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TITLE

AUTHOR

CAST

COPIES

Absurb Person Singular

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

3

Affairs of State

Louis Verneuil

4m 2m

1

Air for Murder, An

Falkland L Carey

4m 5f

1

All for Mary

Harold Brooke & Kay Bannerman

4m 2f

1

All in the Family

Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon

6m 6f

1

Amorous Prawn, The

Anthony Kimmins

8m 3f 4

4

An Inspector Calls

J. B. Priestley

4m 3f

2

And No Birds Sing

Jenny Laird & John Fernald

6m 6f

1

And So to Bed

J. B. Fagan

8m 8f

1

Anniversary, The

Bill Macilwraith

3m 3f

1

Artist’s Murder, The

Falkland L Carey

5m 6f

1

As Long As They’re Happy

Vernon Sylvaine

6m 6f

1

Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon

4m 2f 3

3

Basinful of the Briny

Leslie Sands

3m 6f

 

Bed of Roses

Falkland L Carey

4m 5f

1

Benefactors

Michael Frayn

2m 2f

1

Beside the Seaside

Leslie Sands

3m 6f

1

Beyond a Joke

Derek Benfield

4m 4f

2

Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward

2m 5f 2

2

Blue Goose, The

Peter Blackmore

5m 5w

7

Boeing Boeing

Mark Camoletti

2m 4f 4

5

Book of the Month

Basil Thomas

4m 4f 8

8

Born in the Gardens

Peter Nichols

2m 2f

1

Both Ends Meet

Archur Macrae

6m 2f

2

Breath of Spring

Peter Coke

3m 5f

2

Brush with a Body

Maurice McLoughlin

5m 6f

1

Camel’s Back, The

Arnold Helsby

3m 6f

1

Cat Among the Pigeons

Duncan Greenwood

4m 5f

1

Cat on the Fiddle

John Dole

6m 5f

7

Celebration (Double bill)

 

The Wedding

The Funeral

Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

 

 

5m 6f

6m 6f

1

Cemetery Club, The

Ivan Menchell

1m 4f 4

4

Charity Begins

Ireland Wood

3m 7f

1w

Children to Bless You

G Sheila Donisthorpe

3m 8f

1

Claudia

Rose Franken

3m 5f

1

Communicating Doors

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

2

Confusions (5 One Acts)

Alan Ayckbourn

Various

1

Constant Wife, The

W. Somerset Maugham

4m 5f

1

Crooked Billet, The

Dion Titheralge

9m 2f

2

Dangerous Corner

J B Priestloy

3m 4f

5

Daughter of the Left Hand

Norman Holland

3m 7f 13

13

Day After the Fair, The

Frank Harvey (from Thomas Hardy

2m 3f

2

Dead Man’s Hand

Seymour Matthews

3m 3f

9

Dear Octopus

Dodie Smith

4m 11f

4

Death by Fatal Murder

Peter Gordon

3m 4f 2

2

Deathtrap

Ira Levin

3m 2f

1

Deep Blue Sea, The

Terence Rattigan

5m 3f 6

6

Devonshire Cream

Eden Phillpotts

5m 3d

1

Dial M for Murder

Frederick Knott

5m if 3

3

Dining Room, The

A. R. Gurney Jr.

3m 3f

1

Diplomatic Baggage

John Chapman

6m 5f

2

Double Double

Elice Reece

1m 1f 2

2

Experiment with an Air Pump

Shelagh Stephenson

3m 4f


Farewell, Farewell,Eugene

John Vart

3m 6f

 

Farndale Murder Mystery

David McGillivary

1m 4f 4

4

Find Me

Olwen Wymark

Multiple

1

Find the Tiger

Patricia Brooks

10f

1

Fly Away peter

A. P. Dearsley

5m 4f

1

Fly in the Ointment

Derek Benfield

3m 3f

1

Four in Hand

Michael Brett

 

