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Musicals: 1950
1950: OKLAHOMA!
1950: OKLAHOMA! - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein (Stoll Theatre)
Jennie Gregson (as Aunt Eller), Stokely Gray (as Curly), Gwen Overton (as Laurie), Lionel Baker, Maxwell Coker, Glenn Marten, Peter Felgate (as Will Parker), Alfred Cibelli (as Jud Fry), Billie Love (as Ado Annie), Harry Ross, Pam Marmont, Laura Hedley, Molly Bodger, Lulu Dukes, Aileen Kelly, Babette Regnier, Cynthia Williams, Stan Thomason, Ivor Smith, Nigel Burke, Ian Stuart, Frank Taylor, Jack Higginson, Remington Olmsted Jr.; dir:Rouben Mamoulian, choreography: Agnes de Mille [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits; rumpled, else VG] £2

1950 (10 Jul): GOLDEN CITY - John Toré (Adelphi)
Julia Shelley, Muriel Brunskill, Judith Whitaker, Leila Roth, Louisa Reyes, Edmund Purdom, Ray Buckingham, Eleanor Summerfield, Norman Lawrence, Don Leroy, John Warren, Mary Laura Wood, Emile Belcourt, Moyra Fraser, Anita Phillips; dir:Michael Benthall, choreography: Robert Helpmann [16pp; "A Musical Romance of the South American Gold Rush"; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; bite out of cover, somewhat tatty; uncommon] £2

1950: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - Irving Berlin (Bristol Hippodrome)
Neville Mapp, Barbara Shotter, Bertram Dench, Anita Holland; original production dir:Joshua Logan, restaged by Magwen Redboyle [4pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £1
1950: CARISSIMA
1950 (June): CARISSIMA - Hans May, Eric Maschwitz (People's Palace Theatre, Mile End Road)
John Levant, Bettina Hayes, Brenda Gay, Peter Haddon, Sheila Wynn; dir:Laurence Green, c:Ludo Phillipp [8pp, 5x7.5; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits; uncommon; VG] £4

1950 (Aug): THE STUDENT PRINCE - Sigmund Romberg (People's Palace Theatre, Mile End Road)
Andrew Macpherson, Lisbeth Lennon, Jimmy Godden, Harry Brindle, John Hughes, Anthony Browne, Helen Landis, Brenda Wardell, John Edey, c:Lawrie Jackson [8pp, 5x7.5; cast, synopsis of scenes, credits; uncommon; VG] £4
1950: DEAR MISS PHOEBE
1950: DEAR MISS PHOEBE - Parr Davies and Christopher Hassall, based on Sir James Barrie's Quality Street (Phoenix)
Noel Dyson, Betty England, Moya Nugent, Olga Lindo, Carol Raye, Gretchen Franklin, Bernard Clifton, Peter Graves, Jean Telfer, George Bradford, John Crocker, Bernard Hunter; dir:Charles Hickman (includes: I leave my heart in an English garden) [8pp, 5.25x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, credits etc.; attractive cover in colour; VG] £4
1950: BRIGADOON
1950: BRIGADOON - Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (His Majesty's)
Bruce Trent, Lionel Murton, Peter Dyneley, Paddy Stone, Joy Carter, Edward Hyde, Roy Russell, Robert Dorning, Patricia Hughes, Bunty Kelley, Noele Gordon, Bill O'Connor, Noelle de Mosa, John Rae, Andrew Rolla, Robert Harrold, David Ross, Robert Hill, Helen Loraine, Margo Cunningham; staged by Robert Lewis, original choreography by Agnes de Mille, Scottish Technical Advisor: Ian Wallace [8pp, 5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; attractive full-colour cover; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1950: CAROUSEL - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Margot Moser (as Carie Pipperidge), Iva Withers (as Julie Jordan), Marjorie Mars (as Mrs.Mullin), Stephen Douglass (as Billy Bigelow), Marion Ross (as Nettie Fowler), Eric Mattson (as Enoch Snow), Morgan Davies (as Jigger Craigin), Robert Pagent, Bambi Linn, Jack Melford, William Sherwood, Kenneth Sandford (in chorus); original production by Rouben Mamoulian, reproduced by Jerome Whyte, choreography by Agnes de Mille [8pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3
1950: CAROUSEL
1950: CAROUSEL - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Barbara Lee-Smith (as Carrie Pipperidge), Laverne Burden (as Julie Jordan), Marjorie Mars (as Mrs.Mullin), Edmund Hockridge (as Billy Bigelow), Patricia Black (as Nettie Fowler), William Thorburn (as Enoch Snow), Morgan Davies (as Jigger Craigin), Robert Stevenson, Sally Gilmour, Jack Melford, William Sherwood, Kenneth Sandford (in chorus); original production by Rouben Mamoulian, reproduced by Jerome Whyte, choreography by Agnes de Mille [12pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1950: KISS ME KATE
1950 (July): KISS ME KATE - Cole Porter (New Century, New York)
Anne Jeffreys, Keith Andes, Betty Ann Grove, Danny Daniels, Harry Clark, Jack Diamond; dir:John C. Wilson [32pp, 6.5x9 (Playbill programme, w/c July 17, 1950); VG] £4
1950: ACE OF CLUBS
1950: ACE OF CLUBS - Noel Coward (Cambridge)
Sylvia Cecil, Raymond Young, Robb Stewart, Myles Eason, June Whitfield (as Sunny Claire), Vivien Merchant (as Mimi Joshua), Jean Carson, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Pat Kirkwood, Graham Payn, Jack Lambert, Stella White, Peter Tuddenham, Colin Kemball, Norman Warwick, Mantovani and his Orchestra; dir:Noel Coward [4pp, 6.25x9.25; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, slight edge damage, rumpled - but the show only lasted 211 performances] £2

Musicals: 1951
1951: GAY'S THE WORD
1951: GAY'S THE WORD - Ivor Novello (Saville)
Cicely Courtneidge, Lizbeth Webb, Maidie Andrews, Thorley Walters, Carl Jaffe; dir:Jack Hulbert [16pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 5 photos etc.; smart programme; VG] £4

1951: GAY'S THE WORD - Ivor Novello (Saville)
Cicely Courtneidge, Lizbeth Webb, Maidie Andrews, Brian Reece, Carl Jaffe; dir:Jack Hulbert [16pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 5 photos etc.; smart programme; VG] £4
1951: AND SO TO BED
1951: AND SO TO BED - Vivian Ellis (New)
Eileen Way, Eileen Lush, Peter Bridgmont, Leslie Henson, Richard Curnock, Denis Quilley, Stella Chapman, Jessie Royce Landis, Alan Dudley, Tony Simpson, Dudley Jones, Gwen Nelson, Shelagh Furley, Dilys Lay, Hazel Jennings, Kenneth Tewkesbury, Betty Paul, Hazel Jennings, Keith Michell; dir:Wendy Toye [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; VG] £3

1951: AND SO TO BED - Vivian Ellis (Strand)
Eileen Way, Eileen Lush, Peter Bridgmont, Leslie Henson, Richard Curnock, Denis Quilley, Stella Chapman, Jessie Royce Landis, Alan Dudley, Tony Sympson, Dudley Jones, Gwen Nelson, Shelagh Furley, Dilys Lay, Mary Jackson, Kenneth Tewkesbury, Betty Paul, Hazel Jennings, Keith Michell; dir:Wendy Toye [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; slight edge damage, else VG] £2
1951: KISS ME KATE
1951: KISS ME KATE - Cole Porter (Coliseum)
Patricia Morison, Bill Johnson, Julie Wilson, Sidney James; dir:Sam Spewack [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2
1951: BLUE FOR A BOY
1951: BLUE FOR A BOY - Herry Parr Davies, Harold Purcell, Austin Melford (His Majesty's)
Aud Johansen, Austin Melford, Hermene French, Richard Hearne, Charles Stone, Bertha Belmore, Eve Lister, Fred Emney, Terence Theobald; dir:Austin Melford [8pp, 5x8; minor marks else VG] £2

1951: BLUE FOR A BOY - Herry Parr Davies, Harold Purcell, Austin Melford (His Majesty's)
Jasmine Dee, Austin Melford, Hermene French, Richard Hearne, Charles Stone, Benita Lydal, Eve Lister, Fred Emney, Terence Theobald, Millicent Martin; dir:Austin Melford [8pp, 5x8; VG] £3
1951: SOUTH PACIFIC
1951: SOUTH PACIFIC - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Patricia Lowi/Valerie Braithwaite, John Levitt/Stanley Blackman, Michael Mellinger, Mary Martin, Wilbur Evans, Muriel Smith, Evelyn Dove, Archie Savage, Bill Nagy, Ray Walston, Wally Petersen, Peter Grant, Hartley Power, John McLaren, Larry Hagman, Ivor Emanuel, Henry Goodier, A.J.Powell Bristow, Raymond Buckingham, David Williams, Paul Dobson, Glen Fontane, Andrew Cole, Desmond D'Arcy, Hayes Nicholas, Patricia Hartley, Barbara Whiting, Deidre de Peyer, Eileen Sands, June Whitfield, Joyce Blair, June Charlier, Dorothy Laroque, Patricia Hall, Rosalie Whitham, Betta St.John, Neville Crabbe, Gerald Metcalfe, Stanley Howlett, Victor Harman; dir:Joshua Logan [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £5

1951: SOUTH PACIFIC - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Patricia Lowi/Maxine Aslanoff, Leon Garcia/Stanley Blackman, Michael Mellinger, Mary Martin, Wilbur Evans, Muriel Smith, Evelyn Dove, Archie Savage, Bill Nagy, Fredd Wayne, Wally Petersen, Peter Grant, John McLaren, John Harvey, Larry Hagman, Ivor Emanuel, Henry Goodier, A.J.Powell Bristow, Raymond Buckingham, David Williams, Paul Dobson, Glen Fontane, Andrew Cole, Desmond D'Arcy, Hayes Nicholas, Patricia Hartley, Barbara Whiting, Deidre de Peyer, Eileen Sands, Margaret Miles, Louie Ramsay, June Charlier, Dorothy Laroque, Patricia Hall, Rosalie Whitham, Betta St.John, Neville Crabbe, Gerald Metcalfe, Stanley Howlett, Victor Harman; dir:Joshua Logan [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1951: SOUTH PACIFIC
1951: SOUTH PACIFIC - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Jacklin Perry/Lorna Henderson, Leon Garcia/David Harris, Michael Mellinger, Julie Wilson, Wilbur Evans, Muriel Smith, Sighe Vitale, Bill Nagy, Fredd Wayne, Geoffrey Gabriel, David Williams, John McLaren, John Harvey, Arthur Jones, Ivor Emanuel, Henry Goodier, A.J.Powell Bristow, Adrian Desmond, Nevil Whiting, Paul Dobson, Glen Fontane, Andrew Cole, Desmond D'Arcy, Hayes Nicholas, Patricia Hartley, Barbara Whiting, Millicent Martin, Eileen Sands, Carol Leslie, Louie Ramsay, June Charlier, Jasmine Lindsay, Patricia Hall, Rosalie Whitham, Chin Yu, Neville Crabbe, Lee Patterson, Stanley Howlett, Victor Harman; dir:Joshua Logan [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1952
1952: LOVE FROM JUDY
1952: LOVE FROM JUDY - Hugh Martin, Jack Gray, Eric Maschwitz, Jean Webster (Saville)
Jean Carson (as Judy), Barbara Windsor, Linda Bacon, Margaret O'Sullivan, Heather Lee, Mary Marvin, Linda Gray, Vincent Lawson, Joss Clewes, Bill O'Connor, Eileen Gourlay, June Whitfield (took over as Judy when Jean Carson left), Johnny Brandon, William Greene, Adelaide Hall, Jeanette Landis, James Ansley, Anne Foley, David Karry, Jack Manuel, Irene Claire, Frances Pidgeon, Thane Bettany; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; rumpled] £2
1952: CALL ME MADAM
1952: CALL ME MADAM - Irving Berlin (Coliseum)
Billie Worth, Anton Walbrook, Jeff Warren, Donald Burr, Shani Wallis, Arthur Lowe; dir:Richard Bird [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; minor marks else VG] £4

1952: CALL ME MADAM - Irving Berlin (Coliseum)
Billie Worth, Donald Burr, Jeff Warren, Frank Wilson, Arthur Lowe; dir:Richard Bird [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; minor marks else VG] £2
1952: PORGY AND BESS
1952: PORGY AND BESS - George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin (Stoll)
William Warfield, Cab Calloway, Leontyne Price/Urylee Leonardos, LeVern Hutcherson; dir:Robert Breen [8pp, 4.9x7.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1953

