Double Bill: Alas, Poor Fred (1959)

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James Saunders

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

25 June 1959
25 June 1959
12 September 1959
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No
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Round

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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.
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Alas, Poor Fred was presented in a double bill with Halfway To Heaven.
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Alas, Poor Fred was presented without an interval.