Double Bill: Alas, Poor Fred (1959)

Production Details

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James Saunders
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

25 June 1959
25 June 1959
12 September 1959
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Asst. Stage Manager:
Rodney Wood

Ann Hughesdon
Rosemary Green
Don Brown
Character
Mr Pringle
Mrs Pringle
Actor
William Elmhirst
Dona Martyn

Notes

This marked the world premiere of James Saunders’ play Alas, Poor Fred; a play which has since proved to be one of the early successes of the Library Theatre.
Saunders was a prolific playwright and is regarded as one of the early leading British exponents of Theatre Of The Absurd.
Alas, Poor Fred was presented in a double bill with Halfway To Heaven.
Alas, Poor Fred was presented without an interval.