1953: THE TWO BOUQUETS - Eleanor & Herbert Farjeon, Ernest Irving (St.Martin's)
Sara Gregory, Sonia Williams, Rose Hill, Derek Oldham, Hugh Paddick, Tina Horniman, Geoffrey Underwood, Denis Martin, Andrew Downie, Betty Wood, Jean Carrol, Ruth Goring, Daphne Anderson, John Hewer; dir:Willard Stoker [8pp, 5x7.3; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2
1953: PAINT YOUR WAGON
1953: PAINT YOUR WAGON - Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (Her Majesty's)
Sally Ann Howes, Bobby Howes, Ken Cantril, Kenneth Sandford; dir:Richard Bird [8pp, 5x7.3; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; minor marks else VG] £3
1953: THE BOY FRIEND (first version)
1953 (April): THE BOY FRIEND (first version-2 Acts) - Sandy Wilson (Players' Theatre)
Violetta, Anne Wakefield, Maria Charles, Joan Gadson, Ann Rogers, James Thompson, Malcolm Goddard, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Fred Stone, Anthony Hayes, John Rutland, Claudine Goodfellow; dir:Vida Hope [4pp, 5.6x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2
1953: THE BOY FRIEND (revised version)
1953 (October): THE BOY FRIEND (revised version-3 Acts) - Sandy Wilson (Players' Theatre)
Violetta, Anne Wakefield, Maria Charles, Joan Gadson, Ann Rogers, Stephen Warwick, Jack Thomson, Geoffrey Webb, Totti Truman Taylor, Larry Drew, Fred Stone, Anthony Hayes, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke; dir:Vida Hope [4pp, 5.6x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; cover slightly mucky] £2

1953 (December): THE BOY FRIEND (final version-3 Acts) - Sandy Wilson (Embassy Theatre)
Violetta, Denise Hirst, Maria Charles, Joan Gadson, Juliet Hunt, Ann Rogers, Stephen Warwick, Jack Thomson, Geoffrey Webb, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Hugh Paddick, Anthony Hayes, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke, Bill Horsley, Alan Dudley; dir:Vida Hope [4pp; slightly rumpled] £2
1953: THE KING AND I
1953: THE KING AND I - Rodgers & Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
John Harvey, Roy Grant, Valerie Hobson, Shaym Bahudur, Martin Benson, Herbert Lom, Thomas Hare, Jan Muzurus, Doreen Duke, Muriel Smith, Timothy Brooking, Virginia Tarleton, Ronald Leigh Hunt; dir:John Van Druten [16pp, 5.5x8.5; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; 2 cast photos; VG] £4
1953: THE GLORIOUS DAYS
1953: THE GLORIOUS DAYS - Harold Purcell, Robert Nesbitt, Miles Malleson, Harry Parr Davies (Palace Theatre)
Anna Neagle (as Carol, Nell Gwyn, Young Victoria, Old Victoria and Lilian Grey), James Carney, Olaf Olsen, Patrick Holt, Peter Graves, Lesley Osmond, J. Hubert Leslie, Myrette Morven, Janet Barrow, Albert Chevalier, Edwin Ellis, Michael Anthony, Robert Algar, James Perry, Julia Hand, Scott Webber, Beryl Marsden, Christina Lubicz, Elizabeth Head, Elizabeth Seal; dir:Robert Nesbitt [4pp, 6.4x9.25; cast, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1954

1954: SOUTH PACIFIC - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
Patricia Hartley, Nevil Whiting, Helen Landis, Eddie Leslie, David Williams, Robert Henderson, Sean Connery (as Sgt.Kenneth Johnston) [8pp; cast, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1954: GUYS AND DOLLS
1954: GUYS AND DOLLS - Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows (Coliseum)
Stubby Kaye (as Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Laurie Webb, Robert Arden, Lizbeth Webb (as Sarah Brown), Ernest Butcher, Patricia Clarke, Elizabeth Humphries, Barbara Whiting, Harry Brindle, Harry Alexander, Tom Pedi, Robert Cawdron, Sam Levene (as Nathan Detroit), George Margo, Vivian Blaine (as Miss Adelaide), Edmund Hockridge (as Sky Masterson), Danny Green, Joyce Blair, Colleen Clifford, Roy Pattison, Lew Herbert, John Heawood; dir:George S.Kaufman [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; light horizontal bend, else VG] £3
1954: THE BOY FRIEND (Final version)
1954: THE BOY FRIEND (final version-3 Acts) - Sandy Wilson (Wyndham's)
Violetta, Denise Hirst, Maria Charles, Joan Gadson, Juliet Hunt, Ann Rogers, Stephen Warwick, Jack Thomson, Geoffrey Webb, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Hugh Paddick, Anthony Hayes, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke, Hugh Forbes, Alan Dudley, Stella Chapman, Eleanor McCready; dir:Vida Hope [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1954: THE DUENNA
1954: THE DUENNA - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Julian Slade (Westminster Theatre)
Elizabeth West, Robert Dewell, Patricia Routledge, Mercy Penfold, Denis Martin, Victor Maddern, Desmond Ainsworth, Jane Wenham, Joyce Carey, David Bird, Joan Plowright, Gerald Cross, Sonia Graham, Barbara Grimes, James Campbell, Corita Martell, Paul Garner, Norman Campbell, Peter Bryant, Frank Lloyd, Peter Dickinson; dir:Lionel Harris [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Pat Heywood, Yvonne Coulette, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, James Cairncross, Michael Meacham, Christine Finn; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1954: SALAD DAYS
1954: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Eleanor Bryan, Yvonne Coulette, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, James Cairncross, Myles Rudge, Christine Finn; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

1954: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Lloyd Pearson, Virginia Vernon, Derek Holmes, Michael Barrington, Hazel Bainbridge, Barbara New, Dorothy Primrose, Joe Greig, Ronald Drake, Malcolm Farquhar, Myles Rudge, Sheila Kennedy; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; "Show Finished" label on cover, else VG] £3
1954: AFTER THE BALL
1954: AFTER THE BALL - Noel Coward, based on Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan (Globe)
Betty Felstead, Anna Halinka, Ailsa Gamley, Lois Green, Pam Marmont, Dennis Bowen, John Morley, Tom Gill, Vanessa Lee, Peter Graves, Graham Payn, Shamus Locke, Irene Browne, Patricia Cree, Leslie Pearson, Donald Scott, Mary Ellis, Raymond Savigear, Bill Horsley, Silvia Beamish, Maureen Quinney, Marion Grimaldi, Margaret Gibson; dir:Robert Helpmann [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, credits etc.; date on cover (6.7.'54), else VG] £4
1954: NODDY IN TOYLAND
1954: NODDY IN TOYLAND - Enid Blyton, Philip Green and R.C.Noel-Johnson (Stoll)
Terry Johnson, Sylvia Ellis, Bunny May (as Noddy), Peter Elliott, Roger Finch, William Picknell, Derek Jones, David Keir, Maureen Davis, Sandra Hopwood, Pat Wraight, Maureen Bullion, Janet Don, Robert Kingston, David Rice, Chris Jacubowicz, Christopher Cresswell, Billy Wilkins, David Hussey, Oscar Quitak, Strona Martell, Audrey Rolph, Dawn Berrington, Andrew Vale, George Howe, Richard Bellaers, Sally Joseph, Janet Smith, Marcia Cross, Bobbie Kerrigan, Michael Maguire, Tony Sympson, Timothy Grey, Bruno Barnabe, Carolyn Bayst and many others; dir:Andre van Gyseghem [12pp, 5.4x8.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1954: L'AUGERGE DU CHEVAL-BLANC
1954: L'AUGERGE DU CHEVAL-BLANC (White Horse Inn) - Erik Charell and Hans Muller (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris)
Luc Barney, Colette Riedinger, Fernand Sardou, Christiane Harbell, Simone Sully, Jack Claret, Bernard Plantey, Sam-Max, Jacky Gencel, Berki, Marcel Ballin, Wilma Luchini, Maria Cazals, Line Nazelly, Wladimir Ignatow, Marcel Berge; dir:Maurice Lehmann [28pp, 5.3x8.5; cast list, synopsis, 16 cast photos, 12 production photos etc.; date on cover (17.5.'54), else VG] £4

