1066, and All That

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1066, and All That is a stage musical by Reginald Arkell (1882-1959) [1] and Alfred Reynolds (1884–1969)[2].

The original text

Adapted from 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates, a tongue-in-cheek reworking of the history of England entitled by W. C. Sellar (1898-1951)[3] and R. J. Yeatman (1897-1968)[4] and illustrated by John Reynolds. It first appeared serially in Punch magazine and was published in book form by Methuen & Co. Ltd. in 1930. It appeared in paperback, published by Penguin, in 1965.

The musical comedy was first produced by Herbert M. Prentice in association with Archibald De Bear, at the Strand Theatre, London in 1935, and was revived at the Palace Theatre, London, in 1945.

The play text was published by Samuel French Ltd in December 1935, credited only to Arkell.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1949: The musical was presented by the University of Cape Town’s University Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in May, directed by Helen Houghton.




Inskip, 1972. p.137.

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