Acacia Avenue

A planned six-week tour of the West End production, starring Gordon Harker, was due to start on 24th April 1944 but didn’t happen. (See ‘Chit Chat’, The Stage 13th April 1944, page 4.)

This production was directed by one of the West End actors, Hubert Gregg, who was appearing in the film version during the course of the tour. The film was directed by Henry Cass, co-producer of this production. Eliot Makeham, Betty Shale and Joy Makeham were father, mother and daughter in real life as well as in this play.

Cast & Crew


Charles Robinson
Clara Robinson (Charles’ wife)
Estelle Parker
Joan Robinson (Charles’ daughter)
Michael Carraway (Joan’s fiance)
Mr Wilson (Neighbour)
Mrs Wilson (Neighbour)
Peter Robinson (Charles’ son)
Shirley (the Robinson’s maid)


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Play description

A film version of this play titled “ 29, Acacia Avenue” – was made at Riverside Studios in September-October 1944 and released in May 1945. It was released in the USA in 1949 as “The Facts of Love”.


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