1954: THE KING AND I - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
John Harvey, Terence Sharkey, Valerie Hobson, Shaym Bahudur, Martin Benson, Herbert Lom, Thomas Hare, Doreen Duke, Muriel Smith, Timothy Brooking, Peggy Songhurst, Ronald Leigh Hunt; dir:John Van Druten [16pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, musical numbers, 2 cast photos, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1954: WEDDING IN PARIS
1954: WEDDING IN PARIS - Hans May, Sonny Miller, Vera Caspary (London Hippodrome)
Brian Leslie, Maidie Andrews, Susan Swinford, Sydney Arnold, Maureen Shelley, Bill Clothier, Jeff Warren, Derek Warner, Evelyn Laye, Joan Emney, Anton Walbrook, Ryck Rydon, Philip Jay, Alissande White, Chester Gordon; dir:Charles Hickman, orchestra directed by Alexander Faris [12pp, 5.6x8.75; cast list, 4 cast photos, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; lightly rumpled, else VG] £4

Musicals: 1955

1955: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Pat Heywood, Yvonne Coulette, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, James Cairncross, Michael Meacham, Christine Finn; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green (Princes Theatre)
Michael Kent, Seamus Gordon, David Hurst, Frank Wilson, Shirley Douglas, Sidney James, Judy Bruce, Stanley Robinson, Shani Wallis, Pat Kirkwood, Ray Browne, Franklin Fox, Dennis Bowen, Robert Crane, Jean Stanley, Christopher Taylor, John Sinclair, Arthur Pendrick, Colin Croft, James Craigie, David Spurling; dir:Richard Bird [12pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN Souvenir Brochure
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein (Princes Theatre)
Pat Kirkwood, Shani Wallis, Sidney James, Dennis Bowen, David Hurst; dir:Richard Bird [16pp, 8.25x11; large-size souvenir programme; commentary, credits, 20+ excellent production photos, article (w.photo) on Jack Hylton etc.; uncommon early souvenir brochure; minor edge damage, slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1955 (Aug): THE WATER GIPSIES - Vivian Ellis and A.P.Herbert (Palace Theatre, Manchester)
Jerry Verno, Doris Hare, Prudence Hyman, Ian Frazer, Bobby Webber, William Clothier, Phyllis Bridgwater, Vivienne Martin, Joyce Endean, Griffith Lewis, John Deighton, John Delaney, Tom Swift, Pamela Charles, Peter Graves, Wallace Eaton, Michael Anthony, Georgina Cookson, Hazel Jennings, David Rees, Dora Bryan, James Perry, Laurie Payne, Molly Greenwood, Patricia Martin, Roy Godfrey, Ernest Butcher, Margo Cunningham, George James, Norman Hackforth, June Clare, Maureen Shelley, Marie Livann, Joan Pethers, Alan Martell, Richard Ryan; dir:Charles Hickman [12pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; light creases, else VG] £2
1955: THE WATER GIPSIES
1955 (Aug): THE WATER GIPSIES - Vivian Ellis and A.P.Herbert (Winter Garden Theatre, London)
Jerry Verno, Doris Hare, Prudence Hyman, Ian Frazer, Bobby Webber, William Clothier, Phyllis Bridgwater, Vivienne Martin, Joyce Endean, Alan Martell, John Deighton, John Delaney, Tom Swift, Pamela Charles, Peter Graves, Wallace Eaton, Michael Anthony, Georgina Cookson, Hazel Jennings, David Rees, Dora Bryan, James Perry, Laurie Payne, Molly Greenwood, Patricia Martin, Roy Godfrey, Ernest Butcher, Margo Cunningham, George James, Norman Hackforth, June Clare, Maureen Shelley, Marie Livann, Joan Pethers, Griffith Lewis, Richard Ryan; dir:Charles Hickman [16pp; cast list, 12 biographies w.photos, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1955: THE PAJAMA GAME
1955: THE PAJAMA GAME - Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott, Richard Bissell (London Coliseum)
Max Wall, Frank Lawless, Robert Crane, Felix Felton, Edmund Hockridge, Elizabeth Seal, Joan Emney, Franklyn Fox, Leonard Mayne, Stanley Beadle, Joy Nichols, Jessie Robins, Olga Lowe, Susan Irvin, Arthur Lowe, Charles Rolfe; dir:George Abbott and Jerome Robbins, reproduced by Robert E. Griffith [12pp, 5x7.3; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

1955: WILD THYME - Donald Swann, Philip Guard (Streatham Hill)
Gwen Nelson, Denis Quilley, Jane Wenham, Frank Duncan, Betty Paul, Ronald Ward, Paul Manning, Stella Chapman, David Godfrey, Julian Orchard, Shirley Hall, Patricia Rowsell, Ruth Porcher, Archie Harradine, Roy Skelton, Julleen Clow, Leighton Camden; dir:Wendy Toye, decor by Ronald Searle [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; rumpled, else VG] £2
1955: WILD THYME
1955: WILD THYME - Donald Swann, Philip Guard (Duke of York's)
Denis Quilley, Jane Wenham, Frank Duncan, Betty Paul, Colin Gordon, Paul Manning, Stella Chapman, David Godfrey, Julian Orchard, Shirley Hall, Patricia Rowsell, Ruth Porcher, Archie Harradine, Gwen Nelson, Roy Skelton, Julleen Clow, Leighton Camden; dir:Wendy Toye, decor by Ronald Searle [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1955: WEDDING IN PARIS - Hans May, Sonny Miller, Vera Caspary (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Vera Lennox, Patricia Bredin, John Marquand, Marybelle Oaks, Patrick Connor, James Browne, Joan Emney, Evelyn Laye, Francis Lederer, Pamela King, Leslie Jones, Leigh Morris; dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, biography of Evelyn Laye (w.photo), synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2
1955: THE BUCCANEER
1955: THE BUCCANEER - Sandy Wilson (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Bernard Clifton, Betty Warren, Sally Bazely, Eliot Makeham, Ronald Radd, John Faassen, Billie Love, Jullia Smith, Kenneth Williams, Thelma Ruby, Pamela Tearle, Jill Downs, Sandra Marsh, Anthony Bryant, Geoffrey Underwood; dir:William Chappell [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1955: GUYS AND DOLLS - Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows (Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
William Thorburn (as Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Barbara Logan (as Sarah Brown), Edwin Richfield (as Nathan Detroit), Roberta Huby (as Miss Adelaide), Edward Devereaux (as Sky Masterson); dir:George S.Kaufman, reproduced by Arthur Lewis [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; VG] £2

