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1934-35 OLD VIC SEASON director: Henry Cass
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb

1934-35: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn; dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10] £4

1934-35: HENRY IV PT II (Old Vic)
George Merritt (as Falstaff), Maurice Evans (as Silence), Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer (as Henry IV), Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb (as Hal); dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; photo not included] £4

1935: Robert Donat and Abraham Sofaer in HENRY IV Part 1 (Old Vic) Postcard
Old Vic; photo by J W Debenham [6"x4" Theatre Museum postcard; VG] £1

1934-35: MAJOR BARBARA (Old Vic)
Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Maurice Evans, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, Vivienne Bennett; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: HIPPOLYTUS - Euripides & THE TWO SHEPHERDS - Sierra (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, dir:Henry Cass & M.MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £3

1934-35: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Abraham Sofaer, Maurice Evans, Vivienne Bennett, Mary Newcombe, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Sadler's Wells)
Maurice Evans, Cathleen Nesbitt, Cecil Trouncer , Andrew Leigh, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: ST.JOAN (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Mary Newcombe, Maurice Evans, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb, Felix Aylmer; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1934-35: RICHARD II (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Alfred Sangster, Abraham Sofaer, Leo Genn, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Russell Waters, George Woodbridge, Peter Copley, Raymond Johnson, Alec Clunes, Frank Napier, Nancy Hornsby, David Horne, Patrick Ross, Stefan Schnabel, Richard Warner, Dorothea Smith Wright, Alice Ittner, Morland Graham, Ronald Ritchie, Mary Newcombe, Michael Ashwin, dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; w.newsclipping review] £5

1934-35: RICHARD II (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans, Alan Napier, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Russell Waters, George Woodbridge, Geoffrey Wardwell, Raymond Johnson, Lester Damon, Frank Napier, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Patrick Ross, Stefan Schnabel, Richard Warner, Dorothea Smith Wright, Alice Ittner, Morland Graham, Ronald Ritchie, Phyllis Hatch, dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; VG] £5

1934-35: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Old Vic)
Wilfred Lawson, Mary Newcombe, David Horne, Maurice Evans, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, Alan Webb; dir:Henry Cass [4pp, 6x10; with newsclipping review] £4

1934-35: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Maurice Evans or Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer, Dorothy Green, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10; rumpled; photo not included] £5

1934-35: SCENES (Old Vic)
Students, dir:Leigh & MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £2

1934 (Sep-Dec): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Sep-Dec 1934 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; 7.5x14; Opera, Shakespeare, and Ballet Company lists; faded at creases, else VG; fascinating!] £4

1935 (23 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 23 1935 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Peggy Ashcroft, Sybil Thorndike, Donald Wolfit, Maurice Evans, Lewis Casson, Marius Goring, Alec Clunes, Adele Dixon, Dorothy Green, Wilfred Walter, Ben Greet, Abraham Sofaer, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Webster, Frank Napier, Robert Speaight, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, Leo Genn
[4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, slightly grubby] £12

1935 (20 May): LAST NIGHT OF SHAKESPEARE SEASON May 20 1935 (Old Vic)
Scenes from HAMLET, RICHARD II and TAMING OF THE SHREW with Maurice Evans, Dorothy Green, Abraham Sofaer, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Frank Napier, Cecil Trouncer, Marius Goring, dir:Henry Cass
[4pp; 9x11.5; with engraving of exterior of Old Vic; some foxing, minor edge damage] £9

1935-36 OLD VIC SEASON director: Henry Cass
Ion Swinley, William Devlin, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Anthony Quayle

1935-36: JULIUS CAESAR (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, William Devlin, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: MACBETH (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, William Devlin, Alec Clunes; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Leo Genn, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer, Helen Haye; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: THE WINTER'S TALE (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Alec Clunes, Dorothy Green, Andrew Leigh, Geoffrey Keen, dir:MacOwan [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: PEER GYNT - Henri Ibsen, translated by R Ellis Roberts (Old Vic)
William Devlin, Ion Swinley, Leo Genn, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £4

