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OVER A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROWNTREE PLAYERS PRODUCTIONS

TITLE

Sweet Lavender

(Before an invited audience at the De Grey Rooms and repeated in April 1912 at the Exhibition Buildings, as a public performance

Note – see reference in ‘A Potted History of The Rowntree Players’ to the gap of 11 years between the first and second productions.

Nothing But The Truth

The Cheerful Knave

Captain X

The 13th Chair

Diplomacy

Punch and Go

Locked Chest

Over-ruled

The Admirable Crichton

The Dover Road

Clothes and the Woman

The Judge of all the Earth

The Play is the Thing

The Outsider

E & OC

Amends

The Ghost of Jerry Bundler

The Man With A Load of Mischief

Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure

Tons of Money

The Fourth Wall

It Pays To Advertise

A Damsel in Distress

The Barton Mystery

When Knights Were Bold

The Cat and The Canary

Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Michael and Mary

Marry the Girl

The Calendar

The Ghost Train

The Middle Watch

The Green Goddess

The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Young Idea

East Of Suez

HASSAN – Act 5 Scene 1 (Contribution to the programme to mark the opening of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre)

Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure

A Murder Has Been Arranged

Berkley Square

The Midshipman

The Wrecker

The Flowers of the Forest

Trial by Jury

The Lovely Mirage

St Simeon Stylites

The Applecart

And So To Bed

La Vie Parisienne

Service

The Mocking Bird

Payment Deferred

Barnet’s Folly

The Nelson Touch

Note – Between April 1940 and the following play there were no productions by the Society during the second world war

Spring 1600

The Watch on the Rhine

The Bread Winner

Wishing Well

National Velvet

Ladies in Retirement

This Happy Breed

The Shop at Sly Corner

The Lady from Edinburgh

Recital of Poetry & Music

Dear Brutus

Recital of Poetry & Music

The Whitehead Boy

Miss Elizabeth Bennett

The Chiltern Hundreds

Recital of Poetry & Music

Trespass

The Paragon

Recital of Poetry & Music

Yellow Sands

The Beaux Stratagem

Gaslight

The Light of Heart

Uncle Harry

The Happiest Days of Your Life

Double Door

Pygmalion

Maytime Follies (1st Edition)

You Never Can Tell

The Hollow

The Lady’s Not For Burning

Maytime Follies (2nd Edition)

Love from a Stranger

Seagulls over Sorrento

Arsenic and Old Lace

Maytime Follies (3d Edition)

Flare Path

Reluctant Heroes

The Importance of Being Ernest

Maytime Follies (4th Edition)

Simon and Laura

Bonaventure

The River Line

Maytime Follies (5th Edition)

All for Mary

Towards Zero

Separate Tables

Maytime Follies (6th Edition)

The Reluctant Debutante

Sailor Beware

Toad of Toad Hall

Brothers in Law

The Touch of Fear

The Orchard Walls

The Boy Friend (musical)

Waiting for Gillian

Dry Rot

The Diary of Anne Frank

Jubilee Follies (7th Edition)

The Secret Tent

The Devil’s Disciple

And Suddenly it’s Spring

Expresso Bongo (musical)

When We Are Married

A Christmas Carol

The Rape of the Belt

Johnny Belinda

Hobson’s Choice

Melodrama & Music Hall

The Flowering Cherry

Billy Liar

Pools Paradise

The Private Ear & The Public Eye

Five Finger Exercise

Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass

The Shop at Sly Corner

The Browning Version Harlequinade

Wolf’s Clothing

Tonight’s the Night (Revue)

The Gazebo

The Sound of Murder

The Amorous Prawn

Sweet Corn (Revue)

Chase me Comrade

Trap for a lonely man

Semi-detached

Tonight’s the Night (2nd Edition)

Boeing Boeing

Little Women

Look Back in Anger

11 + 7 (Revue)

The Mystery of the Marie Celeste

Hay Fever

Spring and Port Wine

Pride and Prejudice

Goodnight Mrs Puffin

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Gaslight

Wuthering Heights

The Militants

The Geese are Getting Fat

Suspect

The Heiress

A Letter for the General

The Man Most Likely To

Wait Until Dark

Daughter of the Left Hand

Doctor Brent’s Household

Gigi

Once in a Blue Moon

Hedda Gabler

All in Good Time

The Day After the Fair

They Came to a City

The Servant

Relatively Speaking

Loot

Tartuffe

Suddenly at Home

Sweeney Todd the Barber

The Lion in Winter

Move Over Mrs Markham

Crown Matrimonial

Who Killed Santa Claus?

