Gladys Cooper

 

 

 GLADYS COOPER 

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Gladys Cooper

 


 

 




Out of the Question
St. Martin's Theatre, London
1968






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"Out of the Question", a strange little comedy about an impoverished scientist trying to convince an American university that his family life did not make him an unsuitable man for one of their jobs.

The play was first produced in 1968 and ran into 1969.  During this time on December 18th, 1968, Gladys Cooper reached her eightieth birthday.  Her family felt that this called for some celebration and on her birthday night the theatre was filled entirely with Gladys' friends.

By the end of January 1969 the play had broken all the St. Martin's Theatre box office records.




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Play Title :-
Out of the Question




Year / Date  Produced :-
1968




Presented at :-
St. Martin's Theatre, West Street, Cambridge Circus, W.C.2




Presented by :-
John Roberts and Doris Cole Abrahams in association with Commonwealth United Entertainment




Written By :-
Ira Wallach




Directed By :- Nigel Patrick




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


Dulcie Gray
- Celia Pilgrim  (Scientists wife)


Michael Denison
- Andrew Pilgrim  (Scientist)


Helen Cherry
- Marian Jellicoe


Lucy Fleming
- Joanna Pilgrim


Gladys Cooper - Emma Littlewood


Bryan Hunt
- Peter Littlewood


David Knight
- Otis Clifton




The living-room of Andrew Pilgrim's home in London.




Act I  :- Monday




Act II  :- Tuesday




Act III  :- Wednesday







Settings by  :- Hutchinson Scott




Scenery  :- Built and painted by Victor Mara Ltd




Lighting by  :- Michael Northen




Costumes by  :- Beatrice Dawson.  Miss Helen Cherry's negligee and Miss Lucy Fleming's clothes, and shirts, stockings and socks by Marks & Spencer.   Mr. David Knight's and Mr. Bryan Hunt's clothes by Aquascutum.  Mr. David Knight's shirts by Mr. Fish.




Production Executive  :-
Sally Stark




Company & Stage Manager  :-
Leonard Upton




Deputy Stage Manager  :-
Ann Teeton




Assistant Stage Manager  :-
Jonathan Bird




Wardrobe Mistress  :-
Agness Mercer




Assistant to the Designer  :-
John Duke




Press and Public Relations  :-
Roger Clifford Ltd.  Regent 3117




Production Photographs  :-
Brian Heseltine




At the Piano  :-
Sidney Bright