Cock & Bull Story (1965)

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David Campton
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Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

29 July 1965
29 July 1965
8 September 1965
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Stephen Joseph
George Taylor
Clive Goodhead

Valerie Fletcher
Character
Herbert Cutts
Enid Cutts
Sydney Street
Freda Edgerson
Tad Edgerson
Winnie Cutts
Iris
Butch
Actor
Peter King
Pamela Craig
Terence Wilton
Joanna Tope
David Jarrett
Christine Robinson
Catherine Naish
Peter Ellis Jones

Notes

Cock & Bull Story was actually set in the Library Theatre, Scarborough, where the play was first performed! It is the only play in the history of the company to be specifically set in the company's home - although Screenplay (2014) featured four plays ostensibly set in Scarborough's former Odeon cinema before it became the home of the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
David Campton was the company's first resident playwright and had at least one new play presented every year at the Library Theatre between 1955 and 1965. Following Cock & Bull Story, David only had one more world premiere at the venue with Carmilla in 1972.
Cock & Bull Story was presented without an interval.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.