1936 (May): PEER GYNT - Henri Ibsen, translated by R Ellis Roberts, music by Grieg (Sadler's Wells)
Susan Richards, William Devlin (as Peer Gynt), Ursula Granville, Hester Bevan, Alec Clunes (as Aslak / A Strange Passenger / A Lean Person), Robert Eddison (as A Man / Mr Cotton / A Fellah / The Watch / The Bailiff), Eric Wynn-Owen, Christopher Casson, Simon Chaiken, Alwyn Whatsley, Elizabeth Thackeray, Guy Haslewood, Douglas Matthews, Vivienne Bennett (as Solveig), Joan Banyard, Julian Somers, Eileen Fifer, Myrtle Richardson, Jill Newbold, Dorothea Smith-Wright, Phyllida Noble, Betty Potter, George Woodbridge (as The Troll King / Herr Trumpererstrale / The Captain), Ion Swinley (as The Boyg / Herr Von Eberkopf / A Button-Moulder), Michael Kennedy, Alan Foss, Fiona Cuninghame, Stefan Schnabel, Fred Carey, Fredericka Allen, Claudia Aldridge, Denis Carew, Tom Clarkson, Janet Folkard, John Franklyn, Lorna Hobling, John Jameson, Katherine Ludlow, Barbara Macloud, Simona Packenham, Marion Priwin, Mollie Riley, Madge Sellar, Nona Waters; dir:Henry Cass, with Augmented Orchestra under the direction of Herbert Menges [4pp, 6x10; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £5

1935-36: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Old Vic)
Cecil Trouncer, Vivienne Bennett, Leo Genn, Ion Swinley, Alec Clunes, Helen Haye, Nancy Hornsby; dir:Macowan [4pp; 6x10] £4

1935-36: THE THREE SISTERS (Old Vic)
Vivienne Bennett, Ion Swinley, Marie Ney, Nancy Hornsby, Cecil Trouncer, William Devlin, Alec Clunes, Keneth Kent, Andrew Leigh; dir:Henry Cass [4pp; 6x10] £5

1935-36: SCENES (Old Vic)
Students, dir:MacOwan & Gunn [4pp; 6x10] £2

1936-37 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness, Alec Clunes, Marius Goring, Leo Genn

1936-37: HAMLET in its entirety (Old Vic)
Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton (as Horatio), Torin Thatcher (as Ghost), Francis L.Sullivan (as Claudius), Michael Redgrave (as Laertes), George Howe, Dorothy Dix, Cherry Cottrell (as Ophelia), Alec Guinness (as Reynaldo and Osric), Marius Goring (as 1st Player, Fortinbras), Basil Coleman (as Prologue Player), Stuart Burge (as Player Queen), dir:Tyrone Guthrie

1936-37: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic)
Michael Redgrave (as Orlando), James Hoyle, Douglas Matthews, Christopher Shelly, Stefan Schnabel, Eileen Peel, Edith Evans (as Rosalind), Milton Rosmer, Alec Guinness (as Le Beau/William), William Devlin, Ernest Hare, Hubert Langley, John Jameson, Roger Beck, Frederick Bennett, Robin Kempson, James Dale, Freda Jackson, Basil Coleman, Daphne Heard, Eric Sutton, Denis Carew, Stuart Burge, dir:Esme Church [4pp; 6x10; photos not included] £4

1937: AS YOU LIKE IT (New Theatre)
Michael Redgrave (as Orlando), Andrew Churchman, Valentine Dyall, Christopher Shelly, Michael Brennan, Marie Ney, Edith Evans (as Rosalind), Frederick Lloyd, Robert Eddison, Neil Porter, Godfrey Bond, Cecil Winter, Harvey Braban, Colin Cunningham, Stephen Jack, George Woodbridge, Neville Mapp, Eric Sutton, Terry Best, Gordon Miller, Frederick Bennett, Robin Kempson, Leon Quartermaine (as Jacques), Freda Jackson, Frank Napier, Daphne Heard, Michael Acton-Bond, Phillada Sewell, Sybil Guillaume, Marjorie Clayton, Jean Lind, William Worsley, Joan Shipman; dir:Esme Church [20pp, 5.4x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £5

1936-37: THE COUNTRY WIFE (Old Vic)
Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Ruth Gordon, Alec Clunes, Ernest Thesiger, Ursula Jeans [4pp; 6x10] £8

1936-37: THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (Old Vic)
Marius Goring, Beatrix Lehmann, George Hayes, Alec Guinness (as Old Thorney), Ernest Hare, Michael Redgrave (as Warbeck), Leonard Sachs, Anna Konstam, Eve Robere, Edith Evans (as Mother Sawyer), William Devlin, Ian MacKenzie, Peter du Calion, Will Leighton, Frederick Bennett, Stuart Burge, Hedley Briggs, Stefan Schnabel, Julian Somers, Neville Mapp, James Hoyle, Phillip Bowen, Alec Mango, John Abbott, Betty Potter, Douglas Stewart, Basil Coleman; dir:Michel Saint-Denis [4pp, 6x10; slightly rumpled and grubby, else VG] £5

1936-37: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Old Vic)
Michael Redgrave (as Ferdinand), Alec Clunes (as Berowne), Owen Jones, James Hoyle, Alec Guinness (as Boyet), John Jameson, Ernest Milton (as Don Adriano de Armado), John Abbott, Evan John, George Chamberlain, Frederick Bennett, Gordon Miller, Neville Mapp, Rachel Kempson (as Princess of France), Margaretta Scott, Katharine Page, Rosamund Greenwood, Isobel Scaife; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; light creases] £6

