John Drinkwater

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After its debut with the Birmingham Rep, performances of "Bird-in-Hand" are known to have taken place at The Royalty Theatre, London (7.Apr.1928-2.Mar.1929, 366 performances), The King's Theatre, Edinburgh (7.Apr.1930-?), The Grand Opera House, Belfast (21.4.1930-?) and the Bolton Little Theatre (1933-34). Allan Wilkie also toured it throughout Queensland, Australia, in 1931. Ralph Richardson played in "Abraham Lincoln" with Harcourt Williams, Robert Speaight and Alastair Sims at The Old Vic and the Sadler's Wells Theatre in 1931-32, with John Drinkwater directing. In 1940 Hugh Manning played a baronet in "Bird-in-Hand" at the Birmingham Rep.

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