Chronology of Plays

Trinity Play Chronology

The pre war plays

  1. 1932          – “Custard & Rhewbarb i’ Paris“, Eleanor Reynolds
  2.                   – “The Sealed Envelope“, Eleanor Reynolds
  3. 1933          – “Our Jack’s Will“, Eleanor Reynolds
  4. 1934          – “The Chinese Riddle“, Eleanor Reynolds
  5. 1935          – “Gwynn Versus Gwynne“, Eleanor Reynolds
  6.                   – “Footlight Pearls in Pawn“, Eleanor Reynolds
  7.                   – “Footlight Mint Sauce“, Eleanor Reynolds
  8.                   – “Footlight Intrigue at Harmony Court“, Eleanor Reynolds
  9. 1937          – “Armistice“, Eleanor Reynolds
  10. 1938          – “An Honest Lawyer“, Eleanor Reynolds

The post war years I am grateful to whoever typed up the list of productions from 1947 until 1986 and whoever added in ink the dates and some of the plays. Here is a transcript of the productions. Please note, not all dates are given but I assume the chronology is accurate.

  1. 1946 Oct – “Eliza Comes to Stay“, HV Edmund
  2.                   – “The Wrong Miss Wright
  3. 1947         – “Clash of Wills“, Eleanor Reynolds
  4.                   – “Moonlight and Magic
  5.                   – “The Two Pearls“, Eleanor Reynolds
  6.                   – “Fiddling Fantasy“, Eleanor Reynolds
  7. 1949 Mar – “For the Love of Veronica“, Eleanor Reynolds
  8. 1949 Nov – “When We are Married“, JB Priestley
  9. 1950 Mar – “Once a Gentleman“, Armitage Owen
  10. 1950 Nov – “Sarah Ann Holds a Feast“, Armitage Owen
  11. 1951 Feb – “We Took a Cottage“, Mary Marvis
  12. 1951 Apr – “Ma’s Bit of Brass“, Ronald Gow [programme]

This brings the list up to 1952

  1. 1952          – “The Happiest Days of Your Life“, John Dighton
  2. 1952 Sep – “The Housemaster“, Ian Hay [programme]
  3. 1952 Nov – “The Devil a Saint“, James R Gregson [programme]
  4.  1953 Mar – “The Gay Bachelor” Armitage Owen   [programme inner] [programme cover]
  5. 1953 Nov – “Hobson’s Choice“, Harold Brighouse  [press cutting]
  6. 1954 Mar – “See How They Run“, Philip King [programme inner] [programme cover]
  7. 1954 May – “Here We Come Gathering“, Philip King & Anthony Armstrong [programme]
  8. 1954 Nov – “Too Many Cooks“, Archie Douglas  [programme]   [programme cover]
  9. 1955 Feb – “Maiden Ladies“, Guy Paxton & Edward Hoile  [programme]  [programme cover]
  10. 1955 Oct – “Paper Chain“, FL Cary & Ivan Butler 
  11. 1956          – “Out of the Frying Pan“, Francis Swann
  12. 1956 Nov – “Lights Out at Eleven“, Armitage Owen
  13. 1956 Dec – “PANTO:Babes in the Wood“, Madge Penny, Dir Arthur Bowker, Margaret Hill & Jean Hammond
  14. 1957          – “Ring Twice“, Falkland L Carey
  15. 1957          – “The Love Match“, Glenn Melvyn  [programme]  [programme cover]
  16. 1958          – “Love’s a Luxury“, Guy Paxton & Edward Hoile  [programme]   [programme cover]
  17. 1958          – “Off the Deep End“, Dennis Driscoll  [programme]  [programme cover]
  18. 1959 Apr – “Dry Rot“, John Chapman  [programme]  [programme cover]
  19. 1959 Oct – “Love in a Mist“, Kenneth Horne  [programme]  [programme cover]

The Sixties

  1. 1960 Feb – “A Policeman’s Lot“, Christopher Bond   [programme]  [programme cover]
  2. 1960 May – “Friends and Neighbours“, Austin Steele [programme]  [programme cover]  [photo]
  3. 1960 Nov – “Man for the Job“, Dennis Driscoll   [programme]  [programme cover] 
  4. 1961 Feb – “Something to Hide“, Leslie Sands     [programme]  [programme cover] 
  5. 1961         – “Beside the Seaside“, Leslie Sands      [programme]  [programme cover] [photo]
  6. 1962 Jan – “All for Mary“, Harold Brooke & Kay Bannerman    [programme]  [programme cover] 
  7. 1962 Mar – “A Sense of Guilt“, Andrew Rosenthal*2    [programme]  [programme cover] 
  8. 1962 May – “Basinful of Briny“, Leslie Sands                [photo]
  9. 1962 Oct – “Pool’s Paradise“, Philip King        [programme]  [programme cover] 
  10. 1963 Mar – “Ride a Cock Horse“, W Barrow   [programme]  [programme cover] 
  11. 1963 May – “Crystal Clear“, Philip King & Falkland L Cary    [programme]  [programme cover] 
  12. 1963 Oct – “One of Those Days“, K Richards   [programme]  [programme cover] 
  13. 1964          – “Rock-a-bye Sailor“, Philip King & Falkland L Cary   [programme]  [programme cover] 
  14. 1964 Oct – “Cat on the Fiddle“, John Dole 
  15. 1965 Feb – “My Flesh, My Blood“, Bill Naughton  [programme]  [programme cover]  [photo]
  16. 1966 Jan – “The Sound of Murder“, William Fairchild  [press]  [photo]
  17. 1966 May – “The Feminine Touch“, Wilfred Massey       [programme]  [programme cover] 
  18. 1967          – “The Holly and the Ivy“, Wynyard Browne    [programme]  [programme cover] 
  19. 1967 Oct – “Wild Goose Chase“, Derek Benfield          [programme]  [programme cover] 
  20. 1968 Mar – “Intent to Murder“, Leslie Sands               [programme]  [programme cover
  21. 1968 Oct – “Honey Pot“, Helen & Edward V Hoile      [ticket]   [programme]  [programme cover] [photo]
  22. 1969 Nov – “Don’t Listen Ladies“, PG Wodehouse     [programme]   [photo]

The Seventies

  1. 1971          – “Love’s a Luxury“, Guy Paxton     [programme]  [programme cover] 
  2. 1971          – “Love on the Dole“, Walter Greenwood
  3. 1972          – “Champagne for Breakfast“, Derek Benfield May   [programme]  [programme cover] 
  4. 1973          – “Not Now Darling“, Ray Cooney & John Chapman

Last play as Farrar Street Players Thus Boeing Boeing became the first as Trinity Players

  1. 1975          – “Boeing Boeing“, Marc Camoletti      [programme]   [Photo and press]
  2. 1976          – “Bride and the Bachelor“, Ronald Millar   [programme]  [programme cover]
  3. 1977          – “Strike Happy” (2nd performance), Duncan Greenwood    [programme]
  4. 1978          – “Friends and Neighbours“, Austin Steele
  5. 1979          – “Hobson’s Choice“, Harold Brighouse       [programme]   [programme cover]

The Eighties

  1. 1980          – “When we are Married“, JB Priestley    [programme]  [programme cover]
  2. 1981          – “Book of the Month“, Basil Thomas         [programme]  [programme cover]
  3. 1982          – “Spring and Port Wine“, Bill Naughton
  4. 1982 May – “Love’s a Luxury“, Guy Paxton & Edward G Hoile
  5. 1983 Feb – “Mystery at Greenfingers“, JB Priestley
  6. 1983 Oct – “Not Now Darling“, Ray Cooney & John Chapman    [programme]
  7. 1984 Mar – “Love on the Dole“, Ronald Gow & Walter Greenwood  [programme]
  8. 1984 Oct – “Boeing Boeing“, Marc Camoletti               [programme]
  9. 1984 Nov – “The Diary of Ann Frank” (Reading)
  10. 1985 Mar – “The Happiest Days of Your Life“, John Dighton    [programme]
  11. 1985 Oct – “Don’t Listen Ladies“, Stephen Powys & Guy Bolton   [programme]
  12. 1985 Dec – “The Vigil“, Emlyn Williams   [programme]
  13. 1986 Mar – “The Cure for Love“, Walter Greenwood    [programme]
  14. 1986          – “Celebration“, Willis Hall      [programme]
  15. 1987          – “The Ghost Train“, Arnold Ridley
  16. 1987          – “My Three Angels“, Sam Spewack    [programme]
  17. 1988          – “See How They Run“, Philip King [Poster]
  18. 1988          – “Just Between Ourselves“, Alan Ayckbourne  [programme]
  19. 1989          – “All in Good Time“, Bill Naughton   [programme]
  20. 1989          – “Breath of Spring“, Peter Coke