1936-37: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Leo Genn, Michael Gough, Crichton Stuart, Jessica Tandy (as Viola), James Hoyle, Laurence Olivier (as Sir Toby Belch), Ivy St.Helier, Alec Guinness, Marius Goring, Jill Esmond (as Olivia), John Abbott, Ernest Hare, E. Richman, Owen Jones, Thomas Morgan, John Jameson, Charles Duer, Basil Coleman, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; photo not included; two folds, else VG] £3

1936-37: HENRY V (Old Vic)
Laurence Olivier, Marius Goring, Harcourt Williams, Alec Guinness, Ivy St.Helier, Leo Genn, Jessica Tandy, Stuart Burge, Stephen Murray, Basil Coleman; dir:Tyrone Guthrie

1936-37: MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL (Old Vic)
Robert Speaight, Denis Carey, Christopher Casson, dir:E Martin Browne [4pp; 6x10] £3

1937 (15 March): programme for THE VIC-WELLS CORONATION YEAR BALL, March 15th 1937 (Royal Albert Hall)

1937-38 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Vivien Leigh, Emlyn Williams, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank

1937-38: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Old Vic)
Stephen Murray (as The Duke), James Hoyle, Emlyn Williams (as Angelo), Richard Littledale, Jack Merivale, Cyril Wheeler, Jean Cadell, Jay Laurier, David King Wood, Mark Dignam, May Shaw, Pierre Lefevre, Marie Ney (as Isabella), Frances Waring, Charles Duer, Frederick Bennett, Jonathan Field, Michael Perrin, Sylvia Coleridge (as Mariana), Margaret Higginson, Lorna Whitehouse; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; photo not included; minor marks, light crease] £4

1937-38: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic)
Gyles Isham, James Hoyle, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle (as Demetrius), Sidney Bromley, Frank Tickle, Frederick Bennett, Ralph Richardson (as Bottom), Frank Napier, Alexander Knox, Jonathan Field, Francis Drake, Anthony Compton, Francis Gilroy, Donald Gordon, Arthur Burgoyne, Thomas Bishop, Althea Parker, Alexis France, Agnes Lauchlan, Emily Davie, Brenda Newbold, Lorna Whitehouse, Robert Helpmann (as Oberon), Vivien Leigh (as Titania), Gordon Miller, Collette Worsley, Marjorie Tas, Janet Jack, Margaret Higginson, Chattie Salaman, Betty Palmer, Peggy Taylor; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10; slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

1937-38: PYGMALION - G B Shaw (Old Vic)
Frances Waring, Sylvia Coleridge, Stephen Murray, Diana Wynyard (as Eliza Doolittle), Mark Dignam, Robert Morley (as Henry Higgins), Dora Gregory, Jay Laurier (as Alfred Doolittle), Jean Cadell, Brenda Newbold; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10] £4

1937-38: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
Frances Waring, Alan Judson, Adela Creagh, Peter Scott, Gordon Miller, Alec Clunes (as Clarence/Tyrrel), Emlyn Williams (as Richard Duke of Gloucester), Jean Cadell, Angela Baddeley (as Anne), David King Wood, Ailsa Grahame, Andrew Cruickshank, Christopher Shelly, David MacMichael, Mark Dignam (as Buckingham), Tristan Rawson, James Hoyle, Alexander Knox, John Moody, Howard Bourgein, Pierre Lefevre, Julian Somers, Henning Schram, Cyril Wheeler, Frank Harald, Frank Seton, Jocelyn de Bruyn, Philip York Bowen, Michael Perrin, Jack Merivale, Ian Rose, Lorna Whitehouse; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 6x10] £4

1937-38: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Ralph Richardson (as Othello), Laurence Olivier (as Iago), Anthony Quayle, Stephen Murray, Alexander Knox, Martita Hunt, Andrew Cruickshank; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; photos not included; light creases, else VG] £5

1937-38: CORIOLANUS (Old Vic)
John Rae, Frederick Bennett, Alec Mango, Cyril Wheeler, Frank Seton, Howard Bourgein, Cecil Trouncer, Laurence Olivier (as Coriolanus), Mario Francelli, Charles Leighton, Terence O'Brian, Richard Parry, Stephen Murray, George Skillan, Pierre Lefevre, Basil Royal-Dawson, Gerald Jerome, William Devlin, Charles Mercer, Sybil Thorndike (as Volumnia), Vivienne Bennett (as Virgilia), Lorna Whitehouse, Viola Lyel, Brandon Acton Bond, Michael Perrin, James Hoyle, Gordon Miller, Richard Dare; dir:Lewis Casson [4pp, 6x10; minor edge tear, else VG] £4

