Administrative / Biographical History

Autumn was translated and adapted by Margaret Kennedy from a Russian play by Ilya Surguchev, Autumn Violins, which was first produced at the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1914-15. Gregory Ratoff acquired the English rights. It was produced by Basil Dean at the St Martin's Theatre in 1937-8, after a provincial try-out in Manchester and Glasgow, and starred Margaret Robson, Jack Hawkins and Muriel Aked.