moffatt, George Devine, Joan Plowright, Richard Pasco; dir:Peter Wood, Tony Richardson [16pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, cast biographies, credits, etc.; VG] £4

1957: MEET ME BY MOONLIGHT - Anthony Lesser (Aldwych) Derek Tansley, Helen Jessop, Ellis Irving, Sophie Stewart, Mavis Sage, Sonia Graham, Stephanie Voss, Michael Denison, Jeremy Brett; dir:Terence Dudley [8pp, 5x7.25; VG] £2

1957: PLAINTIFF IN A PRETTY HAT - Hugh and Margaret Williams (St.Martin's) Hugh Williams, Andree Melly, Moray Watson; dir:Jack Minster [8pp; VG] £2

1957: ROAR LIKE A DOVE - Lesley Storm (Phoenix) John McCallum, Anthony Ireland, Paul McGrath, Evelyn Varden, Anne Kimbell, Ewan Roberts, Peter Barkworth, Shirley Joy; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp; cast biographies; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: ROAR LIKE A DOVE - Lesley Storm (Phoenix) John McCallum, Anthony Ireland, Paul McGrath, Evelyn Varden, Anne Kimbell, Ewan Roberts, Peter Barkworth, Waveney Lee; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp; cast biographies; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: ROAR LIKE A DOVE - Lesley Storm (Phoenix) John McCallum, David Hutcheson, Paul McGrath, Jean Dixon, Anne Kimbell, Ewan Roberts, Peter Barkworth, Waveney Lee; dir:Murray MacDonald [8pp; cast biographies; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE - Max Regnier, Lucienne Hill (Criterion) Peter Vaughan, Violet Farebrother, Newton Blick, Moira Lister, Roy Purcell, Nigel Stock; dir:Eleanor Fazan [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: TEA AND SYMPATHY - Robert Anderson (Comedy) Elizabeth Sellars, Hy Hazell, Tim Seely, Aubrey Woods, Brian McDermott, George Roubicek, Ian Keill, John Glen, Henley Thomas, John McLaren; dir:John Fernald [12pp, 4.9x7.25; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1957: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE CROWN - Walter Greenwood (Garrick) Peter Bentley, Harry Littlewood, Frank Middlemass, Thora Hird, John Jarvis, John Bonney, Kenneth Earl, Bernard Fox, Joy Wood, Mollie Sugden, Ray Mort, Janet Davies, Hartnell Stone; dir:Danny O'Neil [12pp, 4.9x7.25; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1957: BE MY GUEST! - Mary Jukes (Winter Garden) Lesley Nunnerley, Margery Weston, Dennis Price, Jane Baxter, Peter Sallis, Richard Gatehouse, D.Gideon Thomson, John Walters, William Roderick, Gordon Tanner; dir:Anthony Dawson [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 3 photos, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1957: RESTLESS HEART - Jean Anouilh (St.James's) Mai Zetterling, Donald Pleasence, Betty Warren, John Bennett, Annabel Maule, Peter Stephens, Philip Ashley, George Baker, Peter Bull, Winifred Evans, Jennifer Wright, Margaret Courtenay, Mary Richards, Lilian Moubrey, Jean Hardwicke, John Grant, Robin Dowell; dir:William Chappell [8pp, 4.9x7.25; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1957: DINNER WITH THE FAMILY - Jean Anouilh (New) Gwen Nelson, John Justin, Richard Dare, Alan MacNaughtan, Lally Bowers, Delena Kidd, Ian Hendry, Edward Harvey, Jocelyne Page, Gabrielle Hamilton, Jill Bennett, Michael Bilton; dir:Frank Hauser [8pp, 4.9x7.25; VG] £3

1957: SEPARATE TABLES - Terence Rattigan (New Theatre, Oxford) Jill Rowland, Blanche Fothergill, Eunice Black, Laurel Streeter, Shirley Barrett, Frederick Keen, Phoebe Bradley-Williams, Helen Sessions, Kenneth Thornett, Barry England, Jeanne Cook; dir:Carl Clopet [12pp, 4.9x7.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1957: NO LAUGHING MATTER - Armand Salacrou (Arts Theatre Club) Alec McCowen, Brenda Bruce, Paul Daneman, Faith Brook; dir:Peter Wood [8pp; slight marks] £2

1957: SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL - Ray Lawler (New) Madge Ryan, Ray Lawler [12pp] £2

1957: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (Phoenix) Perlita Neilson, Miriam Karlin, Max Bacon [8pp] £2

1957: THE TICKET-OF-LEAVE MAN - Tom Taylor (Arts Theatre Club) George Coulouris; dir:Walter Hudd [8pp] £2

