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Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1914-1915) She made her debut as "Adriana" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Nora Nicolson, Ben Greet, Andrew Leigh, Estelle Stead, Hutin Britton, Constance Robertson, Fisher White, William Stack, J. Leslie Firth, John Napper, and A. Corney Grain in the company.

(April 23, 1917) The Shakespeare Birthday Festival production of his play, "Twelfth Night," was performed at the Old Vict Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Dame Sybil Thorndike, Terence O'Brien, Russell Thorndike, and Florence Saunders in the cast. Sir Ben Greet produced, directed, and acted also.

(1917-1918) She acted at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Russell Thorndike in the company. Sir Ben Greet was director.

(1927) She acted at the Old Vic Theatre Season in London, England with Andrew Leigh (director), Sir Lewis Casson, John Laurie, Eric Portman, and Hay Petrie in the cast.

(1927) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at the Old Vic Theatre at Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Sir Lewis Casson, Andrew Leigh (director), Eric Portman, and D. Haye Petrie in the cast.

(1927) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre Company at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Sir Lewis Casson, John Laurie, D. Hay Petrie, and Eric Portman in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director.

(1931-1932) She acted in Francis Beaumont's play, "The Knight of the Burning Pestle," at the Old Vic Theatre and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, George Zucco, Robert Harris, and Robert Speaight in the cast. Harcourt Williams was director.

(April 23 & 27, 1934) She acted in the Shakespeare Birthday Festival with his play, "Hamlet," in its entirety at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England in an Old Vic Theatre production with Ernest Milton, Gyles Isham, Marie Ney, Esmond Knight, John Laurie, Henry Wendon, Ben Greet, and Leslie French in the cast. Ben Greet was also producer.

(April 21, 1933) She acted in Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Marius Goring, Alastair Sim, Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Malcolm Keen, Roger Livesey, Anthony Quayle, Marius Goring, Ralph Richardson, Harcourt Williams, Lewis Casson, Ernest Milton, Ben Greet, Baliol Holloway, Martita Hunt, Gyles Isham, Margaret Webster, Clare Harris, Beatrice Wilson, Robert Speaight, Leslie French, and Dorothy Queen in the cast. Harcourt Williams was director.

(April 23, 1935) She acted in Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Donald Wolfit, Maurice Evans, Lewis Casson, Marius Goring, Alec Clunes, Adele Dixon, Dorothy Green, Wilfred Walter, Ben Greet, Abraham Sofaer, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Webster, Frank Napier, Robert Speaight, Cecil Trouncer, Alan Webb, and Leo Genn in the cast. Henry Cass was director.

(1937-1938) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Stephen Murray, William Devlin, Cecil Trouncer, George Skillan, Vivienne Bennett, Viola Lyel, and Richard Dare in the cast. Lewis Casson was director.

(April 25, 1938) She acted at the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Jessica Tandy, Lewis Casson, Russell Thorndike, Baliol Holloway, Cecil Trouncer, Harcourt Williams, Vivienne Bennett, Wilfred Walter, Marie Ney, Alec Clunes, Andrew Cruickshank, Alexander Knox, Frank Napier, George Hayes, Leo Genn, Malcolm Keen, Margaretta Scott, Marius Goring, Stephen Murray, William Devlin, and Tyrone Guthrie in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(February 1941) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Victoria Theatre in Burnley, Lancashire, England with Lewis Casson, Kenneth Griffith, Mark Dignam, Abraham Sofaer, Ann Casson, and Freda Gaye in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie and Lewis Casson were directors.

(1940-1941) She acted in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ernest Milton in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(April 22,1940) She acted in the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Cathleen Nesbitt, Lewis Casson, Jack Hawkins, Jessica Tandy, Alan MacNaughton, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Ann Casson, Edward Chapman, Constance Cummings, Adele Dixon, Wilfred Walter, George Howe, Vivienne Bennett, Peter Glenville, Abraham Sofaer, Veronica Turleigh, Jill Esmond, and James Donald in the cast.

(1945-1946) She acted in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Nicholas Hannen, Miles Malleson, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams, Harry Andrews, and Michael Warre in the cast. John Burrell, Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson were also directors.

(April 1945) She acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt," at the Old Vic Theatre Tour at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Nicholas Hannen, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, and Rose Morris in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(1944-1945) She acted at the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Nicholas Hannen, Joyce Redman, Margaret Leighton, George Relph, Harcourt Williams and Michael Warre in the cast. Ralph Richardson, John Burrell and Laurence Olivier were also directors.