1

Gaslight

Patrick Hamilton

2m 3f

1

Ghost Train, The

Arthur Ridley

7m 3f

5

Ghost Writer

David Tristram

3m 2f

3

Gilt and Gingerbread

Lional Hale

7m 3f

2

Great Day

Lesley Storm

3m 11f

1

Happiest Days of Your Life, The

John Dighton

7m 6f

2

Happy Ending, The

Ian Hay

5m 7f

1

Harlequinade

Terence Rattigan

10m 5f

1

Haul for the Shore

Jean McConnell

6m 3m + 3

1

Heiress, The

Henry James

3m 6f

5

Hollow, The

Agatha Christie

6m 6f

6

Holly and the Ivy, The

L du Garde Peach & Ian Hay

5m 4f

3

House by the Lake, The

Hugh Mills

4m 5f

9

Houseguest

Francis Durbridge

5m 4f

1

How the Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

3

Hawk Island

Howard Irving Young

7m 6f

1

If Four Walls Told

Edward Percy

5m 5f

1

I’ll Get My Man

Philip King

4m 4f

5

I’ll Leave It to You

Noel Coward

4m 6f

1

Imaginary Lines

Reggie oliver

2m 3f

2

Irregular Verb to Love, The

Hugh & Margaret Williams

4m 5f

5

Isabel, Edward and Anne

Gertrude E Jennings

3m 5f

1

It Could Be Any One of Us

Alan Ayckbourn

4m 2f

4

Jacob’s Ladder

Norman M. Owan

5m 3f

3

Jane Steps Out

Kenneth Horne

2m 6f

1

Killing of Sister George, The

Frank Marcus

4f

4

Laburnum Grove

J. B. Priestly

6m 3f

 

Ladies in Retirement

Edward Percy & Reginald Denham

1m 6f

1

Late Edwina Black, The

William Dinner & William Morun

2m 2f

3

Letter from the General, A

Maurice McLoughlin

3m 6f

3

Lilies of the Field

John Hastings Turner

4m 7f

2

Little Lambs Eat Ivy

Noel Langley

9m 5f +1

8

Live and Let Love

Falkland L Carey

9f

3

Living Together (Norman Conquests)

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

1

London Wall

John Van Druten

4m 5f

1

Look No Hans

John Chapman & Michael Pertwee

4m 4f

1

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Constance Cox (from Oscar Wilde)

5m 5f

2

Love From a Stranger

Frank Vosper (from Agatha Christie)

4m 4f

4

Mary Mary

Jean Kerr

3m 2f

6

Mating Game, The

Robin Hawdon

2m 3f

1

Memory of Water, The

Shelagh Stephenson

2m 4f

2

Mice and Men

Madeleine Lucette Ryley

7m 5f

1

Miracle Worker, The

William Gibson

5m 6f + girls

14

Month of Sundays

Bob Larby

3m 3f

2 

Mousetrap, The

Agatha Christie

5m 3f

1

Move Over Mrs Markham

Ray Cooney & John Chapman

4m 4f

1

Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon

J. B. Priestley

6m 3f

2

Mr Pim Passes By

A. A. Milne

3m 4f

1

Murder Has Been Arranged, A

Emlyn Williams

4m 4f

1

Murder in Company

Philip King & John Boland

4m 4f

2

Murder In Play

Simon Brett

4m 4f 3

3

Murder is Announced, A

Agatha Christie

6m 6f

2

Murder Mistaken

Janet Green

2m 4f

2

Murdered to Death

Peter Gordon

5m 5f 1

2

My Friend Miss Flint

Churchill & Yeldman

3m 3f

3

No Room for Love

Anthony Marriott & Bob Grant

5m 4f

1

Noble Spaniard, The

Somerset Maughan

4m 5f

2

Noises Off

Michael Frayn

6m 4f

3

Northanger Abbey

Thea Holme (from Jane Austen)

