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MUSICALS - 1950s

Musicals: 1950

1950: OKLAHOMA! - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein (Stoll Theatre)
Stokely Gray, Gwen Overton, Jennie Gregson, Peter Felgate, Alfred Cibelli, Billie Love, Harry Ross, Stan Thomason; 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 (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 (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: CARELESS RAPTURE (Hippodrome, Dudley)
Barry Sinclair, Mary Allen, Arthur Hosking, Muriel Barron, Joan Norman, Billy Holmes, Charles Gillespie [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£2) SOLD

1950 (10 Jul): GOLDEN CITY - John Tore (Adelphi)
Edmund Purdom, Julia Shelley, Muriel Brunskill, Eleanor Summerfield, John Warren, Emile Belcourt, Moyra Fraser, Anita Phillips; p:Michael Benthall, 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 front cover, somewhat tatty; uncommon] £2
1950: DEAR MISS PHOEBE
1950: DEAR MISS PHOEBE - Parr Davies (Phoenix)
Peter Graves, Carol Raye [8pp; attractive cover in colour] £4

1950: CAROUSEL - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Iva Withers, Stephen Douglass, Margot Moser, Marion Ross, Eric Mattson, Jack Melford, William Sherwood, Kenneth Sandford (in chorus) [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1950 (July): KISS ME KATE - Cole Porter (New Century, New York)
Keith Andes, Anne Jeffreys, Danny Daniels, Betty Ann Grove [32pp (Playbill); excellent condition] £4

1950: KING'S RHAPSODY - Novello (Palace)
Ivor Novello, Zena Dare, Phyllis Dare, Olive Gilbert, Vanessa Lee [12pp; 6 photos] (£5) SOLD

1950: ACE OF CLUBS - Coward (Cambridge)
Sylvia Cecil, Graham Payn [12pp; 9 photos; spine slightly split, but the show only lasted 211 performances] £SOLD

Musicals: 1951

1951: THE BELLE OF NEW YORK (Hippodrome, Dudley)
Mary Meredith, David Croft, Hannah Watt, George Lacy [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£2) SOLD

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

1951: AND SO TO BED - Vivian Ellis (New)
Leslie Henson, Betty Paul, Denis Quilley, Stella Chapman, Jessie Royce Landis, Dilys Lay, 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)
Leslie Henson, Betty Paul, Denis Quilley, Stella Chapman, Jessie Royce Landis, Dilys Laye, 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 - Cole Porter (Coliseum)
Patricia Morison, Bill Johnson [8pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951: BLUE FOR A BOY - Parr Davies (His Majesty's)
Aud Johansen, Fred Emney [8pp; minor marks else VG] £2

1951: SOUTH PACIFIC - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Mary Martin, Wilbur Evans, Ray Walston, Muriel Smith, Larry Hagman [12pp; VG] £5

1951: SOUTH PACIFIC - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Julie Wilson, Wilbur Evans, Fredd Wayne, Muriel Smith [12pp; cast list, list of musical numbers; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

Musicals: 1952

1952: CALL ME MADAM - Irving Berlin (Coliseum)
Anton Walbrook, Billie Worth, Shani Wallis, Arthur Lowe [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; minor marks else VG] £4

1952: CALL ME MADAM - Irving Berlin (Coliseum)
Anton Walbrook, Billie Worth, Jeff Warren, Frank Wilson, Arthur Lowe [8pp; rumpled] £2

1952: SOUTH PACIFIC - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Mary Martin, Wilbur Evans, Muriel Smith, Peter Grant, Larry Hagman [12pp; small bite out of cover] (£4) SOLD

1952: SOUTH PACIFIC - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Julie Wilson, Wilbur Evans [12pp; light creases] (£4) SOLD

Musicals: 1953

1953: PAINT YOUR WAGON (Her Majesty's)
Sally Ann Howes, Bobby Howes, Ken Cantril, Kenneth Sandford [8pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; minor marks else VG] £3

1953: THE KING AND I (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Valerie Hobson, Herbert Lom, Muriel Smith, Martin Benson, Doreen Duke, Sonya Hana, Jan Muzurus [16pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; 2 cast photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1953: GUYS AND DOLLS - Loesser (Coliseum)
Vivian Blaine, Sam Levene, Lizbeth Webb, Edmund Hockridge, Stubby Kaye, Danny Green, Harry Brindle [8pp; cast list, list of musical numbers; horizontal fold, else VG] £3

1953: THE BOY FRIEND - Wilson (Players')
Ann Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Anne Wakefield, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Fred Stone [4pp; first version-2 Acts] £2

1953: THE BOY FRIEND - Wilson (Players')
Ann Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Anne Wakefield, Truman Taylor, Larry Drew, Fred Stone [4pp; revised version-3 Acts; cover slightly mucky] £2

1953: THE BOY FRIEND - Wilson (Embassy)
Ann Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Denise Hirst, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Hugh Paddick [4pp; final version-3 Acts; slightly rumpled] £2

Musicals: 1954

1954: SOUTH PACIFIC (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 etc.; VG] £4

