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Born on February 26, 1905 in Petersfield, Hamphire, England.
Birth Name: Frederick Arthur Baker
Spouse: Elizabeth Addyman (1929-1978); had one daughter Joanna Hutton who died in 2002.
Married at Seaford Parish Church on July 29, 1929.
Height: 5'2"
Died on May 28, 1978 in Folkstone, Kent, England.

 

TV Appearances

(1976)London Conspiracy (Moorehead)

(1975)Royal Flash (King Ludwig of Bavaria)

All 3 images ©Two Roads Productions/Twentieth Century Fox

(1974)"Bless This House" - Money Is the Root Of...(Mr. Sayers )

(1973)The Adventurer-I'll Get There Sometime (Uncredited)
© Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

(1973)"Upstairs, Downstairs"- A House Divided (Stallinbrass)

All images ©London Weekend Television (LWT)

(1972)"Doctor in Charge" - The Long, Long Night (Medical Officer of Health)
(1972)"Jason King"- The Constance Missal (Jenkins)

(1971)"The Persuaders!"- Greensleeves (Moorehead)
©Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

(1971)"Doctor at Large" - The Viva(Mr. Begley)
(1970)"Doomwatch" - Invasion (Sandy Larch)

(1970)"Dad's Army" - A Wilson (Mr. Boyle-Manager)
Both images ©BBC

(1970)"The Adventures of Don Quick" - The Quick and the Dead (Odin)
(1970)"Fraud Squad" - Robbing Peter... to Pay Paul (Peter Taylor)

(1969)"Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" - That's How Murder Snowballs (Snowy)
©Ghost Productions

(1968)"Sanctuary" Magistrate- To Err Is Human (Magistrate)
(1968)"Public Eye" - Have Mud, Will Throw (Rowan)
(1967)"Champion House" (Reg Hapsley)
(1966)"Blackmail" - The Haunting of Aubrey Hopkiss
(1966)"Adam Adamant Lives!" - The Terribly Happy Embalmers (Mr. Percy)
(1965)"Z Cars" -Checkmate (Josh Oldroyd)
(1962)"Z Cars"- Further Enquiries (Mr. Jevons)
(1960)"Barnaby Rudge" - Ep 1.1 (John Willet)
(1960)"Death of a Ghost" (Chief Superintendent Oates)
(1960)The Challenge (Landlord) Appeared opposite Jayne Mansfield
(1959)The Night We Dropped a Clanger (Admiral Bewdly)

(1956)The Green Man (Landlord)

Both images ©Grenadier Films Ltd.

Images in this section used with permission from:
anonymous contributers
http://www.aveleyman.com/

http://www.dadsarmy.co.uk/

http://movie-dude.com/1Actors%20Pages/Arthur%20Brough.htm

AYBS Stats

Menswear Department

AYBS timeframe : 1972-1977

Episodes:

"Pilot"
"Dear Sexy Knickers"
"Our Figures Are Slipping"
"Camping In"
"His and Hers"
"Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend"
"The Clock"
"Cold Comfort"
"The Think Tank"
"Big Brother"
"Hoorah for the Holidays"
"The Hand of Fate"
"Coffee Morning"
"Up Captain Peacock"
"Cold Store"
"Wedding Bells"
"German Week"
"Shoulder to Shoulder"
"New Look"
"Christmas Crackers"
"No Sale"
"Top Hat and Tails"
"Forward Mr. Grainger"
"Fire Practice"
"Fifty Years On"
"Oh What a Tangled Web"
"The Father Christmas Affair"
"Mrs. Slocombe Expects"
"A Change Is as Good as a Rest"
"Founder's Day"
"The Old Order Changes"
"Take-Over"
"Goodbye Mr. Grainger"
"It Pays to Advertise"

Funny Quotes:
"Do you think you invented it?"
"The KEY to the executive washroom!?"
"I'm sorry, Captain Peacock, I can't help you - I'm just going to the staff bog."
"Glass of water for Mr Grainger!" (said by other members of cast to wake him up)

 

Magazine/Newspaper Covers/Articles

Link to Arthur Brough related articles

 

Audio/Video/Books/Official Websites

Audio

(1973)"Are You Being Served?" - Camping In (Sang with group: "Keep The Home Fires Burning").

 

 

AYBS Facts/Trivia

-Was a problem, much to the amusement of the cast in the canteen, when custard or spaghetti was his meal since they kept getting caught in his teeth. :-)

 



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Real Life Facts/Trivia

-Appeared with Avril Angers in "The Green Man".

