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 The Marlborough Dramatic Club was founded in 1904

 Year Month  Title  Author
    Between 1905 and 1924 the majority of the Club plays were performed in the Drill Hall, Brentwood.  
1905 May OLD SOLDIERS  (our first show - see playbill below) H.J Byron
  Nov LIBERTY HALL R. C. Carton
1906 Feb MEADOWSWEET C. M. Prevost
  Feb BROWNE WITH AN 'E' L. Montague
  April THE NEW BOY Arthur Law
    A PAIR OF SPECTACLES Sydney Grundy
1907 Jan LIBERTY HALL R. C. Carton
  Jan SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW R. C. Carton
    A BRACE OF PARTRIDGES R. Ganthony
    MY FRIEND THE PRINCE J. H. McCarthy
    SWEET LAVENDER A. W. Pinero
1908   A PAIR OF SPECTACLES Sydney Grundy
    MRS. GORRINGE'S NECKLACE H. H. Davies
    DAVID GARRICK T. W. Robertson
    LOAN OF A LOVER J. R. Planche
    ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS J. T. Williams
    THE PRIVATE SECRETARY Charles Hawtrey
1909   LOAN OF A LOVER J. R. Planche
    ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS J. T. Williams
    BUGLE CALL Louis N. Parker & Addison Bright
    SEVENTY ONE (An Adaption) R. H. Archbald/Gaston Meyer
    FRENCH AS HE IS SPOKEN R. H. Archbald/Gaston Meyer
    THE SILVER TANKARD Cecil Egerton
    COUSIN KATE H. H. Davies
1910   DUKE OF KILLICRANKIE R. Marshall
    ONE SUMMER'S DAY H. V. Esmond
    SATURDAY TO MONDAY Frederick Penn & Richard Pryce
1911   From 1911 a new Marlborough Dramatic Club logo design was used, which is replicated on the top of this web page.  
1911   LOVE IN IDLENESS Parker & Goodman
    LITTLE MRS. CUMMIN Richard Pryce
   Nov FACING THE MUSIC J. H. Darnley
   Dec ALL-OF-A-SUDDEN PEGGY Ernest Denny
1912  Jan FACING THE MUSIC J. H. Darnley
   Feb OUR FLAT Mrs. Musgrave
   Nov JACK STRAW W. Somerset Maugham
   Dec ROSEMARY Louis N. Parker & Murry Carson
1913   A TIGHT CORNER  
   Apr NIOBE, ALL SMILES Harry & Edward Paulton
    OH! SUSANNAH  
   Dec MRS. DOT W. Somerset Maugham
1914  Feb THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF MISS BROWN Robert Buchanan & Charles Marlowe
    ANN  
1915   OH! SUSANNAH  
1916  Jan A TIGHT CORNER Herbert Swears
1917   No plays  
1918   No plays  
1919  Oct ELIZA COMES TO STAY H. V. Esmond
    MR. PREEDY & THE COUNTESS R. C. Carton
1920  Feb THE CHEERFUL KNAVE Keble Howard
   Oct THE MAN FROM TORONTO Douglas Murray
   Dec THE MOLLUSC Hubert Henry Davies
1921  Feb MARY GOES FIRST  Henry Arthur Jones
   Oct BILLETED F. Tennyson Jesse & H.M Harwood
   Dec THE YOUNG PERSON IN PINK Gertude E. Jennings
1922  Jan THE IRRESISTIBLE MARMADUKE Ernest Denny
   Feb THE RIVALS Richard Brinsley Sberidan
   Oct GRUMPY T. Wigney Percyval
   Dec TILLY OF BLOOMSBURY Jan Hay
1923  Feb QUINNEYS Horace Annesley Vacbell
   Oct THREE WISE FOOLS Austin Strong
   Dec THE CHINESE PUZZLE Marion Bower & Leon M. Lion
1924  Mar THE AMAZONS Arthur W. Pinero
1924  Oct

As from Oct 1924 the Club started to use the  Brentwood School Memorial Hall for our play performances.

