Turn Right At The Crossroads (1955)

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Jurneman Winch (Joan Winch)
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

11 August 1955
11 August 1955
9 September 1955
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Stephen Joseph

Margaret Tabor

Scarborough Theatre Trust
Character
Timothy Lightfoot
Walter Thorogood
Otto Gort
Richard Lightfoot
Aileen Lightfoot
Belbella
Miss Tully
Clerk
Pastor Hubert Gregory
Miss Rosemary Pratt
Dora
Daisy Fitch
William Fitch
Elder-Warden Jones
Grout
Guard
Guard
Guard
Actor
Ralph Nossek
Ralph Nossek
Ralph Nossek
Morris Perry
Kara Aldridge
Kara Aldridge
Joan Cibber
Joan Cibber
John Sherlock
Shirley Jacobs
Helen Towers
Helen Towers
Harry Landis
Charles Lewson
Charles Lewson
John Bradley
Charles Maclean
Stephen Joseph

Notes

Jurneman Winch was the pseudonym for Joan Winch; presumably used because it was relatively rare at the time for women to break into professional theatre as playwrights.
Joan Winch was a participant in one of Stephen Joseph's playwriting courses held at the Central School Of Speech And Drama, London, prior to the Library Theatre opening.
Joan Winch was one of three female writers to have new worked produced during the Library Theatre's inaugural season of four plays alongside Eleanor D Glaser and Ruth Dixon.
Turn Right At The Crossroads was performed without an interval.
This was the final play of the season and the brochure incorrectly stated the final performance would be 10 September, rather than 9 September.
On 11 September, the play was presented as the first of a weekly London performance as part of the Studio Theatre Club presented at the Mahatma Gandhi Hall (below the YMCA at 51 Fitzroy Street, London). The club was founded by Stephen Joseph to highlight new plays as well as raising the profile of both the company and theatre-in-the-round.