The Happiest Days of Your Life

A farce by John Dighton
March 1952
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Bill Carter

Tickets were available from White Bros (Hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

The action of the play passes in the Masters’ Common Room at Hilary Hall School for Boys in Hampshire.

happiest-days-of-your-life-1952-5Set after World War II, this delightful farce is about what happens when a boys’ school receives the news that they are to billet another school which is all female. Events are complicated by the arrival of the parents. Each headmaster/mistress tries to conceal the fact that his/her school is now coed. Eventually, the parents learn the truth and are about to remove their children when news arrives that a third school is to be amalgamated into theirs. They all join together to keep out these intruders. This delightful, whimsical show is about the breaking down of barriers between the sexes.

Cast: Rees Dee; Ron Venn; George Young; William (Bill) Reeves; Margaret Bolton; Nancy Reeves; Andrew Symonds; Susan Gaule; Kathleen Allanson; William Perkins; Gaynor Williams; Arthur Probert; Pat Purcell

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