The Nineties

  1. 1990          – “When We Are Married“, JB Priestley     [programme]
  2. 1990          – “Cat Among the Pigeons“, Duncan Greenwood
  3. 1990 Nov – “Saturday Night at the Crown“, Walter Greenwood  [programme]
  4. 1991 Mar – “Two and Two Make Sex“, Leslie Darbon & Richard Harris   [programme]
  5. 1991 Nov – “Beside the Seaside“, Leslie Sands    [photo]  [programme]
  6. 1992          – “Holiday Snap“, Michael Pertwee & John Chapman
  7. 1992 Nov – “Strike Happy“, Duncan Greenwood    [programme cover]
  8. 1993 Mar – “Harvey“, Mary Chase      [programme]
  9. 1993          – “Table Manners“, Alan Ayckbourn
  10. 1994 Mar – “Spring and Port Wine“, Bill Naughton    [programme]
  11. 1994 Nov – “Love’s a Luxury“, Bill Naughton     [programme]
  12. 1994 Sep – “Love Match“, Glenn Melvyn     [programme]
  13. 1995 Mar – “Celebration“, Willis Hall & Keith Waterhouse [programme]
  14. 1995 Nov – “The Devil a Saint“, James R Gregson
  15. 1996 Feb – “The Odd Couple“, Neil Simon    [programme]
  16. 1996 Apr – “Look Who’s Talking“, Derek Benfield
  17. 1996 Oct – “Time and Time Again“, Alan Ayckbourn
  18. 1997 Feb – “Plaza Suite“, Neil Simon     [programme]
  19. 1997 Apr – “When We Are Married“, JB Priestley    [programme]
  20. 1997 Apr – “Love on the Dole“, Ronald Gow & Walter Greenwood
  21. 1998 Mar – “Key for Two“, John Chapman & Dave Freeman
  22. 1998 Nov – “Out of Order“, Ray Cooney
  23. 1999 Mar – “Wedding of the Year“, Norman Robbins
  24. 1999 Nov – “Round and Round the Garden“, Alan Ayckbourne

The Naughties

  1. 2000 Mar – “Happy Birthday“, Marc Camoletti
  2. 2000 Nov – “Two Into One“, Ray Cooney
  3. 2001 Apr – “Love on the Dole“, Ronald Gow & Walter Greenwood (Lamproom)
  4. 2001 Oct – “Visiting Hour“, Richard Harris
  5. 2002 Mar – “Celebration“, Will Hall& Keith Waterhouse (Lamproom)
  6. 2002 Oct – “Confusions“, Alan Ayckbourn
  7. 2003 Mar – “Outside Edge“, Richard Harris (Lamproom)
  8. 2003 Nov – “Cash on Delivery“, Ray Cooney
  9. 2004 Apr – “Take Away the Lady“, Jimmie Chinn
  10. 2005 Feb – “Love’s a Luxury“, Guy Paxton & Edward G Hoile
  11. 2005 Jun – “Sylvia’s Wedding“, Jimmie Chinn
  12. 2005          – “Who Goes Bare?“, Leslie Darbon & Richard Harris – Dir Andrew Reece
  13. 2006          – “My Friend Miss Flint“, Donald Churchill & Peter Yeldham [programme]
  14. 2006 Jun – “Forever Young“, Jack Slater – Dir Jack Slater
  15. 2007 Nov – “The Collier’s Bride“, Jack Slater – Dir Carol Rochnia
  16. 2006          – “Relatively Speaking“, Alan Ayckbourn – Dir Carol Rochnia
  17. 2007 Mar –  “Billy Liar“, Keith Waterhouse – Dir Paul Taylor
  18. 2007          – “Not Warm–Four Letters“, Jack Slater – SADATA Festival
  19. 2008 Mar  – “Hobson’s Choice“, Harold Brighouse [Photos]
  20. 2008          – “Sofa so Good“, Christine Goodwin – SADATA Festival [See post]
  21. 2008          – “Last Tango in Little Grimley“, David Tristram – SADATA Festival
  22. 2008 Nov – “How the Other Half Loves“, Alan Ayckbourn
  23. 2009 Mar – “Celebration“, Willis Hall & Keith Waterhouse (Lamproom) [See post]
  24. 2009 Oct – “Dangerous Corner“, JB Priestley – Dir Paul Taylor [See post]

