'Prentice Pillar (1955)

Production Details

Author:

Venue:
Location:

First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:

Ruth Dixon

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

21 July 1955
21 July 1955
24 August 1955
New play:

Adaptation:
Original Author:
Translation:

Staging:
Yes

No
N/A
N/A

Round

Company Details

Director:

Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Stephen Joseph

Margaret Tabor
Irene Fisher
Charles Lewsen

Character
Dick
Essie
Prentice
Martha
Master Mason
The Tub

Actor
John Sherlock
Shirley Jacobs
Morris Perry
Joan Cibber
Ralph Nossek
Kara Aldridge

Notes

> Ruth Dixon 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.
> The Arts Council refused to financially support the production of
'Prentice Pillar, describing it as 'too obscure.' Stephen Joseph later suggested the main reason the Library Theatre made a loss in its first season was the lack of a guarentee against loss for the production of this play.
> Ruth Dixon 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 Joan Winch.
>
‘Prentice Pillar was revived at the Library Theatre in 1960.
>
' Prentice Pillar was presented without an interval.