1957: THE RAPE OF THE BELT - Benn W. Levy (Piccadilly) Veronica Turleigh, Nicholas Hannen, Judith Furse, Jimmy Thompson, John Clements, Constance Cummings, Clare Bradley, Ann Martin, Kay Hammond, Susan Richards; dir:John Clements [12pp; 5 photos; VG] £3

1957: THE RAPE OF THE BELT - Benn W. Levy (Piccadilly) Veronica Turleigh, Nicholas Hannen, Judith Furse, Richard Attenborough, John Clements, Constance Cummings, Clare Bradley, Ann Martin, Kay Hammond, Susan Richards; dir:John Clements [8pp; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1957: PAUVRE BITOS - Jean Anouilh (Theatre Montparnasse Gaston Baty) Michel Bouquet, Jean Martinelli, Pierre Mondy, Roland Pietri, Bruno Cremer, Gabriel Gobin, Jean Lagache, Claude Richard, Christian Lude, Anne Guerini, Genevieve Brunet [44pp, 5.25x7; 12+ cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1957: L'OEUF - Felicien Marceau (Theatre de l'Atelier) Felicien Marceau, Jacques Duby; dir:Andre Barsacq [28pp, 5.25x7; 2 set designs, 16 cast photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1957: CAMINO REAL - Tennessee Williams (Phoenix) John Wood (as Don Quixote), Ronald Barker (as Sancho Panza), Hazel Hughes (as Prudence, an old bawd), Harry Andrews (as Casanova), Eileen Way, Freda Jackson, James Bree, Denholm Elliott, Gordon Gostelow, Elizabeth Seal (as Esmeralda), Lally Bowers, Diana Wynyard (as Marguerite Gautier), Robert Hardy (as Byron); dir:Peter Hall [8pp; VG] £5

1957: A HATFUL OF RAIN - Michael V. Gazzo (Princes) Bonar Colleano, Sally Ann Howes, Sam Wanamaker, Bernard Bresslaw; dir:Sam Wanamaker [12pp; VG] £2

1957: THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR - Fritz Hochwalder (Arts Theatre Club) John Kidd, Alan Badel, Andrew Keir, Jack Stewart, David Markham, Barbara Chilcott, John Breslin, Aubrey Morris, John Corbett, Graeme Campbell; dir:Alan Badel [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1957: YERMA - Federico Garcia Lorca (Arts Theatre Club) Madalena Nicol, Edgar Wreford, Hazel Penwarden, John Church, Marjorie Forsyth, Pat Pleasance, Hilary Mason, Marigold Sharman, Hilary Hardiman, Coral Fairweather, Lucia Guillon, Winifred Evans, Ricky Arden, Michael Ginesi; dir:Clifford Williams [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1957: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE - John van Druten (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton) Barbara Mitchell, Nicholas Selby, Beryl Johnstone, Michael Lomax, John Myers [12pp, 5.5x8.5; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: THE EGG - Felicien Marceau (Saville) Nigel Patrick, Jack Allen, Miriam Karlin, Austin Trevor, Nigel Green [12pp, 5.5x8.75; minor marks, else VG] £2

1957: A BOY GROWING UP - Dylan Thomas (Longacre Theatre, New York) Emlyn Williams [60pp, 6.6x9; Playbill programme; order of events, extensive biography of Emlyn Williams with large photo, articles etc.; VG] £3

1957: VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET - Gore Vidal (Booth Theatre, New York) Cyril Ritchard, Edward Andrews, Diana Van Der Vlis, Conrad Janis, Sibyl Bowan, Earl Montgomery, Francis Bethencourt, Bill Berger, John Hallow, Grenadier Saadi, Frederick Martin; dir:Cyril Ritchard [60pp, 6.6x9; Playbill programme; cast list, cast biographies, articles etc.; VG] £3

1957: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - Eugene O'Neill (Helen Hayes Theatre, New York) Frederick March, Florence Eldridge, Jason Robards, Jr., Albert Morgenstern, Katherine Ross; dir:Jose Quintero [60pp, 6.6x9; Playbill programme; cast list, cast biographies, large photo of Frederick March and Florence Eldridge, articles etc.; VG] £4

1957: THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE - Kyle Crichton (Cambridge) Robert Beatty, Maureen Swanson, Heather Thatcher, Daniel Massey, Leo Maguire; dir:Wallace Douglas [12pp, 6.8x9.25; 9 production photos; somewhat rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £3

