Fay Compton

Standard Name: Compton, Fay


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Literary responses Dodie Smith
DS recalled that the play opened on Easter Monday, and the gallery, full of rowdy playgoers, laughed in the wrong places, invited Fay Compton [playing the lead] to speak up and made itself generally unpleasant...
Performance of text May Edginton
These two worked together again on a play entitled Secrets. ME 's Times obituary says that this was produced in 1922 at the Comedy Theatre , where it ran for 373 performances starring Fay Compton
Performance of text Kate O'Brien
She finished writing it in September 1942, with the war at its height, deep in the English countryside at Croyle House near Cullompton in Devon. A stage adaptation by KOB and John Perry opened...
Performance of text Githa Sowerby
GS 's play Sheila, a realist treatment of a boss-typist romance, opened at St James's Theatre in London, with Fay Compton playing the lead.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Production file for Githa Sowerby.
Textual Production Dodie Smith
Autumn Crocus launched what theatre critic Ernest Short called [a] Dodie Smith boom; in only six years, DS had collected earnings of £60,000 from her plays.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
In 1934, Autumn Crocus was made into...
Textual Production Dodie Smith
Fay Compton and Owen Nares played the leading roles, and Smith's friend Phyllis Morris first made her mark as a character actress.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Wynne-Tyson, Jon. Finding the Words: A Publishing Life. Michael Russell.
A few months later, in January 1936, another production opened at...


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Compton, Fay. Rosemary: Some Remembrances. Alston Rivers, 1926.