Marie Lohr (1890-1975)

Introduction

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Portrait of Marie Lohr /
Frank Buckingham
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The PROMPT collection documents the career of Marie Lohr as actress on the Australian and English stage. This list includes programmes, ephemera, and journal articles covering her seventy two year stage career. It is to be noted that the Library's holdings are incomplete and every effort is being made to add to the holdings. A filmography of Lohr's 52 year English film career is included in the collection for research purposes but not included in this list. For comprehensive information about her film career users are advised to contact ScreenSound Australia.

The list is in three sequences – Theatre, Film, Other (Journal articles)

The arrangement in each sequence is chronological by year, month, week, or the date of commencement of the season where known. An only performance is indicated. Dating is based on the source Who was who in the theatre, 1912-1976 (Detroit, 1978) and supplemented by the programmes. The source entry is included in the collection.

Entries for each programme are arranged as follow –

 

City. Theatre / Venue. Other details

Name of play (dramatist’s name) -- Character

Type of role. Other production details

Type of play, ie, comedy or genre, ie, revue, musical play

Other information

The type of theatre is not given and is assumed to be drama, unless otherwise indicated.

Abbreviations used -

adaptn for adaptation
dramatsn for dramatisation

Example -

1922, August 28

Birmingham. Theatre Royal

The return (Wimperis from de Flers & de Croisset) -- Colette Vandieres

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr

Comedy

ML and the Globe Theatre on tour

The listing also notes, photographs, biographies.

The Library also holds a number of pictures of Lohr in the Pictures Reading Room and a biographical file which can be accessed through the Newspaper and Microcopy Reading Room.

The Lohr PROMPT files are available for use through the Petherick Reading Room, Ground Floor. Readers should complete an electronic call slip for the following catalogue record:

[Lohr, Marie (actor) : theatre programmes].

Biography

Marie Kaye Wouldes Lohr had a career spanning 73 years in the English theatre concurrently with a film career spanning 52 years in English films. She was born in Sydney, NSW, 28 July 1890 to Lewis J. Lohr, formerly treasurer of the Opera House, Melbourne, and his wife Kate (nee Bishop) who had been a child player with Ellen Terry at Bristol.

Lohr began her acting career in Sydney in 1894 at the age of three appearing twice with Charles Arnold in Captain Fritz at the Criterion (24 February - 16 March and 29 September - 1 October ) and Hans the boatman, The Criterion (17 March -7 April). Then in 1895 in The world against her at Her Majesty’s Theatre which ran from 10-23 August she was billed in L’Entracte as “Little Marie Lohr”. The family moved to England in 1900 where Marie made her London debut at the Garrick, December 1901 in Shock headed Peter and The man who stole the castle. Toured with the Kendals in 1902, 1906. Established herself as an important actress in 1908 at the age of 18, when Bernard Shaw chose her to play Mrs Reginald Bridgenorth in the first production of his Getting married. Later that year she began working with Herbert Beerbohm Tree, firstly as Marguerite in Faust, then Lady Teazle in The School for scandal, Ophelia in Hamlet and Cinderella in Pinkie and the fairies. She was to remain with Tree for five years.

Continued playing leading comic and dramatic roles in London for the foremost managers of the day including Charles Froman, George Alexander, Gerald du Maurier. In 1918 she went into management at the Globe Theatre with her husband Henry Anthony Leyland Val Prinsep (divorced 1928). In the nine years until 1927 she produced and starred in most of those productions at the Globe including, Nurse Benson, A Voice from the minaret, L’Aiglon, A Marriage of convenience, Aren’t we all? and The Laughing lady.

Late 1921 went to Canada and toured in repertory plays then onto New York in Jan. 1922 with The Voice from the minaret and Fedora. She was to make one more visit to New York in 1931. On her return to London in late 1922 she continued her principal roles opposite Gerald du Maurier, Oscar Asche, Robert Harris, Guy Newall, John Gielgud, Ivor Novello, Frank Lawton, Sybil Thorndike and Edith Evans. Her diversity included musicals, comedy, drama, revues, pantomimes where she repeated her role as Mrs Darling in Peter Pan a number of times.

The thirties saw her in a series of big box office hits. Maugham’s The Breadwinner (1930), Dodie Smith’s Call it a day (1935) and Esther McCracken’s Quiet wedding (1935). She was absent from the stage for five years in the 1940s returning to play in John Whiting’s A Penny for a song (1951). During the fifties she continued playing the mature leading roles and toured the provincial cities extensively prior to performing in the London seasons. She also appeared in John Osborne’s controversial musical The World of Paul Slickey (1960). Some of her later successes include Waiting in the wings (Coward), The Silver wedding, Ring round the moon and Treasure hunt. Her final performance was a return to Shaw as Mrs Whitefield in the revival of Man and superman in 1966.

