Gladys Cooper

 

 

 GLADYS COOPER 

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Gladys Cooper

 


 

 




The Letter
The Playhouse Theatre, Charing Cross, London
1927






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"The Letter", a Somerset Maugham play set on a plantation in the Malay Peninsula and then in Singapore.  A drama of marital infidelity and miscegenation, strong on Chinese mistresses and unfaithful Colonial wives and stiff upper lips and torrid passions set amid the confounded heat.

The play ran for three hundred and thirty eight performances at the Playhouse Theatre through 1927 and for another one hundred and fifty performances on tour. 

This was Gladys' first play in solo management, and her greatest success at the Playhouse Theatre.

Frank Curzon, Gladys' previous partner of the Playhouse Theatre died during the production of "The Letter".



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Play Title :-
The Letter




Year / Date  Produced :-
1927




Presented at :-
The Playhouse Theatre, Charing Cross, London. 

Sole Lessee, Gladys Cooper.




Presented by :-
Gladys Cooper




Written By :-
Somerset Maugham




Produced by :- Gerald du Maurier




The Cast :- Leslie Faber
- Howard Joyce


Nigel Bruce
- Robert Crosbie


George Carr
- Ong Chi Seng


S. J. Warmington
- Geoffrey Hammond


James Raglan
- John Withers


A. G. Poulton
- Chung Hi


Clare Harris
- Mrs. Joyce


Marion Lind
- Mrs Parker


Ching Ling
- A Chinese Woman


Tom Mills
- A Sikh Sergeant of Police


Gladys Cooper
- Leslie Crosbie


Low Ping
- )


Chong
- )


Lun Kun Tai
- )  Chinese Boys and Malay Servants


Chong Kin
- )


See Yong Sing
- )


Chong Ah Kei
- )







The action takes place on a plantation in the Malay Peninsular and at Singapore.




Act I.
The drawing room of the Crosbie's Bungalow.

Act II. A room in the Gaol at Singapore.

Act III.  Scene 1.
A room in the Chinese quarter at Singapore.

Act III.  Scene 2. The drawing room at the Crosbie's Bungalow.




General Manager  :- Mr. T. B. Vaughan




Stage Manager :- Mr. J. Wallett Waller




Business Manager :- Mr. Wm. Patrick




Costumes :-
Miss Gladys Cooper's dresses specially designed by Molyneux, Paris.




Scenery :- By J. A. Fraser