History

History

The History of Putney Theatre Company

In the years following the First World War, the Victorian and Edwardian tradition of amateur theatricals continued in various large private houses in Putney. A group of enthusiasts agreed to put these on a more organised footing, and in 1930 formed the Putney Amateur Dramatic Society.

The name was changed to the Putney Players in 1960. For many years, productions took place at St Mary's Hall in Hotham Road (now Hotham Hall). In the late 1960s the PPs moved to Group 64 Theatre (now Putney Arts Theatre), and from 1973 until 1999 they were based at the Elliott School, Putney.

In 1999, the Putney Players merged with the senior members of Group 64 to form the Putney Theatre Company. This list of productions is as complete as possible, but we should be grateful if former members of the Putney Players would let us know if there are any gaps.

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1931 
Hay Fever 
A Damsel In Distress 

1932
Nine 'Til Six The Man In Possession
When The Whirlwind Blows

1933 
Who Are They?

1934 
The Twelve Pound 
Look There's Always Hope
Dear Brutus Lucky Dip
Today Of All Days

1935 
The Barretts Of Wimpole Street 
Pygmalion

1936 
The Creaking Chair Sixteen
Playgoers Fresh Fields
E & OE

1937 
Payment Deferred 
The Lilies Of The Field
The Skin Game

1938 
The Rose Without A Thorn 
The Trial of Mary Dugan

1939 
Call It A Day

1946 
While The Sun shines

1947 
The Barretts Of Wimpole Street 
Robert's Wife

1948 
Pygmalion 
Dr Brent's Household
Children In Uniform

1949 
George And Margaret 
Heaven And Charing Cross
An Inspector Calls

1950 
Mary Mary Quite Contrary 
When We are Married
Playbill

1951 
The Paragon 
The Sacred Flame
The Man Who Came To Dinner

1952 
Kind Lady 
Black Chiffon
The Happy Family

1953 
Queen Elizabeth Slept Here 
The Guinea Pig
Bonaventure

1954 
The Rivals 
The Hollow
The Intruder (Drama Festival) 
Relative Values

1955 
After My Fashion 
Our Town
Time And The Conways

1956 
Birthday Honours 
The Pet Shop
Murder Mistaken

1957 
You Never Can Tell 
The Living Room
The Trial Of Mary Dugan (Drama Festival) 
The Gioconda Smile

1958 
The Whole Truth 
The White Sheep Of The Family
The Crucible

1959 
The Day's Mischief Foreign Affairs (Drama Festival)
Full House 
The House By The Lake

1960 
Anastasia 
Bonaventure (Drama Festival)
Harvey 
Flare Path

1961 
The Lady's Not For Burning 
Towards Zero
The Chalk Garden

1962 
The Cocktail Party 
The Long Sunset
Traveller Without Luggage

1963 
My Three Angels 
A Letter From The General
Gaslight

1964 
Waiting In The Wings 
Hotel Paradiso
Rape Of The Belt

1965 
Ring Of Truth 
Rain
The Heiress

1966 
Penny For The Guy 
Waltz Of The Toreadors
Admirable Bashville 
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets
Shewing Up Of Blanco Posnet 
Dear Charles

1967
Wrong Side Of The Park 
The Miser
Man About The House 
On Monday Next

1968 
Out Of The Crocodile 
Sound Of Murder 
And So To Bed 
Right Honourable Gentleman

1969 
The Happy Marriage 
The Little Foxes
Johnny Belinda

1970 
The Noble Spaniard
Big Bad Mouse

1971 
Trespass 
Night Must Fall
The Queen And The Rebels

1972 
The Little Hut 
Wilderness Voice
Affairs Of State

1973 
Fumed Oak 
Lunch Hour

1974 
Try It Again 
The Beaux' Stratagem

1975 
Home And Beauty 
The Captives

1976 
Anastasia 
Semi-Detached
The Corn Is Green

1977 
Sabrina Fair 
Move Over Mrs Markham
Enter A Free Man

1978 
Love For Love 
They Don't Grow On Trees
Dark Of The Moon

1979 
The Restless Evil 
Time And Time Again
The Bacchae

1980 
Table Manners 
The Importance Of Being Earnest
Dead On Nine

1981 
Hay Fever (50th Anniversary) 
The Physicists
Aladdin

 

