Man Alive

A comedy by John Dighton
Wednesday 13 November 1963 - Saturday 16 November 1963
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

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.

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

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The programme cost thrupence – 3d (a fraction over 1p in new money)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Waldorf - Sam Heath
Belgravia - Eileen Drew
George Ingle - Duncan McIntosh
Daphne Jameson - Susan Hill
Miss Yates - Eileen Heath
Oakshott - Kathleen Hill
Jubilee - Yvonne Mantle
Mr Wembley - Ted Preece
Mr Hathaway - Ted Tolman
The Doorman - Bill Scott
FredĀ  - Frank Pearce
Miss Butterworth - Diana Burtwell
Miss Adshead - Doris Willis
The Police Commissioner - George Young

See programme for further details.

Production No.41 (4 shows were performed over 4 days).