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THE DANCING YEARS


Title of The Play THE DANCING YEARS
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Premiere 1939
Place of Premiere Drury Lane Theatre, London
Language(s) English
Genre Musical
Based on/Source  
Producer(s) Leontine Sagan
Director Leontine Sagan
Author Ivor Novello, Christopher Hassall
Cast Ivor Novello, Mary Ellis, Roma Beaumont, Olive Gilbert, Anthony Nicholls, Minnie Rayner, Peter Graves
Literature Times, 24 March 1939.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 March 1939.
Punch, 26 April 1939.
Times, 16 March 1942.
Die Zeitung, 20 March 1942.
Special notes Sets by Joseph Carl (= Carl Josefovics). The production was transferred to the Adelphi Theatre in March 1942, now featuring Muriel Barron instead of Mary Ellis. An eponymous British film version, directed by Harold French, was released in 1950.




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