Don’t Just Lie There, Say Something

Absurd Person Singular

Anastasia

Confessions

The Long and the Short and the Tall

Lloyd George Knew My Father

The Killing of Sister George

Babes in the Wood

The Bed Before Yesterday

A Man For All Seasons

Happy Birthday

Cinderella

Celebration

A Servant to Two Masters

Ten Times Table

Dick Whittington

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Aunt Edwina

Dame of Sark

Humpty Dumpty

This Happy Breed

The Dresser

Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime

Pinocchio

Rattle of a Simple Man

Outside Edge

The Accrington Pals

Aladdin

Season’s Greetings

Houseguest

Angels in Love

Red Riding Hood

Post Mortem Chinamen

The Real Thing – Cancelled

Under Milk Wood

Sinbad the Sailor

The Real Thing

Born in the Gardens

84 Charing Cross Road

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Drama Society Murder Mystery

Sleeping Beauty

Pack of Lies

Plaza Suite

Round and Round the Garden

Flibberty and the Penguin

Trip to Scarborough

The Glass Menagerie

The Haunted Through Lounge

A Christmas Carol

Blythe Spirit

And a Nightingale Sang

Breezeblock Park

Robinson Crusoe

Mansfield Park

Out of Sight Out of Murder

Celebration

Roses of Eyam

Jack and the Beanstalk

Veronica’s Room

Two and Two make Sex

When We Are Married

Puss in Boots

Lock Up Your Daughters (from Rope upon Rope)

Seeds of Doubt

Salt of the Earth

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Rebecca

Deadly Nightcap

September in the Rain

Kindly Leave The Stage

Mother Goose

Jane Eyre

The Anniversary

Quality Street

Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

Straight n’ Narrow

Mystery at Blackwater (from The Lady in White)

Out of Order

Cinderella

Because of the Lockwoods

My Friend Miss Flint

Terra Nova

Treasure Island The Panto

The Exorcism

Stepping Out

Sylvia’s Wedding

Aladdin

Steel Magnolias

Dancing at Lughnasa

Happy Families

Babes in the Wood

Pygmalion

Sandcastles

Sinbad the Sailor

Natural Causes

Pride and Preudice

Hobson’s Choice

Jack and Jill

Key For Two

The Importance of Being Ernest

 

Dick Whittington

Gaslight

The Railway Children

Spend Spend Spend

Jack and the Beanstalk

It's a Mad House

A Servant to Two Masters

Stags and Hens

Cinderella

Move Over Mrs Markham

An Inspector Calls

On a Night Like This

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Game Plan

Noises Off

Sly Fox

Aladdin

Where There’s a Will

Thick as a Brick (musical)

Last Tango in Whitby

Sleeping Beauty

Up ‘n’ Under

Lend Me a Tennor

Heroes

Dick Whittington

Sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n Rick and Noel

How the Other Half Loves

Teechers

Mother Goose

Be My Baby

The Importance of being Earnest

Two

Babes in the Wood featuring Robin Hood

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Bazaar and Rummage

Rowntree Players Centenary Open Night

Cinderella

Blythe Spirit

Centenary Follies

Centenary Ball

Jack and the Beanstalk

My Mother Said I Never Should

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

The 39 Steps

Snow White

Alice in Wonderland

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - the Panto

Talking Heads

Aladdin

Bedroom Farce

Talking Heads 2

Sleeping Beauty

Neville's Island

Di and Viv and Rose

Sinbad

No shows in 2020 due to Covid 19

Spider's Web

Dick Whittington

The Missing Peace

Sex, Drugs & Rick 'n' Noel

Babes in the Wood

Teechers

PLAYWRIGHT

Pinero

Note – see reference in ‘A Potted History of The Rowntree Players’ to the gap of 11 years between the first and second productions.

J Montgomery

K Howard

H Swears

B Veiller

V Sardou

John Galsworthy

John Masefield

George Bernard Shaw

J M Barrie

A A Milne

G Paston

S Schofield (Review)

Dorothy Brandon

E C Williams

E C Williams

Jacobs & Rock

A Dukes

W Hackett

Evans & Valentine

A A Milne

Hackett & Megrue

Hay & Woodhouse

W Hackett

Christopher Marlow

J Willard

Hay & Woodhouse

A A Milne

G Arthurs & A Miller

Edgar Wallace

Arnold Ridley

I Hay & S King-Hall

W Archer

Edgar Wallace

Noel Coward

W Somerset Maugham

HASSAN – Act 5 Scene 1 (Contribution to the programme to mark the opening of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre)

W Hackett

Emlyn Williams

J L Balderston

I Hay & S King-Hall

Arnold Ridley & B Merrivale

J Van Druten

Gilbert & Sullivan

P Johnson

F Sladen-Smith

George Bernard Shaw

J B Fagan

A P Herbert

Dodie Smith

Lionel Hale

Jeffrey Dell

Jan Stewer

Neil Grant

Note – Between April 1940 and the following play there were no productions by the Society during the second world war

Emlyn Williams

Lillian Hellman

W Somerset Maugham

E E Evans

Enid Bagnold

E Percy & R Denham

Noel Coward

E Percy

A Stuart & L Rose

 

J M Barrie

 

L Robinson

A A Milne

William Douglas Home

 

Emlyn Williams

R & M Pertwee

 

E & A Philpotts

George Farquhar

Patrick Hamilton

Emlyn Williams

T Job

John Dighton

Elizabeth McFadden

George Bernard Shaw

 

George Bernard Shaw

Agatha Christie

Christopher Fry

 