-Had been retired 13 years prior to getting the role of Mr. Grainger on AYBS.

-Started a repertory theater in Folkestone, Kent ("Arthur Brough Players") in 1929 until 1969 spanning 40 years!

-His wife, Elizabeth, died on Easter in 1978 and he died about 2 months later. He quit AYBS shortly after his wife's death. They were married 50 years!

-First job choice was to be a teacher (schoolmaster), but ended up working in a solicitor's/lawyer office before going into acting after finding solicitor's work boring.

-Enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1940; helped in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Served in H.M.S. Calpe. Left the Navy in 1945.

-Decided to become an actor at 12 years old.

-Completed R.A.D.A. in 1927..

-John Inman and Arthur Brough both were cremated/buried respectively at Golders Green Crematorium.

-His daughter Joanna Hutton, was the first female curator of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth in the 1960's.

 

 

Events

(Nov 19, 1976)Morison Son & Jones-Dover branch was opened by Arthur Brough.

Plays/TV Plays

(1967)Half a Sixpence (shopkeeper)-Appeared with Tommy Steele.

(1965)"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" - Dead Man's Chest (Groves)
© Merton Park Studios

Image in this section used with permission from:
http://movie-dude.com/1Actors%20Pages/Arthur%20Brough.htm


(July 9, 1962)The Broken Heart (minor role) (Arthur Brough acted in this play) (Chichester Festival Theatre (Program)(Review) More info here
(July 3, 1962)The Chances (Old lecher) Chichester Festival Theatre (Arthur Brough acted in this play with Joam Plowright). More info here

(1960)"ITV Television Playhouse"
- The New Man (Mason)
-The Bush and the Tree (Chairman)

"Kipps" (Shalford)-After appearing in "She Stoops to Conquer" he was discovered by Laurence Olivier who casted him in "Kipps".

(Nov 26, 1961)-BBC Sunday Night Play-"She Stoops to Conquer" (Hardcastle)

(1955-1956) The Undesirable Residence (Little Theatre in Bristol)(Arthur Brough acted in this play). More info here

Nov 25, 1952-1959)The Mousetrap (Ambassadors Theatre and St Martin’s Theatre (London).

(1947-48)The Winslow Boy (Little Theatre in Bristol)(Arthur Brough acted in this play). More info here

(1941)Shepherd's Bush (Empire Theatre) (Anne Shelton also made an appearance).

(Sept 26-27, 1926)The Taming of the Shrew (Servant) (Apollo in London) More info here

(All Theater related images not specifically stated are copyrighted to their respective owners.)

 

 

History

 

Read about History from Theater to Club

 

 

Photographs from establishment

1967

(The image above used with permission. ©Mike Dugdale-Photographer. Official Website).

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0392
Private Collection

1967

(The image above used with permission. ©Mike Dugdale-Photographer. Official Website).
Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0391
Private Collection

1967
Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0417
Folkestone Local History Society

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0010
Private Collection of Alan Taylor
   
   
   

 

 

Recollection from a Folkstone resident

 

"I came back to Folkestone just, I was away as a baby during the war, came back to Folkestone in the mid 1940s and I was here until the 1960s and then I was away and came back later and unfortunately not all that long after I came back, um, then it had to close. But they had a series of splendid people there and starting off of course with Arthur Brough and Elizabeth Addyman you knew all about them. And then there was a young chap Leslie Lawton who was much more ambitious about bringing more interesting plays. I think he even, even attempted to put Sheridan’s Rivals or something like that on which didn’t really go down very well with the majority of us." Dora Alker, a Folkestone resident.

From an interview by Leas Pavilion Archive found at https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/memories/memory-cafe. All rights reserved. Accessed 06/05/2020.

 

 


Arthur Brough Players Excerpts

 

Roll the credits


A FORMER member of the once popular Arthur Brough Players at the Leas Pavilion theatre which used to draw large audiences, Julie Deller tells of some of her experiences in this month’s edition of Bygone Kent, which has been a ‘must buy’ for hundreds of local history enthusiasts for 20 years.


Julie joined the Players in 1951 when every summer there would be ‘Full House’ notices up outside the tiny theatre.


But despite pleas from various quarters to get him to persuade directors to enlarge the auditorium to accommodate a bigger audience Arthur, says, Julie, knew from personal experience this would not be justified in the winter months.