1957: THE IRON DUCHESS - William Douglas Home (Cambridge) Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, Richard Pearson, Jane Downs, William Mervyn, Geoffrey Lumsden [12pp, 6.8x9.25; 3 large production photos; very slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £4

Plays: 1958

1958: EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON - John Osborne and Anthony Creighton (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Wendy Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Alison Leggatt, Avril Elgar, Toke Townley, Robert Stephens, Philip Locke, Paul Bailey, Nigel Davenport, Sheila Ballantine, Anthony Valentine; dir:William Gaskill [20pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 8 biographies w.photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: LIVE LIKE PIGS - John Arden (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Wilfrid Lawson, Anna Manahan, Alan Dobie, Margaretta D'Arcy, Daphne Foreman, Nigel Davenport, Peggyann Clifford, Jacqueline Hussey, Robert Shaw, Madge Brindley, Frances Cuka, Alfred Lynch, Anne Blake, Stratford Johns; dir:George Devine and Anthony Page, songs by A. L. Lloyd [20pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 3 biographies w.photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: A RESOUNDING TINKLE and THE HOLE - N.F.Simpson (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Nigel Davenport, Wendy Craig, Sheila Ballantine, Toke Townley, Robert Stephens, Philip Locke, Avril Elgar; dir:William Gaskill [20pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 9 company photos, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: FLESH TO A TIGER - Barry Reckford (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Tamba Allen, Pearl Prescod, Cleo Laine, James Clarke, Dorothy Blondel-Francis, Lloyd Reckford, Edmundo Otero, Johnny Sekka, Nadia Cattouse, Connie Smith, Ginger Johnson, Ilarrio Pedro, Emanuel Myers, Ena Babb, Maureen Seale, Lloyd Innis, Vernon Trott, Berril Briggs, Keefe West, Franciska Francis, Ansel Bernard, Babara Bernard, Curtis Auguste, Edgar Wreford; dir:Tony Richardson [24pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 6 company photos and biographies, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: THE CHAIRS and THE LESSON - Eugene Ionesco (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: George Devine, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Kemp, Phyllis Morris, Edgar Wreford; dir:Tony Richardson [20pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 7 company photos and biographies, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY - Arnold Wesker (Royal Court) Belgrade Theatre Coventry production: Charmian Eyre, Frank Finlay, Alfred Lynch, Richard Martin, Richard Briers, Henry Manning, Cherry Morris, Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Valentine, Patsy Byrne; dir:John Dexter [20pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: THE DOCK BRIEF and WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE? - John Mortimer (Garrick) Maurice Denham, Michael Hordern, Brenda Bruce, Marianne Benet; dir:Stuart Burge [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, note by the author (w.photo), credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: VARIATION ON A THEME - Terence Rattigan (Globe) Margaret Leighton, Jean Anderson, Jeremy Brett, George Pravda, Felicity Ross, Mavis Villiers, Lawrence Dalzell, Michael Goodliffe; dir:John Gielgud [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1958: THE PARTY - Jane Arden (New) Charles Laughton, Joyce Redman, Ann Lynn, John Welsh, Elsa Lanchester, Albert Finney; dir:Charles Laughton [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, 3 cast photos, biographies, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1958: THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN - Bayard Veiller (Savoy) Betsy Blair, David Knight, Cec Linder, Patricia Burke; dir:Wallace Douglas [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1958: FIVE FINGER EXERCISE - Peter Shaffer (Comedy) Adrianne Allen, Brian Bedford, Roland Culver, Michael Bryant, Juliet Mills; dir:John Gielgud [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1958: FIVE FINGER EXERCISE - Peter Shaffer (Comedy) Barry Warren, Eileen Peel, Clive Morton, Gareth Davies, Linda Gardner; dir:John Gielgud [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1958 (1 & 2 Oct): MICHAEL KRAMER - Gerhart Hauptmann (Sadler's Wells) Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus production: Otto Rouvel, Gerda Maurus, Eva Bottcher, Werner Dahms; dir:Karl Heinz Stroux [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £3

1958: THE GRASS IS GREENER - Hugh and Margaret Williams (St.Martin's) Hugh Williams, Moray Watson, Celia Johnson, Edward Underdown, Joan Greenwood; dir:Jack Minster [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 5 biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1958: THE GRASS IS GREENER - Hugh and Margaret Williams (St.Martin's) Hugh Williams, Moray Watson, Rachel Gurney, Edward Underdown, Joan Greenwood; dir:Jack Minster [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 5 biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1958: THE KIDDERS - Donald Ogden Stewart (Arts Theatre Club) Faith Brook, Peter James, Dermot Walsh, Pauline Yates, Lyndon Brook, Leo Cicero, Ronan O'Casey; dir:Phil Brown [12pp, 4.9x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Tennessee Williams (Theatre Royal, Stratford) Theatre Workshop production: Joan Littlewood, Olive McFarland, Robin Chapman, Glynn Edwards; dir:Clifford Williams, sets:John Bury, stage management:Charles Wood [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, author's production notes, credits; light vertical bend, else VG; uncommon] £4

