Close Quarters (1937) by Huddersfield Thespians

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THE HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS

Close Quarters

A Play in Three Acts by W. O. SOMIN Adapted by GILBERT LENNOX Preceded by

A Fine Romance A Comedy in One Act by F. A. CARTER

VICTORIA HALL THEATRE, October 11.12, 13. 442 tee 16, at. 750 pm.

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The Huddersfield Thespians

EIGHTEENTH SEASON 1937-38

PRESIDENT: H. G. BARWOOD VICE-PRESIDENTS:

PHILIP AHIER NORMAN CULLEY EDITH SPIKES H. C. CALVERT G. R. GEISSLER W. L. WILMSHURST E. N. CHILTON F. R. QUARMBY J. A. WOOLVEN S. H. CROWTHER G. E- RUSHWORTH HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS HARLEY GRANVILLE BARKER EDEN PHILLPOTTS ST. JOHN ERVINE C. HAROLD RIDGE ERNEST E. HIRST GEOFFREY WHITWORTH HONORARY MEMBERS PHILIP AHIER ALBERT LUNN ; E. G. THORNTON F. A. BEAN OSCAR ROBINSON JAMES R. GREGSON G. E. RUSHWORTH

Hon. SECRETARY: FREDERICK A. CARTER, 136, Loxc LANE, HUDDERSFIELD

LOD $444.46 6464-64 464444644

CLOSE QUARTERS

A Play in Three Acts By W. O. Somin Adapted by Gilbert Lennox

Characters

LIESA BERGMANN I HILDA CHILTON GUSTAV BERGMANN F. REGINALD QUARMBY PRODUCED BY E. N. CHILTON

Act I The Kitchen-living-room of the Bergmanns’ flat in a Working-class Tenement in a Continental Capital.

Act II The Parlour of the Bergmanns’ new fiat. The following evening.

AcT III The same as Act II. Early next morning. Telephone equipment kindly lent by the Post Office.

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Preceded by

A FINE ROMANCE

A Comedy in One Act By F. A. Carter SARAH FIRTH Characters in the Order of their Appearance : NAN BRIAN ANN FIRTH MARY COOPER JOHN FIRTH STANLEY SMITH HARRY FIRTH FRANK C. QUARMBY EDGAR SMITH FRANK CROSLAND

PRODUCED BY THE AUTHOR SCENE. Living Room of the Firths’ farmhouse.

Time. Early Evening.

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Music by

THE THESPIAN ORCHESTRA

selected from

March ‘* Reitersmann ”’ Leo Norden Selection ‘* Patience ”’ Arthur Sullivan Waltz ‘* Jeunesse Dorée”’ I Waldteufel Meditation ‘* Sanctuary of the Heart ” Albert W. Ketélbey Hon. MusIcaL DIRECTOR Mrs. F. W. SyKEs LEADERS H. H. TOWNEND & F. M. Woop

EES ET REO

STAGE MANAGERS BUBRAT ELECTRICIANS {pRB HUME MARY POGSON PROPERTIES I DORA BUCKLEY SOUND EFFECTS HUBERT WALKER BUSINESS MANAGER WINIFRED KILNER

OSD $4 4444606

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 1937 CLIVE OF INDIA November 8th to 13th DANGEROUS CORNER December 6th to 11th 1938 I HAVE FIVE DAUGHTERS January 24th to 29th LEGACY February 7th, 8th and 9th AH! WILDERNESS February 21st.to 26th. Play not yet chosen March 21st to 26th

Plans open at Messrs. J. Woop & SoNs, Lrp., New Street (Tel. 156) 14 days previous to above dates for subscribers and members, 7 days later for the public.

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We should welcome more members and Subscribers

To put on good plays in an adequate manner, we must be assured of a steady income and this can only be secured by a strong membership list. We therefore appeal to all those interested in our work to join. “You can become a member for as little as 5/- per annum, which includes priority booking a week befort the eas are open to the general public.

In addition, the member who subscribes 10/6 per year hag one free seat. value 1/3, and for a guinea, a free seat value 2/6 for each of the Society’s six productions.

YOU CAN JOIN TO-NIGHT, or the Subscription Treasurer (Mr. Gordon Sudworth, 3, Cloth Hall Street) will be pleased to receive subscriptions.

To Our Present Members

May we remind you that subscriptions are now due, and those who have not already done so, can very much help the Society by remitting promptly. Payment may be made at the Hall to-night to the Treasurer, Mr. Philip Booth, or to the Business Manager, Mrs. W. Kilner, or can be sent to Mr. Gordon Sudworth, 3;

Cloth Hall Street. The Public Criticisms.

of Thespian productions were so popular last year, that they are to be continued this season. They will be held-as before, on the Tuesdays following the productions at 7-30 p.m. in the Assembly Room, Waverley House. The first one will be held on Tuesday, October roth, when’ the discussion will be opened by the BEY: Alan P, Tory, M.A. Anyone interested is invited to attend and take part. - I

Our Next Production

Next month we are to produce “ CLIVE OF INDIA.” We have made it a policy to produce one historical play a season and this is one of the most attractive plays of its kind we have been able to put forward. It full length portrait of Clive,” drawn with insight and humour, contrasting Clive’s work for the Empire with the sacrifices that had to be made by his wife to make it possible.

The Halifax Thespians

will produce in the ALEXANDRA HALL, HALirax, Monday to Saturday, October 25th to 30th, at 7-30 p.m. each evening

“THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE” By George Bernard Shaw

. An exciting melodrama of the American War of Independence, full, at the same time

of Shavian wit and brilliance. Box office open from Friday, October 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11 a.m. to

BP. .m. daily. Telephone No. 369411. Prices 2/6 and 1/-

The Bradford Civic Playhouse

will produce in 1 ne PLAYHOUSE, CHAPEL STREET, BRADFORD, week commencing ‘Monday, November rst, at 7-30 p.m. each evening,

‘“* THE Oe aon OF BEING EARNEST ” ‘BY Oscar. Wilde.

Bookings at the Theatre Boy Oifice; II am. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Telephone No. 10329. Telephone’ bookings must be claimed not later than 7-15 p.m.

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