The breadth of her talent meant she performed many times in front of royalty for various pensions funds (1914, 1924), victory celebrations (1919) other gala performances such as Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebrations (1916), Elizabeth II’s coronation celebrations (1953), and theatre openings (1958).

She made more than 40 films, spanning 52 years, the first two being silent films in Real thing at last (1916) and Victory and peace (1918). The thirties saw her make her talkies film debut in Aren’t we all? (1932) playing Lady Frinton. Other films in this decade include Road house (1934) and Pygmalion (1936). She made many films in the 1940s including Major Barbara (1941), The Magic Bow (1947) and Anna Karenina (1948) and in the 1950s returned to her Australian roots in A Town like Alice (1956) where she played Mrs. Dudley Frost. Her last film was Great Catherine (1968). Marie co-starred with Ralph Richardson, Lesley Howard, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, fellow Australian actor Peter Finch, Gertrude Lawrence, Tyrone Power Snr, Stewart Granger, Jack Hawkins, Gordon Jackson, working under directors Jack Lee, Anthony Asquith, Julien Duvivier. She specialised in dowager roles. A filmography is included with her theatre programmes in the PROMPT collection. She appeared on television in The Plane and The Glovemakers.

Marie Lohr was greatly respected and much loved, noted for her wit and warmth, remaining a star until her last role. She never returned to Australia and died in London on 21 January 1975, at the age of 85. Her death was reported in Variety. She was survived by a daughter.

Description of the collection

Theatre

Undated London. Ambassadors Theatre Other People's Houses (Dexter) - Vera Sheldon Comedy
Undated

London.  Globe Theatre

Aren’t We All? (Lonsdale) – The Hon. Mrs. W Tatham

Comedy

Undated

Croydon.   Palladium

Peter Pan  (Barrie)  --  Mrs Darling

Principal role opposite Jean Forbes-Robertson, Ralph Richardson

Undated [192?] (Mon august 30th)

Croydon Grand Theatre

The love game Mrs Chesterton & Neale) -- Margaret Armstrong

1895, 10-23 August

Sydney. Her Majesty’s Theatre

The world against her (F. Harvey) -- Annie

  • Cast list in : L’Entr’acte (Sydney, N.S.W.) {August? 1895}, theatre journal. Original located at PA Broadside 21/51

Photocopy in PROMPT file

1902?, 18 Feb.

London. His Majesty’s Theatre. Daniel Mayer Company, Alec L Rea and Basil Dean

Beau Geste (Dean, Mann) – Lady Patricia

1902, 26 August?

London. His Majesty's Theatre. Daniel Mayer Company, Alec L. Rea and Basil Dean

Beau Geste (Dean, Mann) - Lady Patricia

Other principals include Laurence Olivier, Jack Hawkins. Port. of ML

1905, August

London. Comedy Theatre

The duffer (Grossmith) -- Miss Petherton

Comedy

1907, May

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

My wife (Morton after Gavault & Charnay) -- Beatrice Dupre

Comedy

1908, January

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Her father (Morton adaptn Guinon & Bouchinet’s Son pere) -- Irene Forster

1908, June

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Vedrenne-Barker performances

Getting married (Shaw) -- Mrs Reginald Bridgenorth

Invitation from Shaw to play principal role

1908, 5 September

London. His Majesty’s Theatre

Faust (S. Phillips, J. Comyns Carr) – Margaret

Principal role opposite Henry Ainley and Herbert Beerbohm Tree

1908, December

London. His Majesty's Theatre. After Noon Theatre [series]

Hannele (Hauptmann, Archer transl.) -- Title role

Beerbohm Tree production

1909, to 13 February

London. His Majesty's Theatre

Pinkie and the fairies (Beerbohm Tree) -- Cinderella

Principal role. Co-stars Mrs Patrick Campbell, Hermine Gingold, Ellen Terry.

Beerbohm Tree production of children’s musical

1909, 16 February

London. His Majesty's Theatre

The dancing girl (Jones) -- Sybil Crake

Co-star Herbert Beerbohm Tree

1909, June

London. His Majesty's Theatre

The school for scandal (Sheridan) -- Lady Teazle

Principal role opposite Herbert Beerbohm Tree in his production

Comedy

1909, 2 October

London. Comedy Theatre

Smith (Maugham) -- Title role

Boucicault, Jnr direction

Comedy

1910,  (Jan.?)

