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1940 - 1949

PP 141

LT 3

22 January 1944
The Gifts Of The Old Women
Stanley Norman
Synopsis not available
(Previously produced in 1943 and twice in 1934)  
Drama, 1-Act.
Part of a programme for the Society Of Friends in aid of Friends War Relief Service.

PP 142

LT 4

16 - 19 February 1944
Ladies And Hussars
Alexander Fredro
In Napoleonic Poland, the sister of an army Major wants him to marry her daughter, who in turn is in love with a young Lieutenant.
(Previously produced in 1932)  
Comedy.
Translated by Florence and George Rapall Noyes from the play "Damy I Huzary".

PP 143

LT 5

12 - 15 & 22 April 1944
Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw
In Victorian London, a stuffy language professor accepts a wager that he can tutor a Cockney flower seller and pass her off as a duchess.
(Previously produced in 1933 and 1923)  
Comedy.

PP 144

Play 117

LT 6

May 1944 (Precise date unknown)
The Foeman
Alida L Richardson
In 1700, a Northumbrian farming family shelters a stranger during a blizzard, only to find he is from a Scots family with whom they are in a bitter feud.
Drama, 1-Act.
Tyneside Association For Music, Drama & The Arts - Wartime Drama Festival.

PP 145

Play 118

LT 7

31 May - 3 June 1944
Traveller's Pride
Alida L Richardson
The routine of a peaceful Northumbrian farmhouse is enlivened by the arrival of evacuees and Land Girls during the Second World War.
Drama. First Performance Of A New Play.

PP 146

LT 8

21 July 1944
The Foeman
Alida L Richardson
In 1700, a Northumbrian farming family shelters a stranger during a blizzard, only to find he is from a Scots family with whom they are in a bitter feud.
(Previously produced in May 1944)  
Drama, 1-Act.
North East Central Drama Festival.

PP 147

Play 119

LT 9

23 - 26 August 1944
RUR
Karel Kapek
Robots which look like humans are happy to work as slaves, but then revolt against their human masters, eventually wiping out Mankind altogether.
Drama.
Adapted by Nigel Playfair from a translation by Paul Selver.

PP 148

Play 120

LT 10

18 - 21 October 1944
Emma
M Hope Dodds
In 19th Century England, a young woman who cannot resist orchestrating other people's love lives risks missing out on her own perfect match.
Drama. First Performance Of A New Play.
Adapted from the novel "Emma" by Jane Austen.

PP 149

Play 121

LT 11

6 - 9 December 1944
Thunder Rock
Robert Ardrey
A disillusioned man cuts himself off from society by living alone in a remote lighthouse. Then he is visited by strangers who wear old-style clothing.
Drama.

 
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