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S.B. from Leeds
A Plantation Afternoon
A Number of Dark Surprises for the Children

: 'Sons and Fathers'

Cast :
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The scene throughout of all four acts is the drawing-room of John Southern's Manchester residence. The first act takes place towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the play ends about the middle of the twentieth century.


Unknown: Allan Monkhousb
John Southern (a Lancashire manufacturer): D. E. Ormerod
Jessica Southern (His Wife): Marion Thwaite-Matthews
Richard Southern (His Son): Leo Channing
Millieent Southern (His Daughter): Edith Toms
Sarah Southern (His Sister): Lucia Rogers
Ryclal Bardsley (Afterwards Mrs Richard Southern): Hylda Metcalf
William Chaston: W. E Dickman
James Harper: Charles Nesbitt
Dr Haigh: George Bernard Smith
Mr Fleming: Michael Voisey
Mr Mingan :: Arthur Waite
Jock Southern (Richard's Son): H. R Williams
Jessie Southern (Richard's Daughter): Peggy Webster
Sam (Workmen): F A Nicholls
Herbert (Workmen): J Edward Roberts
A Maid: Ermyntrude Waish

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