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The Artist by Tchekov, adapted by Miles Malleson

Corfield Hall, Taunton, March 1st 1952, and Bridgwater Town Hall, March 22nd 1952, where it reached the final of the County Drama Festival. There were 34 entries in the Festival that year, the preliminary rounds of which were held over nine days. The Producer took the part of Lydia in the final, due to Miss Marfell’s indisposition, at very short notice. It won and went on to the Divisional Final at St Andrew’s Hall, Taunton, on 18th April, with Miss Taylor continuing in the role.
Cast
M Nicov Kenneth Galloway
Genya Jill Drowley
Lydia Kathleen Marfell / Elisabeth Taylor
M Byelkurov Alex Yandall
The Mother Betty Goulding
Servant Peter Binks
Backstage
Produced by Elisabeth Taylor
Stage Manager Sydney Mearing
Lighting Leslie Hender