London, The Playhouse

Little Mrs. Cummin (Pryce) – Juliet

 

1910, February

London. The Playhouse

Tantalizing Tommy (Gavault, Morton) - Tommy

1911, 19 January

London. Comedy Theatre

Preserving Mr. Panmure (Pinero) - Josepha Quarendon

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr, Lillian Braithwaite

Comedy

1911, 20 April

London. Prince of Wales Theatre

Better not enquire (Unger adaptn Capus) - Alix Maubrun

Principal role opposite Charles Hawtrey in his production

Comedy

1911, 27 June

London. His Majesty's Theatre.

Coronation Gala Performance by Command of the KingVI.

The Vision of Delight (Jonson) - Spring

1911, 23 September

London. Comedy Theatre

The Marionettes (Wolff, Unger transl.) -- Fernande de Monclars

Principal role to Sir John Hare with Boucicault, Jnr directing

Comedy

1912, 17 February

London. Duke of York's Theatre

The "mind the paint" girl (Pinero) -- Lily Parradell

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr

Comedy

1912, 21 May

London. His Majesty’s Theatre. Three Arts Club. Matinee

The vision of delight (B. Jonson) – Spring

Revue in aid of the Three Arts Club

1912, 14 June

London. Duke of York's Theatre

The Amazons (Pinero) -- Lady Thomasin Belturbet

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr, Godfrey Tearle

1912, 3 October

London. Wyndham’s Theatre

Doormats (Davies) -- Leila

Principal role. Co-stars Nina Boucicault and Gerald du Maurier in his production

Comedy

1914, 17 January

London. His Majesty's Theatre

The darling of the Gods (Belasco & Long) -- Yo-San

Principal role opposite Herbert Beerbohm Tree in his production

1914, April

London. Wyndham’s Theatre

The clever ones (Sutro) -- Rose Effick

Co-stars Gerald du Maurier, Holman Clark

Comedy

1914, 22 May

London. His Majesty's Theatre

The silver king (Jones & Herman) -- Olive Skinner

All star cast performed for Their Majesties in aid of King George’s Pension Fund for Actors and Actresses

1914, October 8

London.  Palladium.

National Sunday League: Sunday Concerts.

Special Concert in aid of the Arts Fund

Item no. 14.  Recital – ML

1914, 24 November

London. Alhambra.

Variety interlude and first and only performance of ‘Some Revue’

ML in variety interlude, no.5

"Matinee in aid of the British Red Cross Society and of the French & Belgian Red Cross Funds"

1915, 16 January

London. St. James’s Theatre

Kings and queens (Besier) -- Queen Charlotte

Principal role. Co-stars with Sir George Alexander in his production

Photo of ML with other principals

1915, 9 February

London. His Majesty’s Theatre. La Fraternelle des Artistes

Entente matinee School for Scandal (excerpt) – Lady Teazle opposite Herbert Tree.

Relief aid for theatre personnel. Theatrical, musical program in English and French in the presence of cabinet ministers of England and France with various ambassadors.

The School is first item in the program

ML’s printed signature included amongst all artists’ signatures

1915, 8 June

London. His Majesty's Theatre

Marie-Odile (Knoblauch) -- Title role

Co-produced by Beerbohm Tree and Edward Knoblauch

1916, April

London. Globe Theatre

The show shop (Forbes) -- Bettina Dean

Principal role

Comedy

1916, 22 May

(only performance)

London. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Shakespeare Tercentenary Commemoration Performance. Julius Caesar ; A Shakespeare pageant [of 8 plays adapted, with music] -- Romeo and Juliet -- Title role

Performed in front of Their Majesties

1916, Sept. 15

London. New Theatre

Her Husband’s Wife (Thomas) – Irene Randolph

Comedy.

1916, 16 October

London. Royalty Theatre

Home on leave (Knoblock, name anglicised) -- Constance Luscombe

Principal role

Comedy

1917, March

London. Royalty Theatre

Remnant (Morton & Niccodemi) -- Title role

1918

Went into management at the Globe Theatre as lessees with husband Anthony Prinsep

1918, March

London. Globe Theatre

Love in a Cottage (Maugham) - Sybil Bruce

1918, May

London. Globe Theatre

Press the button -- Lady Anthony Fitzuise

Principal role

1918, November

London. Globe Theatre

Nurse Benson (Carton & McCarthy) -- Lady Gillian Dunsmore

Principal role. Photo of ML? on cover

Comedy

1919, March

London. Globe Theatre

Victory (Adaptn Conrad) -- Lena

Principal role with her directing

1919, June

London. Globe Theatre

L'Aiglon (Rostand) - Franz, Duke of Reichstadt

1919, July

London.  Globe Theatre

L’Aiglon (Rostand) – Franz, Duke of Reichstadt

1919, August

London. Globe Theatre

The voice from the minaret (Hichens) -- Lady Caryll

Principal role

Two copies

[1920]

