Gladys Cooper

 

 

 GLADYS COOPER 

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Gladys Cooper

 


 

 




Goodbye to Yesterday
Phoenix Theatre, London
1937






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"Goodbye to Yesterday", Gladys Cooper's first London performance in nearly three years and a play in which Gladys appeared with her third husband Philip Merivale in what was their first performance together back in England following their marriage in Chicago on April 30th, 1937.

The play was a dire psychological drama about a Brighton schoolmaster with a penchant for shutting his children up in cupboards.

The play struggled and closed after the fourth night.




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Play Title :-
Goodbye to Yesterday




Year / Date  Produced :-
1937




Presented at :-
Phoenix Theatre, London




Presented by :-
Basil Dean




Written By :-
James Parish




The Cast :- Actor / Actress :-
Part Played :-


Marda Vanne
- Enid Traylen


Muriel George
- Mrs. Rawlins


Maud Gill
- Mrs. Wafter


Bryan Powley
- Rev. Hubert Wafter


Gladys Cooper - Laura Lorimer


Louise Frodsham
- Minnie


Philip Merivale
- Brian Lorimer


Jack Powney
- Tony Lorimer


Frank Allenby
- Richard Wolston


Walter Hudd
- David Christie



The action of the play takes passes in the house of Mr. Lorimer, Headmaster of a small preparatory school on the South Coast.




Act I  :- A Summer Morning in the Holidays.




Act II  Scene 1 :- Two weeks later (Evening).

Act II  Scene 2 :- Ten days later (towards Sunset).




Act III  Scene 1 :- A few days later (Evening).

Act III  Scene 2 :- Fifteen months later (Morning).







General Manager :- Wilson Blake




Manager  :- Walter Havers




Stage Director :- Anthony Marshall




Stage Manager :- Hedley Mattingly




Publicity :- W. MacQueen-Pope




Stage Setting by  :- Edward Carrick




Scenery  :- Built by Loveday & Higson and painted by Alick Johnstone.




Furniture  :- Furniture supplied by J. S. Lyon, 112, Holborn, London.




Clothes  :- Miss Gladys Cooper and Miss Marda Vanne's dresses designed and executed by Motley, Ltd., 25, Garrick Street, W.1




Telephone Equipment  :- By G.P.O.




Cigarettes  :- By Abdulla.




Marconi All-Wave Radiogram  :- By Marconiphone, Ltd.