1958: THE BRASS BUTTERFLY - William Golding (Strand) Alastair Sim, George Cole, Jack Hedley, George Selway, Eileen Moore; dir:Alastair Sim [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast biographies; date written on cover, else VG] £2

1958: THE RAPE OF THE BELT - Benn W. Levy (Piccadilly) John Clements, Kay Hammond, Veronica Turleigh, Richard Attenborough, Nicholas Hannen, Constance Cummings, Judith Furse; dir:John Clements [8pp; VG] £2

1958: SPEAKING OF MURDER - Audrey and William Roos (St.Martin's) Maxine Audley, Robert Urquhart, Joyce Carey, Jan Holden, James Ray [12pp; 10 biographies w.photos; minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: DRY ROT - John Chapman (The Ipswich Theatre, Ipswich) Judith Fisher, John Rye, Brian Hawksley; dir:Jack Payne [12pp; rusty staples, minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and SOMETHING UNSPOKEN as 'GARDEN DISTRICT' - Tennessee Williams (Arts Theatre Club) Beatrix Lehmann, Beryl Measor, David Cameron, Philip Bond; dir:Herbert Machiz, incidental music by Ned Rorem [12pp; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: NOT IN THE BOOK - Arthur Watkyn (Criterion) Wilfrid Hyde White, Avice Landon, Sydney Tafler, Charles Heslop, Philip Guard, Martin Wyldeck [16pp; 4 photos; minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: THE HOSTAGE - Brendan Behan (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) Theatre Workshop production: Howard Goorney, Avis Bunnage, Glynn Edwards, Dudley Sutton, Murray Melvin, James Booth, Clive Barker; dir:Joan Littlewood, sets:Sean Kenny, built by John Bury [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £4

1958: HOT SUMMER NIGHT - Ted Willis (New) John Slater, Joan Miller, Andree Melly, Harold Scott, Lloyd Reckford; dir:Peter Cotes [16pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: DRY ROT - John Chapman (Guildford Theatre) Colin Rix, Clive Goodwin, Geoffrey Wearing, Christopher Guinee, Edward Kelsey [8pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: ONE BRIGHT DAY - Sigmund Miller (Apollo) Clive Brook, Renee Asherson, Naunton Wayne, Tony Church, Milton Rosmer, Derek Farr, Margot Boyd, Gerald Case [8pp; small bite out of back cover, minor marks, else VG] £1

1958: THE ICEMAN COMETH - Eugene O'Neill (Arts Theatre Club) Ian Bannen, Lee Montague, Patrick Magee, Tony Church, Michael Bryant, Jack MacGowran, Robert Adams, Vivian Matalon, Nicholas Meredith, Joby Blanshard, Toby Robertson, Robert Hunter, Anthony Jacobs, Prunella Scales, Hilda Braid, Margaret Whiting, Michael Balfour, Tony Burley, John Ramsay; dir:Peter Wood [4pp; very rumpled] £2

1958: THE ICEMAN COMETH - Eugene O'Neill (Winter Garden Theatre) Ian Bannen, Lee Montague, Patrick Magee, Tony Church, Michael Bryant, Jack MacGowran, Robert Adams, Vivian Matalon, Nicholas Meredith, Joby Blanshard, Toby Robertson, Gordon Costello, Anthony Jacobs, Prunella Scales, Hilda Braid, Margaret Whiting, Wolfe Morris, Tony Burley; dir:Peter Wood [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, programme notes etc.; light creases, else VG] £3

1958: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF- Tennessee Williams (Comedy) Kim Stanley, Paul Massie, Leo McKern; dir:Peter Hall [12pp, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - Eugene O'Neill (Globe) Anthony Quayle, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Ian Bannen, Alan Bates, Etain O'Dell; dir:Jose Quintero [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 2 production photos etc.; VG] £4

1958: PACIFIC PARADISE - Dymphna Cusack (Colchester Repertory Theatre) Frank Woodfield, Arthur Cox, Heather Canning, Pamela Coles, Richard Wilding; dir:Bernard Kelly [16pp; minor marks, else VG] £2

