Recorded 'Favourite Poems read at home' for Argo
He recorded a selection of poems from T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" for Angel/EMI Records. The recording featured background music by Alan Rawsthorne. (One of the poems was sung by Donat, but to Rawsthorne's music, not to the music that Andrew Lloyd Webber would later compose for "Cats", the popular stage musical also based on the Eliot book.)
(1939-1940) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England in an Old Vic Theatre production with Constance Cummings, Stewart Granger, Sonia Dresdel, Andrew Cruickshank, Andre Morell, Max Adrian, and Marie Ney in the cast. Esme Church was director.
(1939-1940) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Devil's Disciple," at the Golders Green Hippodrome in Golders Green, London, England in an Old Vic Theatre production with Stewart Granger, Sonia Dresdel Andrew Cruickshank, and Max Adrian in the cast. Esme Church was director.
(1939-1940) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Alec Guinness, Constance Cummings, and Marie Ney in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.
(1952-1953) He acted in T.S. Eliot's play, "Murder in the Cathedral," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England. Robert Helpmann was director.
(1952-1953) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter Finch, Claire Bloom, Alan Badel, Paul Rogers, Irene Worth, Alexander Knox, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Laurence Payne, Robin Bailey, William Devlin, Jack May, Edgar Wreford, Richard Pasco, Daphne Heard, Phyllida Law, Andree Melly, Alan Dobie, James Maxwell, Douglas Rain, and Eric Thompson in the cast. Hugh Hunt was director.
(November 30,1925-December 5, 1925) He acted in Sir Frank Benson and his theatrical company at the Opera House in Coventry, England with Frank Benson, Norman Claridge, Geo R. Hagan, and Genevieve Townsend in the cast. James Agate paid a tribute to Frank Benson.
(1933) He acted in James Bridie's play, "A Sleeping Clergyman," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Godfrey Baxter and Bruce Belfrace in the cast.
(1946) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Renee Asherson, Harcourt Williams, and Patrick Troughton in the cast. Fabia Drake was director.
(1934) He acted in James Bridie and Claud Gurney's play, "Mary Read-Dragoon and Pirate," at His Majesty's Theatre Haymarket in London, England with Flora Robson, Iris Hoey, Claude Allister, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Hardy, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Dainton, CharleS Farrell, John Turnbull, Evan Thomas, and George Benson in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.
(1931) He acted in Edward Lewis's stage adaptation of Mary Webb's novel, "Precious Bane," in a two week engagement at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Donald Wolfit, Francis L. Sullivan, Andre Van Gysegham, Edith Sharpe, Richard Caldicot, and Joyce Bland in the cast.
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