Duel of Angels
Cast & Crew
|Cafe Customer||Barbara Bolton|
|Cafe Customer||Lawrence Brooks|
|Cafe Customer||Lawrence Davidson|
|Cafe Customer||Brian Harrison|
|Cafe Customer||John Hart Dyke|
|Cafe Customer||Sally Home|
|Cafe Customer||Sylvia Kay|
|Cafe Customer||David Maxwell|
|Clerk of the Court||Lawrence Davidson|
|Lucile (Replacement)||Ann Todd|
|Lucile (Replacement)||Mary Ure|
|Marcellus’ Servant||Brian Harrison|
|Mr Justice Blanchard||Robin Bailey|
|Mr Justice Blanchard’s Servant||John Hart Dyke|
My cousin Sylvia Kay was Vivien Leigh’s understudy in this play as well as playing a small part. She did indeed play the part for some weeks when Vivien Leigh was off sick. Sylvia later went on to be a very successful actress, largely in TV. Clare Bloom’s understudy was Sally Home who also had a small part. She took over the role when Ann Todd was playing it and was mugged in London. Sally became a successful TV actress, later marrying George Baker.
Sylvia gave up acting some years ago and now lives in the country, and I often ask her for her “Vivien Leigh stories”.
If you have an interesting observation or anecdote about this production that you think others may be interested in, please sign in in order to record it here.