Woman in a Dressing Gown

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Woman in a Dressing Gown is a play in two acts by Ted Willis (1914-1992)[1].

The original text

A play about a married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.

Based on a 1956 ITV Television Playhouse play written by Ted Willis (on which the subsequent movie script of 1957[2]) by Ted Willis was also based) The script was published in Woman in a Dressing Gown: And Other Television Plays by Barrie and Rockliff, 1959.

The play was first produced on 9 December 1963 at The Golders Green Hippodrome, London and the text published by Evans Bros., 1964.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1962(3)?: Performed in South Africa by the Langford-Inglis company, in association with Henry Sherek Ltd. Directed by Charles Vernon with Margaret Inglis (as "Amy Preston"), Robert Langford ("Jim Preston"), James White ("Brian Preston"), Elizabeth Hamilton ("Barney"), Elizabeth Meyer ("Georgie Barlow"), Patricia Sanders ("Hilda"), Kenneth Baker ("Willie"), Maureen Bloem ("Christine") and Karl Winter ("Paul"). The set was designed by Elizabeth McLeish and Robert Langford, with Karl Winter as the stage manager.






Programme Alexander Theatre. No 166 September, 1963.

Percy Tucker. 1997. Just the Ticket. My 50 Years in Show Business. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.

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