Bird In Hand
The Stage – 17 Jan 1929
Sir Barry Jackson is sending a company in Bird in Hand on tour. They open at the New Oxford, next week. The company includes Misses Enid Clark and Margaret Collier, Messrs. Percy Rhodes, John McCormick, Percy Goodyer, Richard Littledale, and Ernest Bodkin. The manager of the company is Mr. Alec Barr, the stage-manager Mr. A. W. Beale, the assistant stage-manager Mr. Rex Walter, and the publicity manager Mr. Reginald Phillips. The towns to be visited are Westcliff, New Brighton, Hull, Woolwich (1), Cambridge, Hanley, Cheltenham, Hastings, Brighton, Richmond, Bristol, Stratford, Mar gate, Croydon, Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Swansea, and Birmingham.
(1) After researching this tour I cannot find any reference to the company performing at Woolwich
Birmingham Repertory Theatre production
Cast & Crew
|Alice Greenleaf||Marguerite Cellier|
|Cyril Beverley||Richard Littledale|
|Gerald Arnwood||John McCormick|
|Joan Greenleaf||Enid Clark|
|Mr Blanquet||Percy Goodyer
(credited as Percy R Goodyer)
|Sir Robert Arnwood||Ernest Bodkin|
|Thomas Greenleaf||Percy Rhodes|
|Ambrose Godolphin||Awdrey Burnard
(21st January – 11th February 1929)
|Ambrose Godolphin||Frank Randell
(25th February – 29th June 1929)
|Director||W G Fay|
- Observations (1)
- Source: Birmingham Libraries archive (AHDS record) University of Bristol Theatre Collection
- Last modified by Richard John Neil.
Began in September 1927, Birmingham Repertory Theatre with a cast including Peggy Ashcroft and Laurence Olivier.
Royalty Theatre London run started on 18 April 1928 and continued until March 1929. The first provincial run started in August 1928.
- programme cover, Other public domain
- Torquay Pavilion programme cover, Other public domain
I believe that the original Bristol programme archive contained errors – Richard Bodkin was listed elsewhere as Ernest Bodkin and Richard McCormick should be John McCormick.
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