Arthur Brough also opened a rep, in the Palace, at Maidstone, in 1953, Coronation year, the idea being to interchange productions with the Leas Pavilion, with an increased number of actors.

Plays, she said, were good, tried and tested, with good casts; Heather Chasen the leading lady and Douglas Rye leading man. Heather went on to play later in The Severed Head in London’s West End and in The Navy Lark with the BBC.


A number of actors launched their careers at the Leas Pavilion. Alistair Sim played there, as did David Tomlinson, a Folkestone boy, and Peter Barkworth who has made the town his home and is active in the Metropole Arts programmes.


But television was beginning to capture audiences, which could result in half-empty ‘houses.’ However, the theatre received a boost in 1952 when the BBC televised the play “Over the Garden Wall” from the Leas Pavilion. It was quite a family affair, as Arthur Brough’s partner Elizabeth Addyman had written the play.


Julie Deller recalls her modest contribution was to roll the credits at the end - using a rather makeshift affair she describes as being like a small mangle!


She also recalls the contribution made to productions by local man Peter Walter, who had been honoured for his bravado in the war in driving a tank into enemy lines. He took leading roles season after season and but for family and loyalty to the Broughs, would surely have gone on to greater things in London.


He was, says Julie, “a brilliant player of comedy and farce.”


It was Peter’s brother who founded the well known Walters shoe shops, with branches in Ashford, Dover, Deal, Folkestone and Maidstone.


(Article above used with permission. From the Folkestone Herald Published 18 November 1999)

 



1950

“Mrs Brough” has first play at the Leas Pavilion.

One of the Brough husband and wife partnership behind, the Arthur Brough Players, who entertained for years in the Leas Pavilion theatre, Elizabeth Addyman had her first play, Fortunes in a Teacup, performed at the Leas.


1950

The Brough theatre partnership of Arthur Brough and his wife Elizabeth Addyman, heading a company long known as the Brough Players, was celebrating 21 years of repertory in Folkestone at the Leas Pavilion. They started off with a capital of £50. which was all they had, and ran a successful little theatre for years. The achievement was detailed in a lengthy feature in the Herald, naming particularly stage manager Bert Mason, who estimated he built 1.500 sets in 21 years.

 


A FORMER member of the once popular Arthur Brough Players at the Leas Pavilion theatre which used to draw large audiences, Julie Deller tells of some of her experiences in this month’s edition of Bygone Kent, which has been a ‘must buy’ for hundreds of local history enthusiasts for 20 years.

Julie joined the Players in 1951 when every summer there would be ‘Full House’ notices up outside the tiny theatre.

But despite pleas from various quarters to get him to persuade directors to enlarge the auditorium to accommodate a bigger audience Arthur, says, Julie, knew from personal experience this would not be justified in the winter months.

Arthur Brough also opened a rep, in the Palace, at Maidstone, in 1953, Coronation year, the idea being to interchange productions with the Leas Pavilion, with an increased number of actors.

Plays, she said, were good, tried and tested, with good casts; Heather Chasen the leading lady and Douglas Rye leading man. Heather went on to play later in The Severed Head in London’s West End and in The Navy Lark with the BBC.

A number of actors launched their careers at the Leas Pavilion. Alistair Sim played there, as did David Tomlinson, a Folkestone boy, and Peter Barkworth who has made the town his home and is active in the Metropole Arts programmes.

But television was beginning to capture audiences, which could result in half-empty ‘houses.’ However, the theatre received a boost in 1952 when the BBC televised the play “Over the Garden Wall” from the Leas Pavilion. It was quite a family affair, as Arthur Brough’s partner Elizabeth Addyman had written the play.

Julie Deller recalls her modest contribution was to roll the credits at the end - using a rather makeshift affair she describes as being like a small mangle!

She also recalls the contribution made to productions by local man Peter Walter, who had been honoured for his bravado in the war in driving a tank into enemy lines. He took leading roles season after season and but for family and loyalty to the Broughs, would surely have gone on to greater things in London.

He was, says Julie, “a brilliant player of comedy and farce.”

It was Peter’s brother who founded the well known Walters shoe shops, with branches in Ashford, Dover, Deal, Folkestone and Maidstone.



