A Dog for Delmont

“The play is from the pen of Joseph Colton, an elementary school teacher in Durham County. Mr Colton, who is a member of Sunderland Drama Club, had his play first produced by this society. Later it was accorded a signal honour by the British Drama League, who included it in the programme of representative plays during their National Drama Week at Harrogate two years ago.” – ‘Chit Chat’, The Stage 8th February 1951

A revised version of this play, with the central family named Gay rather than Simpson, became a big hit the following year under the new title THE GAY DOG [qv]. The H M Tennent production retained Harold Goodwin and Douglas Ives from the original Q Theatre presentation.

Cast & Crew


Bert Simpson
Bill Simpson
Jim Simpson
Leslie Gowland
Maggie Simpson
Minnie Simpson
Mrs James
Rev Mr Gowland
Spud Ryan




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