Horley Central Players Productions 1949 – 1986

Horley Central Players Productions

1940

Laburnum Grove

J.B. Priestley

1941

A Hundred Years Old

Helen Harvey / Granville-Barker

The Farmer’s Wife

Eden Phillpotts

I Have Been Here Before

J.B. Priestley

Quiet Wedding

Esther Mc Cracken

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

1942

The Farmer’s Wife

Eden Phillpotts

Quiet Wedding

Ester Mc Cracken

Yellow Sands

Adelaide / Eden Phillpotts

The Skin Game

John Galsworthy

Distant Point

Afinogenev

1943

Everyman

Moraloity Play

After October

Rodney Ackland

Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw

1944

The Doctor’s Dilemma

George Bernard Shaw

I Have Five Daughters

Margaret Macnamara

Gaslight

Patrick Hamilton

1945

Romance Of The Western Chamber

S.I. Hsiung

Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward

Why Matilda Got Maried

Septimus Perkins (Jonathan Field)

Escape

John Galsworthy

1946

When We Are Married

J.B. Priestley

Night Must Fall

Emlyn Williams

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Thark

Ben Travers

1947

On Approval

Frederick Lonsdale

Ten Shilling Doll

Jonathan Field

Quiet Wedding

Ester Mc Cracken

Payment Deferred

Jeffrey Dell

1948

Charley’s Aunt

Brandon Thomas

The Voysey Inheritance

Harley Granville-Barker

Ten Little Niggers

Agatha Christie

Loaves And Fishes

Somerset Maugham

Outward Bound

Sutton Vane

1949

The Sport Of Kings

Ian Hay

George And Margaret

Gerald Savory

The Shop At Sly Corner

Edward Percy

1950

Rookery Nook

Ben Travers

This Happy Breed

Noel Coward

Flare Path

Terence Rattigan

The Chiltern Hundreds

William Douglas Home

1951

The Wind And The Rain

Herton Hodge

On Monday Next

Philip King

One Wild Oat

Vernon Sylvaine

St Joan

George Bernard Shaw

The Farmer’s Wife

Eden Phillpotts

1952

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

Young Wives’ Tale

Ronals Jeans

( Fumed Oak

Noel Coward

( Cats Of Egypt

T.B. Morris

( The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan

Maria Marten

Harvey

Mary Chase

Two Miracle Plays

1953

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Ladies In Retirement

Edward Percy / Reginald Denham

The Applecart

George Bernard Shaw

Victoria Regina

Laurence Housman

(Village Wooing

George Bernard Shaw

(The Proposal

Anton Chekhov

The Fair One With The Golden Locks

James Planche

1954

The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen

Sweeney Todd

Jonathan Field

Dragon’s Mouth

Jacquetta Hawkes / J.B. Priestley

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

1955

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen

Martine

Jean-Jacques Bernard

The Road To Ruin

Thomas Holcroft

Victorian Scrapbook

( A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

( Why The Angels Sang

Jonathan Field

1956

It Depends What You Mean

James Bridie

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov

Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen

( The Bells

Leopold Lewes

( Lady Audley’s Secret

C.H. Hazlewood

1957

Mirandolina

Carol Goldoni

Mrs McGinty’s Washing

Jonathan Field

Henrey IV Part I

William Shakespeare

The Old Ladies

Rodney Ackland

The Love Of Four Colonels

Peter Ustinov

1958

The Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen

The Beggars Opera

John Gay

Fugitive Island

Sheila Hodgson

Pink Gloves Are Lucky

Jonathan Field

Clock – A – Jacks

Madge Pemberton

1959

Hotel Paradiso

Feydeau / Desvallieres

The Tourist

Rosemary Peterson

The Enchanted

Jean Giraudoux

Man And Superman

George Bernard Shaw

Love And Lectures

George Bernard Shaw

East Lynne

Mrs Henry Wood

1960

Daphne Laureola

James Bridie

Mother Courage

Bertolt Brecht

Hobson’s Choice

Harold Brighthouse

( In Camera

Jean-Paul Sartre

( A Phoenix Too Frequent

Christopher Fry

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

1961

The Women

Clare Boothe

A Penny For A Song

John Whiting

The Streets Of London

Henry Mayhew / Pauline Mathews

Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance

John Arden

The Blue Bird Of Paradise

James Planche

1962

Jane’s Legacy

Eden Phillpotts

Fallen Arches (Revue)

Moira / Jonathan Field

The Imaginary Invalid

Moliere

A Taste Of Honey

Shelagh Delaney

Marching Song

John Whiting

1963

The Lady’s Not For Burning

Christopher Fry

The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

Bernard Brixey

A Resounding Tinkle

N.F. Simpson

The Firstborn

Christopher Fry

Masks And Faces

Tom Taylor / Charles Reade

1964

The Life Of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

The House Of Bernarda Alba

Frederico Garcia Lorca

These Foolish Things (Revue)

