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
Det Inspector Halliday
Det Sergeant Blade
Effie Glimmer
Mrs Glimmer
PC Cartridge
Peter Croome
Verity Croome


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Setting painted by
Stage Director (Windsor)
Stage Manager (Windsor)
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