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She Stoops to Conquer; or, The Mistakes of a Night

The Radio Times dated 30 December 1955 describes this production as ‘A special television matinée by Final Students of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art [...] From the Vanbrugh Theatre, London’. The costumes and set were made by the students of the Theatre Department of the Central School of Arts and Crafts.
Theatre play
She Stoops to Conquer; or, The Mistakes of a Night by Oliver Goldsmith [more information]
Date of transmission
Friday 6 January 1956
2.45pm (120 mins)
BBC Television
Production company
Theatre company
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)


Edward Burnham, Dennis Monger
Television Presentation by
Alan Sleath
Oliver Goldsmith
Set Designer
Jane Graham
Set Designer
Tom Hills
Costume Designer
David Walker
Robert AldousDick Muggins
Keith Baxter-WrightThomas
Richard BriersSecond Servant
Antony BrownDiggory; Sir Charles Marlow
David BurchellStingo; Jeremy
Patricia BurnessMiss Kate Hardcastle
John ChurchTom Twist
Robin CloseLittle Aminadab
Drew EliotJack Slang
Albert FinneyMr Hardcastle
Susan FullerMrs Hardcastle
Geraldine HagainMiss Constance Neville
Tristram JellinekHastings
Roy KinnearTony Lumpkin
Alan PennRoger
John PrysMarlow
Anita RobinsonPimple
Adrian SteedFirst Servant

Additional details

Transmitted in two parts part one, 2.45-3.45pm; and part two, 4-5pm.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
18th-century setting; class issues / differences; comedy

Print sources

Radio and TV Programmes (Newspaper listing)
The Manchester Guardian, 6 January 1956, p. 13
Radio Times, 30 December 1955 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing on p. 44 and article by Edward Burnham, entitled ‘RADA Students in a Goldsmith comedy’ and illustrated with three b&w images, on p. 5

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