London.  Globe Theatre

Woman to Woman (Morton)

“Marie Lohr presents”

1920, April

London. Globe Theatre

Birds of a feather (Esmond) -- Constance Principal role

1920, June

London. Globe theatre

A Marriage of Convenience (Dumas) - Comtesse de Candale

1920, 20 July

Liverpool. Royal Court Theatre

Aren't we all? (Lonsdale) -- Lady Frinton

Principal role. Co-stars Ronald Howard

Comedy

1920, October

London. Globe Theatre

Fedora (Sardou) -- Title role

Principal role

1921, March

London. Globe Theatre

Her husband’s wife (Thomas) -- Irene Randolph

Principal role

Comedy

1921, 27 May

London. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Shall we join the ladies? (J.M. Barrie) – Miss Vaile playing opposite D. Boucicault, Sybil Thorndike, Charles H. Hawtrey

Variety programme for the "Opening of the Academy Theatre…"

1922?-1934?

London. Prince of Wales Theatre

Green room rags (Various) -- The confession (Elton) -- Hilda

Revue

1922, March or April

London. Globe Theatre

Mr Pim Passes By (A.A. Milne)

"Marie Lohr presents by arrangement with Dion Boucicault"

Comedy produced by D. Boucicault. ML is not in the cast

1922, May

London. Globe Theatre

Eileen (H.M. Harwood ; from J. Bousquet, P. Armont) –

"Marie Lohr presents by arrangement with Dion Boucicault"

Comedy produced by D. Boucicault. ML is not in the cast

1922, July

London. Globe Theatre

Belinda (A.A. Milne)

"Marie Lohr presents by arrangement with Dion Boucicault"

April folly produced by D. Boucicault. ML is not in the cast

1922, 28 August

Birmingham. Theatre Royal

The return (Wimperis from de Flers & de Croisset) -- Colette Vandieres

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr

Comedy

ML and the Globe Theatre on tour

1922, September

London. Globe Theatre

The return (Wimperis from de Flers & de Croisset) -- Colette Vandieres

Principal role. Co-stars Dion Boucicault, Jnr. Produced by ML and Arthur Wimperis

Comedy

1922, 22 November

London. Globe Theatre

The laughing lady (Sutro) -- Lady Marjorie Colladine

Principal role. Charles Hawtrey directing.

Photos and cover port.

Comedy

1923, April

London. Globe Theatre

Aren’t we all? (Lonsdale) -- The Hon. Mrs. Tatham

Principal role opposite Herbert Marshall.

Photo and cover col. port.

Comedy

1924, 2 June

(only performance)

London. Royal Adelphi Theatre

The Ware case (Pleydell) -- Lady Ware

Principal role opposite Sir Gerald du Maurier

Performed in front of Their Majesties in aid of King George’s Pension Fund for Actors and Actresses

1924, October

London. Wyndham’s Theatre

The Ware case (Pleydell) -- Lady Ware

Principal role opposite Sir Gerald du Maurier

1925, March

London. Wyndham’s Theatre

A man with a heart (Sutro) -- Nancy Last

Principal role opposite Sir Gerald du Maurier

Comedy

1926, April

Birmingham. Prince of Wales Theatre

Big business (Devereux) -- Dorothy Travers

Principal role opposite Oscar Asche in his production

1926, June

London. The Playhouse

Caroline (Maugham) -- Isabella Trench

Principal role. Co-stars Edith Evans, Irene Vanbrugh

Comedy

1927, January

London. Prince of Wales’ Theatre

Tuppence coloured (Wilbraham) -- Susan Marvill

Principal role

Magazine programme, no. 622

1927

Ceased management of the Globe Theatre

1927, Dec. – 1928, Jan

Strand, Gaiety Theatre

Peter Pan (Barrie) – Mrs Darling

1928, December

London. The Old Vic.

Adam’s opera (Dane & Addinsell) -- Mother Earth

Play with music

1929, March?

London, Lyric Theatre

Berkeley Square (Balderston) – The Duchess of Devonshire

Stars Gilbert Miller and Leslie Howard

1929, 26 August

London. Garrick Theatre

These pretty things (Jennings) -- May Smythe

Farce

Port. of ML on cover with another five women artists

Magazine programme, no. 757

1929, September

London. Apollo Theatre

Yesterday’s harvest (St. John-Loe) -- Lady Lavinia Quinton

Role opposite Robert Harris

1929, Sept 30

Lewisham, Lewisham Hippodrome

Richmond Park (Jennings) – Valerie Ashton

Comedy

Magazine programme no. 762.

