Gladys Cooper

 

 

 GLADYS COOPER 

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Gladys Cooper

 


 

 




The Sacred Flame
Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, London
1966






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"The Sacred Flame", a controversial play about euthanasia which dealt simply and formally with the right of a mother to allow her son to die when his life becomes no longer feasible.

Gladys had previously appeared in "The Sacred Flame" in 1929 when she managed The Playhouse Theatre and at the time she performed the part of Stella.  Thirty seven years on and Gladys now plays the part of the mother, Mrs. Tabret.

Despite a strong cast including Wendy Hiller the play ran for only seven weeks.




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Play Title :-
The Sacred Flame




Year / Date  Produced :-
1966




Presented at :-
Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, London.




Presented by :-
John Gale and Allan Davis & The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.




Written by :-
W. Somerset Maugham. 




The Cast :- Lana Morris
- Stella


Gladys Cooper - Mrs. Tabret


Wendy Hiller
- Nurse Wayland


Jean Holness
- Alice


John Merivale
- Maurice Tabret


Jack Gwillim
- Dr. Harvester


Leo Genn
- Major Liconda


Terence Longdon
- Colin




The action takes place at Gatley House, Mrs. Tabret's residence near London.




Act I.
An evening in June.  After dinner.

Act II. Before lunch the following day.

Act III. 
After lunch.




General Manager :- Martin Tickner




Company and Stage Manager :- Owen Griffith




Deputy Stage Manager :- Simon Wincer




Assistant Stage Manager :- Susan Hardie




Wardrobe Mistress :- Dolly Hodges




General Manager for Duke of York's theatre :- Robert Howard




Ladies Dresses :-
Designed by Owen Hyde-Clarke of Worth.




Wigs by :- Wig Creations




Men's Costumes by :- Nathans




Stand Fast Whisky by :- Grants




Plymouth Gin by :- Coates




Furniture by :- Louis Koch & Son and Old Times Furnishing Co.




Additonal lighting equipment by :- Theatre Projects

Stockings by :- Kayser




Wardrobe care by :- Lux




Floral decoration by :- Flowersby




Light fittings by :- J.M.B.




Soda water by :- Schweppes




Champagne by :- Veuve-Ponsardin




Ladies make up by :- Harriet Hubbard Ayer