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1950 - 1959

PP 205

Play 168

LT 67

30 January - 3 February 1951
The Sacred Flame
William Somerset Maugham
After a recently married colonel in the Royal Flying Corps is horribly injured in a crash, his wife finds herself falling in love with his brother.
Drama.

PP 206

Play 169

LT 68

13 - 17 March 1951
Trelawny Of The Wells
Arthur Wing Pinero
In 1860s England, an actress gives up the stage to marry her sweetheart, but finds family life dull and so runs back to the theatre.
Comedy.

PP 207

Play 170

LT 69

March 1951 (Precise date unknown)
Villa For Sale
Sacha Guitry
A couple buy a villa on the south coast of France, and immediately sell it again at a fantastic profit.
Drama, 1-Act.
Translated from the play "Villa a Vendre" by Virginia & Frank Vernon. "Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 208

Play 171

LT 70

March 1951 (Precise date unknown)
The Wedding At Pemberley
Anne & Arthur Russell
In 19th Century England, wedding preparations are interrupted when the bride's wayward sister turns up with blackmail in mind.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays". A sequel to the novel "Pride And Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

PP 209

Play 172

LT 71

March 1951 (Precise date unknown)
The Blue Suit
A E Bryan
Synopsis not available
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 210

LT 72

4 April 1951
Villa For Sale
Sacha Guitry
A couple buy a villa on the south coast of france, and immediately sell it again at a fantastic profit.
(Previously produced in March 1951)
Drama, 1-Act.
National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian County Final.

PP 211

Play 173

LT 73

8 - 12 May 1951
The Winslow Boy
Terence Rattigan
In pre-World War One England, a boy is expelled from Naval Academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise political furore by demanding a trial.
Drama.

PP 212

Play 174

LT 74

16 - 21 July 1951
Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare
Twin brother and sister are separated by a shipwreck, becoming involved in romantic interludes and mistaken identity, before finally being reunited.
Comedy.
Special Performance for the Festival Of Britain.

PP 213

Play 175

LT 75

18 - 22 September 1951
Bonaventure
Charlotte Hastings
In 1947, prison officials are trapped by floods in a convent with their prisoner, a young artist convicted of murder, but a nun tries to prove his innocence.
Thriller.

PP 214

Play 176

LT 76

10 October 1951
The House In Fern Road
Maud Cassidy & Peter Coke
When a woman learns that her accomplice in a murder is two-timing her with another woman, she decides to take revenge.
Thriller, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 215

Play 177

LT 77

10 October 1951
Ma Vatch
T B Morris
Synopsis not available
Unknown Type, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 216

Play 178

LT 78

10 October 1951
Happiness My Goal
Norman Holland
Synopsis not available
Unknown Type, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 217

Play 179

LT 79

29 October - 3 November 1951
Jane Eyre
Helen Jerome
A young woman is employed as governess to a little girl, and finds herself romantically drawn to her moody employer.
Drama.
Adapted from the novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.

PP 218

Play 180

LT 80

November 1951 (Precise date unknown)
The Witch Of Eye
Alida L Richardson
While buying a love-potion, a 15th Century English duchess walks into a trap laid by her husband's political enemies.
Drama, 1-Act.
National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian County Final.

PP 219

Play 181

LT 81

November 1951 (Precise date unknown)
The Toad And The Poppy
M Hope Dodds
Synopsis not available
Unknown Type, 1-Act.
National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian County Final.

PP 220

Play 182

LT 82

November 1951 (Precise date unknown)
Sailors Beware
Ronald Frederick Delderfield
In 1588 Plymouth, sailors' wives complain that their husbands use the threat of Spanish invasion as an excuse for philandering, but help is at hand from an unexpected source.
Comedy, 1-Act.
National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian County Final.

PP 221

Play 183

LT 83

11 - 15 December 1951
Storm In A Teacup
James Bridie
A politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.
Comedy.

 
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