The Disguises Of Arlecchino (1956)

Production Details

New Play:


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Final performance:
Clifford Williams

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

19 July 1956
19 July 1956
22 August 1956
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Company Details


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Clifford Williams

Margaret Tabor
James Wootton

Scarborough Theatre Trust
Pantalone, a miser
Arlecchino, his servant
Clarice, an ugly widow
Columbina, her maid
Harry Hancock
Peter Bridgmont
Margaret Rubel
Shirley Jacobs


The Disguises Of Arlecchino was presented as part of an evening called Three One Act Plays. It also featured the plays Office Of Information by Jean Tardieu and Call The Selkie Home by Eleanor D Glaser. The evening was originally advertised as a double-bill with Office Of Information being a late addition.
This was the first new play to be premiered at the Library Theatre by Clifford Williams, who would later go on to direct the world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn's second and third plays, Love After All and Dad's Tale at the same venue. He would go on to become a significant director for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust