1960 – 1969

The Happiest Days of Your Life

by John Dighton

June 1964

Set after World War II, this delightful farce is about what happens when a boys’ school receives the news that they are to billet another school which is all female. Events are complicated by the arrival of the parents. Each headmaster/mistress tries to conceal the fact that his/her school is now coed. Eventually, the parents learn the truth and are about to remove their children when news arrives that a third school is to be amalgamated into theirs. They all join together to keep out these intruders.

Tons of Money

by Will Evans & Arthur Valentine

July 1962

Tons of Money is a farcical play by British writers Will Evans and Arthur Valentine. It’s a story about a hard-up inventor pretending to be his cousin, in order to escape the clutches of his creditors.

It was first performed in April 1922 at the Shaftesbury Theatre and ran for nearly two years. It starred Henson as Aubrey Allington and Yvonne Arnaud as Louise Allington. Its great success led Walls and Henson to produce the series of long-running Aldwych farces.

Alan Ayckbourn updated and directed the play in 1986 in a revival by The National Theatre starring Michael Gambon as Sprules and Simon Cadell as Aubrey.

Dark Brown/The Browning Story/In Camera

??? 1962

Dark Brown by Philip Johnson