1961–1962 Season

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The Long and the Short and the Tall

by Willis Hall

Performed 1961

The play is set in British Malaya in 1942, during the Battle of Malaya. The characters are a patrol of British Army soldiers; the play’s events take place in an abandoned hut in the middle of the Malayan jungle. Tension rises as the patrol’s radio malfunctions and a Japanese soldier stumbles upon them.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

Hotel Paradiso

by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvalliers, English adaptation by Peter Grenville

Performed 1961

The play is about two people who wish to engage in an extramarital affair. They check into a small, discreet Parisian hotel where they wish to spend the night, but complications arise and the couple never manage to exchange as much as a kiss.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

Traveller Without Luggage

by Jean Anouilh

Performed 1962

When We Are Married

by J. B. Priestley

Performed 1962

A group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the neighbours think? – and all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages; hovering closely over the proceedings is the Yorkshire Argus’ alcohol-soaked photographer, keen to record the evening’s events for posterity, and a wickedly destructive housekeeper who is hoping to use the couples’ mortification to her own advantage. In the end, of course, everything turns out well, and the play ends on a happy note.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

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