1954: GUYS AND DOLLS - Loesser (Coliseum)
Lizbeth Webb, Jacqueline James, Sidney James (as Nathan Detroit), Edmund Hockridge, William Thorburn, Danny Green, Harry Brindle [8pp] (£4) SOLD

1954: PAL JOEY - Rodgers/Hart (Princes)
Carol Bruce, Dick France, Arthur Lowe [12pp] (£4) SOLD

1954: THE BOY FRIEND - Wilson (Wyndham's)
Ann Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Denise Hirst, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Larry Drew, Hugh Paddick [8pp; final version-3 Acts] £4

1954: SALAD DAYS - Slade (Vaudeville)
Newton Blick, John Warner, Eleanor Drew [8pp; VG] £4

1954: SALAD DAYS - Slade (Vaudeville)
Lloyd Pearson, Virginia Vernon, Derek Holmes [8pp] £4
1954: AFTER THE BALL
1954: AFTER THE BALL - Coward (Globe)
Vanessa Lee, Peter Graves, Mary Ellis, Graham Payn, dir:Robert Helpmann [12pp; date on cover (6.7.'54), else VG] £4

1954: THE KING AND I - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Valerie Hobson, Herbert Lom [16pp; 2 photos] £5

1954: L'AUGERGE DU CHEVAL BLANC ()
, [pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; VG] £4

1954: WEDDING IN PARIS - Hans May (London Hippodrome)
Anton Walbrook, Evelyn Laye, Susan Swinford, Jeff Warren; dir:Charles Hickman [12pp, 5.6x8.75; photos, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; lightly rumpled, else VG] £4

Musicals: 1955

1955: THE KING AND I - Rodgers/Hammerstein (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Eve Lister, George Pastell, Muriel Smith [12pp] (£3) SOLD
1955: KISMET
1955: KISMET - Wright/Forrest (Stoll)
Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Joan Diener [8pp; small tear] (£4) SOLD

1955 (Aug): THE WATER GIPSIES - A.P.Herbert and Vivian Ellis (Palace Theatre, Manchester)
Jerry Verno, Doris Hare, Peter Graves, Wallace Eaton, Dora Bryan, Margo Cunningham, George James, Norman Hackforth, Vivienne Martin, Tom Swift; dir:Charles Hickman [12pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; light creases, else VG] £4

1955 (Aug): THE WATER GIPSIES - A.P.Herbert and Vivian Ellis (Winter Garden Theatre, London)
Jerry Verno, Doris Hare, Pamela Charles, Peter Graves, Wallace Eaton, Michael Anthony, Joan Pethers, Hazel Jennings, David Rees, Dora Bryan, Laurie Payne, Roy Godfrey, Ernest Butcher, Margo Cunningham, George James, Prudence Hyman, Norman Hackforth, Vivienne Martin, John Deighton, Tom Swift; dir:Charles Hickman [8pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; creases, else VG] £3
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN Souvenir Brochure
1955: WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein (Princes Theatre) Souvenir Brochure
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

Musicals: 1956

1956: SALAD DAYS - Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds (Vaudeville)
Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Yvonne Coulette, James Cairncross, Myles Rudge; dir:Denis Carey [8pp; cast list, list of musical numbers; light horizontal bend, else VG] £3

1956: THE BOY FRIEND - 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: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Slade (Arts Theatre Club)
Patricia Routledge [8pp] £4

1956: THE THREEPENNY OPERA - Brecht/Weill/Blitzstein (Royal Court)
Bill Owen, dir:Sam Wanamaker, Musical Director: Berthold Goldschmidt [8pp] £4

1956: FANNY - Harold Rome (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Robert Morley, Ian Wallace, Janet Pavek, Kevin Scott, Mona Washbourne, Michael Gough, C.Denier Warren, Hameda, Julian Orchard [16pp; 2 photos] £4

1956: SUMMER SONG - Dvorak/Grun (Princes Theatre)
David Hughes, Sally Ann Howes, Laurence Naismith, Marjorie Rhodes [12pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; minor tear on cover, else VG] £4

1956: PLAIN AND FANCY - Hague (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Shirl Conway, Richard Derr, Malcolm Keen [16pp] £3

1956: GRAB ME A GONDOLA - Gilbert (Lyric)
Joan Heal, Denis Quilley [12pp; nice production photo] (£4) SOLD

Musicals: 1957

1957: FREE AS AIR - Dorothy Reynolds/Julian Slade (Savoy)
Howard Goorney, Dorothy Reynolds, Michael Aldridge, Malcolm Farquhar, Len Rossiter (Leonard Rossiter's London debut), Josephine Tewson, Raymond Parks [12pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; minor crease on cover, else VG] £4

1957: ZULEIKA - Peter Tranchell/James Ferman (Saville)
Mildred Mayne, Patricia Routledge, Clive Exton, David Morton, Anthony Dawes, Patricia Rowlands, Peter Woodthorpe, Philip Bond, Daniel Thorndike [12pp; cast, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers etc.; uncommon; VG] £5

