School Plays

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  • Twelfth Night
  • Julius Caesar
  • The Rivals
  • Saint Joan
  • Two Masters
  • Andocles
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Year Play Remarks
1920    Tom Cobb
1922    The Merchant of Venice
1924    Julius Caesar
1925    Tilly of Bloomsbury
1926    An Enemy of the People
1927    Strife
1928    Arms and the Man
1929    The Great Adventure
1930    Twelfth Night
1931    Androcles and the Lion
1932    She Stoops to Conquer
1933    Yellow Sands
1934    What The Public Wants
1935    The Return of the Prodigal
1936    The Fourth Wall
1937    A Midsummer Night's Dream
1939    Arms and the Man
1940    The Rivals Produced by Mr. G. W. Cretney
1944    The Old Bull Produced by Miss Morris
1944    The Thread of Scarlet Produced by Mr. Smith
1946    Tantivy Towers
1948    The Rivals Produced by Mr. G. W. Cretney
1950    Twelth Night Produced by Mr. Webster
1952    Henry V Produced by Mr. Webster
1954    She Stoops to Conquer
1956    Julius Caesar Produced by Mr. J. Webster
1958    The Rivals Produced by Alan Durband
1960    Saint Joan Produced by Alan Durband
1962    The Servant of Two Masters
1964    Androcles and the Lion
1966    The Yeomen of the Guard
1967    Billy Budd
1968    Androcles and the Lion
1969    Luther
1970    Baron Bolligrew
1971    Galileo "We had a couple of girls from Blackburne House play the female roles - quite an innovation for the time!" Jim Gristenthwaite
    
 

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The 1950 School Play produced by Mr. J. Webster

Click here for an enlarged view of the programme provided by Ken Holding.

 

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The 1956 School Play produced by Mr. J. Webster

Artwork believed to be by Stan Reed. Click here for an enlarged view of the programme.

 

The Rivals

The 1948 School Play produced by Mr. G.W. Cretney.

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The 1958 School Play produced by Alan Durband

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The following photos were provided by Tony Zalin.

Tony writes:

Mike Ross as Bob Acres is at the writing desk with Roy Pybus as Sir Lucius O'Trigger, standing by him. Lachlan Macrae (Saint Joan in the 1960 play) is on the left. I'm at the back with a fan.

Full cast photo

 

Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw

The 1960 School Play produced by Alan Durband

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A second example of the Saint Joan programme was offered for sale on eBay and has additional pages to the one shown above.

Ken Ashcroft writes:

The original 'Saint Joan' programme from which the above images were scanned is owned by Peter Nash in London and were provided to me by Mark Naboshek who lives in Texas. Mark is a one of the world's greatest collectors of Beatles memorabilia.

One image is of a programme signed by the whole cast, plus Dusty, and by Danny Booth.

Clearly visible are the names of Tony Zalin, Iain Taylor, Steve J. Norris, Peter Sissons and a certain J. P. McCartney.

 

The Servant of Two Masters

 

 

Androcles and the Lion

Photos provided by William Leece

              
              

 
Stuart Clark (1964 - 1970) writes:

I was a swineherd (or similar) and my costume was a rough peasant toga, smeared with evocative stains to suggest my occupation.

 
Ian Pearson (1964 - 1970) writes:

It definitely was 1968 I've a copy of Elan for that year with the writeup in it.

Picture top left from left to right servants in the backgroud but can't tell which is which, then Captain Francis Masserick, next Lentulus Peter Rimmer and Myself Metellus.

Top Right Picture Can't tell the four on the left think the middle three are the soldiers. Dave Mckitterick is in the dark toga climbing the stairs with Pete and myself behind him.

Middle left is a bit too dark to be certain but I think Megaera eric Griffiths is third from left and Androcles Steve Kenny fourth from left

Pete Rimmer is fourth from right Dave Mckitterick third from right and myself second from right.

Middle right picture is Pete on right and Me on left.

Bottom picture is Captain sitting Francis Massey Centurion Raymond Hodges on his right and then Megaera Eric Griffiths on his right but can't remember who is on far right.

 

Harvey

Images provided by David Cooke - the "star" of HARVEY.

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