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: Perth Theatre Company in 'THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET'

A comedy by Rudolf Besier
Adapted for broadcasting by David Steuart
Cast and Members of the Moulton-
Barrett family
The action passes in Elizabeth Barrett 's bed-sitting room at 50
Wimpole Street, London, in 1845 The play produced by Gordon Gildard
For the past two years the Perth Theatre Company has held aloft the banner of the repertory movement in Scotland. A fresh play is presented at Perth every week, and this evening the players will be heard in one of their greatest successes.
Although The Barretts of Wimpole
Street is described as a comedy the theme is rather grim in tone. At the beginning of the play Elizabeth Barrett , the heroine, is an invalid almost entirely bedridden. The poet Robert Browning brings new life to her. It is soon evident that Elizabeth and Robert will come into conflict with Mr. Barrett, who is obsessed with an attempt to keep his daughters away from the outer world. Cinema-goers may recall the fine portrayal of Mr. Barrett by Charles Laughton , with Norma Shearer as Elizabeth Barrett , and Fredric March as Browning.

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Comedy By: Rudolf Besier
Broadcasting By: David Steuart
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Produced By: Gordon Gildard
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Norma Shearer
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Unknown: Fredric March
Edward Moulton-Barrett: R. Eric Lee
George Moulton-Barrett: Lovat Fraser
Octavius Moulton-Barrett: Patrick Gover
Robert Browning: David Steuart
Captain Surtees Cook: Wilfred Bentley
Dr Chambers: Ninian Brodie
Dr Ford-Waterlow: Wilfred Bentley
Henry Bevan: Graham Sandison
Elizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett: Paula Trevanion
Henrietta Moulton-Barrett: Joan Geary
Arabel Moulton-Barrett: Marjorie Dence
Bella Hedley: Dorothy Francis
Wilson: Elizabeth Nicoll

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