1929, October

London. Ambassadors Theatre

A girl’s best friend (Harwood) -- Joan Trevor

Principal role.

Photo of ML

Comedy

Magazine programme, nos.766, 768

1929, 19 December

London. St. James's Theatre

Peter Pan (Barrie) - Mrs Darling

Port. of ML with her dog

1930, Jan.

London. Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Dandy dick (Pinero) -- Georgiana Tidman

Principal role. Co-stars Nigel Playfair

Farce

1930, April

London. Comedy Theatre

The silent witness (De Leon & Celestin) -- Mary Howard

Principal role opposite Robert Harris, Malcolm Keen

Drama

1930, September

London. Vaudeville Theatre

The breadwinner (Maugham) -- Margery Battle

Principal role opposite Ronald Squire, Dorothy Dix. Other cast include Jack Hawkins, Peggy Ashcroft

Photos of entire cast

Comedy

[1930, Dec. 13]

London.   Vaudeville Theatre

The breadwinner  (Maugham)  --  Margery Battle

(Details as above)

1931, 16 March

(one week)

Birmingham. Theatre Royal

Mr Faint-Heart (Hay) -- Mary

Principal role opposite Basil Foster

Photo of ML

Pre-London tour prior to its Shaftesbury Theatre, London production

Comedy

1931, April

London. Shaftesbury Theatre

Mr Faint-Heart (Hay) -- Mary

Principal role opposite Basil Foster

Photos of ML

Comedy

1931, July

London. Prince of Wales Theatre

The love game (Mrs Chesterton & Neale) -- Margaret Armstrong

Leading role with her directing

Special midnight performance in aid of the Oak Hill Journalists’ Home

1932, May

London. Coliseum

Casanova (Muller adaptn after Schanzer & Welisch) -- Empress of Austria

Principal role opposite Charles Mayhew. Other cast include Jack, Sylvia Kellaway

Photo of ML

Musical play

Souvenir programme

1933, May-June

London. Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage

Sometimes even now (Chetham-Strode) -- Mrs Grey

Principal role. Includes Jack Hawkins, Celia Johnson

Basin Dean direction

1933, September

Eastbourne. Devonshire Park Theatre

Little white lies (Sawyer) -- Lady L’Estrange

Principal role opposite Guy Newall

Comedy

1934, February

London. Cambridge Theatre

Birthday (Ackland) - Mary

Other principals including Jessica Tandy, Brian AhernePort. of MLComedy

1934, 9 April

London.  Golders Green Hippodrome

Peter Pan (Barrie) -- Mrs Darling

1934, December

London. Palladium

Peter Pan (Barrie) -- Mrs Darling

Principal role opposite Jean Forbes-Robertson, George Curzon

1935, May

London. Daly’s Theatre

Chase the ace (Kimmins) -- Mrs Sydney Rankin

Principal role. Other cast include Michael Wilding

Photo of ML

1935, July?

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

Chase the ace (Kimmins) -- Mrs Sydney Rankin

Principal role. Other cast include Michael Wilding

Photo of ML

Magazine programme, no. 1062

1935, October

(over 1 year)

London. Globe Theatre

Call it a day (Dodie Smith) -- Muriel Weston

Principal role with Fay Compton, Owen Nares.

Basil Dean direction

Another copy printed April 13, 1936

1935, December

London. Globe Theatre

Call It A Day (Smith) - Muriel Weston

Other principals include Fay Compton, Owen NaresPort. of ML.

1936, Feb. 24

London, Globe Theatre

Call it A Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1936, April 13

London, Globe Theatre

Call it a day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1936, June 15

London, Globe Theatre

Call it a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1936, July 27

London, Globe Theatre

Call it a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1936, Nov 23

London, Globe Theatre

Call it a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1937, Jan. 4

London, Globe Theatre

Call It a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1937, Feb. 8

London, Golders Green Hippodrome

Call It a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1937, Feb. 24

Streatham Hill Theatre

Call It a Day (Smith) – Muriel Weston

1937

Savoy Theatre

And on we go  (Nesbitt)  ML stars in several other numbers

Revue

1937, 16 March

(2 weeks)

Manchester. Palace Theatre

And on we go (Nesbitt) ML stars in 10 numbers

Revue

Pre-London tour

1937, 29 March

(2 weeks)