1937-38: THE KING OF NOWHERE - James Bridie (Old Vic)
Vivienne Bennett, Charles Leighton, Alexander Knox, Laurence Olivier, Cyril Wheeler, John Wilkinson, James Hoyle, Marda Vanne, Sylvia Coleridge, A R Whatmore, Robert Lees, Hester Paton Brown, Lorna Whitehouse, Stephen Murray, Howard Bourgein, Jack Merivale, Jocelyn de Bruyn, Frederick Bennett, Ailsa Graham, Pierre Lefevre, Raymond Collisson; dir:Esme Church [4pp, 6x10; photo not included; an uncommon programme; adhesions on back, rumpled, else VG] £2

1938 (25 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 25 1938 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Jessica Tandy, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Russell Thorndike, Baliol Holloway, Cecil Trouncer, Harcourt Williams, Vivienne Bennett, Wilfred Walter, Marie Ney, Alec Clunes, James Hoyle, Andrew Cruickshank, Alexander Knox, Frank Napier, George Hayes, Leo Genn, Malcolm Keen, Margaretta Scott, Marius Goring, Stephen Murray, William Devlin, and Tyrone Guthrie (!) What a line-up!!
[4pp; 9x11.5; two small edge tears, else VG] £12

1938-39 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Edward Chapman, Ursula Jeans, Roger Livesey, Andrew Cruickshank, Pamela Brown, Hermione Hannen, Nora Nicholson, John Mills

1938-39: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Alec Guinness (as Hamlet), Andre Morell, Malcolm Keen, Andrew Cruickshank, Veronica Turleigh, O B Clarence, Anthony Quayle (as Laertes), Hermione Hannen, James Hoyle; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; modern dress; photos not included; w.newsclipping review by James Agate; slightly rumpled, else VG] £8

1938-39: THE RIVALS - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Old Vic)
Ellen Compton, Anthony Quayle, Lewis Casson, Hermione Hannen, Alec Guinness, Andrew Cruickshank, Lorna Whitehouse; dir:Esme Church [4pp, 6x10] £4

1938-39: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic)
Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Edward Chapman, Nora Nicholson, Ballard Berkeley, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10] £4

1938-39: TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS - Arthur Wing Pinero (Old Vic)
O B Clarence, Alec Guinness, Nora Nicholson, Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank, James Hoyle; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10; minor marks else VG] £5

1938-39: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Oliver Goldsmith (Old Vic)
Ursula Jeans, Edward Chapman, John Mills, Pamela Brown, dir:Tyrone Guthrie and Frank Napier [4pp; 6x10] £4

1938-39: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic)
Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Robert Helpmann or Charles Hawtrey, Pamela Brown, Edward Chapman, dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 6x10] £5

1938-39: MAN AND SUPERMAN - G B Shaw (Old Vic)
Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank, Hermione Hannen, Valerie Tudor, dir:Lewis Casson [4pp; 6x10] £4

1939 (Mch-May): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Mch-May 1939 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; 7x13; company list; a single fold] £3

1939-40 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness, Robert Donat, Constance Cummings, Marie Ney

1940: THE TEMPEST (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness, Lewis Casson, Andrew Cruickshank, Marius Goring, Jack Hawkins, John McCallum, Renee Asherson, dir:Devine & Goring [4pp; 6x10; w.3 clippings about Peggy Ashcroft tipped in; minor marks else VG] £7

1940: KING LEAR (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Lewis Casson, Jack Hawkins, Nicholas Hannen, Cathleen Nesbitt, Jessica Tandy, Fay Compton, Harcourt Williams, Andrew Cruickshank, Alan MacNaughton, Robert Harris, Stephen Haggard, John McCallum, James Donald, dir:Lewis Casson & Granville-Barker [4pp; 6x10; grubby, slightly rumpled; photos not included] £8

1940 (June): GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET June 1940 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
1940 (22 April): SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 22 1940 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Jessica Tandy, Jack Hawkins, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, Edward Chapman, Constance Cummings, Adele Dixon, Wilfrid Walter , Cathleen Nesbitt, George Howe, Vivienne Bennett, Peter Glenville, Abraham Sofaer, James Donald, Veronica Turleigh, Jill Esmond, Alan MacNaughton
[4pp; 9x11.5; lightly folded, with newspaper review attached] £15

1940-41 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Ernest Milton, Sybil Thorndike

On 19th May, 1941, the Old Vic
was damaged during an air raid.


