The Cavern

UK premiere of Lucienne Hill’s translation of Jean Anouilh’s LA GROTTE, performed in repertoire with THE CHERRY ORCHARD, VOLPONE, WHEN WE ARE MARRIED, CHANGING GEAR and ‘OWD YER TIGHT. A version of this production, with all but two of the roles recast, toured from 13th September 1965 prior to opening at the Strand Theatre, London on 11th November [qv].

Cast & Crew


Adele, the kitchen maid
Alexis, the scullery boy
Baron Jules
Baroness Jules
Elder son
Hugueline, the chambermaid
Leon, the coachman
Marcel, the valet
Marie Jeanne, the cook
Romain, the butler
The Author
The Count
The Countess
The Seminarist
The Superintendent
Younger son
Younger son


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  1. On 6th March 2013 at 9:06 p.m., S Poyzer noted:

    This was an Upstairs/downstairs type of play with a magnificent set showing both the gentry and the workers sections.

  2. On 6th March 2013 at 9:07 p.m., S Poyzer noted:

    Cost to see it 4/6 (old money)

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