Grand Theatre Halifax

1952 10th March Frank made his full-time professional debut in repertory theatre at the Grand Theatre Halifax as part of Barney Lando's Command Players. The rep was once nightly on weekdays and twice nightly on Saturdays. He worked here for 10 months.

Productions known are listed below.


  • 1952
    Week beginning:

    17th March THE PARAGON by Michael and Roland Pertwee

    1st April IF FOUR WALLS TOLD by Edward Percy

    28th April NO TREES IN THE STREET by Ted Willis, Alf, a neighbour

    5th May SIMPLE SIMON'S BABY by G Carlton-Wallace

    12th May NELL GWYNN Old Soldier

    21st May FIRST NIGHT

    26th May SCANDAL MONGERS

    9th June THE SECOND MRS TANQUERAY by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, Frank Misquith, QC, MP


  • 16th June PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw
    Kay Kendall Wilfred Lawson Guest star

    23rd June MASTER CROOK by Bruce Walker, Mr. Jackson

    30th June IT WON'T BE A STYLISH MARRIAGE by A P Dearsley, Tim Barton

    14th July SEE HOW THEY RUN by Philip King, Rev Humphrey

    21st July A MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE By John Parry

    4th August ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH

    11th August WILL I DO

    18th August A ROSE WITHOUT A THORN by Clifford Bax

    25th August CHARLEY'S AUNT by Brandon Thomas

    1st September GOODBYE MR CHIPS by James Hilton and Barbara Burnham

    8th September SWEENY TODD Pearly, the Comic

    15th September THE GHOST TRAIN by Arnold Ridley, Stationmaster

    22nd September THE OUTSIDER by Dorothy Brandon.

    29th September TRAVELLERS' JOY

    6th October THE LETTER