Soham Grammarians : Dramatic & Musical Productions

Please add to this list, including Form/Year/Dramatic Club productions
providing cast lists, photos, reviews done at the time/anecdotes.
School Christmas productions unless otherwise specified (E/S = Easter/Summer term: coEHS= with Ely HS 6F=6th Form)

1935 Androcles and the Lion E
1937
Midsummer Night's Dream S

1942 The Taming of the Shrew E/S
1946 The Seventh Man
1947
1948
Geneva S6F
1949

1950 She Stoops to Conquer E
1950
The Dumb Wife of Cheapside S6F
1951
1952
1953
Ten Little Niggers coEHS
1954
HMS Pinafore E
1955
Yeomen of the Guard E
1955
The Ghost Train E
1956 Mikado
1956 Noah
1956
Hamlet E/coEHS
1957
Pirates of Penzance E
1957
Taming of the Shrew S6F/coEHS
1958
The Gondoliers E
1959
Bartered Bride E
1959
Midsummer Night's Dream

Dramatic Club/Soc Productions

1947 Jul The Tempest
1953 Spring Badger's Green

Old Boys productions

1941 A Midsummer Night's Dream (with School)
1955
Happiest Days of Your Life (with EHS staff)
1957
Busman's Honeymoon
1959
Ten Little Niggers

1960 Twelfth Night
1961
Amahl & the Night Visitors
1962
The Winter's Tale
1963
1964
Memory be Green E
1965
Pirates of Penzance E
1965
Shoemaker's Holiday
1966
1967
Merchant of Venice E/coEHS
1968
Antigone
1969
A Man for All Seasons E
1969
From Maenad to Martyr (at EHS, Dec 1969)

1970 Importance of being Earnest E/coEHS
1971
Arms and the Man E/coEHS
1972
Taming of the Shrew E/coEHS
1972
HMS Pinafore

Form/House/Year Productions

1950 June 3A scenes from Merchant of Venice
1950 Hereward House
The Monkey's Paw
1950 Chicheley The Will
1950 Cromwell The Rose and Crown
1950 Ridley scenes from Twelfth Night
1951 June 3A scenes from the Merchant of Venice
ca 1955
The Old Bull, Junior School
1958
Fat King Melon: The Word (Christmas plays)
1961
The Second Shepherds' Play (1st & 2nd forms)
1961 2H
School And Crossbones

Stan Harley (1953): I remember missing out on HMS Pinafore which would make that 1954, and my voice broke so I failed an audition for The Mikado which must make that 1956. So I reckon I've filled in three gaps there, hopefully someone else can confirm that. I remember being a pirate in the Pirates of Penzance in 1957, so, in those days I was quite gifted - I wonder where it all went wrong! .. but perhaps others would like to check these dates.

Brian Knott (1947): As I slowly go through the SGS web site with a fine tooth comb it is nudging my fading memory. Just read the History/Productions page and it reminded me that between the years of 1947 and 1951, my years of attendance, I attended a performance of a play entitled The Monkey's Paw which gave me sleepless nights for a while so that is something that is missing from the list but this may remind one of your readers and they may be able to provide details. John Butcher (1947) adds that it was a Hereward House play performed at Christmas 1950.

David Cross (1954) has supplied dates and programmes for some of the above productions.


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