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Postman's Knock


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A new farce by Philip King and Alan Bromly.
The whole action takes place in the hall of Moor Park, Lady Gary's house in Yorkshire. Time, nine o'clock on an evening in November.
(Brian Rix and Anthony Baird are appearing in 'Reluctant Heroes' at the Whitehall Theatre)
Lionel Hale on the play-page 46


Writer: Philip King
Writer/producer: Alan Bromly
Setting: Frederick Knapman
Presented on the stage of a London theatre by: Alan Chivers
Mr. Chard: Eric Messiter
Percy Ulrick Brown: Brian Rix
Soapy Thistlethwaite: Reginald Barratt
Minnie Potter: June Ellis
Maggie Chard: Elspeth Gray
'Huddersfield': Philip King
'Dewsbury': Antony Baird
'Harrogate': Harry Hanson
Emma Thistlethwaite: Hilda Barry
Lady Cary: Edith Saville

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