Moira / Jonathan Field

( The Dice

Forbes Bramble

( Edward And Agrippina

Rene De Obaldia

( A Slight Ache

Harold Pinter

1965

Rattle Of A Simple Man

Charles Dyer

Long Day’s Journey into Night

Eugene O’Neill

She Stoops To Conquer

Oliver Goldsmith

Six Characters In Search Of An Author

Luigi Pirandello

Under The Gaslight

Augustin Daly

1966

EH

Henry Livings

Misalliance

George Bernard Shaw

The Rape Of The Belt

Benn W. Levy

1967

Tartuffe

Moliere

The Wesker Trilogy

Chicken Soup With Barley

Roots

Arnold Wesker

I’m Talking About Jerusalem

Relative Values

Noel Coward

The Offshore Island

Marghanita Laski

1968

The Master Builder

Henrik Ibsen

The Cocktail Party

T.S. Eliot

Don’t Let Summer Come

Terence Feely

A Man For All Seasons

Robert Bolt

The Princess And The Swineherd

Nicholas Stuart Gray

1969

Captain Carvallo

Denis Cannan

The Workhouse Donkey

John Arden

Flowering Cherry

Robert Bolt

The Hollow Crown

John Barton

Thieves’ Carnival

Jean Anouilh

1970

Waiting For Godot

Samuel Beckett

Mandragola

Niccolo Machiavelli

My Place

Elaine Dundy

The Seagull

Anton Chekhov

Sweeney Todd

Ray O’Doherty

1971

In Celebration

David Storey

The Killing Of Sister George

Frank Marcus

Loot

Joe Orton

Beaux Stratagem

George Farquhar

Oh! What A Lovely War

Theatre Workshop / Charles Chilton

1972

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams

Stoppard Festival

Enter A Free Man

( A Separate Peace

( The Real Inspector Hound

Tom Stoppard

Rosencrants And Guildenstern Are Dead

A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee

Dandy Dick

Arthur Pinero

1973

The Knack

Ann Jellicoe

A Yard Of Sun

Christopher Fry

Arms And The Man

George Bernard Shaw

Forget Me Not Lane

Peter Nichols

The Beggars Opera

John Gay

1974

Next Time I’ll Sing To You

James Saunders

Little Boxes – The Coffee Lace / Trevor

John Bowen

The Mad Woman Of Chaillot

Jean Giraudoux

Old Time Music Hall

1975

The Elizabethans

John Moore

Rashomon

Kay / Michael Kanin

The Patrick Pearse Motel

Hugh Leonard

Anastasia

Marcelle Maurette

Time And Time Again

Alan Ayckbourn

1976

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

Lock Up Your Daughters

Henry Fielding / Bernard Miles

( Village Wooing

George Bernard Shaw

( After Magritte

Tom Stoppard

Happy Days

Samuel Beckett

The Tinder Box

Nicholas Stuart Gray

1977

Butley

Simon Gray

The Young Elizabeth

Jennette Dowling / Francis Letton

Home

David Storey

The Drunkard

Brian Burton

1978

Absurd Person Singular

Alan Ayckbourn

A Voyage Round My Father

John Mortimer

The Lower Depths

Maxim Gorky

The Day After The Fair

Thomas Hardy / Frank Harvey

Sleuth

Anthony Shaffer

1979

The Noble Spaniard

Somerset Maugham

The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

Habeas Corpus

Alan Bennett

The Aspern Papers

Henry James / Michael Redgrave

Hobson’s Choice

Harold Brighouse

1980

The Constant Wife

Somerset Maugham

Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose

Romanoff And Juliet

Peter Ustinov

Private Lives

Noel Coward

Bad Day At Black Frog Creek

John Gardiner / Fiz Coleman

1981

Ghosts

Henrik Isben

The Country Wife

William Wycherley

Odd Girl Out

Ronald Millar

The Old Country

Alan Bennett

Once A Catholic

Mary O’Malley

1982

The Entertainer

John Osborne

Gaslight

Patrick Hamilton

Stevie

Hugh Whitemore

The Deep Blue Sea

Terrence Rattigan

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

1983

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

The Dresser

Ronald Harwood

An Evening Of Charles Dickens

Adapted By Brian Chappell / Keith Louis

Duet For One

Tom Kempinski

Frost At Midnight

Andre Obey

1984

The Lion In Winter

James Goldman

Filumena

Edward De Filippo

St Joan

George Bernard Shaw

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Underneath The Arches (Music Hall)

David White

1985

You Can’t Take It With You

Moss Hart / George S Kaufman

The Waltz Of The Toreadors

Jean Anouilh

84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff

The Case In Question

Ronald Miller

The Murder Of Maria Marten

Brian Burton

1986

Of Mice And Men

John Steinbeck

The School For Scandal

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Educating Rita

Willy Russell

Pride And Prejudice

Helen Jerome

Round And Round The Garden

Alan Ayckbourn

In 1987 Horley Central Players and Barts Players became the Archway Theatre Company