Costume and set designs for Under the Sycamore Tree (Aldwych, 1952)

Scope and Content

This series consists of costume and set designs, set model pieces, portrait sketches and sketches on tracing paper fragments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Under the Sycamore Tree, a satirical play in three acts by Sam Spewack making comparisons between humans and ants. Oliver Messel's production was first produced by H. M. Tennent Productions Ltd. at the Aldwych Theatre, London, 23 April 1952 (with an initial prior performance at the Streatham Hill Theatre, London, 14 April 1952). It was directed by Peter Glenville and featured Alec Guiness as The Scientist and Diana Churchill as the Ant Queen.