1958: TWO FOR THE SEESAW - William Gibson (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Peter Finch, Gerry Jedd; dir:Arthur Penn [12pp, 5.5x8.5; two large cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958 (May): THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO - Arthur Laurents (Liverpool Playhouse) John Stride, Thelma Barlow, Caroline Blakiston, Irene Sutcliffe, Trevor Baxter, Valerie Miller, Nicholas Hawtrey; dir:Willard Stoker [12pp; minor marks, else VG] £3

1958: NO CONCERN OF MINE - Jeremy Kingston (Westminster) Alan Dobie, John Fraser, Judith Stott, Lally Bowers; dir:Adrian Brown [8pp; signed by Alan Dobie and John Fraser; minor marks, else VG] £3

1958: LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL - Ketti Frings, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York) Anthony Perkins, Jo Van Fleet, Hugh Griffith, Arthur Hill, Frances Hyland, Victor Kilian, Florence Sundstrom, Bibi Osterwald, Arthur Storch; dir:George Roy Hill [52pp, 6.5x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £4

1958: THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS - William Inge (Music Box Theatre, New York) Teresa Wright, Pat Hingle, Eileen Heckart, Frank Overton, Evans Evans, Timmy Everett, Judith Robinson, Carles Saari, Carl Reindel; dir:Elia Kazan [52pp, 6.5x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £4

1958: THE ELDER STATESMAN - T. S. Eliot (Cambridge Theatre) Paul Rogers, Anna Massey, William Squire, Eileen Peel, Richard Gale, Alec McCowen; dir:E.Martin Browne [12pp, 7x9.25; biographies, 4 large cast photos; VG] £4

1958: BREATH OF SPRING - Peter Coke (Cambridge Theatre) Hazel Hughes, Michael Shepley, Joan Sims, Mary Merrall, Athene Seyler, Elspeth Duxbury, Antony Baird, David Chivers; dir:Allan Davis [12pp, 7x9.25; biographies, 6 photos; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

Plays: 1959

1959: THE CHALK GARDEN - Enid Bagnold (Ipswich Theatre) Yvonne Coulette, Peter MacKriel, Wynne Griffiths, Sybil Ewbank, Sandra Starr, Daphne Goddard, Julia McCarthy, Jennifer Willis, John Boddington; dir:Geoffrey Edwards [12pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: WHEN WE ARE MARRIED - J.B.Priestley (Ipswich Theatre) Patricia Hope, Peter Jesson, Freda Myhill, Susan Bennett, David Perry, Peter MacKriel, Philip Anthony, Elspeth MacNaughton, John Pickles, John Rye, Audrey Smith, Betty Mead, Judith Fisher, Malcolm Webster; dir:David Phethean [12pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: THE UNEXPECTED GUEST - Agatha Christie (Duchess) Peter Hutton, Jane Griffiths, Nigel Stock, Winifred Oughton, Christopher Sandford, Mary Hinton, Paul Curran, Tenniel Evans, Michael Golden, Roy Purcell; dir:Hubert Gregg [8pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: A TASTE OF HONEY - Shelagh Delaney (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) Theatre Workshop production: Avis Bunnage, Frances Cuka, Nigel Davenport, Clifton Jones, Murray Melvin; dir:Joan Littlewood [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: A TASTE OF HONEY - Shelagh Delaney (Wyndham's) Theatre Workshop production: Avis Bunnage, Frances Cuka, Nigel Davenport, Clifton Jones, Murray Melvin; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 9 photos etc.; VG] £3

1959: A TASTE OF HONEY - Shelagh Delaney (Criterion) Theatre Workshop production: Avis Bunnage, Frances Cuka, Nigel Davenport, Clifton Jones, Murray Melvin; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, biographies, 10 photos etc.; VG] £3

1959: ORPHEUS DESCENDING - Tennessee Williams (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Diana Beaumont, Mavis Villiers, Larry Taylor, Ivor Salter, Diane Cilento, Catherine Wilmer, May Hallatt, John Harrison, Gary Cockrell, Bee Duffell, Isa Miranda, Fred Johnson, Robert Cawdron, Maria Britneva, David Airey, Bessie Love, Michael Seaver, Richard Wilding; dir:Tony Richardson [24pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 4 photos etc.; VG] £3

1959: ORPHEUS DESCENDING - Tennessee Williams (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Diana Beaumont, Mavis Villiers, Larry Taylor, Ivor Salter, Diane Cilento, Catherine Wilmer, Betty Turner, John Harrison, Gary Cockrell, Bee Duffell, Isa Miranda, Fred Johnson, Robert Cawdron, Maria Britneva, David Airey, Bessie Love, Michael Seaver, Richard Wilding; dir:Tony Richardson [24pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 4 photos etc.; VG] £3

