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Farewell Farewell, Eugene [scene]

Summary
1959 BBC presentation of a scene from the comedy Farewell, Farewell, Eugene by John Vari, presented from the Garrick Theatre, London, by arrangement with H. M. Tennent Ltd and Ronald Rawson. Rodney Ackland adapted the play so that it was set in Fulham, 1905 rather than Manhattan’s Lower East Side, 1915, as in Vari’s original.
Theatre play
Farewell, Farewell, Eugene by John Vari [more information]
Date of transmission
Thursday 23 July 1959
Time
8.50-9.30pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
William Chappell
Television Presentation by
John Vernon
Playwright
John Vari
Adaptor of Script
Rodney Ackland (1908-1991)
Sets / Settings
Michael Weight
Costume Designer
Desmond Heeley
Cast
Beryl AndrewsMrs Bosworth
Avril ElgarPeony Povis
Frances GuthrieQueenie Bosworth
Patrick McAlinneyMick Delaney
John MooreMr Bosworth
Peggy MountFlorence Povis
Margaret RutherfordMinerva Goody
Brook WilliamsWille Bosworth

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
American drama; comedy

Print sources

Title
Fair Evening Out at Farewell Farewell Eugene: Meaty, Comic-Sentimental Situation (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 12 May 1959, p. 7
Linking notes
n.b. this is a review of the stage production, not the televised excerpt.
Title
Radio Times, 17 July 1959 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 15

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