1978

Folkestone joined with thousands of people across the country to mourn the passing of the famous "Are You Being Served?" personality Mr Granger, the well known actor Arthur Brough, 73, who lived and worked in the town many years. Arthur - real name Frederick Baker - who also starred in the "Dad's Army" series, died at his Marlborough Court flat, in Folkestone, only a few months after the death of Elizabeth Addyman, his wife and stage partner of 40 years.

 

(The 5 entries above used with permission from newspaper reporter Bob Hollingsbee. Used with permission from Paul Skelton who runs a website at: http://www.dover-kent.com/).

 


 

Arthur Brough Players Plays (All done at Leas Pavilion, Folkestone)

 

Date Title Images/Playbills Program
1929

Arthur Brough Players created/started.

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0018
Private Collection of Alan Taylor


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Reference number: LEAS.0019
Private Collection of Alan Taylor

 


 


 
December 16-21, 1929 On Approval
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
October 13-18, 1930 A Pair of Spectacles (As Pioneer Players)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
More info here  
October 27-November 1, 1930 Ariadne or Business First (As Pioneer Players)
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
More info here  
December 1-6, 1930 Collusions (As Pioneer Players)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
More info here  
May 4-9, 1931 All-of-a-Sudden Peggy (As Pioneer Players)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
More info here  
September 12-17, 1932 He Walked in her Sleep
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
More info here  
January 2-7, 1933 On Approval
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
March 27-April 1, 1933 Arms and the Man
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
April 17-22, 1933 Daddy Long Legs
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
June 26-July 1, 1933

Bird In Hand

(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).


From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
July 10, 1933 The Yellow Ticket
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)
More info here

 
September 14-16, 1933 Bird In Hand

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
September 25-30, 1933 Dear Brutus
Producer: Elizabeth Addyman
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).


From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

More info here

From the Private Collection of Alan Taylor. Original scanned pages can be found at: https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-dear-brutus. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
October 2-7, 1933 Brown Sugar
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
November 7-12, 1933 Candida
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
November 21-25, 1933 Grumpy
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
March 24-29, 1934 Autumn Crocus
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
April 9-14, 1934 Hobson's Choice
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
April 23-28, 1934 After All
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
April 30-May 5, 1934 Art and Mrs. Bottle
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
May 14-19, 1934 It's a Boy
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
July 9-14, 1934 Counsel's Opinion
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
July 16-21, 1934 The Green Pack
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
August 27-September 1, 1934 A Cuckoo in the Nest
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
September 17-22, 1934 Good Morning, Bill!
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
November 13-17, 1934 The Green Bay Tree
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
November 20-24, 1934 Aren't Women Wonderful!
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
November 27-December 1, 1934 Hindle Wakes
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
December 3, 1934 Bird in the Hand    
December 4-8, 1934 Behold We Live
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)
  More info here
December 18-22, 1934 Dangerous Corner
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
December 26-29, 1934 For The Love of Mike
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)
  More info here
May 6-11, 1935 Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
June 3-8, 1935

Easy Virtue

(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).


From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
June 24-29, 1935 Bunty Pulls the Strings
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
July 1-6, 1935 Don't Tell England
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
August 19-24, 1935 Aren't We All?
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
September 9-14, 1935 Hay Fever
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
September 16-21, 1935 Touch Wood
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
September 23-28, 1935 And So to Bed
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
November 11-16, 1935 The Circle    
November 18-23, 1935 All Rights Reserved
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
December 2-7, 1935 Honours Easy
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
April 4-9, 1936 Full House
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
April 13-18, 1936 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
April 20-25, 1936 Black Coffee
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
June 8-13, 1936 A Damsel in Distress
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
July 6-11, 1936 Barnet's Folly
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
July 27-August 1, 1936 Dusty Ermine
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
August 10-15, 1936 Laburnum Grove
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at:
https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-laburnum-grove. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

September 14-19, 1936 The Cuckoo in the Nest
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
December 26. 1936-January 9, 1937 Cinderella (Chistmas Panto)
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

 


From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

©Alan F Taylor Chairman of the Folkestone & District Local History Society

From the Private Collection of Alan Taylor. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-cinderella. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

More info here


May 10-15, 1937 Do You Remember?
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
August 30-September 4, 1937 Good Morning, Bill!
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
December 13-18, 1937 The Elder Miss Blossom
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
May 30-June 4, 1938 Green Wood More info here  
June 13-18, 1938 The Second Mrs Tanqueray

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

 
July 4-9, 1938 Fishpingle
From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
 
July 25-30, 1938 Full House

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
August 8-13, 1938 Short Story

