Father Matthew (1956)

Production Details

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Aubrey Colin

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

12 July 1956
12 July 1956
15 August 1956
New play:

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No

No
N/A
N/A

Round

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David de Keyser

Margaret Tabor
James Wootton

Character
Joan Adamson
Ann, her daughter
Clive, her son
Robert Loudon
Doreen, his wife
Mrs Charworth
Matthew Adamson
Paul Christy

Actor
Betty Cardno
Shirley Jacobs
Peter Bridgmont
Walter Hall
Joan Cibber
Margaret Rubel
Harry Hancock
John Rees

Notes

> For many years, it was believed Father Matthew received its world premiere at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, on 12 July 1956. However, Stephen Joseph actually presented the play with Studio Theatre Ltd at his weekly Studio Theatre Club performances in London several days earlier on 8 July 1956 with the same company.
> The play was performed without an interval.

With thanks to Mike Linham for providing details about the original London performance of Father Matthew.