1941 (July): KING JOHN (New Theatre)
Ernest Milton (as King John), Alec Mango, Esme Church, Laurence Payne, George Hagan, James Ottaway, Sonia Dresdel, Richard Wordsworth, Ann Casson, Philip Thornley, Sybil Thorndike (as Constance), Abraham Sofaer (as Philip, King of France), Renee Ascherson (sic), Charles Staite, Frederick Horrey, John Garside, Lewis Casson (as Cardinal Pandulph), Ernest Hare, Paul Smythe, Nigel Buchanan, Clement Ashby, Freda Gaye, dir:Tyrone Guthrie and Lewis Casson [8pp, 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits, Air Raid notice; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1941 (Aug): THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (New Theatre)
Dorothy Baird, James Dale (as Lopahin), James Gibson, O B Clarence, Athene Seyler (as Mme. Ranevska), Olive Layton, Rosalind Atkinson (as Varya), Nicholas Hannen (as Gaev), Lucy Griffiths, Stanford Holme, James Donald, Walter Hudd, Charles Barrett, Ailsa Grahame, Dinah Malone, Jessica Morton, Donald Ross, A C Dolben; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [8pp; 5.6x4.4; cast list, credits, programme note, Air Raid notice; VG] £4

1941-42 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Frederick Valk, Bernard Miles, Frank Petley

1941 (Autumn): MEDEA - Euripides (South Wales Tour)

1942 (Spring): MEDEA - Euripides (North Wales, Pembroke, Cheshire, Durham & Northumberland Tour)

1942 (Jul-Aug): OTHELLO (New Theatre)
Richard Wordsworth, Bernard Miles (as Iago), Frank Petley, Frederick Valk (as Othello), Laurence Payne, Charles Staite, Frederic Horrey, Philip Thornley, Paul Smythe, Hermione Hannen (as Desdemona), Frank Baker, Ernest Hare, Clement Ashby, Basil Coleman (as Second Officer / Servant), Freda Jackson (as Emilia), Renee Ascherson (sic) (as Bianca), Sidney Young, Kathleen Hilditch, Felicity Lyster, Brian Way, Adrian Earle, Deri Vaughan Roberts, John Warner; dir: Julius Gellner [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, company note, air-raid information; photo not included; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1942 (Aug): THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (New Theatre)

Note in the July-August 1942 'OTHELLO' programme:
"At the end of the present season, this Company will open a Provincial Tour. In this, and the long tour preceding this season, the Governors of the Old Vic wish to acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of C.E.M.A. (Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts).
Since Mr. John Gielgud and many other famous players co-operated during the summer of 1940 the Old Vic has had only two short seasons in London - both at the New Theatre, owing to serious damage to its own theatre. But it has never been busier. It has conducted no less than fifteen separate tours in two years, carrying productions of ancient and modern classics all over England, Scotland and Wales. It has visited many small mining and industrial towns, as well as the larger provincial centres, and, in spite of the very serious difficulties of war-time production, the scope of its work has been greatly enlarged."


1942-43 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie

1943 (Feb): THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)

1943 (19 Jan on): ABRAHAM LINCOLN - John Drinkwater (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)

1943 (April): ABRAHAM LINCOLN - John Drinkwater (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Playhouse Theatre, London)

1943-44 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown

Robert Helpmann as Hamlet and
Pamela Brown as Ophelia


1944 (25 April on): HOUSE OF REGRETS - Peter Ustinov (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)

1944 (Spring): GUILTY - translated by Kathleen Boutall from Emil Zola's Therese Raquin (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Roy Malcolm, Michael Golden, Flora Robson, Violet Farebrother, O B Clarence, Frank Petley, Kay Bannerman, directed by Tyrone Guthrie [6pp, 3.4x8 triple-fold; cast list, credits, air-raid information; VG] £4

1944-45 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Nicholas Hannen, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams, Michael Warre

PEER GYNT (New Theatre, 31 August 1944)
ARMS AND THE MAN (New Theatre, 5 September 1944)
RICHARD III (New Theatre, 13 September 1944)
UNCLE VANYA (New Theatre, 16 January 1945)

1944 (Aug): PEER GYNT - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)
Sybil Thorndike (as Aase), Ralph Richardson (as Peer Gynt), Nancy Nevinson, Vida Hope, Humphrey Heathcote, Charles Leno, Michael Warre, Michael Raghan, Vida Hope, George Relph, Joyce Redman (as Solveig), Bay White, Margaret Leighton (as Woman in Green), Nicholas Hannen (as Troll King), Morris Sweden, Maurice Nicholas, Sydney Tafler, Martin Lawrence, Andre Orkin, Harcourt Williams (as Begriffenfeldt), Weyman Mackay, Laurence Olivier (as A Moulder of Buttons), Diana Maddox, Pauline Wynn, Peter Burton, Adrian Campbell, Michael Hitchman, Peter Howell, Tony Kearey, Ethel Giles, Francis Limbrey, Nancye Mitchell, June Reis Robinson, George Rose, Jestine Edwards, Rose Morris, directed by Tyrone Guthrie [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, air-raid information; date on cover (31st August 1944), else VG] £4