1959: SUGAR IN THE MORNING - Donald Howarth (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Margaret Johnston, John Fraser, Peter Wood, Toke Townley, Jeanne Watts, Frank Finlay, Anne Bishop, Irvin Allen, Ray Smith, Hilda Barry; dir:William Gaskill [24pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 4 photos and biographies etc.; VG] £3

1959: SERJEANT MUSGRAVE'S DANCE - John Arden (Royal Court) English Stage Company production: Donal Donnelly, Alan Dobie, Frank Finlay, James Bree, Ian Bannen, Richard Caldicot, Freda Jackson, Patsy Byrne, Michael Hunt, Stratford Johns, Jack Smethurst, Colin Blakely, Harry Gwynn Davies, Barry Wilsher, Clinton Greyn; dir:Lindsay Anderson, music:Dudley Moore [20pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 5 photos w.biographies etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: THE MOUSETRAP - Agatha Christie (Ambassadors) Heather Chasen, James Grout, Geoffrey Colville, Mysie Monte, David Raven, Lisa Rayne, Edward Waddy, Derek Blomfield [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 4 production photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: NOT IN THE BOOK - Arthur Watkyn (Criterion) Avice Landon, Peter French, Philip Guard, Martin Wyldeck, Wilfrid Hyde White, Sydney Tafler, Charles Heslop, Michael Nightingale; dir:Nigel Patrick [16pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 4 cast photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: CAUGHT NAPPING - Geoffrey Lumsden (Piccadilly) Graham Armitage, Bridget McConnel, George Benson, Gay Cameron, Raymond Huntley, Margot Lister, Winifred Shotter, Leslie Randall, Derek Smee, Basil Lord, Timothy West, Geoffrey Lumsden, Nan Munro; dir:Anthony Sharp [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 6 cast photos and biographies etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: THE FRENCH MISTRESS - Robert Monro (Adelphi) Richard Bird, Rosamond Burne, Peter Gray, Scot Finch, Michael Meacham, Marie-Claire Verlene, Pearson Dodd, Richard Fox, Peter Greenspan, David Lord, Hugh Wakefield; dir:Joan Riley [16pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 3 production photos, cast biographies with photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: FOOL'S PARADISE - Peter Coke (Apollo) Guy Deghy, Eileen Draycott, Jennifer Daniel, Nora Swinburne, Cicely Courtneidge, Ronald Wilson, Pamela Strong, Agnes Lauchlan; dir:Allan Davis [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 2 cast photos etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: THE RING OF TRUTH - Wynyard Browne (Savoy) Lionel Gamlin, Tom Bell, Constance Lorne, Margaret Johnston, David Tomlinson, Martha Downs, Carmel McSharry, Anthony Sagar, Arthur Lowe, Wynne Clark, Irene Browne, Brian Wilde, John Slater, Edmund Warwick; dir:Frith Banbury [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £2

1959 (Jan): ANY OTHER BUSINESS - George Ross & Campbell Singer (Guildford Theatre) Jean Trend, Alan Haywood, Philip Grout, Robert Fyfe, Michael Ellison, Colin Rix, Eric Longworth, John Dawson, Walter Hall, Peter Burden, Richard Hayter; dir:Richard Hayter [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Arthur Miller (Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea) Langton Jones, Jeane Stenning, Christine Shaw, Michael Lomax, John Newbury, William Treacher, Jeffrey Ashby, Jeremy Bisley, James Greene; dir:Donald B.Edwards [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: THE SOUND OF MURDER - William Fairchild (Aldwych) Peter Cushing, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Longden, Patricia Jessel, Nicholas Meredith, David Jackson, Peter Hughes; dir:Fred Sadoff [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, cast biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1959 (Feb): LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - Eugene O'Neill (Norfolk Playhouse, Norwich) Norwich Repertory Company: Anew McMaster, Diana Lincoln, Barry J. Gordon, Roger Rowland, Ann Saker; dir:Anew McMaster [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, seat prices; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: BECKET, or L'Honneur de Dieu - Jean Anouilh (Theatre Montparnasse Gaston Baty, Paris) Daniel Ivernel, Bruno Cremer and large cast; dir:Jean Anouilh and Roland Pietri, des:Jean-Denis Malcles [48pp, 5.25x7; 25+ photos of Jean Anouilh, Gaston Baty, Marguerite Jamois, and company members; articles by Jean Cocteau and Jean Anouilh; minor marks, else VG] £4

