His play, "The King of Nowhere," was performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Stephen Murray, Alexander Knox, Vivienne Bennett, Marda Vanne, and Sylvia Coleridge in the cast. Esme Church was director.
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James Bridie wrote mainly comedies, but comedies that dealt with oftentimes fearsome themes. His play "The Sunlight Sonata", for example was subtitled The Seven deadly sins, and the plays that followed it focused on such harsh realities as death, damnation, disease, and drunkenness
James Bridie's famous biblical plays are Tobias and the angel, Susanna and the Elders, and Jonah and the Whale. James...