1982 
The Circle 
Three Sisters
Mistress of Novices 
The Putney Debates (at St Mary's Church)

1983 
At Enormous Expense 
Candida
Don't Utter A Note

1984 
Lark Rise 
The Ticket Of Leave Man
The Anniversary

1985 
The Admirable Crichton 
The Chalk Garden
Alice

1986 
Outside Edge 
The Captain Of Kopernick
Triple Bill Of One-Act Plays

1987 
She Stoops To Conquer 
I Remember Mama
Joking Apart

1988 
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
The Lion In Winter 
Pack Of Lies

1989 
Blithe Spirit
Crime Passionel

1990 
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime 
Arsenic And Old Lace
Bequest To The Nation

1991 
A Chorus Of Disapproval 
When We Are Married
Alfie

1992 
Bedroom Farce 
Cause Celebre
Bouncers & Shakers

1993 
Rebecca 
Cabaret
The Sisterhood

1994 
Barefoot In The Park 
Charley's Aunt
84 Charing Cross Road

1995 
Stepping Out 
A Man For All Seasons
Abigail's Party

1996 
The Crucible 
Butterflies Are Free
Pinter Review Sketches and Victoria Station

1997
Steel Magnolias 
Womberang

1998 
Time And The Conways 

1999 - 2006 - Work in Progress!

2005
Hedder Gabler
Sexual Perversity in Chigago

2006
Our Country's Good
Blue/Orange
Night of the Soul
Tartuffe
Power
Grimm Tales

2007
Proof
Arms & The Man
Black Widow
Death & The Maiden
The Revengers Tragedy
Wonder of the World

2008 - Artistic Director: Barney Hart-Dyke
Tales of Petrushka
The Art of Success
Six Degrees of Seperation
Love Play
The Importance of Being Earnest

2009 - Artistic Director: Barney Hart-Dyke
Studio Shorts
Twelfth Night
Memory of Water
Festen
Can't Pay Won't Pay
Airswimming
House of Bernarda Alba
The Hyperchondriac

2010 - Artistic Director: Barney Hart-Dyke / Stuart Watson
New Year Shorts
Love of the Nightingale
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Silence
Private Fears in Public Places
A Midsummer Nights Scream
The Childrens Hour
Life x3
If Music Be
Angels In America Part 1
Black Christmas

2011 - Artistic Director: Stuart Watson
New Writing 2011
Hayfever
Angels in America Part 2
After Miss Julie
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Pygmalion
Capital Vices
On the Razzle
Time of My Life

2012 - Artistic Director: Stuart Watson
Set Pieces
The Speculator
The Shape of Things
The Winslow Boy
Much Ado About Nothing
10 Cubed
Daisy Pulls it Off
Foxfinder
The Rivals
The Priory

2013 - Artistic Director: Stuart Watson / Ian Higham
Write Now
Out of Order
Rabbit
Clybourne Park
One Minute
Love's Labours Lost
The Birds
Dancing at Lughnasa
How to Disappear Completely & Never Be Found
Equus
A Very Victorian Christmas

2014 - Artistic Director: Ian Higham
The Thrill of Love
Love & Information
Fifty Shades of Funny
Love & Information
Contractions
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Our New Girl
Anne Boleyn
Sex With a Stranger
Bronte
Stepping Out
The Anniversary
Henry V
Get Santa

2015 - Artistic Director: Ian Higham
No Way Out
Collaberators
Forever House
Private Lives
Forever House
Party
Pride & Prejudice
Therese Raquin
The Effect
Jumpers for Goalposts
Glory Dazed
Crime & Punishment
Chorus of Disapproval
Bracken Moor

2016 - Artistic Director: Ian Higham / Tom Sainsbury
Cock
One Man Two Guvnors
The LadyKillers
The Worlds Wife
Once Upon a Time in New Writing Land
Under the Blue Sky
The River
The Vortex
After the Dance
Handbagged
Island Odyssey
Look Back in Anger
Cinderellaland

2017 - Artistic Director: Tom Sainsbury
The Oldest Profession
Steel Magnolias
Moonlight & Magnolias
My Mother Said I Never Should
Love Love Love
Love in the Time of Tinder
As You Like It
In Basildon
The Seagull
Anna Karenina
The Sisterhood
The Browning Version
Ghosts
Jack & The Beanstalk

2018 - Artistic Director: Tom Sainsbury
Ladies Day
Rumours
BU21
Importance of Being Earnest
Fate Expectations
The Tempest
Headcase
How the Vote Was Won & Other Suffrage Plays
Picnic
Oh Hitler!
Single Spies
Macbeth
Robin Hood

2019 - Artistic Director: Tom Sainsbury / TBC
The Retreat
Closer
Touch
The Real Thing
The Blue Room
Revolutions
The Odyssey