Two subtitles: A PLAY OF THE MOMENT and A FANCIED PAGE OF HISTORY. First presented, with some cast differences, at the Malvern Festival on 1st August 1938. The West End production was televised by the BBC, from Alexandra Palace, on Sunday 23rd April 1939.

Cast & Crew


A Bishop
A Deaconess
A Jew
A Journalist
A Newcomer
A Widow
Begonia Brown
Commissar Posky
General Flanco de Fortinbras
Sir Orpheus Midlander
The Betrothed
The Judge
The Secretary of the League of Nations
The Judge
  (started 23rd January 1939)
The Judge
  (started February 1939)


Act I painted by
Acts II and III painted by
Acts II and III painting assistant
Assistant Stage Manager
Orchestra under direction of
Presented by
Press Representative
Scenery designed by
Stage Manager
Wigs by
Chocolates kindly supplied by
Cigarettes by
Dictagraph Telephones in Acts II and III kindly lent by
Furniture by
Jewellery supplied by
Miss Leggatt’s dresses by
Miss Leggatt’s hats by
Stockings by


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