1955: SOUTH PACIFIC - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 3rd (Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
Yvonne Walton/Brenda Taylor, David Harris/Alan Wheatley, Aleksander Browne, Patricia Hartley (as Nellie Forbush), Nevil Whiting (as Emile de Beque), Helen Landis (as Bloody Mary), June Phillips, Victor Spinetti (as Stewpot), Eddie Leslie (as Billis), Peter Evans, Roy Lees (as Cable), Stanley Beard, John Sanger, John Walters, Colin Lees, Bob Martin, Clement Hardman, Thomas Claxton, Wallace Stephenson, John Vernon, James Armstrong, William Croft, Brenda Barker, Rosalie Whitham, Terry Howard, Maureen Grant, Valerie Walsh, Shirley Tyers (as Ensign Lisa Minelli), Carole Lyn Leslie, Carole Brent, Jane Bolton, Carole Sopel (as Liat), Don Johnson, Sean Connery (as Lt. Buz Adams); dir:Joshus Logan, reproduced by Jerome Whyte [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; VG] £3
1955: KISMET
1955: KISMET - Robert Wright and George Forrest (Stoll)
Donald Eccles, Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Tudor Evans, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Joan Diener, Peter Grant, Juliet Prowse, Frank Olegario, Tom Swift; dir:Albert Marre [8pp, 5.5x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1955: TWENTY MINUTES SOUTH - Peter Greenwell, Maurice Browning (Players' Theatre)
Totti Truman Taylor, Natalie Kent, Brian Tipping Codd, Frederick Frost, Johnny Ladd, Joan Bailey, Louie Ramsay, Margaret Burton, Michael Darbyshire, Robin Hunter, Donald Scott, Josephine Gordon, Valerie Swinard, Mavis Traill, Kenneth Luckham, Graham McCormack, John Le Mesurier, Philip Lewtas, Brian Blades, Douglas Squires, Jack Manuel, Margaret Ashton, Betty Felstead; dir:Hattie Jacques [4pp, 5.75x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; uncommon; rumpled, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1956
1956: THE THREEPENNY OPERA
1956: THE THREEPENNY OPERA - Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein (Royal Court)
Ewan MacColl, Una Victor, Victor Baring, Aliki Hansen, Patricia Black, Sylva Langova, Renee Goddard, George Murcell, Warren Mitchell (as Crookfinger Jake), George Tovey, Charles Hill, Eric Pohlmann (as Peachum), Lisa Lee, Daphne Anderson, George A. Cooper, Charles Stanley, Maria Remusat, Georgia Brown (as Lucy), Roland Randel, Michael Murray, John Corbett, Bill Owen (as Mack the Knife); dir:Sam Wanamaker, decor:Caspar Neher, Musical Director: Berthold Goldschmidt [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, orchestra list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

1956: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Eleanore Bryan, Yvonne Coulette, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, James Cairncross, Myles Rudge, Christine Finn; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956: THE BOY FRIEND - Sandy Wilson (Wyndham's)
Ann Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Denise Hirst, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke [8pp; final version-3 Acts; slightly tatty] £2
1956: SUMMER SONG
1956: SUMMER SONG - Anton Dvorak arr.Bernard Grun, Eric Maschwitz, Hy Kraft (Princes Theatre)
David Hughes, Sally Ann Howes, Laurence Naismith, Bonita Primrose, Van Atkins, Mark Daly, Marjorie Rhodes; dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; VG] £4
1956: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
1956: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Julian Slade, Lionel Harris, Robert McNab (Arts Theatre Club)
James Maxwell, David Dodimead, David Peel, Frederick Jaeger, Bernard Cribbins, Patricia Routledge, Jane Wenham, Lyle O'Hara, David Bird, Roy Skelton, Christie Humphrey, Noel Davis, Lally Bowers, Shirley Sunners, Bernard Barber, Terry Skelton, Dera Cooper, J. Scott Parkinson; dir:Lionel Harris [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; uncommon; VG] £4
1956: JUBILEE GIRL
1956 (Mch): JUBILEE GIRL - Alexander Kevin, Robin Fordyce, David Rogers (Streatham Hill)
Tom Criddle, Marie Lohr, Betty Evans, Lizbeth Webb, Irene Handl, Wendy Harcourt-Brown, Julie Musgrove, Vilma Anne Leslie, Eilleen Gourlay, Patricia Cree, Fenella Fielding, Rusty Whitham, Paddy Nolan, Charles Quintell, George Benson, Gillian Webb, Joyce Carpenter, Kim Grant, Kenneth Mason, Michael Hart, Pamela Barreaux, Michael Foster, Mary Montgomery, Michael Miller, Jennifer Cottis, Leon Benjamin, Sarah Brandon, Gorden Coster; dir:Bert Stimmel [8pp, 4.8x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; famously lavish but disastrous musical: this programme from the pre-London tour, after the leading man Leslie Henson had walked out, but before eight further departures, including two directors and two choreographers; the show finally managed 53 performances at the Victoria Palace; VG] £4

