Dear Charles

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Dear Charles by English playwright Alan Melville (1910-1983), where a lady gets her three ex-lovers together to decide which one will be the best father to her children. First produced New Theatre, Hull, 1953.

Full Circle (previously Dear Charles) is a play by Alan Melville adapted from "Les Enfants d'Edouard" by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon and Frederick J. Jackson.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Johannesburg Repertory Players production produced by Anthony Farmer at the Johannesburg Repertory Theatre from 22 June to 16 July 1955 and at the Groote Kerksaal, Pretoria, from 19 to 23 July 1955, with a cast including Bill Brewer.

Petrina Fry, John McKelvey performed in this play in the Brooke Theatre in 1956.


Doollee, the Playwrights database [1]

Wikipedia [2]

Tucker, 1997. 84.

Programme for the Johannesburg Repertory Players production in Playtime no. 107 of June 1955 held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 324.

Photocopies of programmes for productions by the Brian Brooke Company held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 7. 11.

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