1959: A RAISIN' IN THE SUN - Lorraine Hansberry (Adelphi) Juanita Moore, Earle Hyman, Kim Hamilton, Olga James, Scott Cunningham, Meredith Edwards; dir:Lloyd Richards [16pp; 4 production photos, 6 biographies w.photos; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else else VG] £4

1959: ROOTS - Arnold Wesker (Duke of York's) English Stage Company/Coventry Belgrade Theatre production: Joan Plowright, Patsy Byrne, Charles Kay, Patrick O'Connell, Gwen Nelson, Alan Howard, Brenda Peters; dir:John Dexter [8pp, 4.9x7.25; VG] £3

1959: ULYSSES IN NIGHTTOWN - James Joyce (Arts Theatre Club) Zero Mostel, Alan Badel, Allan McClelland, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Conlon, Robert Bernal, Brian O'Higgins, Paddy Stone, Patrick Connor, Silvia Francis, Pat Roots, Pauline Flanagan, Myra de Groot, Jill Melford, Sally Travers, Valerie Bettis [8pp, 5x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1959: THE HOSTAGE - Brendan Behan (Wyndham's) Howard Goorney, Eileen Kennally, Glynn Edwards, Leila Greenwood, Yootha Joyce, Stephen Cato, Roy Barnett, Brian Murphy, Ann Beach, Alfred Lynch, Celia Salkeld, Gerard Dynevor, Clive Barker, Dudley Sutton; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; 8 photos; VG] £3

1959: THE HOSTAGE - Brendan Behan (Wyndham's) Howard Goorney, Eileen Kennally, Glynn Edwards, Leila Greenwood, Yootha Joyce, Stephen Cato, Roy Barnett, Brian Murphy, Ann Beach, Alfred Lynch, Celia Salkeld, Gerard Dynevor, Clive Barker, Ken Jones; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; 8 photos; VG] £3

1959: THE HOSTAGE - Brendan Behan (Wyndham's) Howard Goorney, Eileen Kennally, Glynn Edwards, Leila Greenwood, Sally Travers, Stephen Cato, Roy Barnett, Brian Murphy, Ann Beach, Alfred Lynch, Celia Salkeld, Gerard Dynevor, Clive Barker, Ken Jones; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; 6 photos; VG] £3

1959: THE HOSTAGE - Brendan Behan (Wyndham's) Howard Goorney, Eileen Kennally, Nigel Davenport, Leila Greenwood, Sally Travers, Stephen Cato, Roy Barnett, Brian Murphy, Ann Beach, Alfred Lynch, Celia Salkeld, Gerard Dynevor, Clive Barker, Ken Jones; dir:Joan Littlewood [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; 6 photos; VG] £3

1959: GILT AND GINGERBREAD - Lionel Hale (Duke of York's) John Clements, Kay Hammond, Hugh Sinclair, Eileen Peel, Walter Fitzgerald, Richard Briers; dir:Harold French [8pp; minor marks, slight vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: THE OTHER EDEN - Richard Dellar (Guildford Theatre) Philip Grout, Sheelah Wilcocks, Michael Ellison, David Sutton, Beronice Barron, Gillian Raine; dir:Eric Jones [8pp; VG] £2

1959: THE GINGER MAN - J. P. Donleavy (Fortune) Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, Wendy Craig, Isabel Dean; dir:Philip Wiseman [4pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1959: THE ROUGH AND READY LOT - Alun Owen (Lyric Hammersmith) Helen Montague, Ronald Harwood, Wilfred Grove, June Brown, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Allen, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies; dir:Caspar Wrede [16pp; extensive biographies and notes; VG] £3

1959: MAN ON TRIAL - Diego Fabbri (Lyric Hammersmith) David Kossoff, Margaret Tyzack, Ronald Harwood, Fulton Mackay, Anthony Newlands, Bernard Kay, Richard Gale, Jean Cadell; dir:Chloe Gibson [20pp; extensive biographies and notes; VG] £2

1959 (Jan): PRINCE GENJI - William Cooper (Oxford Playhouse) Meadow Players: Edmund Bailey, Christopher Hancock, Gawn Grainger, Charles Laurence, David Buck, David Cameron, Michael David, Graham Saunders, Michael Tubb, Natasha Parry, Gwen Nelson, Michael Simpson, Don Taylor, Julian Somers, Noel Dyson, Dione Ewin, Maroussia Frank, Ruth Meyers; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp, 5.5x8.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits; staples slightly rusty, else VG] £4