The Twenty-Tens

  1. 2010 Jan – “PANTO:Wizard of Oz with Elvis“, Limelight Scripts – Dir Bob Willerton [See post]
  2. 2010 Apr – “All Things Bright and Beautiful“, Wiilis Hall & Keith Waterhouse (Lamproom)
  3. 2010 Oct – “Pardon Me Prime Minister“, John Graham & Edward Taylor [See post]
  4. 2011 Jan – “PANTO:Cinderella“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Chronicle Post]
  5. 2011 May – “Strike Happy“, Duncan Greenwood (Lamproom)
  6. 2011 Sep – “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime“, Constance Cox – Dir Paul Taylor [See post]
  7. 2012 Jan – “PANTO:Aladdin“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  8. 2012 May – “Look Who’s Talking“, Derek Benfield –  [See post]
  9. 2012 Oct – “Last Tango In Whitby“, Mike Harding – Dir Bob Willerton (Lamproom) [See post]
  10. 2013 Jan – “PANTO:Dick Whittington“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  11. 2013 May – “Side Effects“, Eric Chappell – Dir Neil Barham [See post] [Programme]
  12. 2013 Oct – “Not with a Bang“, Mike Harding  – Dir Sally Davies (Lamproom) [See post] [Programme]
  13. 2014 Jan – “PANTO:Robin Hood/Babes in the Wood“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  14. 2014 May – “Home is Where your Clothes Are“, Bob Grant – Dir Karen Slater [See post] [Programme]
  15. 2014 Oct – “Best Served Cold“, Andrew Crossland – Dir Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  16. 2015 Jan – “PANTO:Snow White“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  17. 2015 Jun – “Whose Life is it Anyway“, Brian Clark – Dir Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  18. 2015 Oct – “See How They Run“, Philip King – Dir John Parker [See post] [Programme]
  19. 2016 Jan – “PANTO:Jack and the Beanstalk“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Dale Rivers [See post] [Programme]
  20. 2016 May – “Abigail’s Party“, Mike Leigh – Dir Michael Rosse [See post] [Programme]
  21. 2016 Jul – “The Opposite Sex“, David Tristram – Dir Nick Percival [See post] [Programme]
  22. 2016 Oct – “A Murder is Announced“, Agatha Christie – Dir John Parke [See post] [Programme]
  23. 2017 Jan – “PANTO:Sleeping Beauty“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  24. 2017 Jun – “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime“, Constance Cox – Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  25. 2017 Oct – “It Runs in the Family“, Ray Cooney – Dir John Parker [See post] [Programme]
  26. 2018 Jan – “PANTO:Cinderella“, Christine Goodwin – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  27. 2018 Apr – “When We Are Married“, JB Priestley – Dir Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  28. 2018 Jul – “Blood Brothers“, WIllie Russell – Dir Helen Watson [See post] [Programme]
  29. 2018 Oct – “Comfort and Joy“, Mike Harding – Dir Bob Willerton [See post] [Programme]
  30. 2019 Jan – “PANTO:Scarlett“, Joanne Morfitt – Dir Joanne Morfitt [See post] [Programme]
  31. 2019 Apr – “Deathtrap“, Ira Levin – Dir Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  32. 2019 Jul – “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me“, Frank McGuinnes – Dir Paul Taylor [See post] [Programme]
  33. 2019 Oct – “Murdered to Death“, Peter Gordon – Dir Jane Laverack [See post] [Programme]
  34. 2020 Jan – “PANTO:Aladdin“, Christine Goodwin & Alice Love – Dir Alice Love [See post] [Programme]
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