London. Streatham Hill Theatre

And on we go (Nesbitt) ML stars in 9 numbers of smaller programme

Revue

Magazine programme, no.1154

1937, September

London. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Crest of the wave (Novello) -- Duchess of Cheviot

Principal role opposite Ivor Novello, Dorothy Dickson

Photo of ML

Musical play

1938, Jan 10

London Pavilion

South riding (Winifred Holtby) – Mrs Beddows

Film

1938, April

Manchester. Palace Theatre

Crest of the wave (Novello) -- Duchess of Cheviot

Principal role opposite Ivor Novello, Dorothy Dickson

Photo of ML

Musical play

1938, October

London. Wyndham’s Theatre

Quiet wedding -- Mary Jarrow

Principal role. Co-stars include Elizabeth Allen, Frank Lawton, Glynis Johns

Photo of ML

Comedy

1939, Oct. 2

Liverpool, Royal Court Theatre

Treasure Hunt ( Farrell, Perry) – Consuelo Howard

Comedy

1946, April

London. Embassy Theatre

National velvet (Bagnold) -- Mrs. Brown

Principal role with Tilsa Page

1946, 7 May

London. Palace Theatre. All star matinee

1066 – and all that (Arkell) -- Wife to the Common Man (Act 1, sc.1)

Co-stars opposite Leslie Henson. Other Australians include Googie Withers

Burleque of English history

Music by Alfred Reynolds

In the presence of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth. To assist the work of the Reunion Theatre Association for ex-service actors and actresses sponsored by the Daily Telegraph in association with Emile Littler

1946, August

London. Embassy Theatre

Sense and sensibility (Jonquil Antony dramatsn Austen) -- Mrs Jennings

Principal role

1947, January

London. Duke of York's Theatre

Caste (Robertson) - Marquise de St. Maur Comedy

1947, Jan. 13

Blackpool, Grand Theatre

Caste (Robertson) – Marquise de St Maur

Comedy

1947, 16 February

London. Princes Theatre

Green room rags (Various) -- Greatest of them all (H.C.G. Stevens) - Great Grandma

Revue in aid of the Green Room Club Fund

1947, July

London. Strand Theatre

My wives and I (Percy) -- Gertrude Paradine

Principal role. Co-stars include George Howe, Wilfrid Hyde White, Elizabeth Allen

1948, September

London. Phoenix Theatre

Playbill (T. Rattigan). Two plays. Individual titles are The Browning Version ; A Harlequinade

A Harlequinade – Dame Maud Gosport

1949, September

London. Apollo Theatre

Treasure hunt (Farrell & Perry) -- Consuelo Howard

Principal role. Co-stars Sybil Thorndike, Milo O’Shea

Gielgud direction

Comedy

1950, 26 January

London. Globe Theatre

Ring round the moon (J. Anouilh ; transl. C. Fry) – Madame Desmortes playing opposite Paul Scholfield

Directed by Peter Brook

Charade with music composed by Richard Addinsell

1950, 24 July

Wimbledon Theatre

Treasure Hunt (M J Farrell and John Perry) - Consuelo Howard.

Other principals included sybil Thorndike.

Directed John Gielgud

Comedy

1950, 25 September

Manchester. Opera House

Treasure Hunt (Farrell, Perry) - Consuelo Howard

Other principals include Sybil Thorndike.

Directed by John Gielgud

Comedy

1950, 9 October

Oxford. New Theatre

Treasure Hunt (Farrell, Perry) - Consuelo Howard

Other principals include Sybil Thorndike.Directed by John GielgudComedy

1951, February

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

A penny for a song (Whiting) -- Hester Bellboys

Principal role. Co-stars Virginia McKenna, Ronald Howard

Peter Brook direction

Comedy

1951, Feb 12

Wimbledon, Wimbledon Theatre

A penny for a song (Whiting) – Hester Bellboys

comedy

1951, March

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

A penny for a song (Whiting) -- Hester Bellboys

Principal role. Co-stars Virginia McKenna, Ronald Howard

Peter Brook direction

Comedy

1951, July  ?

London. Globe Theatre

Ring Round The Moon (Anouilh) – Madame Desmortes

Directed by Peter Brook

1951, September?

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

Ring round the moon (Anouilh) -- Madame Desmermortes

Directed by Peter Brook

Charade with music

Port. Of ML on cover.