F Vosper

H Hastings

Joseph Kesselring

 

Terrance Rattigan

C Morris

Oscar Wilde

 

A Melville

Charlotte Hastings

C Morgan

 

Brooke & Bannerman

Agatha Christie

Terrance Rattigan

 

William Douglas Home

P King & F Cary

A A Milne

Willis & Cecil

D & C Christie

R F Delderfield

Sandy Wilson

R Millar

John Chapman

F Goodrick & A Hackett

 

Elizabeth Addiman

George Bernard Shaw

J Popplewell

Wolfe Mankowitz & J More

J B Priestley

Charles Dickens – adapted by S Sutton

B W Levy

Elmer Harris

Harold Brighouse

 

R Bolt

Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

P King

Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer

Lewis Carroll Adapted by V A Pearn

E Percy

Terrence Rattigan

Kenneth Horne

 

A Coppel

W Fairchild

A Kimmins

 

Ray Cooney

R Thomas

D Turner

 

M Camoletti

Louisa May Alcott – adapted by P Clapham

John Osborne

 

L de Garde Peach

Noel Coward

Bill Naughton

Jane Austen – adapted by Helen Jerome

A Lovegrove

Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

Patrick Hamilton

Emily Bronte – Adapted by J Davidson

N Holland

A Watkyn

Percy & Denham

R & A Getz

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – adapted by M McLoughlan

Joyce Rayburn

Frederick Knott

N Holland

E Percy

C & A Loos

J Dole

Henrik Ibsen

Bill Naughton

F Harvey

J B Priestley

R Maugham

Alan Ayckbourn

Joe Orton

Molier – adapted by Miles Malleson

Francis Durbridge

B J Burton

James Goldman

Ray Cooney and John Chapman

R Ryton

T Feeley

Michael Pertwee

Alan Ayckbourn

 

Alan Ayckbourn

Willis Hall

William Douglas Home

French Marcus

John Morley

Ben Travers

Robert Bolt

Mark Camoletti

John Morley

Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

Carlo Goldoni

Alan Ayckbourn

John Crocker

Brian Clark

William Douglas Home

William Douglas Home

John Crocker

Noel Coward

Ronald Harwood

Constance Cox

John Morley

C Dyer

Richard Harris

Peter Whelan

John Morley

Alan Ayckbourn

Francis Durbridge

H Mills

John Morley

 

Tom Stoppard

Dylan Thomas

John Morley

Tom Stoppard

Peter Nichols

Helen Hanffe

David McGillvray & Walter Zerlin Jnr

Norman Robbins

Hugh Whitmore

Neil Simon

Alan Ayckbourn

David Wood

Brinsley Sheriden

Tennessee Williams

David McGillvray & Walter Zerlin Jnr

Charles Dickens – adapted by Christopher Bedloe

Noel Coward

C P Taylor

Russell

John Morley

Jane Austen – Adapted by

Ian Carmichael

Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

Don Taylor

John Morley

Ira Levin

Richard Harris & Leslie Darbon

J B Priestley

John Morley

Henry Fielding – Adapted by Bernard Miles

Peter Gordon

John Godber

John Morley

Daphne Du Maurier

Francis Durbridge

John Godber

John Chapman

Norman Robbins

Charlotte Bronte – adapted by Constance Cox

MacIlwraith

J M Barrie

Leonard H Caddy

Jimmie Chinn

Wilkie Collins – Adapted by Constance Cox

Ray Cooney

John Morley

Constance Cox

Donald Churchill & Peter Yelham

Ted Talley

Richard Lloyd

Don Taylor

Richard Harris

Jimmie Chinn

Richard Marlowe

R Harding

Brian Friel

John Godber

John Morley

George Bernard Shaw

Bob Larbey

John Morley

Eric Chappell

Jane Austen – Adapted by Constance Cox

Harold Brighouse

Norman Robbins

John Chapman &  Freeman

Oscar Wilde

 

Norman Robbins

Patrick Hamilton

E Nesbit

Vivian Nicholson & Stephen Smith

Carlo Goldoni

Willy Russell

 

John Chapman

J B Priestley

Michael Frayn

Alan Frayn

Larry Gelbart

Alan P Frayn

Georges Feydeau – Adapted by Nicki Frei

John Godber

Mike Harding

Alan P Frayn

John Godber

Ken Ludwig

Gerald Sibleyras

Cancelled

Alan Ayckbourn

John Godber

Amanda Whittington

Oscar Wilde

Jim Cartwright

Jim Cartwright

Sue Townsend

 

Noel Coward

 

Social Event

Charlotte Keatley

John Buchan

Lewis Carroll adapted by Brainerd Duffield

Alan Bennett

Alan Aykbourn

Alan Bennett

Tim Firth

Amelia Bullman

 

Agatha Christie

Ian Donaghy, adapted by Gemma McDonald

David Tristram

John Godber

DATE

Feb 1912

Note – see reference in ‘A Potted History of The Rowntree Players’ to the gap of 11 years between the first and second productions.

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Note – Between April 1940 and the following play there were no productions by the Society during the second world war

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