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PRODUCTION ARCHIVES 1930s/40s

Archives | The Southwick Players go back a long way...

Exploring Our Archives

The digitisation of our archive is an ongoing project. In early 2015 we started on the huge job of "filling in the gaps" of the last 81 years; working our way back from the most recent productions to 1936 when it all started.

The basic list of production titles is now complete, with only a few gaps in the history, as well as the pre-war years. You can click on the "more info" link to see cast, crew, dates and photos where available.

A year-by-year history of Southwick Players' Productions

Southwick Players were formed in 1935 and, apart from the war years, have put on regular productions ever since. A number of venues have been used over the years but, since its opening in 1951, the Barn Theatre, Southwick has been the Players’ home. Productions marked are uncertain, but are listed in "The First Fifty Years of Southwick Players' Productions published in 1985. We will hopefully verify the exact nature of these shows in due course. We would always be interested in seeing any old programmes, newspaper cuttings, etc. pertaining to any of our productions, or hearing from anybody who appeared in past productions.

 

CLICK ON THE DECADE(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING:
1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

1949

 

 

January

April

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

November

Starched Aprons - click for more info

Four One-Act Plays: - click for more info
         
No Fair Tomorrow

          Change At The Junction

          Elizabeth In Love

          According To Law

Three One-Act Plays: - click for more info

          Six Of Calais

          Gossip's Glory

          The Man About The Place

An Eagle in Chains - click for more info

1948

 

 

 

 

July

November

Comrades In Arms [no info yet]

Bamboo [no info yet]

Jane Wogan [no info yet]

Today Of All Days [no info yet]

Androcles and the Lion [no info yet]

Swan Song - click for more info

1947

February

 

 

November

Elizabeth & Darcy - click for more info

The World Is In This Place [no info yet]

Bikini Fable [no info yet]

Great Expectations - click for more info

1946

November

Elizabeth & Darcy - click for more info

1940-45

 

1939

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1938

 

 

 

1937

 

 

 

 

1936

 

 

 

 

 

1935

 

 

February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

November

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

March

 

 

 

November

The Theatre Was Dark for the duration of WWII

 

Bluebeard [no info yet]

Don Juan's Serenade [no info yet]

Tarnished Silver [no info yet]

Miss Bloomer At Bath [no info yet]

 

The Spider's Web [no info yet]

The Spartan Girl [no info yet]

 

Jack and the Beanstalk [no info yet]

The Strange Case of Blondie White [no info yet]

After Dinner [no info yet]

 

Black Uniform [no info yet]

Red Queen, White Queen [no info yet]

Six Of Calais [no info yet]

The Voysey Inheritance [no info yet]

 

Emergency Exit [no info yet]

The Gardener [no info yet]

The Colour Question [no info yet]

Rizzio's Boots [no info yet]

Young Shoulders [no info yet]

 

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