Meet Mr Callaghan

Having taken over the lead role from his brother Terence in December 1952-January 1953, Derrick de Marney took over the role again when this production went on tour from 6th April (qv).

Cast & Crew


Bellamy Meraulton
Cynthis Meraulton
Detective Inspector Gringall, C.I.D.
Detective Sergeant Fields, C.I.D.
Effie Perkins
Jeremy Meraulton
Mayola Ferrival
Mike Jengel
Paul Meraulton
Slim Callaghan
William Meraulton
Slim Callaghan (temporary replacement)
  (8th December 1952 – 10th January 1953)


Musical theme composed by
Musical theme recorded by
Original novel (‘The Urgent Hangman’)
Presented by arrangement with
Press Representative
Press Representative (replacement)
Press Representative (replacement)
Stage Director
Stage Manager
General Manager
Miss Harriette Johns’ and Miss Simone Silva’s dresses and hats by
Mr Terence de Marney’s clothes styled by
Mr Terence de Marney’s clothes tailored by
Scenery built by
Scenery painted by


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Play description

Adapted from the book “The Urgent Hangman” by Peter Cheyney


  1. On 15th June 2011 at 4:24 p.m., Philip noted:

    Adapted from the Novel “The Urgent Hangman” by Gerald Verner.

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