Set and costume designs for The Little Hut (Lyric, 1953)

Scope and Content

This series includes ground plans, set designs, costume designs and sketches

Administrative / Biographical History

The Little Hut, a play adapted by Nancy Mitford from the light comedy by André Roussin. Oliver Messel's production was first produced by H. M. Tennent Productions Ltd. at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London on 7 October, 1953. It was directed by Peter Brook and featured Joan Tetzel as Susan and David Tomlinson as Henry. It was also performed at the Coronet Theatre, New York on 7 October 1953. Roger Pinkham has said of this production "The set of The Little Hut, exotically fruited, and ideally over-run with vegetation, made an ideal and highly praised setting for the slender story of husband, wife and lover wrecked on a desert island." (Pinkham, ed., 1983).