1951, 15 October

Oxford. New Theatre

Ring round the moon (Anouilh) -- Madame Desmermortes

Directed by Peter Brook

Charade with music

1951, Nov. 5

Leeds, Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House

Ring round the moon (Anouilh, translated by Fry) – Mde Desmermortes, Aunt to Hugo, Frederic and Ladia India

1952, April

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

Adam’s apple (Hunter) -- Phillippa Bennington

Principal role. Co-stars Alan Webb, Barbara Murray

1952, May 12

Birmingham, Theatre Royal

Adam’s Apple (Hunter) – Philippa Blessington

Co-stars Alan Webb

1952, Nov.

Manchester, Opera House

Sweet Peril (Orr & Denham) – Mrs Jevons

Principal role.  Co-stars Ron Randell

1952, December

London. St. James’s Theatre

Sweet peril (Orr & Denham) -- Mrs Jevons

Principal role. Co-stars Ron Randell

Photo of ML in programme

  • Handbill with ML given 3rd billing
1953, July 20

Liverpool. Royal Court Theatre

Aren’t we all?  (Lonsdale)  --  Lady Frinton

Principal role. Co-stars Ronald Howard

Comedy

1953, July 27

Manchester. Opera House

Aren’t we all?  (Lonsdale)  --  Lady Frinton

Principal role. Co-stars Ronald Howard

Comedy

1953, August

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Aren’t we all? (Lonsdale) -- Lady Frinton

Principal role. Co-stars Ronald Howard

Comedy

1953, 22 October

(only performance)

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Aren’t we all? (Lonsdale) -- Lady Frinton

Principal role opposite Ronald Squire, Ronald Howard.

Photo of ML

Comedy

Gala performance in the presence of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

1954, March 15

Nottingham, Theatre Royal

The Manor of Northstead (Home) – The Countess of Lister

1954, March 23

Nottingham, Theatre Royal

Peter Pan (Barrie) – The Countess of Lister

1954, 12 April

(1 week)

Blackpool. Grand Theatre

The manor of Northstead (Home) -- Countess of Lister

Principal role opposite A.E. Matthews

Comedy

Pre-London tour

1954, 28 April

London. Duchess Theatre

The manor of Northstead (Home) -- Countess of Lister

Principal role opposite A.E. Matthews

Comedy

1956, Feb 20

London, Streatham Hill Theatre

Waiting in the wings (Coward) – May Davenport

Principal role

1956, March

London. Streatham Hill Theatre

Jubilee girl (Fordyce, D. Rogers, A. Kevin) -- Lady Graine

Principal role incl. singing. Loudon Sainthill for décor and costumes

Musical

1956, Mar 19

Oxford, New Theatre

Jubilee Girl (Fordyce, Rogers, Kevin) – Lady Graine

Co-stars Tom Criddle

Musical

1956, 5 November

(1 week)

Brighton. Theatre Royal

The devil was sick … (Horne) -- Matilda ‘Hope’

Principal role

Biography of ML

Comedy

1956, 13 November

London. Fortune Theatre

The devil was sick … (Horne) -- Matilda ‘Hope’

Principal role

Comedy

1957, April

Blackpool. Grand Theatre

Silver wedding (Hutton) -- Lady Charlton

Principal role opposite Frank Lawton

Comedy

1957, May

Nottingham. Theatre Royal

Silver wedding (Hutton) -- Lady Charlton

Principal role opposite Frank Lawton

Comedy

1957, 1 July

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

Silver wedding (Hutton) -- Lady Charlton

Principal role opposite Frank Lawton

Comedy

1958, March

Coventry. Belgrade Theatre

Half in Ernest (Ellis musical adaptn Wilde) -- Lady Bracknell

Principal role incl. singing

Opening performance in the presence of H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent on the opening of the theatre, 27th March

1958, 13 October

Manchester. The Opera House

These people, those books (Dodie Smith) – Winifred Wing

Principal role. Co-stars Diana Churchill, Elizabeth Allan

Comedy

Pre-London tour

1958, Nov. 3

Blackpool, Grand Theatre

These people, those books (Smith) – Winifred Wing

Comedy

1958, 27 October

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

These people, those books (Dodie Smith) – Winifred Wing

Principal role. Co-stars Diana Churchill, Elizabeth Allan

Comedy

1959, 20 April

Brighton. Hippodrome

The world of Paul Slickey (Osborne & Whelan) -- Lady Mortlake

Principal role opposite Dennis Lotis

Musical comedy

Pre-London tour

1959, 27 April

Leeds. Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House

The world of Paul Slickey (Osborne & Whelan) -- Lady Mortlake

Principal role opposite Dennis Lotis

Musical comedy

Pre-London tour

1959, May

London. Palace Theatre

The world of Paul Slickey (Osborne & Whelan) -- Lady Mortlake

Principal role opposite Dennis Lotis

Musical comedy

1959, June 9 (?)