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
August 15-20, 1938 Bird In Hand
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
More info here
August 29-September 3, 1938 Fair and Warmer

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
Nov 14-19, 1938 His Majesty's Guest

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
Dec 5-10, 1938 Eden End

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
Dec 5-10, 1938 Eliza Comes to Stay (The Pioneer Players)
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

 

More info here
Dec 26-31, 1938 George & Mildred
(Only Arthur Brough and Elizabeth Eddyman acted in this play)

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

More info here
July 17-22, 1939 Laburnum Grove

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
July 24-29, 1939 Inquest

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
October 14-21, 1939 The Importance of Being Earnest

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

October 24-28, 1939 Eliza Comes To Stay
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
March 25-30, 1940 Design For Living
(Elizabeth Addyman acted in this play).
  More info here
April 8-13, 1940 Bird in Hand
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
April 8-13, 1940 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

 

From Kent Archives Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 
Sept 17-22,1945 George & Margaret    
November 26-Dec 1, 1945 On Approval    
December 17-22, 1945 The Circle    
January 7-12, 1946 Flare Path    
May 20-25, 1946 Rebecca    
Sept 2-7, 1946 Bird in Hand  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

November 26-30, 1946 The Second Mrs Tanqueray  

 

From a Private Collection.  
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April 14-19, 1947 Full House  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

November 18-23, 1946 A Cuckoo in the Nest  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.


May 26-31, 1947 Saloon Bar  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

September 22-27, 1947 Laburnum Grove  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

 

May 24, 1948 Arsenic & Old Lace (500th production)
Original item can be found at https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/performance/arsenic-and-old-lace. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

(Larger image further down).


Original item can be found at https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/wp-search/Arsenic+%26+Old+Lace. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 


June 14-26, 1948 The Corn is Green  

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

January 17-22, 1949 Smith in Arcady
(Producer: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well)
.
 
"From the Private Collection of Folkestone Local History Society. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-smith-in-arcady. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved."
October 24-29, 1949 The Chiltern Hundreds
(Producer: Arthur Brough)
 
"From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-chiltern-hundreds. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved."
January 16-21, 1950 Rebecca  
From a Private Collection. Original image can be found at:
https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/performance/rebecca-2. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
March 20-25, 1950 Miss Mabel
(Producer: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).
 
From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-miss-mabel. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
September 18-30, 1950 Fortunes in a Teacup
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
October 2-14, 1950

The School for Scandal (21st Birthday of ABP)
(Producer: Elizabeth Addyman)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).


 


From the Folkestone Local History Society. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-school-for-scandal. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
©Alan F Taylor Chairman of the Folkestone & District Local History Society

 

Cast list can be seen here.

November 27-December 2, 1950 It Won't Be a Stylish Marriage
(Both Elizabeth Addyman and Arthur Brough acted in this play).
  More info here
March 24-31, 1951

Harvey
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).

 
From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-harvey. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved."
April 2-7, 1951 Bonaventure
(Producer: Arthur Brough)
  From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-bonaventure. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
April 30-May 5, 1951 The Importance of Being Earnest  
November 5-10, 1951

On Approval
(Producer: Arthur Brough)

 
From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-on-approval-2. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
December 10-15, 1951 In the Bag
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
 
From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-in-the-bag. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
September 29-October 4, 1952 Italian Love Story    
November 25, 1952 The Mousetrap
(Arthur Brough acted in this play with Richard Attenborough)
  More info here
May 18-23, 1953 The Poltergeist    
June 1-6, 1953 Eden End    
July 19-24, 1954 Singapore Slings
(Producer: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).
 
From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-singapore-slings. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
August 2-14, 1954 Over the Garden Fence
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
October 11-16, 1954 A Hundred Years Old
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).





From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-a-hundred-years-old. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

Cast List page can be seen here.


June 6-11, 1955

Short Story

 

   
July 4-16, 1955

The Secret Tent
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)

 

 

 

From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.

June 4-9, 1956 Bird in Hand    
July 16-28, 1956 Bell, Book and Candle    
September 10-22, 1956 Flare Path
(Producer: Arthur Brough)
   
March 9-22, 1957 Spider's Web  

 

April 29-May 4, 1957 South Sea Bubble
(Producer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
June 3-8, 1957 The Greatest Ornament
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
 

 

September 9-21, 1957 Spider's Web  

 

From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-spiders-web. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

 

November 4-9, 1957

Relative Values
(Elizabeth Addyman acted in this play).