1957: GRAB ME A GONDOLA - Gilbert (Lyric)
Joan Heal, Denis Quilley, Jane Wenham, Trefor Jones, Joyce Blair, Peter Gilmore; dir:Eleanor Fazan [12pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers; minor marks, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1957: THE PAJAMA GAME - Abbott/Bissell/Adler/Ross (Opera House, Manchester)
Nevil Whiting, Sally Rogers, Peter Dulay, Joan Emney, Michael Hart, Avril Fane, dir:George Abbott & Jerome Robbins [12pp; slightly rumpled] (£3) SOLD

Musicals: 1958

1958: AUNTIE MAME - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.Lee (Adelphi)
Beatrice Lillie, Florence Desmond, David Bird, Geoffrey Toone, Dinsdale Landen, Rosamund Greenwood; dir:Jack Minster [28pp, 4.9x7.25; photo of Bea Lillie as Auntie Mame; date written on cover, rumpled, else VG] £3

1958: WEST SIDE STORY - Bernstein/Sondheim (Her Majesty's)
Marlys Watters, Don McKay, Chita Rivera, Ken Le Roy, George Chakiris, Leo Kharibian; dir:Jerome Robbins [20pp, 6.75x9.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 2 large photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD
1959: IRMA LA DOUCE
1958: IRMA LA DOUCE - Margaret Monnot (Lyric)
Elisabeth Seal, Keith Michell, Clive Revill, dir:Peter Brook [8pp; w.ticket; VG] (£4) SOLD

1958: THE BOY FRIEND - Wilson (Wyndham's)
Patricia Webb, Anthony Hayes, Betty Huntley-Wright, Millicent Martin, Norman Warwick, Anton Rodgers [8pp; w.ticket; VG] (£4) SOLD

1958: VALMOUTH - Wilson (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Bertice Reading, Fenella Fielding, Roderick Jones [16pp; photos] (£4) SOLD

1958: HALF IN EARNEST - Ellis (New Shakespeare)
Marie Lohr, Alan Howard (as Footman) [10pp; 4.5x9.75] (£4) SOLD

Musicals: 1959

1959: ALADDIN - Cole Porter (Coliseum)
Bob Monkhouse, Doretta Dorrow, Ronald Shiner, dir:Helpmann [12pp] £4

1959: THE QUIZ KID - Nina & Jimmy Thompson (Lyric Hammersmith)
Ben Aris, Fristram Jellinek, Doris Hare, Julia Sutton, Patricia Lancaster, Jimmy Thompson, Barry Cryer, Diana Decker [16pp; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, cast biographies; VG] £4

1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS - Johnson/Bart (Mermaid)
Stephanie Voss, Hy Hazell, Harry Locke, Frederick Jaeger, Terence Cooper [20pp; cover slightly grubby] £3

1959: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS - Johnson/Bart (Mermaid)
Stephanie Voss, Hy Hazell, Frederick Jaeger, Richard Wordsworth, Terence Cooper [16pp, biographies] £3

1959 (Jan): WEST SIDE STORY - Bernstein/Sondheim (Her Majesty's)
Marlys Watters, Don McKay, Chita Rivera, Ken Le Roy, George Chakiris, Leo Kharibian; dir:Jerome Robbins [20pp, 6.75x9.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 3 photos; VG] (£5) SOLD

1959 (Jun): WEST SIDE STORY - Bernstein/Sondheim (Her Majesty's)
Marlys Watters, Don McKay, Mary Preston, Ken Le Roy, George Chakiris, Lindsay Dolan, Leo Kharibian; dir:Jerome Robbins [12pp, 6.75x9.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 3 photos; VG] (£5) SOLD

1959 (Sep): THE CROOKED MILE - Greenwell/Wildeblood (Cambridge Theatre)
Elisabeth Welch, Jack MacGowran, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Millicent Martin, Anton Rodgers, Norman Warwick; dir:Jean Meyer [16pp, 6.75x9.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 7 excellent photos; VG] £5

1959 (May): THE WORLD OF PAUL SLICKEY - John Osborne/Christopher Whelen (Palace)
Denis Lotis, Marie Lohr, Janet Hamilton-Smith, Jack Watling, Harry Welchman, Tony Sympson, Adrienne Corri, Philip Locke, Anna Sharkey; dir: John Osborne, choreography: Kenneth Macmillan, decor: Hugh Casson, DSM: John Copley [12pp, 6.8x9.3; cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, 2 photos, biography of Osborne; most unusual - only lasted 47 performances; lightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1959: MY FAIR LADY (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Souvenir Brochure
Anne Rogers, Alec Clunes, James Hayter, Zena Dare, Hugh Paddick, Linda Gray, Betty Woolfe, Margaret Halstan, Leonard Weir, Gavin Gordon, Vernon Joyner, Alan Dudley, Elaine Garreau; costumes designed by Cecil Beaton [24pp, 8.75x11; unusual early Souvenir Brochure; c20 excellent production photos, cast photos, biographies of the leading performers, photos and biographies of Lerner and Loewe, Moss Hart, Herman Levin, Oliver Smith, Cecil Beaton, and Hanya Holm; 4 set designs; in excellent condition] (£8) SOLD


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