1956: STAR MAKER - Cyril Ornadel, David Croft, Ian Stuart Black (The Coventry Theatre)
Jerry Wayne, Frances Pidgeon, Annette Gibson, Gay Cameron, Jack Hulbert, Donald Price, June Laverick, Maidie Andrews, Peter Morton, William Kendall, Cicely Courtnedige, Peter Gilmore, Maudie Edwards, Billy Tasker, Gladys Henson, John Martin, John G. Heller, Pamela Allen, Jane Dore, Jean Mostyn, Jennifer Schooling, Una Stubbs; dir:Jack Hulbert [16pp, 5x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4
1956: THE BUCCANEER
1956: THE BUCCANEER - Sandy Wilson (Apollo)
Anthony Viccars, Betty Warren, Sally Bazely, Bernard Clifton, Ronald Radd, John Faassen, Billie Love, Jullia Smith, Kenneth Williams, Thelma Ruby, Pamela Tearle, Jill Downs, Sandra Marsh, Anthony Bryant, Geoffrey Underwood; dir:William Chappell [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1956: GRAB ME A GONDOLA - James Gilbert, Julian More (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Joan Heal, Denis Quilley, Jane Wenham, Guido Lorraine, Donald Hewlett, Johnny Ladd, Trefor Jones, Ina de la Haye, Jay Denyer, Joyce Blair, Jane Dore, Frances Pidgeon, Mary Preston, Una Stubbs, Peter Brett, John Griffin, Roy Jameson, Tom Shaw, Terence Theobald, Ruth Clark, Ruth Hilary, Peter Gilmore, Gordon Wales; dir:John Counsell, Eleanor Fazan [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956: PLAIN AND FANCY - Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt, Joseph Stein, Will Glickman (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Shirl Conway, Richard Derr, Malcolm Keen, Joan Hovis, Jack Drummond, Grace O'Connor, Reed De Rouen, Virginia Somers, Harry Naughton, Bernard Spear; dir:Morton Da Costa [16pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1956: FANNY
1956: FANNY - Harold Rome, S. N. Behrman, Joshua Logan, based on the trilogy of Marcel Pagnol (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Robert Morley, Ian Wallace, Michael Gough, Edwin Hill, William Clothier, Cyril Crook, Kevin Scott, Godfrey James, Ken Smith, Lawson Johnson, Dennis McGregor, Alan Gabriel, Louis Conrad, Hameda, Denis Blake, Roy Pattison, Harry Hapgood, Madge Goldie, Mona Washbourne, Janet Pavek, Leander Fedden, Eira Heath, Prudence Potter, Sheelagh Aldrich, Barbara Rendell, Sven Van Zyl, Tony Manning, Ross Howard, Shirley Sunners, Alison McQuire, Valerie Hayward, Suzanne Steele, Frances Youles, Janet Joye, Holley Gray, C. Denier Warren, Julian Orchard, Robert Passfield, Shirley Spencer, Jim Parnell, Pauline Knight, Joy Swanson, Pat Spencer, Anne Fairston, Frederique Sevier, Tom Merrifield, Rex Rainer, Keith Galloway, Barbara Joss, Roger Tully, Herta Dollisch, John Hollis; dir:William Hammerstein [16pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, list of musical numbers, 2 cast photos, credits etc.; VG] £4
1956: WILD GROWS THE HEATHER
1956: WILD GROWS THE HEATHER - Robert Lindon, William Henry, adapted from J.M.Barrie's The Little Minister by Hugh Ross Williamson (London Hippodrome)
Paul Curran, Peter Sinclair, Gerald Lawson, Richard Golding, David Keir, Sydney Devine, Bill O'Connor, Valerie Miller, Madeleine Christie, Gerald Welch, Patrick Newell, Peter Dimuantes, Eira Heath, Hilary Paterson, Annette Green; dir:Ralph Reader [12pp, 5.75x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; only lasted 28 performances, so uncommon; VG] £4

Musicals: 1957

1957: GRAB ME A GONDOLA - James Gilbert, Julian More (Lyric Theatre)
Joan Heal, Denis Quilley, Jane Wenham, Guido Lorraine, Donald Hewlett, Johnny Ladd, Trefor Jones, Ina de la Haye, Jay Denyer, Joyce Blair, Jane Dore, Frances Pidgeon, Mary Preston, Una Stubbs, Peter Brett, John Griffin, Roy Jameson, Tom Shaw, Terence Theobald, Ruth Clark, Valerie Walsh, Peter Gilmore, Gordon Wales; dir:John Counsell, Eleanor Fazan [8pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £2
1957: DAMN YANKEES
1957: DAMN YANKEES - Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott, Douglass Wallop (London Coliseum)
Betty Paul, Phil Vickers, Bill Kerr, Mavis Villiers, Christine Bocca, Ivor Emmanual, Roy Howell, Bob Stevenson, Edward Devereaux, Robert Crane, Donald Stewart, Robin Hunter, Judy Bruce, Carole James, Paul Dobson, Robert Henderson, Belita, Elspeth Ross, Tom Claxton, Stanley Beard; dir:George Abbott, reproduced by James Hammerstein, dances and musical numbers staged by Bob Fosse, reproduced by Zoya Leporska [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.;VG] £2
1957: FREE AS AIR
1957: FREE AS AIR - Dorothy Reynolds, Julian Slade (Savoy)
Patricia Bredin, Roy Godfrey, Howard Goorney, Dorothy Reynolds, Michael Aldridge, John Trevor, Vincent Charles, Donald Bradley, Joyce Carpenter, Mary Benning, Patricia Somerset, Evelyne Anderson, Jean Marion Taylor, Dawn Fryer, Malcolm Farquhar, Len Rossiter (Leonard Rossiter's London debut), Raymond Parks, Bill Tasker, Gillian Lewis, Josephine Tewson, Gerald Harper; dir:Denis Carey [20pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; photos and biographies of Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1957: BELLS ARE RINGING - Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green (London Coliseum)
Jean St.Clair, Allyn McLerie, Janet Blair, Harry Naughton, Donald Stewart, C.Denier Warren, Eddie Molloy, George Gaynes, Robert Henderson, Keith Galloway, Arthur Wilman, Alexander Doré, Franklin Fox, Sheelagh Aldrich, Alister Williamson, Salvatore Pantalone, Lewis Henry, Rita Cameron, Richard Owens, John Delaney; dir:Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse, reproduced by Gerald Freedman and Robert Tucker [12pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes and musical numbers, credits etc.; light horizontal bend, else VG] £3
1957: THE CRYSTAL HEART
1957: THE CRYSTAL HEART - Baldwin Bergersen, William Archibald (Saville)
Laurie Payne, Mike Morgan, Harold Scott, Dilys Laye, Mavis Traill, Stella Claire, Andrew Downie, Gladys Cooper, Julia Shelley, Elvi Hale, Peter Sinclair; dir:Bill Butler [12pp, 5.6x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.;VG] £4
1957: ZULEIKA
1957: ZULEIKA - Peter Tranchell, James Ferman, suggested by Max Beerbohm's novel Zuleika Dobson (Saville)
David Ayliff, Patricia Stark, Peter Woodthorpe, Roderick Cook, Robert Bishop, Philip Bond, Michael O'Connor, David Morton, John Gower, Richard Hart, Leighton Camden, Clive Exton, Raymond Cooke, Gordon Cornish, Christopher Bamford, David Oddie, Peter Murray, David Spurling, Geoffrey Underwood, Patricia Rowlands, Delia Corrie, Anne Hyde, Yvonne Marlowe, Wendy McClure, Elizabeth Osborn, Judith Whitaker, Susan Wren, Daniel Thorndike, Mildred Mayne (as Zuleika), Hermione Harvey, Richard Hart, Patricia Routledge (as Aunt Mabel); dir:Peter Powell and Eleanor Fazan, conducted by Charles Mackerras [12pp, 5.5x8.75; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; uncommon; VG] £5
1957: NEW GIRL IN TOWN
1957: NEW GIRL IN TOWN - Bob Merrill, George Abbott, based on Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill (Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, New York)
Gwen Verdon, Thelma Ritter, George Wallace, Cameron Prud'Homme, Mark Dawson, Lulu Bates, Eddie Phillips, Michael Quinn, Del Anderson, H.F.Green; dir:George Abbott [52pp, 6.5x9; Playbill Programme Vol.1, No.13; cast list, list of musical numbers, cast biographies, credits etc.;VG] £4

