Three Way Switch
“Ronald Jeans has written a new comedy, DOUBLE TAKE, concerning an attempt to lose a valuable pearl necklace in order to claim insurance money.” – The Stage, 5 June 1958
After two weeks at Windsor, the play was retitled THREE WAY SWITCH for its West End transfer, which was presented by John Counsell in association with Furndel Productions (Alan Badel and Lord Furness) . It ran for 54 performances.
“We have sadly to record the swift and agonizing demise of THREE WAY SWITCH, which was launched with such high hopes at the Aldwych Theatre six short weeks ago. Many thousand guests of the management gave to it at every performance the same warm and enthusiastic reception that it had received at Windsor under its original title of DOUBLE TAKE. Alas! the paying public could not be induced to come and many thousands of pounds were lost. The West End theatre is an enigma to which no one knows the answer.” – Curtain Up, 25th August 1958
Cast & Crew
|Cornelius Drake||Bryan Forbes|
|Det Inspector Halliday||Cyril Raymond|
|Det Sergeant Blade||Neil Wilson|
|Effie Glimmer||Nanette Newman|
|Mrs Glimmer||Dandy Nichols|
|PC Cartridge||Michael Wynne|
|Peter Croome||Leslie Phillips|
|Verity Croome||Daphne Anderson|
|Setting designed by||Hal Henshaw|
|Setting painted by||Dian Montgomerie|
|Stage Director (Windsor)||Bridget Thorold|
|Stage Manager (Windsor)||Shirley Barrett|
|ASM (Windsor)||Paul Van|
- Added by Jared William.
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