(Spring 1942) She acted in the Old Vic production of Euripedes' play, "Medea," in the North Wales, Cheshire, Durham, and Northumberland Tour with Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, and John Garside in the cast. Lewis Casson was also director.

(1941-1942) She acted in the Old Vic production of Euripedes' play, "Medea," in the South Wales Tour with Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, and John Garside in the cast. Lewis Casson was also director.

(1941-1942) She acted in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Frederick Valk, Bernard Miles, and Frank Petley in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

The Distaff Side (1934). Comedy. Written by John Van Druten. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Auriol Lee. Booth Theatre: 25 Sep 1934- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/177 performances). Cast: Charles Bryant (as "Christopher Venables"), Charles Campbell (as "Charles Hubbard"), Clifford Evans (as "Toby Chegwidden"), Austin Fairman (as "Gilbert Baize"), Doris Hall (as "Rose"), Viola Keats (as "Alex") [Broadway debut], Mildred Natwick (as "Mrs. Venables"), Hilda Plowright (as "Miss Spicer"), Viola Roache (as "Mrs. Fletcher"), Dame Sybil Thorndike (as "Mrs. Millward"), Lillian B. Tonge (as "Therese Venables"), Bretaigne Windust (as "Roland"), Estelle Winwood (as "Mrs. Frobisher"). Produced by Dwight Wiman and Auriol Lee.

(July 16,1963) She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Joan Plowright, Joan Greenwood, Lewis Casson, Andre Morell, Fay Compton, and Peter Woodthorpe in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. Sean Kenny was designer.

(1963) She acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Joan Plowright, Rosemary Harris, Lewis Casson, Max Adrian, Fay Compton, and Robert Lang in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.

(1951) She acted in NC Hunter's play, "Waters of the Moon," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Edith Evans and Wendy Hiller in the cast.

(November 1953) She acted in NC Hunter's play, "A Day by the Sea," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Irene Worth, and Lewis Casson in the cast. John Gielgud was also director.

(November 2,1953-November 7,1953) She acted in NC Hunter's play, "A Day by the Sea," at the Opera House in Manchester, England with John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Irene Worth, and Lewis Casson in the cast. John Gielgud was also director.

(1953) She acted in NC Hunter's play, "A Day by the Sea," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, and Irene Worth in the cast. John Gielgud was also director.

(1956) She acted in TS Eliot's play, "The Family Reunion," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Patience Collier, and Lewis Casson in the cast. Peter Brook was director.

(1923) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Cymbeline," at the New Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Robert Farquharson, and Ian Fleming in the cast.

(1923) She acted in Herbert Farjeon and Horace Horsnell's play, "Advertising April," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Frank Cellier, Elizabeth Pollock, Gwladys Gaynor, Lawrence Anderson, and Ashton Pearse in the cast. Lewis Casson was director.

(1925) She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Saint Joan," at the New Theatre in London, England with Milton Rosmer, Raymond Massey, Ernest Thesiger, Jack Hawkins (played Dunois page), Lewis Casson, and O.B. Clarence in the cast. Charles Ricketts was designer.

(December 23,1925) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry VIII," at the Empire Theatre in London, England with Norman V. Norman, E. Lyall Swete, Lewis Casson, Arthur Wontner, O.B. Clarence, Laurence Olivier (played First Serving Man) in the cast. Lewis T. Casson was also director. Charles Ricketts was designer.

(1933) She acted in John Van Druten's play, "The Distaff Side," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England with Martita Hunt, Dorothy Holmes-Gore, Haidee Wright, Robert Horton, and Clifford Evans in the cast. Auriol Lee was director.

(1934) She acted in John Galsworthy's play, "The Little Man," and George Bernard Shaw's play, "Village Wooing," in a People's National Theatre production at the Little Theatre on John Street in London, England and Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Finlay Currie, Andrew Leigh, Robert Speaight, Edward Wheatley, and Arthur Wontner in the cast. Nancy Price was director.

(1939) She acted in Emlyn Williams' play, "The Corn is Green," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Emlyn Williams, Kathleen Harrison, Frederick Lloyd, Betty Jardine, Christine Silver, and John Glyn-Jones in the cast.

(1939) She acted in Emlyn Williams' play, "The Corn is Green," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Emlyn Williams, Frank Dunlop, Frederick Lloyd, and Kathleen Harrison in the cast. Emlyn Williams was also director.