Musicals: 1958
1958: IRMA LA DOUCE
1958: IRMA LA DOUCE - Marguerite Monnot, Alexandre Breffort, Julian More, David Heneker, Monty Norman (Lyric)
Clive Revill, Elisabeth Seal, Howard Short, David Evans, Ronald Barker, Frank Olegario, Gary Raymond, John East, Keith Michell, Julian Orchard, William Thorburn, Harry Goodier, Roy Evans, Roy Desmond, Bill Morgan; dir:Peter Brook [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: VALMOUTH - Sandy Wilson, adapted from the novel by Ronald Firbank (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Barbara Couper, Betty Hardy, Robert Bernal, Alan Edwards, Aubrey Woods, John Saunders, Ian Burford, Pat Gilbert, Marcia Ashton, Doris Hare, Patsy Rowlands, Peter Gilmore, Bertice Reading, Maxine Daniels, Denise Hirst, Fenella Fielding, Roderick Jones, Celia Helda, Marcia Owen, Geoffrey Dunn, Sally Alsford, Lewis Henry; dir:Vida Hope [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

1958: THE DANCING YEARS - Ivor Novello, Christopher Hassall (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Lionel Baker, Dawn Berrington, Barry Sinclair, Joan Emney, Pauline Greta, Sylvia Woolridge, Sandra Verne, Jean Heppenstall, Denise Painter, Margaret Hayes, Robert Chetwyn, Richard Fraser, Denis Gilding, Margaret Mitchell, John Palmer, Olive Gilbert, Wanda Stahl, Malcolm Dockery, Arnold Chazen, Meryl Draper, Robert O'Leary, Roy Staite, Judy Young, Angela Reid, Diana Harris, Max Bell, Brenda Cook, Jan Gordon; dir:Barry Sinclair [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2
1958: WEST SIDE STORY
1958: WEST SIDE STORY - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents (Her Majesty's)
George Chakiris (as Riff), Don McKay, Eddie Roll, Tony Mordente, Ed Verso, Riggs O'Hara, David Bean, Gary Cockrell, Michel Kleinman, Jo Donovan, Glenn Gibson, Leslie Franzos, Susan Watson, Inge Roll, Maureen Gillick, Christine Haughtan, Sylvia Tysick, Ken Le Roy (as Bernardo), Marlys Watters (as Maria), Chita Rivera (as Anita), Ben Gerard, Marc Scott, Bud Fleming, Don Percassi, Leo Kharibian, Keith Stewart, Billy Wilson, Rikki Septimus, Barry Irwin, Francesca Bell, Yvonne Othon, Gloria Higdon, Roberta Keith, Lina Soriano, Patsy Porter, David Bauer, Ted Gunther, Hal Galili, David Holliday; dir:Jerome Robbins [20pp, 6.75x9.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 3 production photos, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1958: MY FAIR LADY
1958: MY FAIR LADY - Allan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, adapted from Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Zena Dare, Linda Gray, Betty Woolfe, Margaret Halstan, Peter Gilmore, Bob Chisholm, Max Oldaker, Alan Dudley, Elaine Garreau; dir:Moss Hart [40pp, 6.7x9.5; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes and musical numbers, 5 cast photos, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1958: MY FAIR LADY - Allan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, adapted from Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Rex Harrison, Tonia Lee, Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Zena Dare, Linda Gray, Betty Woolfe, Margaret Halstan, Leonard Weir, Bob Chisholm, Max Oldaker, Alan Dudley, Elaine Garreau; dir:Moss Hart [40pp, 6.7x9.5; cast list, biographies, synopsis of scenes and musical numbers, 5 cast photos, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, light vertical bend, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1959
1959: ALADDIN
1959: ALADDIN - Cole Porter (Coliseum)
Alan Wheatley, Bob Monkhouse, Philip Hogan, Eddie Sargent, Ronald Shiner, Reginald Barratt, Mollie Hare, Ian Wallace, David Fallon, Doretta Dorrow, Jacqueline Marygold, Golda Casimir, Anne Heaton, Jessie Carron, Milton Reid, Kerry Jordan, Geoffrey Webb; dir:Robert Helpmann [12pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, synppsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1959: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Bristol Old Vic production: Lloyd Pearson, Virginia Vernon, Derek Holmes, Michael Barrington, Hazel Bainbridge, Barbara New, Dorothy Primrose, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, Malcolm Farquhar, Myles Rudge, Sheila Kennedy; dir:Denis Carey [8pp, 5x7.25; cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £2
1959: THE QUIZ KID
1959: THE QUIZ KID - Nina & Jimmy Thompson, John Pritchett (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Ben Aris, Tim Parkes, Caryll Ziegler, Tristram Jellinek, Doris Hare, Fiona Dickson, Norma Dunbar, Sally Williams, Trina Daniels, Julia Sutton, Kim Grant, Freddie Henriet, Patricia Lancaster, Jimmy Thompson, Roderick Cook, Murray Kash, Diana Decker, Barry Cryer; dir:Alfred Rodrigues [16pp, 4.9x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, cast biographies, credits etc.; achieved only 31 performances after the illness of Jimmy Thompson; VG] £4

1959: CHU CHIN CHOW - Oscar Asche, Frederic Norton (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Eric Garrett, Patricia Kerry, Helen Landis, Hermene French, Inia Te Wiata, Philip Potter, Stephen W.Scott, Albert Burdon, Dorothy Dampier, Terry Leigh, George Ballantyne, Claire Kendall, Alan Hockey, Jean Povey, Gudran Smith, Jack Maguire, Sandra Martin; dir:Stanley Willis-Croft [8pp, 4.9x7.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £2

