Olivier Archive. Vol. CCCXXXI (ff. ). Papers relating to plays, films and ... 

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Olivier Archive. Vol. CCCXXXI (ff. ). Papers relating to plays, films and theatre productions in which L.O.P. Ltd. and V.L. Productions Ltd. made investments; 1957-1962. The dates given are those of the first performance in each case. For the text of some of the plays see Add. MSS 80266-80273.

1. ff. . Expresso Bongo, by Wolf Mankowitz and others; 1957-1959. Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 25 March 1958, and in London, the Saville, 23 April 1958.

2. ff. . Roar like a dove, by Lesley Storm. Phoenix, 26 September 1959.

3. ff. . The shifting heart, by Richard Beynon; 1957-1959. Presented by Olivier in association with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, and on behalf of St James’s Players. Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 31 August 1959, and in London at the Duke of York’s, 14 September 1959.

4. ff. . The stepmother, by Warren Chetham-Strode. (V.L. Productions investment.) St Martin’s, 5 November 1958.

5. ff. . Those people, those books, by Dodie Smith. No production took place.

6. ff. . Shadow of heroes, by Robert Arderey. (V.L. Productions investment.) Piccadilly, 7 October 1958.

7. ff. . Matilda shouted fire; 1958-1959. New Theatre, Oxford, 20 October 1958, but no London production.

8. ff. . Who’s your father?, by Denis Cannan. Cambridge Theatre; 16 December 1958.

9. ff. . A taste of honey, by Shelagh Delaney. Theatre Royal, Stratford, 27 May 1958

10. ff. . The long and the short and the tall, by Willis Hall. Royal Court, 7 January 1959

11. ff. . Beware of angels, by Ruth Dunning; 1959-1960. Provincial tour April 1959, and the Westminster Theatre, 26-30 May 1959.

12. ff. . The hostage, by Brendan Behan. Theatre Royal, Stratford; 14 October 1958

13. ff. . The wrong side of the park, by John Mortimer. Cambridge Theatre, 3 February 1960.

14. ff. . The lily white boys, by Harry Cookson. Royal Court, 27 January 1960.

15. ff. . Norman, by Frank Harvey. Duchess, 20 May 1963.

16. ff. . Dear liar, by Jerome Hilty. Criterion, 14 June 1960.

17. ff. . Make me an offer, by Wolf Mankowitz. Theatre Royal, Stratford, 19 October 1959.

18. ff. . The amorous prawn, by Anthony Kimmins. Saville, 9 December 1959.

19. ff. . The caretaker, by Harold Pinter. Arts, 27 May 1960.

20. ff. . Nobody here but us chickens, by James Doran. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 21 March 1960.

21. ff. . The Art Buchwald revue, by Julian More and others. No production took place.

22. ff. . Billy Liar, by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. Cambridge, 13 September 1960.

23. ff. . The geese are getting fat, by Arthur Watkyn. Phoenix, 22 December 1960.

24. ff. . The guide. No production took place.

25. ff. . Stop it whoever you are, by Henry Livings. Arts, 15 February 1961.

26. ff. . Time and yellow roses, by Lesley Storm. St Martin’s, 11 May 1961.

27. ff. . The bad soldier, Smith, by William Douglas Home. Westminster Theatre, 14 June 1961.

28. ff. . Luther, by John Osborne. Royal Court, 27 July 1961.

29. ff. . Teresa of Avila, by Hugh Ross Williamson. Vaudeville, 20 October 1961.

30. ff. . Ducks and lovers, by Murray Schisgal. Arts; 19 October 1961.

31. ff. . Two stars for comfort, by John Mortimer. Garrick, 4 April 1962

32. ff. . Regent’s Park season of plays; 1962.

33. ff. . The keep, by Gwyn Thomas. Royal Court, 22 November 1961

34. ff. . Les Viaducs de la Seine-et-Oise, by Marguerite Duras. 31 December 1961.

35. ff. . Fiorello, by J. Weidman and G. Abbott. Piccadilly, 8 October 1962.

36. ff. . Miss Pell is missing, by Leonard Gershe. Criterion, 12 September 1962

37. ff. . Out of bounds, by Arthur Watkyn. Wyndham’s, 8 November 1962.

38. ff. . It happened here; film directed by K. Brownlow and A. Mollo.

39. ff. . Arts Theatre venture; 1962.

40. ff. . All things bright and beautiful, by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse. Phoenix; 13 December 1962.

41. ff. . Baal, by Bertolt Brecht. Phoenix, 7 February 1963.

42. ff. . Home from sea, [no date].

43. ff. . Season of plays at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, 1962.

44. ff. . My place, by Elaine Dundy. Comedy, 13 February 1962.

45. ff. . To play with a tiger, by Doris Lessing. No production took place.

46. ff. . Five plus one, by Steven Vinaver and Carl Davis. No production took place.

47. ff. . St Joan of the stockyards, by Bertolt Brecht. Queen’s, 11 June 1964.

48. ff. . Celebration, by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. Duchess, 7 June 1961.

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