(1946) She acted in Sophocles' play, "Electra," at the King's Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Lewis Casson, Esmond Knight, and Ann Casson in the cast.

(1947) She acted in JB Priestley's play, "The Linden Tree," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson in the cast.

(1947) She acted in Fielding Burke's play, "Call Home The Heart," at the Saint James's Theatre in London, England with Leon Quartermaine and Valerie White in the cast.

(1949) She acted in Margery Sharp's play, "The Foolish Gentlewoman," in a London Mask Theatre production at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Mary Merrall, Isabel Dean, and Mona Washbourne in the cast.

(1949) She acted in John Perry and Molly Farrell's play, "Treasure Hunt," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Milo O'Shea, Marie Lohr, Alan Webb and Terence Longdon in the cast. John Gielgud was director.

(1950) She acted in John Perry and Molly Farrell's play, "Treasure Hunt," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Milo O'Shea, Marie Lohr, Alan Webb, and Terence Longdon in the cast. John Gielgud was director.

(1959) She acted in Clemence Dane's play, "Eighty in the Shade," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Robert Flemyng, Valerie Taylor, and Lewis Casson in the cast.

(1961) She acted in Noel Coward's play, "Waiting in the Wings," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Marie Lohr, Graham Payn, Margot Boyd, Nora Nicholson, and William Hutt in the cast. Margaret Webster was director.

(1961) She acted in Hugh Ross Williamson's play, "Teresa of Avila," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Lewis Casson, Richard Pasco, Veronica Turleigh, Rachel Kempson, Betty Hardy, Nicholas Hannen, and Ernest Milton in the cast. Norman Marshall was director.

(January 12,1963) She acted in Julian Slade's play, "Vanity Fair," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Frances Cuka, Joyce Carey, Michael Aldridge, Naunton Wayne, and George Baker in the cast.

(1963) She acted in the play, "Some Men and Women," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Lewis Casson in the cast.

(1964) She acted in William Douglas Home's play, "The Reluctant Peer," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Naunton Wayne, Frank Pettingell, and Viola Lyel in the cast.

(1964) She acted in Arthur Marshall's play, "Season of Goodwill," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Paul Rogers in the cast.

(1965) She acted in William Corlett's play, "Return Ticket," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Megs Jenkins and Ursula Howells in the cast. Joan Knight was director.

(1966) She acted in Joseph Kesselring's play, "Arsenic and Old Lace," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Athene Seyler, Derek Farr, Muriel Pavlow, Neil McCarthy, Desmond Walter-Ellis, and Lewis Casson in the cast.

(1967) She acted in Marguerite Duras's play, "The Viaduct," at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Max Adrian in the cast. Laurier Lister was director.

(1967) She acted in Enid Bagnold's play, "Call Me Jacky," at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Edward Fox, Heather Chasen, Sheila Burrell, and Paul Eddington in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.

(October 29,1972) She appeared in the production, "Sybil: A Celebration of her 90th Birthday," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Jane Casson, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Ustinov, Joan Plowright, Alec Guinness, Joyce Grenfell, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Webster, Ursula Jeans, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Joyce Redman, Wendy Hiller, Irene Worth, Paul Scofield, Margot Fonteyn, David Wall, Richard Pasco, Roger Livesey, Celia Johnson, Edith Evans, Rachel Kempson, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, and George Rylands in the cast. Murray Macdonald and Wendy Toye were directors.

The Potting Shed (1957). Drama. Written by Graham Greene. Directed by Carmen Capalbo. Bijou Theatre (moved to The John Golden Theatre, from 22 Apr 1957- close): 20 Jan 1957- 1 Jun 1957 (143 performances). Cast: Lewis Casson (as "Dr. Frederick Baston"), Frank Conroy (as "Father William Callifer"), Joan Croydon (as "Miss Connolly"), Robert Flemyng (as "James Callifer"), Eda Heinemann (as "Mrs. Potter"), Stanley Lemin (as "John Callifer"), Richard Longman (as "Corner"), Carol Lynley (as "Anne Callifer") [Broadway debut}, Leueen MacGrath (as "Sara Callifer"), Dame Sybil Thorndike (as "Mrs. Callifer"), Rudolph Weiss (as "Dr. Kruezer"). Produced by Carmen Capalbo and Stanley Chase.

(1962) She acted in Julian Slade's musical, "Vanity Fair," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Frances Cuka and Joyce Carey in the cast.


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