1944 (Aug): PEER GYNT - Henrik Ibsen (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre) Souvenir

1944 (Oct): ARMS AND THE MAN - Bernard Shaw (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)
Margaret Leighton (as Raina), Sybil Thorndike (as Catherine Petkoff), Joyce Redman (as Louka), Ralph Richardson (as Bluntschli), Weyman Mackay, Morris Sweden, Nicholas Hannen (as Major Petkoff), Laurence Olivier (as Sergius), directed by John Burrell [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits, air-raid information; small edge bite, date on cover (October 1944), else VG] £4

1944 (18 Oct on): POINT VALAINE - Noel Coward (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)

1944 (22 Nov on): UNEASY LAUGHTER (He Who Gets Slapped) - Leonid Andreyev, adapted by Judith Guthrie (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)

1945 (Jan): RICHARD THE THIRD (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the New Theatre)
Harcourt Williams (as King Edward IV), Margaret Leighton (as Queen Elizabeth), George Relph (as Clarence), Laurence Olivier (as Richard, Duke of Gloster), Betty Hardy, Michael Warre, Pauline Wynn, Bay White, Maurice Nicholas, Joyce Redman (as Lady Anne), Sybil Thorndike (as Margaret of Anjou), Nicholas Hannen (as Duke of Buckingham), Sydney Tafler, Michael Raghan, Tony Kearey, Weyman Mackay, David Kentish, Peter Howell, Robin Lloyd, Alfred Gray, Walter Outhwaite, Charles Leno, Humphrey Heathcote, Peter Burton, Michael Hitchman, Ralph Richardson (as Richmond), Jestine Edwards, Ivor Ingham, Viola Johnstone, Andre Orkin, Gilbert Robinson, George Rose, directed by John Burrell [8pp, 5x3.75; cast list, credits etc.; date on cover (11th January 1945), else VG] £5

1945 (9 May on): HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR - Robert Marshall (Old Vic/C.E.M.A. at the Liverpool Playhouse)

1945-46 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Nicholas Hannen, Miles Malleson, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams, Michael Warre, Harry Andrews

HENRY IV, Part 1 (New Theatre, 26 September 1945)
HENRY IV, Part 2 (New Theatre, 3 October 1945)
OEDIPUS and THE CRITIC (New Theatre, 18 October 1945)
UNCLE VANYA (New Theatre)
ARMS AND THE MAN (New Theatre)

1945 (Oct): OEDIPUS - Sophocles, and THE CRITIC - R B Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)

1945 (Nov): HENRY IV Part 2 (Old Vic at the New Theatre)

1946 (Jan): HENRY IV Part 1 (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Nicholas Hannen (as King Henry IV), Michael Warre (as Henry, Prince of Wales), Robin Lloyd, Peter Copley, Harry Andrews, George Relph, Miles Malleson, Laurence Olivier (as Hotspur), David Kentish, William Monk, Harcourt Williams, Paul Stephenson, Ralph Richardson (as Sir John Falstaff), Michael Raghan, Sydney Tafler, George Rose, Sybil Thorndike (as Mistress Quickly), Margaret Leighton (as Lady Percy), Diana Maddox, Joseph James, Frank Duncan, John Garley, Kenneth Edwards, William Monk, John Ainsworth, George Cooper, Royden Godfrey, Peter Marshall, Maxwell Reed, Jack Taylor, directed by John Burrell [8pp, 5x3.75; cast lists, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; date on cover (5th January 1946), else VG] £4

1946 (Jan): OEDIPUS - Sophocles, and THE CRITIC - R B Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)

1946 (Feb): OEDIPUS - Sophocles, and THE CRITIC - R B Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)

1946 NEW YORK SEASON
1946 (6 May-16 June), Century Theater, New York

HENRY IV, Part 1
HENRY IV, Part 2
OEDIPUS and THE CRITIC
UNCLE VANYA

1946-47 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Nicholas Hannen, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Michael Warre, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell, Lewis Casson

KING LEAR (New Theatre, 24 September 1946)
AN INSPECTOR CALLS (New Theatre, 1 October 1946)
CYRANO DE BERGERAC (New Theatre, 24 October 1946)
THE ALCHEMIST (New Theatre)
RICHARD II (New Theatre)

