Gladys Cooper

 

 

 GLADYS COOPER 

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Gladys Cooper

 


 

 




Relative Values
Theatre Royal, Brighton
1951






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"Relative Values", a comedy by Noel Coward about Felicity, Countess of Marshwood who finds to her considerable horror that her son and heir is to marry a Hollywood film star who, as if that weren't shocking enough, also turns out to be her maid's long lost sister.

The play gave Gladys her first real success after a recent run of London disasters, and it was to give Gladys not only her one great post-war triumph in the West End but also her first real success there since "The Shining Hour" almost twenty years earlier.

The tour lasted for four hundred and seventy-seven performances.




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Play Title :-
Relative Values




Year / Date  Produced :-
Beginning Monday, November 5th, 1951




Presented at :-
Theatre Royal, Brighton




Presented by :-
H. M. Tennant Ltd & John C. Wilson




Written By :-
Noel Coward




Directed By :- Noel Coward




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


Richard Leech
- Crestwell


Renee Hill
- Alice


Angela Baddeley
- Mrs. Moxton (Moxie)


Gladys Cooper
- Felicity, Countess of Marshwood


Dorothy Batley
- Lady Hayling


Simon Lack
- The Hon. Peter Ingleton


Charles Cullum
- Admiral Sir John Hayling


Judy Campbell
- Miranda Frayle


Ralph Michael
- The Earl of Marshwood (Nigel)


Hugh McDermott
- Don Lucas



The action of the play takes place in Marshwood House, East Kent, early July.




Act I  :- Saturday afternoon.  After lunch.




Act II  Scene 1 :- A few hours later.

Act II  Scene 2 :- Before dinner.




Act III  Scene 1 :- After dinner.

Act III  Scene 2 :- The next morning.







General Manager :- Bernard Gordon




Manager and Stage Director :- Mick Orr




Stage Manager :- Clive Woods




Asst. Stage Manager :- Nigel Davenport




Production Manager :- Ian Dow




Chief Engineer :- Joe Davis




Chief Wardrobe Supervisor :- Lily Taylor




Press Representative :- Vivienne Byerley




Setting by  :- Michael Relph




Scenery  :- Painted by Alick Johnstone; built by Brunskill & Loveday.




Furniture  :- Furniture supplied by The Old Times Furnishing Company and Moss Harris.




Clothes  :- Clothes for Miss Gladys Cooper and Miss Judy Campbell and Miss Angela Baddeley's dress in Act II Scene 2 by John Tullis, of Horrockses Fashions, Ltd.  Shoes by Rayne.




Properties  :- Properties by Robinson Bros (Jewellers), Ltd.




China  :- Hand painted china by Harrop Allin.




Spectacles  :- Spectacles by Negretti and Zambra of Regent Street.




Flowers  :- Flowers by Floral Decor.




Cordials  :- Cordials by Idris Ltd.




Wigs  :- Wigs by Wig Creations.




Nylons  :- Nylons by Kayser-Bondor.




Electrical Equipment  :- Electrical equipment by The Strand Electric & Engineering Co., Ltd.




Radio Receiver  :-
Radio receiver kindly loaned by H.M.V.




Lighters  :- Lighters by RonsonFoyle's.




Cigarettes :- Cigarettes by Philip Morris.