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Waiting in the Wings


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by Noel Coward
with Sybil Thorndike and Marie Lohr
The action takes place at The Wings, a charity home for retired actresses.
Pianist, Norah Blaney Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
'Waiting In the Wings' was first produced in London at the Duke of York's Theatre on Sept. 2, 1960.


Author: Noel Coward
Pianist: Norah Blaney
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Residents: at The Wings:
May Davenport: Marie Lohr
Cora Clarke: Una Venning
Bonita Belgrave: Nicolette Bernard
:::: Maudie Melrose
Almina Clare: Vivienne Chatterton
Estelle Craven: Harriet Petworth
Deirdre O'Malley: Mary O'Farrell
Perry Lascoe, secretary to The Wings Fund: Gordon Faith
Miss Archie, Resident Superintendent: Margot Boyd
Lola Bainbridge, a new arrival: Sybil Thorndike
Dora, her former dresser: Molly Rankin
Doreen, a maid: Petronella Barker
Sarita Myrtle, a retired actress: Dorice Ford Red
Zelda Fenwick, a journalist: Shirley Cooklin
Dr Jevons: James Thomason
Alan Bennett: Stephen Thorne

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