7m 6f

2

Not Now Darling

Ray Cooney & John Chapman

5m 6f

1

Nothing But the Truth

James Montgomery

5m 6f

2

Odd Man In

Claud Magnier

2m 1f

2

Off the Hook

Derek Benfield

4m 6f

3

On Approval

Frederick Lonsdale

2m 2f

1

Once in a Blue Moon

John Dole

4M 6F

1

One for the Pot

Ray Cooney & Tony Hilton

6m 3f + guests

1

One Summer’s Day

H. V. Esmond

7m 5m

1

One Wild Oat

Vernon Sylvaine

7m 6f

2

Orchard Walls, The

R. F. Delderfield

4m 5f

7

Out of the Crocodile

Giles Cooper

2m 3f

5

Outside Edge

Frank Harris

5,m 4f

5

Outward Bound

Sutton Vane

6m 3f

4

Paper Chain, The

Falkland Carey & Ivan Butler

3m 6f

1

Patsy, The

Barry Conners

5m 4f

2

Peace Comes to Peckham

R. F. Delderfield

5m 4f

4

Pink String and Sealing Wax

Roland Pertwee

3m 5f

6

Pools Paradise

Philip King

4m 3f

1

Present Laughter

Noel Coward

5m 6f

4

Private Lives

Noel Coward

2m 3f

3

Queen Elizabeth Slept Here

Talbot Rothwell

7m 6f

5

Relatively Speaking

Alan Ayckbourn

2m 2f

2

Relative Values

Noel Coward

5m 5f

8

Reluctant Peer, The

William Doughas Home

4m 4f

1

Rookery Nook

Ben Travers

5m 6f

4

Role Play

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 4f 3

3

Round and Round the Garden (Norman Conquests)

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

3

Rumours

Neil Simon

5m 5f

4

Said the Spider

Beatrice Leader

11f

 

Sailor Beware

Philip King & Falkland Cary

4m 5f

10

Seagulls Over Sorrento

Hugh hastings

9m

5

Season’s Greetings

Alan Ayckbourn

5m 4f

3

Secondary Cause of Death

Peter Gordon

4m 6f 2

2

Secret Tent, The

Elizabeth Addyman

3m 4f

3

Secretary Bird

William Douglas Home

2m 3f

1

See How They Run

Philip King

6m 3f

1

Semi Detatched

David Turner

5m 4f

3

Sense of Guilt, A

Andrew Rosenthal

3m 5f

2

Separate Tables

Noel Coward

2m 6f

3

Shop at Sly Corner

Edward Percy

6m 4f

1

Short Story

Robert Morley

3m 5f

1

Silhouette

Simon Brett

5m 4f

2

Simon and Laura

Alan Melville

9m 5f

2

Slaughterhouse

Norman Robbins

4m 6f

 

Something’s Burning

Eric Chappell

3m 2f

1

Something to Hide

Leslie Sands

3m 4f

6

Speaking of Murder

Audrey & William Roos

4m 4f

7

Strictly for the Birds

Don Woods

3m 3f 6

7

Table Manners (Norman Conquests)

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 3f

1

Thieves’ Carnival

Jean Anouilh

9m 5f

1

Threat

Derek Parkes

2m 2f

1

Thursday’s Ladies

Loleh Bellon

2m 3f

1

Time and Time Again

Alan Ayckbourn

3m 2f 1

1

Touch and Go

Derek Benfield

2m 3f

2

Touch of Danger

Francis Durbridge

4m 5f

1

Trap for a Lonely Man

Robert Thomas

4m 2f

8

Tulip Tree, The

N. C. Hunter

6m 3f

1

Two and Two Together

Derek Benfield

4m 4f

4

Two Dozen Red Roses

Kenneth Horne

3m 2f

1

Unexpected Guest, The

Agatha Christie

6m 4f

1

What Shall We Tell Caroline?

John Mortimer

2m 2f

1

When We Are Married

J B Priestley

8m 7f

6

While the Sun Shines

Terrence Rattigan

5m 2f

2

Who Lies There?

Philip Johnson

4m 5f

3

Whole Truth, The

Phililp Mackie

5m 3f

4

Without the Prince

Philip King

6m 4f

1

Woman in Mind

Alan Ayckbourn

5m 3f

1

Women Aren’t Angels

Vernon Sylvaine

8m 6f

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE ACT

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

CAST

COPIES

Acid Drops

Gertrude Jennings

1m 6f

1

Act of Faith

William Baine

5m 3f

2

Bang You’re Dead

Paul Reakes

2m 2f

1

Barnstable

James Saunders

2m 3f

1

Bathroom Door, The

Gertrude E Jennings

3m 3f

7

Black Comedy

Peter Shaffer

5m 3f

2

Burglar Alarm

Ian Hay

3m 3f

1

Careful Rapture

Jack Popplewell

1m 5f

1

Coarse Acting Show 2, The

Moby Duck

Cherry Sisters, The

Last Call for Breakfast

Henry the Tenth (Part Seven)

Michael Green

 

 

8m 1f + extras

5m 6f

2m 2f

15m 4f + extras

 

Costa Del Packet

Anthony Booth

5f

4

Darlings You Were Wonderful

Derak Lomas

6f

1

Dear Departed, The

Stanley Houghton

2m 4f

1

Deckchairs 1 (5 plays)

