Student Tony is infatuated with older actress, Margot, and she too returns his passionate affections. However, she must compete with Tony's best friend, David. Rattigan's first play was written with fellow Oxford undergraduate, Philip Heimann.
Hard-drinking and hard-living David is involved with two women: his wife, Joan, and younger mistress, Helen. However, his hedonistic lifestyle is disrupted when his wife commits suicide and he must face up to the choices he has made.
This farce about the rise of Hitler was completed in 1938 and written with a fellow Oxford graduate. Plumber Hans Zedesi finds himself in power in the fictional country of Moronia after blowing up parliament and blaming it on cowardly liberals.
RAF bomber pilot is enjoying his reunion with wife, Patricia. However, when Patricia's ex-lover, Tom, turns up and an urgent bombing mission is ordered, Patricia finds herself trapped in an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.
Lord Harpenden is due to marry Lady Elisabeth Randall but neither seem overjoyed about it. Matters are complicated when Elisabeth finds herself the object of three other suitors' attentions and Harpenden's former flame turns up too.
Buoyant Michael returns home from Canada brimming with leftwing ideals only to discover his mother romantically embroiled with a hardline Tory. Loosely based on the story of Hamlet, this is the reworked version of 'Less Than Kind'.
Based on a true story of a teenage naval cadet who is unjustly accused of stealing a five shilling postal order. His father hires a lawyer in order to clear his son's name but the court case takes its devastating toll on each member of the Winslow family.
In this one-act play, Andrew Crocker-Harris is on the verge of retirement, and potentially divorce from wife, Millie. However, he has a shot at redeeming his dignity when a young pupil gives him an unexpected parting gift.
As Alexander lies dying he remembers his great conquests and muses on his bloody rule. Sure of his destiny, he has pursued his ambitions above all else but his premature death prompts him to question whether it was all worth it.
A Tale of Two Cities (adapted from Charles Dickens with John Gielgud)
St Brendan's College Dramatic Society, Clifton 1950
Written with actor John Gielgud, this adaptation of the much-loved Dickens' novel which is set during the French Revolution in the cities of London and Paris, makes use of a flexible ensemble cast to play the plethora of parts.
Mark is obsessed with the image of a red-haired woman he fell in love with at seventeen. Now married with children, he spends all his time pursuing women who look identical to his lost love. But who is she?
Having left her husband for the dangerous charms of an ex-fighter pilot, Hester Collyer finds herself caught between the proverbial, longing to be loved but finding it harder to hold onto than she first imagined.
American actress Elsie has a chance meeting with the fictional Prince Charles of Carpathia, who becomes totally captivated by her beauty and charm. She in turn falls for him much to the chagrin of the Carpathian royal family.
The first part of this play of two distinct halves, 'Table by the Window' concerns a down-at-heel journalist confronted by his ex-wife. In part two, 'Table Number Seven', an army colonel bonds with a spinster over her domineering mother.
Socialite Rose is desperately in love with Ron, an up and coming ballet dancer, for whom she is encouraged to sacrifice her happiness for his career. But as her health deteriorates, Ron must face up to a life without her love.
At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless businessmen Gregor is desperately trying to keep the wolves from the door. His only hope may lie with his estranged son, Basil, if only they can reconcile.
Based on his television play written four years earlier, Rattigan examines the life of Horatio Nelson, in particular his spectacular win at the Battle of Trafalgar and the relationship between himself and his wife and his mistress.
A play for one actress. Rosemary returns home from a party, a little inebriated, and strikes up a conversation with her dead husband. Recriminations and recollections abound as she comes to a sad realisation about the nature of their marriage.
Based on the infamous trial of Alma Rattenbury who stood accused of murdering her younger lover, the play investigates the impact the case has on a particular female juror as well as examining stifling Victorial attitudes towards female sexuality.