1959 (Jan): THE SINGING DOLPHIN - Beverley Cross (Oxford Playhouse) Meadow Players: Charles Laurence, David Buck, Ruth Meyers, David Cameron, Edmund Bailey, Gilbert Vernon, Christopher Hancock, Stephen Hancock; dir:David Buxton [16pp; minor scribbles on cover, minor marks, else VG] £3

1959: THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY - Samuel Taylor, with Cornelia Otis Skinner (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Coral Browne, Nigel Patrick, Barry Jones, Burt Kwouk, Judith Stott, David Langton, Robin Hunter; dir:Nigel Patrick [12pp, 5.5x8.25; 3 large cast photos; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - Eugene O'Neill (Queen's Theatre, Dublin) Abbey Theatre Production: Pilib O Floinn (Philip O Flynn), Ria Mooney, Tomas P. Mac Cionaith (T.P.McKenna), Uinsionn O Dubhlainn (Vincent Dowling), Caitlin Ni Bhearain; dir:Frank Dermody [12pp; "First Irish Production"; 21 company photos; two folds, else VG] £3

1959 (23 Mch): SUBWAY IN THE SKY - Ian Main (Northampton Repertory Theatre) Dorothy Wheatley, Zoe Hicks, Matthew Vaughan, Nicholas Courtney; dir:Lionel Hamilton [8pp, 5.5x8.6; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £1

1959 (8 Jun): LITTLE LAMBS EAT IVY - Noel Langley (Northampton Repertory Theatre) Dorothy Wheatley, Nicholas Courtney, Phyllis Montefiore, Philip Lowrie, Michael Rothwell, Peter Wyatt, Ken Macdonald [8pp, 5.5x8.6; minor marks, very light creases, else VG] £1

1959: THE EDWARDIANS - Ronald Gow, adapted from the novel by Vita Sackville-West (Saville) Jeremy Brett, Ernest Thesiger, John Gill, Maureen Gavin, Hugh Cross, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Aimee Delamain, Helen Cherry, Athene Seyler, Nicholas Hannen, Richard Vernon, Anthony Sharp, Patricia Rogers, Ian Shand; dir:Alan Bridges [12pp, 5.6x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1959: THE WORLD OF SUSIE WONG - Paul Osborn, based on the novel by Richard Mason (Prince of Wales) Tsai Chin, Gary Raymond, Richard Coleman, Mary Steele; dir:Peter Coe [12pp, 6.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 3 photos etc.; "The Ding-Dong Song by Lionel Bart"; VG] £4

1959: THE MARQUISE - Noel Coward (Opera House, Manchester) Cyril Wheeler, Frank Lawton, Roderick Lovell, Richard Fraser, Judy Knowlson, Barry Warden, Frank Royde, Evelyn Laye, Marian Page; dir:Frank Lawton [12pp, 5.75x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959: I RISE IN FLAME, CRIED THE PHOENIX - Tennessee Williams (ANTA Assembly) Greater New York Chapter of ANTA, Matinee Theatre Series: Alfred Ryder, Viveca Lindfors, Rosemary Harris; dir:Tom Brennan [4pp; w.history of the ABTA Matinee Theatre Series; rumpled] £1

1959: THE HIDDEN RIVER - Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the novel by Storm Jameson (Cambridge Theatre) Kenneth Adams, Leo Genn, John Stratton, Catherine Lacey, Sara Burn (for Marianne Benet), Molly Tapper, Ralph Michael, Alan MacNaughtan, Hamlyn Benson; dir:John Dexter [12pp, 6.75x9.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 3 photos, substitute slip etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1959 (Mch): THE FRENCH MISTRESS - Robert Monro (Theatre Royal, Windsor) Sonnie Hale, Rosamond Burne, Peter Gray, Scot Finch, Michael Meacham, Nelly Borgeaud, Pearson Dodd, Richard Fox, Julian Yardley, Peter Greenspan, Vernon Smythe; dir:Joan Riley [16pp, 7.25x9.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, 6 cast photos w.biographies etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1959 (6 May): LET THEM EAT CAKE - Frederick Lonsdale (Cambridge Theatre) Humphrey Lestocq, Austin Melford, Jean Lodge, Guy Middleton, Henry Kendall, Patricia Burke, Claude Hulbert, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Dulcie Gray, James Sharkey, Cyril Raymond, Michael Denison, Hants (as himself), Eunice Gayson, Yvette Rees, Margery Weston, Gerald Dawson, Geoffrey Wren; dir:Wallace Douglas [12pp, 8.1x9.5; attractive First Night "period" programme; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, many "period" advertisements etc.; VG] £4


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