Three One-Act Plays

A selection by various writers
Wednesday 4 May 1955 - Friday 6 May 1955
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon

Performances start 7:30 pm.
Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

Paradise Enow

A one-act play by James Bridie

Produced by Peter Lilley

paradise-enow-1955-4 Paradise Enow 1955 1 paradise-enow-1955-3paradise-enow-1955-2Paradise Enow 1955 5Paradise Enow 1955 6

Cast (in order of appearance):

Ali – Geoffrey Stanton
His Wife – Margaret Bolton
Miss Wilson – Kathleen Hill
Azrael – George Young
Angel – William Perkins
Miss Robinson – Jane Gisby
Miss Jones – Barbara Lock
Miss Brown – Pamela Bowl
Miss Gib son – Kathleen Allanson
Miss Thomson – Stella Tanner
Miss Smith – Susan Lister

The Rose & Crown

A one-act play by J.B. Priestley

Produced by Nancy Reeves (her first producing role)

This was the first of Priestley’s published one-act plays. The setting is the public bar of The Rose and Crown, a small pub in North-East London, one evening in early autumn. Into the bar comes an assortment of working-class characters who, with one notable exception, are fed up with life.

rose-crown-1955-2 rose-crown-1955-1

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mr Stone- Arthur Probert
Mrs Reed – Rosemary Stanton
Ivy Randle – Betty Fairbairn
Percy Randle – Bill Scott
Ma Peck – Betty Lilley
Harry Tulley – William Reeves
The Stranger – Peter Lilley

Uncle Midnight

A one-act play by Philip Johnson

Produced by Jim Ellison

This play was NOT performed by FDS but The Western Players from Swindon.

The action takes place in the Sitting Room of a house in a seaside town, in the late summer of 1900.

See programme for further details.

Production No.16 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)