1947 (Jan): AN INSPECTOR CALLS - J B Priestley (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Julien Mitchell, Harry Andrews, Margaret Leighton, Marian Spencer, Marjorie Dunkels, Alec Guinness (as Eric Birling), Ralph Richardson (as Inspector Goole); dir:Basil Dean [8pp, 4.9x7.4; w.photo of Ralph Richardson as Cyrano; slightly rumpled and grubby; uncommon] £3

1947 (Jan): THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
George Relph, Ralph Richardson (as Face), Joyce Redman (as Doll Common), Frank Duncan, Alec Guinness (as Abel Drugger), Nicholas Hannen (as Sir Epicure Mammon), Michael Warre, Peter Copley, Michael Raghan, George Rose, Margaret Leighton (as Dame Pliant), Cecil Winter, William Squire, Walter Outhwaite, John Arnold, Charlotte Bidmead, John Garley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Denis McCarthy, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note on Alchemy, credits etc.; slight vertical bend, else VG] £4

1947 (Jan): CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Edmond Rostand (Old Vic at the New Theatre)

1947 (Apr): KING RICHARD II (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Lewis Casson, Harry Andrews, Nicholas Hannen, Peter Copley, John Garley, Cecil Winter, Frank Duncan, George Rose, David Kentish, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence, Denis McCarthy, James Lytton, John Biggerstaff, William Squire, John Arnold, Michael Raghan, Walter Outhwaite, Michael Warre, Peter Varley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Gilbert Robinson, Timothy Holme, Reginald Hearne, Patrick Jordan, John Nichol, Pietro Nolte, Alan Sleath, Lewis Wilson, Margaret Leighton, Rosalind Atkinson, Janet Joye, Charlotte Bidmead, Barbara Trent, Norma Shebbeare, dir:Ralph Richardson [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, credits; VG] £4

1947 (May): THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
George Relph, Ralph Richardson (as Face), Yvonne Mitchell (as Doll Common), Frank Duncan, Alec Guinness (as Abel Drugger), Nicholas Hannen (as Sir Epicure Mammon), Michael Warre, Peter Copley, Michael Raghan, George Rose, Margaret Leighton (as Dame Pliant), Cecil Winter, William Squire, Walter Outhwaite, John Arnold, Charlotte Bidmead, John Garley, Aubrey Richards, Kenneth Edwards, Denis McCarthy, Ewan Roberts, Jordan Lawrence; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £4

1947-48 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Alec Guinness, Mark Dignam, George Relph, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Renee Asherson, Rosalind Atkinson, Celia Johnson, Patricia Burke, John Clements, Trevor Howard

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (New Theatre)
KING RICHARD II (New Theatre)
SAINT JOAN (New Theatre)
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (New Theatre)
CORIOLANUS (New Theatre)

1947 (Nov): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Pietro Nolte, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, Trevor Howard (as Petruchio), George Relph, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, David Kentish, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Peter Varley, Kenneth Connor, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £5

1948 (Jan): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Pietro Nolte, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, John Clements (as Petruchio), George Relph, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, David Kentish, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Peter Varley, Kenneth Connor, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; slightly tatty] £4

1948 (Mch): THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Perceval, John Biggerstaff, Patrick Jordan, Ralph Jones, Reginald Hearne, James Lytton, John Garley, George Rose, Peter Copley, Mark Dignam, Cecil Winter, Patricia Burke (as Katharina), Harry Andrews, Renee Asherson, Frank Duncan, John Clements (as Petruchio), Kenneth Connor, Norma Shebbeare, Aubrey Richards, Philip Mellor, Denis McCarthy, Christopher Beedell, Patrick Jordan, Peter Varley, Michael Raghan, Kenneth Edwards, Penelope Munday; dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.4; VG] £5

1948 (Mch): THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR - Nikolai Gogol (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Miles, Mark Dignam, George Rose, Michael Ragham, Peter Copley, John Garley, Kenneth Connor, Denis McCarthy, Aubrey Richards, Reginald Hearne, Rosalind Atkinson, Renee Asherson, Harry Andrews, Alec Guinness (as Hlestakov), Frank Duncan, Christopher Beedell, Cecil Winter, John Biggerstaff, Peter Varley, Norma Shebbeare, Penelope Munday, Kenneth Edwards, James Lytton, Patrick Jordan, Robert Perceval; dir:John Burrell, des:Felix Topolski [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; VG] £5