Shoppers

Early Blight

Dancers

Late Frost

Doggies

Jean McConnell

 

2f

2f

2f

2f

2f

1

 

Deckchairs 3 (3 plays)

Cupboard Love

Last Post

Cruise Missile

Jean McConnell

 

2f

2f

2f

2

 

Devil in the Lottery, The

Mark Howard

4m 6f

1

Everybody’s Friend 1 act

David Campton

1m (or f) 3f

4

Four Short Plays

The Bear

The Proposal

The Wedding

The Anniversary

Anton Chekov

 

 

2m 2f

7m 3f  + extras

3m 2f + extras

1

Four Plays for Coarse Actors

Il Fornicazione

Streuth

Collier’s Tuesday Tea, A

Alls Well That Ends as You Like It

Michael Green

 

4m 3f + extras

8m 3f

6m 3f

11m 2f + extras

1

From Five to Five Thirty

Philip Johnson

5f

1

Getting Along

Charles Mander

3m 2f

1

Globe Review, The (Sketches)

Arthur Macrae

 

4

Godsend, The

Nina Warner Hooke

2m 6f

1

Goldfish Pool, The

Elizabeth Rayner

5f

1

Great Dark, The

Dan Totheroh

6f

1

Hands Across the Sea

Noel Coward

6m 3f

5

Henna Night

Amy Rosenthal

2f

1

Hole, The

N. F. Simpson

5m 2f

1

Hole in the Rock, The

Emilie Sarter

2m 6f + extras

1

Home Truths 3 Plays 1 acts

I Read the News Today

Ernie’s Incredible Illucination

Mother

 

Willy Russell

Alan Ayckbourn

Neville Smith

 

7 various

Multi

1m 1f + narrator

 

9

Hope Springs Eternal

Philip Johnson

8f

1

In Room Five Hundred and Four

Jimmie Chin

2m 2f

1

Kick Off at Three

Bill Owen

14m + extras

1

Knightsbridge

John Mortimer

2m 2f

4

Two One Acts

Last Tango in Little Grimley

Joining the Club

David Tristram

 

2m 3f

1m 1f

1

Kissed with a Loving Seal

Eric Paice

2m 1f

1

Lady by Birth, A

W Gordon Smythies

3m 2f

1

Late Miss Cordell, The

Philip Johnson

1m 5f

2

Laundry and bourbon

James McLure

3f

1

May We Recommend.  Book four

Alan Quatermain

Silas Marner

Moonstone, The

Pride and Prejudice

Midwinter

Columbus Sails

 

Rider Haggard

George Elliot

Wilkie Collins

Jane Austen

John Buchan

C Walter Hodges

 

9m 1f + Narrator

4m 1f + Narrator

4m 2f 1boy + guest

2m 3f + Narrator

8m 2f + Narrator

12m 1f + Narrator

1

Man of T wo Minds

Peter Fraser

2m 4f

1

Me and My Diary

Gertrude E Jennings

1m 5f

1

Minette

Margaret Irwin

2m 4f +nuns

1

Mirror Mirror On the Wall

Jack Booth

1m 2f

1

Monkey’s Paw

W. W. Jacobs

4m 1f

4

Mouse! Mouse!, A

Sam Bate

6f

2

Mr Hunter

Stuart Ready

6f

1

Murder Scream, The

Mikhail Aklom

3m 2f

 

Music for Amelia

Derek Rhodes

3m

1

My Lorf in Livery

S. Theyre Smith

4m 3f

2

Nineth Day, The

Anthony Booth

3m 3f

1

Now and Then

David Campton

6f +1

1

On Location

Stephen Smith

3m 2f + extras

1

One for the Road

Willy Russell

2m 2f

4

One of These May Please

Six monologues

W. Noel Scott

 

1

One Season’s King

George MacEwan Green

3m 1f

1

One to Another (8 Sketches)

John Mortimer, N F Simpson & Harold Pinter

 

2

‘Op-O’-Me-Thumb

Frederick Fenn & Richard Pryce

1m 5f

`

Open Secrets

Kate Darby

1m 2f

1

Parkin Picnic

Alex Rawlins

3m 3f

2

Permission to Cry

David Campton

2m 3f or 5f

1

Price of Perfection, The

Sheila Buckley

3m 3f 3 Either

1

Proposal, The

Alfred Emmet (from Chekhov)

