Man Alive

A comedy by John Dighton
13-16 November 1963
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Road, Faringdon
Produced by Evelyn Stoodley

The action of the play passes in a window of Hathaway’s Stores in Oxford Street, London.

In preparation for the New Year’s day sale, a window dresser has the bright idea of utilizing a special sun lamp in the display window which contains two female dummies and Waldorf, a male dummy fresh from the factory. The lamp’s rays have fantastic properties and turn Waldrof into a beguiling young man and later turn Hathaway, the store’s unpopular owner, into a dummy. While Hathaway is helplessly immobilized, Waldorf revolutionizes the store by throwing a free champagne party. He also thoroughly enjoys himself with the adoring female staff. His human life is short, if exceedingly merry, while Hathaway’s enforced sojourn in the display window has taught him a few valuable lessons.

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