1968–1969 Season

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Your Obedient Servant

by Diana Morgan

Performed 1968

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

Performed 1968

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, including one of Shaw’s influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw’s play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the 1938 film Pygmalion, the 1956 musical My Fair Lady and its 1964 film version.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

Boeing-Boeing

by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross

Performed 1969

The play is set in the 1960s, and centres on bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and three stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, and catastrophe looms.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

The House by the Lake

by Hugh Mills

Performed 1969

The House by the Lake is a 1956 British stage thriller in three acts, by Hugh Mills. The main characters are Maurice and Stella, a brother and sister who plot to murder their unlikeable brother, Colin. The other characters include Maurice’s wife, Janet, Colin’s long-suffering wife, Iris, and Colonel Forbes, a neighbour.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

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