Charley's Aunt

Year: 1951

Start Date: Wednesday 26th December

End Date: Saturday 12th January 1952

Production Company: Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd

Type: Comedy

Author: Brendon Thomas

Director: Producer: Chloe Gibson; Stage Director: George Holst

John Arnatt
Peter Stephens
Alan Rowe
Anthony Millican
James Belchamber
Edward Brooks
Kathleen Williams
Margaret Tyzack
Maureen O'Reilly
Sheila Stones

Background to Production:
The play was run continuously in England since February 1892 when it was first produced at the Bury St Edmunds Theatre

Items of Interest in the Programme:
Full page of interesting facts: The opening night in 1892 was the smallest audience on record, the takings were under £1. By 21st December that year at the Royalty Theatre, London it became "The biggest thing London had ever seen" and ran for 4 years to packed houses. Seven companies went out on tour with it in the UK alone, plus America, Canada, Australia, S. Africa, New Zealand, and was presented in every European language. At one time it was being presented in 48 different theatres. The play has been filmed 4 times.
The piece ends with the words "We can laught with the adventures of 1892 when sometimes the trials of 1951 are hard to bear".
Our next production wil be "Macbeth" the play you voted for.

Other items / issues of interest:
This is a general type of programme