She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Baliol Holloway, Dame Edith Evans, Duncan Yarrow, John Garside, Neil Porter, Esmond Knight, and Nell Carter in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director.
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Dame Margaret Rutherford
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[on her initial aversion to doing a Miss Marple movie] Murder, you see, is not the sort of thing I can get close to. I don't like these things that are just for thrills. I would far rather go without work. I do not like murder. It has an atmosphere I have always found uncongenial.
In 1925 (age 33), she was accepted as a student at the Old Vic Theatre, where she appeared in several small Shakespearean roles in productions starring Edith Evans
, including The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure and The Taming of the Shrew.