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1970 - 1979

PP 438

Play 381

LT 300

18 - 23 January 1971
Nude With Violin
Noel Coward
In 1950s Paris, after the death of a famous artist, his family discover that all his paintings were the work of others, threatening financial ruin.
Comedy.

PP 439

Play 382

LT 301

23 - 27 February 1971
Roar Like A Dove
Lesley Storm
A Scottish peer and his wife have six daughters. The peer wants to try for a male heir, but his wife refuses, wishing instead to launch herself on London society.
Comedy.

PP 440

Play 383

LT 302

30 March - 3 April 1971
The Crooked Tree
T B Morris
Released from a 17 year sentence for murdering her husband, a woman returns home to face her family, and discovers the true culprit.
Thriller.

PP 441

Play 384

LT 303

4 - 8 May 1971
Alfie
Bill Naughton
In 1960's London, a hedonist swaggers from one "bird" to the next while avoiding deep relationships, but a life-changing tragedy awaits him.
Drama.

PP 442

Play 385

LT 304

8 - 12 June 1971
Home And Beauty
William Somerset Maugham
A flirtatious woman loses her husband in the Great War, waits twelve months and then remarries. Then the war ends, and husband number one returns.
Comedy.

PP 443

Play 386

LT 305

20 - 24 July 1971
Come Laughing Home
Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
In a 1960's north England town, a young woman is forced to tell her family and fiance that she has become pregnant by a drunken one-night stand.
Comedy.

PP 444

Play 387

LT 306

7 - 11 September 1971
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams
In a 1940's St Louis slum, a woman hopes her alcoholic son's friend will prove a suitable match for her crippled daughter.
Drama.

PP 445

LT 307

5 - 9 October 1971
She Stoops To Conquer
Oliver Goldsmith
In 18th Century England, the daughter of a wealthy family pretends to be a common barmaid in order to attract a shy suitor.
(Previously produced in 1946, 1934, 1925 and 1924)
Comedy.

PP 446

Play 388

LT 308

9 - 13 November 1971
Barefoot In The Park
Neil Simon
A newlywed couple move into their cold New York apartment, and find they must also contend with their eccentric upstairs neighbour.
Comedy.

PP 447

Play 389

LT 309

16 November 1971
The Bespoke Overcoat
Wolf Mankowitz
A ghost asks a tailor to steal a sheepskin coat from his cruel former employer.
Drama, 1-Act.
Translated and adapted from the short story "Shinel" by Nicholai V Gogol. Included in "An Evening Of Entertainment".

PP 448

LT 310

16 November 1971
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.
(Previously produced in 1953)
Drama, 1-Act. Junior Members Production
Included in "An Evening Of Entertainment".

PP 449

LT 311

14 - 18 December 1971
Arms And The Man
George Bernard Shaw
During the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War, a young Serb soldier is given sanctuary by the beautiful daughter of a rich Bulgarian family.
(Previously produced in 1938, 1923 and 1921)
Comedy.

 
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