Trinity Play Chronology

A compehensive list of plays performed by The Trinity Players (formerly Farrar Street Players)

With a great thank you to those who have provided documents for scanning. Programmes, tickets and newspaper cuttings under the general term ‘review’ are here and found by clicking blue links.

The pre war plays

  1. 1932          – “Custard & Rhewbarb i’ Paris“, Eleanor Reynolds    [Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 3]
  2. 1932           – “The Sealed Envelope“, Eleanor Reynolds                  [review]
  3. 1933          – “Our Jack’s Will“, Eleanor Reynolds                             [review]
  4. 1934          – “The Chinese Riddle“, Eleanor Reynolds                      [review]
  5. 1935          – “Gwynn Versus Gwynne“, Eleanor Reynolds              [review]
  6. 1936           – “Pearls in Pawn“, Eleanor Reynolds                            [review]
  7. 1936          – “Mint Sauce“, Eleanor Reynolds                                     [review]
  8. 1937           – “Intrigue at Harmony Court“, Eleanor Reynolds      [review]
  9. 1937          – “Armistice“, Eleanor Reynolds                                        [review]
  10. 1938          – “An Honest Lawyer“, Eleanor Reynolds                       [review]

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                                 [review]
  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

The Fifties

  1. 1950 Mar – “Once a Gentleman“, Armitage Owen
  2. 1950 Nov – “Sarah Ann Holds a Feast“, Armitage Owen
  3. 1951 Feb – “We Took a Cottage“, Mary Marvis
  4. 1951 Apr – “Ma’s Bit of Brass“, Ronald Gow [programme]
  5. 1952          – “The Happiest Days of Your Life“, John Dighton
  6. 1952 Sep – “The Housemaster“, Ian Hay  [review]  [programme]
  7. 1952 Nov – “The Devil a Saint“, James R Gregson   [preview] [review]  [programme]
  8.  1953 Mar – “The Gay Bachelor” Armitage Owen [review]  [programme inner] [programme cover]
  9. 1953 Nov – “Hobson’s Choice“, Harold Brighouse   [a 21st birthday] [review]
  10. 1954 Mar – “See How They Run“, Philip King  [review] [programme inner] [programme cover]
  11. 1954 May – “Here We Come Gathering“, Philip King & Anthony Armstrong [programme]
  12. 1954 Nov – “Too Many Cooks“, Archie Douglas [review] [review] [photo] [photo] [programme] [programme cover]
  13.  1955        – “Lord Richard in the Pantry“, Sydney Blow & Douglas Hoare   [review]  [review]
  14. 1955 Feb – “Maiden Ladies“, Guy Paxton & Edward Hoile  [photo] [review] [programme] [programme cover]
  15. 1955 Oct – “Paper Chain“, FL Cary & Ivan Butler [photo] [review]
  16. 1956          – “Out of the Frying Pan“, Francis Swann
  17. 1956 Nov – “Lights Out at Eleven“, Armitage Owen   [review]
  18. 1956 Dec – “PANTO:Babes in the Wood“, Madge Penny, [review]
  19. 1957          – “Ring Twice“, Falkland L Carey
  20. 1957          – “The Love Match“, Glenn Melvyn [programme] [programme cover]
  21. 1958          – “Love’s a Luxury“, Guy Paxton & Edward Hoile [programme] [programme cover]
  22. 1958 Apr – “Off the Deep End“, Dennis Driscoll  [programme] [programme cover]
  23. 1959 Apr – “Dry Rot“, John Chapman  [programme] [programme cover]
  24. 1959 Oct – “Love in a Mist“, Kenneth Horne    [review] [review] [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 [review[review] [programme] [programme cover]  [photo]
  3. 1960 Nov – “Man for the Job“, Dennis Driscoll  [review] [review] [review] [programme] [programme cover] 
  4. 1961 Feb – “Something to Hide“, Leslie Sands     [programme] [programme cover]
  5. 1961         – “Beside the Seaside“, Leslie Sands      [programme] [programme cover]
  6. 1962 Jan – “All for Mary“, Harold Brooke & Kay Bannerman   [programme] [programme cover]
  7. 1962 Mar – “A Sense of Guilt“, Andrew Rosenthal*2    [review] [programme] [programme cover] 
  8. 1962 May – “Basinful of Briny“, Leslie Sands               [photo]
  9. 1962 Oct – “Pool’s Paradise“, Philip King         [review] [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  [review] [programme] [programme cover] 
  12. 1963 Oct – “One of Those Days“, K Richards   [review] [review] [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   [review]  [photo]  [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               [review] [programme] [programme cover
  21. 1968 Oct – “Honey Pot“, Helen & Edward V Hoile     [review] [ticket] [programme] [programme cover] [photo]
  22. 1969 Nov – “Don’t Listen Ladies“, PG Wodehouse     [review] [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  [review]

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  [review] [programme] [programme cover]
  3. 1977          – “Strike Happy” (2nd performance), Duncan Greenwood  [review] [review] [programme]
  4. 1978          – “Friends and Neighbours“, Austin Steele   [review] [review]
  5. 1979          – “Hobson’s Choice“, Harold Brighouse   [review] [programme] [programme cover]

The Eighties

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

The Nineties

  1. 1990 Mar – “When We Are Married“, JB Priestley   [review] [review] [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  [review] [programme]
  5. 1991 Nov – “Beside the Seaside“, Leslie Sands    [photo] [programme]
  6. 1992          – “Holiday Snap“, Michael Pertwee & John Chapman  [review]
  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 [press photo] [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  [poster]
  17. 1996 Oct – “Time and Time Again“, Alan Ayckbourn [review]
  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  [review]
  21. 1998 Mar – “Key for Two“, John Chapman & Dave Freeman   [review]
  22. 1998 Nov – “Out of Order“, Ray Cooney
  23. 1999 Mar – “Wedding of the Year“, Norman Robbins   [review]
  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 Jun – “Sofa so Good“, Christine Goodwin – SADATA Festival [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) [post]
  24. 2009 Oct – “Dangerous Corner“, JB Priestley – Dir Paul Taylor [post]

The Twenty-Tens

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