1959: THE STUDENT PRINCE - Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Donnelly (Golders Green Hippodrome)
John Deighton, Johnny Davinno, Larry Starr, Roy Searl, Ralph Wilson, Douglas Thomson, John Hanson, Chris Murphy, Barbara Whatley, Bryn Bartlett, Kenneth Henry, Henry Woolf, Brian O'Keefe, John Cavanagh, Douglas Gamble, Ruth Clark, Elizabeth Alys, Yvonne Marlowe, Frank Lawless, Joan de Burgh, James McLaren; dir:Leslie Branch [12pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3
1959: MARIGOLD
1959: MARIGOLD - Charles Zwar, Alan Melville (Savoy)
Madeleine Christie, Edith Stevenson, Betty Henderson, Sophie Stewart, Stephen Hancock, Sally Smith, Jeremy Brett, William Dickie, Jean Kent, Trevor Reid, Aubrey Morris, Trevor Griffiths, John Morley, Graham Skidmore, Pauline Ashley, Mary Benning, Linda Blackledge, Anna Dawson, Carolyn Gray, Billie Hill, Virginia Minoprio, Prudence Potter, George Dobson, George Lucas, Ron Lucas, Philip Potter, Eric Vietheer; dir:Murray Macdonald [12pp, 5x7.25; cast list, 4 cast photos, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS - Laurie Johnson, Lionel Bart, adapted by Bernard Miles from Henry Fielding's comedy Rape Upon Rape (Mermaid)
Roy Adams, Richard Wordsworth, John Sharp, Frederick Jaeger, Terence Cooper, Keith Marsh, Brendan Barry, Trevor Ray, Robin Wentworth, David Butler, Roger Boston, Michael Hanbury, Brian Vanden, Barry Jackson, Sama Swaminathan, Stephanie Voss, Hy Hazell, Madeleine Newbury, Sally Adams; dir:Peter Coe [16pp, 4.75x7.75; cast biographies, cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; flimsy, else VG] £2

1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS - Laurie Johnson, Lionel Bart, adapted by Bernard Miles from Henry Fielding's comedy Rape Upon Rape (Mermaid)
Richard Butler, Harry Locke, John Sharp, Frederick Jaeger, Terence Cooper, Keith Marsh, Brendan Barry, Trevor Ray, Robin Wentworth, David Butler, Roger Boston, Michael Hanbury, Brian Vanden, Barry Jackson, Sama Swaminathan, Stephanie Voss, Hy Hazell, Madeleine Newbury, Sally Adams; dir:Peter Coe [20pp, 4.75x7.75; cast biographies, cast list, musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £3
1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS - Laurie Johnson, Lionel Bart, adapted by Bernard Miles from Henry Fielding's comedy Rape Upon Rape (Mermaid)
Richard Butler, Harry Locke, John Sharp, Frederick Jaeger, Terence Cooper, Keith Marsh, Brendan Barry, Trevor Ray, Robin Wentworth, David Butler, Roger Boston, Michael Hanbury, Brian Vanden, Barry Jackson, Sama Swaminathan, Stephanie Voss, Hy Hazell, Madeleine Newbury, Rosemary Adams; dir:Peter Coe [24pp, 4.9x8; programme notes (charmingly illustrated), cast biographies, cast list, musical numbers, orchestra list, credits etc.; VG] £4
1959: ERNEST
1959: ERNEST - Malcolm Sircom, Neil Wilkie, adapted by Henry Burke from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (Colchester Repertory Theatre)
Philip Voss, James McInnes, Christopher Owen, Brenda Kempner, Hazel Wright, Adrienne Hill, Gillian Eddison, Peter MacKriel, Colin Monro, Vernon Dobtcheff; dir:Bernard Kelly [16pp, 5.4x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; uncommon; light vertical bend, else VG] £4
1959: CANDIDE
1959: CANDIDE - Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Lillian Hellman, Michael Stewart, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker (Saville)
Laurence Naismith (as Dr.Pangloss), Denis Quilley (as Candide), Mary Costa (as Cunegonde), Dennis Stephenson, Vernon Rees, Alan Thomas, Lorna Lee, Patricia Moore, Margot Barry, Patricia Kilgarriff, Vincent Charles, Lauverne Gray, Bryon O'Leary, Silvia Beamish, Roy Pattison, Victor Spinetti, James Cairncross, Shirley Lee, Rudi Szigeti, Edith Coates (as The Old Lady), Ron Moody (as Governor of Buenos Aires), Alan Thomas, Lawrence Richardson, Leighton Camden, Tom Fletcher, Bernard Jamieson, Brian Scott; dir:Robert Lewis, designed by Osbert Lancaster [12pp, 5.7x8.75; cast list, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £3
1959: CHRYSANTHEMUM
1959: CHRYSANTHEMUM - Robb Stewart, Neville Phillips, Robin Chancellor (Prince of Wales)
Vivien Grant, Greta Hamby, Josephine Blake, Judy Carne, Roy Skelton, Terry Theobald, Roy Jameson, Ray Warwick, Raymond Newell, Richard Curnock, Roger Gage, Pat Kirkwood (as Chrysanthemum), Freda Wigson, Hubert Gregg, Johnny Whyte, Patricia Moore, Stella Chapman, Burda Cann, Audry Hodgkiss, Ina Clare, Janet Howse, Michael Miller, Fred Evans, Roy Pattison, Alan Angel, Nicholas Amer, Arnold Yarrow, Margo Cunningham, Monica MacLeod, Michael Harding; dir:Eleanor Fazan, Alfred Rodrigues [12pp, 6.5x8.75; cast list, large photo of Hubert Gregg and Pat Kirkwood, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4
1959: THE CROOKED MILE
1959 (Sep): THE CROOKED MILE - Peter Greenwell, Peter Wildeblood (Cambridge Theatre)
Anton Rodgers, Tom Kyffin, Lewis Henry, Bobby Scott, Rex Robinson, Alan Jones, George Webb, Bill Gidley, Mark Anthony, Norman Warwick, Edgar K.Bruce, John Barrard, Jack MacGowran, Elisabeth Welch, Roger Avon, Millicent Martin, John Larsen, Christine Child, Isabelle Lucas, Pat Ashton, Jacqueline Murray, Renee Fellows, Lita Tovey, Patricia Hall, Jean Rayner, Michael Ashlin, Sonia Peters, Sheila Chester, Anne Briley, Peggy Rowan, George Lucas, Marie Fidock, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Bob Cole, Ron Lucas, Rudi Szigeti, John Heawood, Frances Pidgeon; dir:Jean Meyer [16pp, 6.75x9.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 7 excellent cast and production photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5


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