London.  Palace Theatre

The World of Paul Slickey (Osborne & Whelan)  -- Lady Mortlake

1959, Oct. 20

Bristol, Theatre Royal

The Man-eaters (Piper) – Margery

Comedy

1960, 27 February

London. Golders Green Hippodrome

Waiting in the wings (Coward) -- May Davenport

Principal role opposite Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson

Comedy

1960, 29 August

Manchester. The Opera House

Waiting in the wings (Coward) -- May Davenport

Principal role opposite Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson

Comedy

  • Review by Alan Bendle

Regional tour

1960, 7 September

London. Duke of York's Theatre

Waiting in the wings (Coward) -- May Davenport

Principal role opposite Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson

Comedy

  • Additional flyer

1961, 6 March

Leeds. Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House

Waiting in the wings (Coward) -- May Davenport

Principal role opposite Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson

Comedy

1961, Mar 20

Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre

Waiting in the wings (Coward) – May Davenport

Principal role.

1961, 3 April

Blackpool. Grand Theatre

Waiting in the wings (Coward) -- May Davenport

Principal role opposite Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson

ComedyPre-London tour

1961, Apr 10

Brighton, Theatre Royal

Waiting in the wings (Coward) – May Davenport

Principal role

Comedy

1963, June 24

Oxford. New Theatre

The Ides of March (Kilty adaptn Wilder)  --  Lady Julia Marcia

Principal role opposite John Gielgud, Irene Worth

1963, July

(2 weeks)

Brighton. Theatre Royal

The Ides of March (Kilty adaptn Wilder) -- Lady Julia Marcia

Principal role opposite John Gielgud, Irene Worth

Photo and biography of ML

Co-directed by Gielgud and Kilty

Pre-London tour

1963, August

London. Theatre Royal, Haymarket

The Ides of March (Kilty adaptn Wilder) -- Lady Julia Marcia

Principal role opposite John Gielgud, Irene Worth

Photo and biography of ML

Co-directed by Gielgud and Kilty

1964, May

London. Adelphi Theatre

Green room rags (Various). Personal column (Gamlin) -- Una, Lady Faversham

Co-stars with Noel Howlett

Revue in aid of the Green Room Club Fund

1964, August

London. New Arts Theatre Club

Mr. Whatnot (Ayckbourn) -- Mrs. Grisely-Williams

Principal role opposite Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Stevens

Comedy

  • Additional flyer

1965, November

London. New Arts Theatre Club

Man and superman (Shaw) -- Mrs Whitefield

Principal role opposite Alan Badel, Sian Phillips

Biography of ML

Comedy

Transfers to the Vaudeville, 1966, Jan. and Garrick Theatre

1966, 6 January

London. Vaudeville. Theatre

Man and superman (Shaw) -- Mrs Whitefield

Principal role opposite Alan Badel, Sian Phillips

Biography of ML

Comedy

1966, February

London. Garrick Theatre

Man and superman (Shaw) -- Mrs Whitefield

Principal role opposite Alan Badel, Sian Phillips

Photo and biography of ML

Comedy

1967, Oct 16

Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre

A Woman of No Importance (Wilde, adapted by Dehn) – Lady Hunstanton

1967, 30 October

Liverpool. Royal Court Theatre

A woman of no importance (Wilde) - Lady Hunstanton

Principal role opposite Phyllis Calvert, Tony Britton

Photo and biography of ML

Comedy

Playbill (Liverpool), v.2, no.11

Film

1953

Always a bride (General Film Distributors, R. Smart director)

Principal role as Dowager opposite Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Ronald Squire

Comedy

 

Other

Burr McIntosh monthly, vol. 18, no. 69 Christmas 1908 : 4th port.

Port. of ML

Playgoers and society illustrated, v. 7, no. 39, October 1912

Doormats souvenir programme. Features picture story with ML, Gerald du Maurier

Tatler, no. 633, 13 August 1913 : p. 179

Photo. with caption : Mrs Anthony Prinsep. ML holding her baby daughter

(Photocopy)

Tatler, no. 639, 24 September 1913 : p. 355

Photo. with caption : Miss Marie Lohr who appears with Mr. H.B. Irving next week. Full length of ML holding her baby daughter. A text inset announcing her return to the stage, her successes and popularity (Photocopy)

Theatre world, August 1954 : p. 25-27, 40

Sixty glorious years by Eric Johns

Biography of ML with photos from The manor of Northstead. ML as Countess of Lister

Theatre world, Dept. 1957 : p. 41-43

Silver wedding at the Cambridge

Photos from the production with ML as Lady Charlton