2m 1f

3

Public Eye, The

Peter Shaffer

2m 1f

1

Queens’ Night

Neilson Gattey & Jordan Lawrence

8f

1

Rats, The

Agatha Christie

2m 2f

1

Red Sky at Night

Philip Johnson

3m 3f

2

Refund

Fritz Karintity

7m

1

Ring o’ Roses

Eardley Wedlake

3m 3f

1

River, The

Charles Mander

2m 1f

 

Roger – Not So Jolly

Ronald Mavor & James Bridie

3m 6f

1

Room in the Tower, A

Hugh Stewart

4f

1

Roundabout

Michael Clayton Hutton

2m 3f

1

Sailors Beware

R F Delderfield

6f

6

Seat in the Park, A (5 One Acts)

See If I Care

Night Song

Still Life

Pleasure of Your Company, The

Everything in the Garden

 

Cherrry Vooght

 

6f

3f

3f

1m 1f

1m 3f 1 Either

 

2

Seat in the Park, A.  A Warning

Arthur Pinero

2m 1f

1

Seven Famous One Act Plays

A Marriage Has Been Arranged

Cloak, The

Two Gentlemen of Soho

Campbell of Kilmohr

Maker of Dreams, The

Dear Departed, The

Monkey’s Paw, The

Penguin

A Sutro

Clifford Box

A. P. Herbert

J. A. Ferguson

Oliphant Down

Stanley Houghton

W. W. Jacobs

 

 

1m 1f

3f

5m 3f

4m 2f

2m 1f

3m 3f

4m 1f

1

Seventh Windmill Book of One Act Plays, The

Mockery Hollow

Avenging Phoenix, The

I am a Dustbin

Latin Lesson

Postman’s Knock

Devil’s Grandson, The

Adventures of Chastity Pewke, The

Come What May

Kenneth Lillington

 

 

6m 6f + extras

2m 2f + 2 either

5m 1f or various

2m 2f + 6 various

2m 1f

4m 1f

4m 1f + 1 boy

3m 1f 1 boy 1 either (producer)

1

Short and Sweet (Sketches)

Tilly’s Boy

Waxworks

Wartime Cake, The

Better Bet, The

Waiting for the Train

Ghost Poison

Mabel & Dennis Constanduros

 

3f

2m +10 waxworks

2m 5f

4m

4m 3f

2m 1f

2

Slow Curtain

Muriel and Sydney Box

6f

 

Snowed Up With a Duchess

C. A. Castell

4f

1

Sorcery in a suburb

Philip Johnson

 

1

Still Life

Noel Coward

6m 5f

4

Still More Fun for the Footlights

9 Sketches & 20 Monologues

Courtney Hope

 

1

Sun is Free, The

J H Knowles

3m 4 boys

1

Sunday Costs Five Pesos

Josephina Niggli

1m 4f

1

Tail of Fire, The

T. B. Morris

4m 3f

1

Theatrecraft Plays.  Book Two

Such Sweet Sorrow

Loser Takes All

Background for Tragedy

Beauty Spot

Tea for Three

Mother’s Pride

 

Cedric Mount

L du Garde Peach

T. B. Morris

Ivor Brown

Margery Vosper

John Bourne

 

4m 4f

2m 2f

4m 4f

2m 5f + extras

2m 2f

2m 4f

1

There You Are – Gone

Anthony Hunt

2m 2f

1

Thicker Than Water

Wilson Barnes

4m 4f

1

To be Destroyed Unopened

F. Morton Howard

2m 4f

2

Triad 41

The Suitor

High Tide

Bargaining Point, A

Leonard Morley

A. Frederick Daniels

Davod Appleford

2m 2f

4m 3f

2m 1f

1

37 Sons of Monsieur Montaudoin, The

Eugene Labiche & Eduard Martin

1m 3f

7

Two Aunts and a Grandmother

T. B. Morris7f

1

7

Tunnel Vision

Sheila Hodgson

2m 3f

1

Understudy, The

Agnes M Miall

5f

1

Wedding Days

Sylvia Vaughan

6f

1

What Are You Doing Here?

David Campton

5m 5f +1

1

Woman at Large

Colin Morris

7f

1

Woman, The

T. B. Morris

3m 6f I slave (either) + others

1

Yesterday Man, The

Hazel Wyld

2m 2f

1