The Big Tickle

The boy character, Miklos, was dropped for the West End run.

Indecision about the title of this play began when it was first mentioned in The Stage (on 27th December 1957) as THE BIG TICKLE. For its Brighton opening, the title was given in advertising as, again, THE BIG TICKLE – but the programme used the title A TICKLISH BUSINESS, which was retained throughout the pre-London tour. Then, the West End run was initially advertised as A TICKLISH BUSINESS but actually played under the original title, THE BIG TICKLE.

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“Deadly” Mortimer
“Roofie” Williams
Chief Inspector Marsh
Erika Roza
Poppy Fenton
Reginald Fitzgibbon
Sergeant Bryce


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