 

From the Private Collection of Alan Taylor. Original item can be found at https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/photograph-of-actors-performing-relative-values. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
 
May 19-24, 1958

Book of the Month

 


 
September 7-19, 1959

Not in the Book
(Producer: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).

 

 
From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-not-in-the-book. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
November 23-28, 1959

Rebecca

 

   
December 26, 1959-January 9, 1960 The Story of Cindrella
(Producer: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).
 
Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-story-of-cinderella. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
May 8-13, 1961 The Circle  
August 28-September 9, 1961 Hot an Cold in All Rooms  
December 5-10, 1961 On Approval  
From a Private Collection.  
Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.  All rights reserved.
July 23-28, 1962 The Secret Tent
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
August 13-18, 1962 The Secret Tent
   
September 3-8, 1962 The Secret Tent
   
December 4-8, 1962 The House on the Cliff


Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0030
Private Collection of Alan Taylor

 

https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/photograph-of-a-typical-notice-showing-the-house-on-the-cliff-in-1962


 
June 24-29, 1963

September 16-21, 1963

Green Shutters
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)

 

From the Private Collection of Alan Taylor. Original item can be found at https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/cast-list-for-green-shutters. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.


 

Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-to-commemorate-1000th-production. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 


October 21-26, 1963 The Importance of Being Earnest    
April 17-24, 1965 Spider's Web    
May 31-June 5, 1965 The Second Mrs. Tanqueray
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
June 21-26, 1965 George & Margaret    
August 5-18, 1965 Hot and Cold in All Rooms    
September 2-10, 1965 The Swan's Nest
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
February 28, 1967 Murder in the Cathedral
(Arthur Brough acted in this play)
  More info here
April 24-29, 1967 Relative Values  

From Folkestone Library Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at: https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-relative-values. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

July 24-27, 1967 Hot and Cold in All Rooms  

 

From Folkestone Library Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at: https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-hot-and-cold-in-all-rooms. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

 

September 11-16, 1967 Not in the Book    
September 18-23, 1967 On Approval    
September 16-21, 1968 Bird in Hand    
October 21-26, 1968 Bell, Book and Candle    
October 23-28, 1968 The School for Scoundrels    
September 23-28, 1968 Spider's Web    
June 23-28, 1969 A Boston Story    
September 1-6, 1969 The Secret Tent
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
   
September 15-20, 1969 Rebecca
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).



Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0034
Private Collection of Alan Taylor

Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Reference number: LEAS.0035
Private Collection of Alan Taylor

 

From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at: https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-pavilion-folkestone-advertising-the-arthur-brough-players-40th-season-1929-1969. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

August 25-30, 1969 Hot and Cold in All Rooms
(Director: Arthur Brough)
   
October 13-18, 1969

The Importance of Being Earnest (Director: Arthur Brough)
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).

 

 

 

   
June 27-July 3, 1969 The Circle
(Director: Arthur Brough)
   
September 10-16,1970 Hot and Cold in All Rooms    
August 23-29, 1973 The House on the Cliff    
April 18-24, 1974 Not in the Book
(Director: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).
  From the Folkestone Local History Society. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-not-in-the-book-2. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.
June 27-July 3, 1974 The Circle
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
   
July 17-24, 1974 Spider's Web
(Director: Arthur Brough; acted in this play as well).
   
July 25-31, 1974 The Secret Tent
(Writer: Elizabeth Addyman)
 

 

From the UKC Special Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-secret-tent. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.


September 12-18, 1974 Laburnum Grove
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
   
October 3-9, 1974 The Shop at Sly Corner
(Arthur Brough acted in this play).
 

 

From a Private Collection. Original scanned pages can be found at : https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/catalogue_item/programme-for-the-shop-at-sly-corner-2. Licensed for non-commercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved.

 

 


(Most contents above used with permission from Leas Pavilion Archive at: https://www.leaspavilionarchive.org.uk/search and some data used with permission from Theatricalia at: https://theatricalia.com/ (All rights reserved).

 



(The image above used with permission. ©Alan F Taylor Chairman of the Folkestone & District Local History Society).

 

 

You can view the specifics of this lot here. At the time of bidding there was a note that due to Coronovirus, auction date has been changed and was planned to be held June 10th, 2020.

(Used with permission from Tennants Auctioneers which can be seen at: https://www.tennants.co.uk/).

 

 

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