 
   Oct MICE AND MEN Madeleine Lucette Ryley
   Dec RAFFLES E.W. Hornung & Eugene Presbery
1925  Feb LORD RICHARD IN THE PANTRY Sydney Blow & Douglas Hoare
   Nov THE RISING GENERATION Wyn Weaver & Laura Leycester
1926  Jan THE WARE CASE George Pleydell
   Feb THE GHOST OF JERRY BUNDLER  W.W. Jacobs
   Feb  AREN'T WE ALL? Frederick Lonsdale
   Nov TO HAVE THE HONOUR A.A Milne
1927  Jan IN THE NEXT ROOM Eleanor Robson & Harriete Ford
   Feb THE LILIES OF THE FIELD John Hastings Turner
   Nov THE SPORT OF KINGS Jan Hay
1928  Jan DR. WAKES'S PATIENT W.Gayer Mackey & Robert Ord
   Feb TONS OF MONEY Will Evans & Valentine
1929  Jan THE GREAT ADVENTURE Arnold Bennett
   Feb THE WATCHED POT H.H. Munro & Charles Maude
   Nov THE NAUGHTY WIFE Fred Jackson
1930      
1931      
1932      
1933  Jan ALICE SIT=BY=THE=FIRE Sir J.M Barrie
   Feb AND SO TO BED J.B. Fagan
   May THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY Edgar Wallace
   Nov COCK ROBIN Elmer Rice & Philip Barry
1934  Jan THE DOVER ROAD A.A. Milne
   Feb THE GREEN GODDESS William Archer
   Nov ROAD HOUSE Walter Backett
1935  Jan THE YOUNG IDEA Noel Coward
   Feb THE SKIN GAME John Galsworby
   Mar DANGEROUS CORNER J.B. Priestley
   Nov MURDER ON THE SECOND FLOOR Frank Vosper
   Nov THE NELSON TOUCH Neil Grant
1936  Jan TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS Arthur W. Pinero
   Feb IF FOUR WALLS TOLD Edward Percy
   Nov LIBEL Edward Wooll
1937      
1938      
1939  Feb THE WIND AND THE RAIN Merton Hodge
   Mar FRESH FIELDS Ivor Novello
1940      
       
       
     more show details to be added here soon  
       
       
2007   HOBSON’S CHOICE Harold Brighouse
    THIS HAPPY BREED Noel Coward
    OVER MY DEAD BODY Derek Benfield
2008   RELATIVE VALUES Noel Coward
    NATURAL CAUSES Eric Chappell
    LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME Constance Cox
2009   PACK OF LIES Hugh Whitemore
    OUTSIDE EDGE Richard Harris
    DEAD MAN’S HAND Seymour Mathhews
2010   IMPROBABLE FICTION Alan Ayckbourn
    THE WINSLOW BOY Terence Rattigan
2011   MAN OF THE MOMENT Alan Ayckbourn
    LADIES IN RETIREMENT Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
    DANCING AT LUGHNASA Brian Friel
2012   THE EDGE OF DARKNESS Brian Clemens
    DEAD RINGER Charles Ross
2013   MURDER FOR THE ASKING Derek Benfield
    WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Agatha Christie
2014   NORTHANGER ABBEY Jane Austen
    BUSYBODY Jack Popplewell
2015   RELATIVELY SPEAKING Alan Ayckbourn
    TOM & VIV Michael Hastings
2016   AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Agatha Christie
    BOEING BOEING Marc Camoletti
2017   UNCLE VANYA Anton Chekov
    DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER Marc Camoletti
2018   DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER (won the Noda Best Play prize) Frederick Knott
2019 April YES, PRIME MINISTER (won the Noda Best Drama prize) Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
  Oct  BEDROOM FARCE  Alan Ayckbourn
       

 

Our first ever show was in 1905 :-

1905 playbill

Between 1905 and 1924 the majority of the Club plays were performed in the Drill Hall, Brentwood (click here to see photo).