THARK … now at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, is vintage Travers and a master-touch has been applied by the director, Ray Cooney … He has achieved a vitality and pace that could hardly fail to keep almost any audience right on their toes.” – The Stage, 22nd July 1965

“At the Garrick, THARK has been given a mediocre production with several of the parts either miscast or extremely badly played … Ray Cooney’s direction is brash and heavy handed, when delicacy and subtlety are needed.” – The Stage, 5th August 1965

Cast & Crew


Cherry Buck
Kitty Stratton
Lady Benbow
Lionel Frush
Mrs Frush
Ronald Gamble
Sir Hector Benbow, Bart, MFH
Ronald Gamble
  (started September 1965)


Ladies’ costumes designed by
Lighting designed by
Settings designed by
Assistant Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
General Manager
Ladies’ costumes made by
Ladies’ costumes made by
Miss Reiss’s hair by
Painting assistant
Painting assistant
Scenery constructed by
Scenery constructed by
Scenery painted by
Scenery painted by
Wigs by


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