1948 (Apr): CORIOLANUS (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Kenneth Connor, Aubrey Richards, Alec Guinness (as Menenius Agrippa), John Clements (as Coriolanus), John Biggerstaff, Michael Raghan, Howard Dickinson, Cecil Winter, Kenneth Edwards, Mark Dignam, Peter Copley, Norma Shebbeare, Eileen Vine, Rosalind Atkinson, Pauline Jameson, Philip Mellor, Harry Andrews, James Lytton, George Rose, John Garley, Frank Duncan, Robert Perceval, Patrick Jordan, Reginald Hearne, Denis McCarthy, Peter Varley, John Williams, Christopher Beedell, Michael Lewer, Anthony Hinton, Gerald Hodson, Ralph Jones, Norman Welsh, Alan Wilson; dir:E Martin Browne [8pp, 4.9x7.4; photos not included; lightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1948 AUSTRALASIAN TOUR (sailed from UK 16 February, sailed for UK 16 October)
Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington

1948: TOUR of AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND (Old Vic Company) Souvenir Brochure

1948-49 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Edith Evans, Harry Andrews, Jane Baxter, Cedric Hardwicke, Pauline Jameson, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, Faith Brook, Mark Dignam, Donald Sinden

TWELFTH NIGHT (New Theatre)
DR. FAUSTUS (New Theatre)
THE WAY OF THE WORLD (New Theatre)
THE CHERRY ORCHARD (New Theatre)

1948 (Oct): THE WAY OF THE WORLD - William Congreve (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Peter Copley, Harry Andrews (as Mirabell), Robert Eddison, Mark Dignam, Nigel Green, Meadows White, Edith Evans (as Lady Wishfort), Faith Brook (as Millamant), Pauline Jameson, Mary Martlew, June Brown, Penelope Munday, Margaret Chisholm, Josephine Stuart, Reginald Hearne, Timothy Bateson, Norman Ayrton, Roger Braban, dir:John Burrell [8pp; 4.9x7; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1948 (Nov): TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Jane Baxter (as Viola), Meadows White, Harry Andrews (as Orsino), Nigel Green, Roger Braban, Cedric Hardwicke, Pauline Jameson, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, Faith Brook (as Olivia), Mark Dignam (as Malvolio), Cecil Winter, Donald Sinden (as Sebastian), John Garley, Timothy Bateson, Reginald Hearne, Norman Welsh, John Biggerstaff, Penelope Munday, June Brown, Margaret Chisholm, Norman Ayrton, Ronald Barlow, Stuart Brown, Philip Mellor, dir:Alec Guinness [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1948 (Nov): THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Pauline Jameson, Mark Dignam (as Lopahin), Harry Andrews, Meadows White, Josephine Stuart, Edith Evans (as Madame Ranevsky), Mary Martlew, Cedric Hardwicke, Faith Brook, Cecil Winter, Peter Copley, Robert Eddison, John Biggerstaff, Norman Ayrton, Timothy Bateson, Roger Braban, June Brown, Stuart Brown, Margaret Chisholm, Nigel Green, Reginald Hearne, Marriott Longman, Penelope Munday, Norman Welsh; dir:Hugh Hunt [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1949 OLD VIC SEASON director: John Burrell (and Olivier & Richardson)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, George Relph, Peter Cushing, Terence Morgan (Company returned from Australasian Tour)

RICHARD III (New Theatre)
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (New Theatre)
ANTIGONE and THE PROPOSAL (New Theatre)

1949 (Apr): KING RICHARD III (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Bernard Merefield (as Edward IV), Mercia Swinburne, Peter Cushing (as Clarence), Laurence Olivier (as Richard, Duke of Gloster), Meg Maxwell, Terence Morgan, Georgina Jumel, Anne McGrath, Peggy Simpson, Vivien Leigh (as Lady Anne), Eileen Beldon, George Relph (as Buckingham), Robert Beaumont, Oliver Hunter, Douglas Murchie, Derrick Penley, Anthony Gavin, Denis Lehrer, Hugh Stewart, Thomas Heathcote, George Cooper, Dan Cunningham (as Richmond), Helen Beck, Roger Braban, Reginald Hearne, Michael Redington, Norman Welsh, Jimmy Gardner, Fred Hall, Hartnell Stone, dir:John Burrell [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £5

1949 (Apr): THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - R B Sheridan (Old Vic at the New Theatre)
Anthony Gavin, Robert Beaumont, Mercia Swinburne, Oliver Hunter, Peter Cushing (as Joseph Surface), Peggy Simpson, Eileen Beldon, Dan Cunningham, Laurence Olivier (as Sir Peter Teazle), Hugh Stewart, Thomas Heathcote, George Cooper, Meg Maxwell, Vivien Leigh (as Lady Teazle), George Relph, Bernard Merefield, Terence Morgan (as Charles Surface), dir:Laurence Olivier, sets and costumes designed by Cecil Beaton [8pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo not included; minor bite out of back page, else VG] £5

OLD VIC 1914-28 1928-34 1934-49 1949-56 1956-63

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