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.
Cast & Crew
|“Blowlamp” Bates||Rex Garner|
|“Deadly” Mortimer||Bernard Cribbins|
|“Roofie” Williams||Peter Bayliss|
|Chief Inspector Marsh||Arnold Bell|
|Erika Roza||Yvonne Arnaud|
|Poppy Fenton||Moyra Fraser|
|Reginald Fitzgibbon||Jack Hulbert|
|Sergeant Bryce||Victor Wood|
|Miss Arnaud and Miss Fraser dressed by||John Tullis|
|Press Representative||Vivienne Byerley|
|Production Manager||Ian Dow|
|Stage Manager||Roy Hawksworth|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Ursula Jenkins|
|Chief Costume Supervisor||Lily Taylor|
|Chief Engineer||Joe Davis|
|Company Manager||John Murphy|
|General Manager||Bernard Gordon|
|Scenery built by||Brunskill & Loveday|
|Scenery painted by||Alick Johnstone|
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