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1950 - 1959

PP 232

Play 192

LT 94

27 - 31 January 1953
Distinguished Gathering
James Parrish
A publisher tells his dinner guests that they are all to feature (no holds barred) in another guest's memoirs, unless someone murders him first.
Thriller.

PP 233

Play 193

LT 95

25 February 1953
The Chair
M Hope Dodds
A talking chair instructs a man how he may win the hand of a widow.
Drama, 1-Act.
Adapted from the short story "The Bagman's Story" (part of "The Pickwick Papers") by Charles Dickens. National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian County Final.

PP 234

Play 194

LT 96

17 - 21 March 1953
A Comedy Of Good And Evil
Richard Hughes
A mischievous spirit-child replaces a Welsh clergyman's wife's wooden leg with a real flesh and blood limb, which soon starts to display some undesirable tendencies of its own.
Comedy.

PP 235

LT 97

14 April 1953
The Chair
M Hope Dodds
A talking chair instructs a man how he may win the hand of a widow.
(Previously produced in February 1953)  
Drama, 1-Act.
Adapted from the short story "The Bagman's Story" (from "The Pickwick Papers") by Charles Dickens. "Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 236

Play 195

LT 98

14 April 1953
Everyman
Constance Cox
A dying man is allowed to take stock of his life by the Angel Of Death, and comes to understand that only a man's Good Deeds may go with him to Heaven.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 237

Play 196

LT 99

14 April 1953
Mr Fothergill Joins The Angels
William Dinner
A mild-mannered family man wakes up one day to discover he has sprouted a pair of angel-like wings.
Comedy, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 238

Play 197

LT 100

12 - 16 May 1953
The Young And The Fair
N Richard Nash
At a fashionable college for young women, one of the students takes to blackmail to satisfy her bitter attitudes, forcing the college principal to act.
Drama.

PP 239

Play 198

LT 101

14 - 18 July 1953
Queen Elizabeth
Hugh Ross Williamson
In 1579, the 45 year-old Queen of England conducts a courtship with a French duke, whilst dealing with the demands of international politics.
Drama.

PP 240

Play 199

LT 102

15 - 19 September 1953
To Live In Peace
Giovacchino Farzano
The priest of an Italian village is selected to be made a Cardinal by his nephew (who happens to be Napoleon Bonaparte), arousing great excitement among the priest's parishioners.
Drama.
Translated by Victor Rietti.

PP 241

Play 200

LT 103

29 September 1953
Barbara
Jerome Klapka Jerome
A Victorian woman must choose between telling her young orphan friend that her suitor is in fact her long-lost brother, or say nothing and let them marry.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 242

Play 201

LT 104

29 September 1953
Madame La Baronne
H Hurford Janes
Synopsis not available
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 243

Play 202

LT 105

29 September 1953
The Late Miss Cordell
Philip Johnson
Three sisters gather to hear their late aunt's will, but the deceased's paid companion is unnerved by a series of unnatural events.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 245

Play 203

LT 106

27 - 31 October 1953
The Golden Fleece
John Boynton Priestley
A former chambermaid discovers she is a rich woman, causing a stir among the wealthy residents of the hotel at which she worked.
Comedy.

PP 246

Play 204

LT 107

15 - 19 December 1953
The Merry Wives Of Windsor
William Shakespeare
A knight of the realm, down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens, but eventually gets his come-uppance.
Comedy.

 
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