1956 - Progressive Players Gateshead - All The Plays

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1950 - 1959

PP 268

Play 226

LT 130

31 January - 4 February 1956
The Dark Is Light Enough
Christopher Fry
In 1848 Austria, a countess helps an old friend when he decides to become a deserter against the Hungarian cause.
Comedy.

PP 269

Play 227

LT 131

27 February 1956
The Pigeon With The Silver Foot
Pamela Hansford Johnson & C P Snow
Two girls on holiday in Venice listen to a waiter's tale of an 18th Century lace-maker's quest for true love.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 270

Play 228

LT 132

27 February 1956
White Blackmail
Edward Percy
Synopsis not available
Thriller, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 271

Play 229

LT 133

27 February 1956
Ladder For Lucy
Delsie Darke
Synopsis not available
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 272

LT 134

16 March 1956
Ladder For Lucy
Delsie Darke
Synopsis not available
(Previously produced in February 1956)
Drama, 1-Act.
National Festival Of Community Drama - Northumbrian District Preliminary Festival.

PP 273

Play 230

LT 135

20 - 24 March 1956
The Whiteheaded Boy
Lennox Robinson
In 1920's Ireland, when a medical student fails his exams a third time, his family decide to send him to Canada to fend for himself for a change.
Comedy.

PP 274

Play 231

LT 136

8 - 12 May 1956
Skipper Next To God
Jan de Hartog
Synopsis not available  
Drama.

PP 275

Play 232

LT 137

10 - 14 July 1956
The Mask And The Face
John Fernald
An Italian count banishes his unfaithful wife rather than kill her (as he always swore he would), but then must pretend he has killed her to save face.
Comedy.

PP 276

Play 233

LT 138

11 - 15 September 1956
The Orchard Walls
Ronald Frederick Delderfield
The new principal of a boarding school for girls allows social mixing with the nearby boys' school, but then her deputy finds a love letter.
Drama.

PP 277

Play 234

LT 139

1 October 1956
The Hollow Crown
H V Kershaw
Synopsis not available
Unknown Type, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 278

Play 235

LT 140

1 October 1956
Above Rubies
Harold Brighouse
Synopsis not available
Unknown Type, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 279

Play 236

LT 141

1 October 1956
Pictures On The Wall
Ivor Brown
A modern-day English castle becomes more and more of a tourist attraction, which draws reactions from the ghosts inhabiting the paintings within.
Drama, 1-Act.
"Presentation Of Three One-Act Plays".

PP 280

Play 237

LT 142

30 October - 3 November 1956
Take Two From One
Gregorio & Maria Martinez-Sierra
A Madrid lawyer remarries after his first wife is lost at sea on their honeymoon, but faces a dilemma when she shows up one day alive and well.
Comedy.
Translated by Harley & Helen Granville-Barker.

PP 281

Play 238

LT 143

11 - 15 December 1956
Down Came A Blackbird
Peter Blackmore
Synopsis not available
Comedy.

 
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