Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/12
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDA86-98.
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Aug 1928-13 Jun 1951
  • Physical Description
      13 pieces.

Scope and Content

With William Armstrong, CBE (1882-1952), actor and director of Liverpool Playhouse. Contents relate to: Armstrong's offer of a part for RD in a one-act play by Storm Jameson in August 1928; a [Harold] Brighouse play Armstrong suggests for production; his belief that RD would make an ideal Peter Ibbotson; RD's Westminster Theatre adventure; his Emma production in 1944; the possibility of a collaboration over Peter Abelard [by Helen Waddell]; RD's work [on Perfect Strangers] in 1944; Armstrong's work on The Rivals with Edith Evans; his involvement with RD's production of The Glass Slipper; RD's family; and general news on the activities of the two men.

Dated at: London and Liverpool.

Manuscript and typescript.

Related Material

Further correspondence with Armstrong is included in FRD1/8/1.