Plymtel Players lead Plymouth theatre round-up
THE Plymtel Players were presenting Philip King's Serious Charge this week at the Globe Theatre, Stonehouse.
Tickets, priced at 2/6d or 3/- (12p or 15p) were available from Yardley's Music shop in Cornwall Street, with profits going to the British Empire Cancer Campaign.
Meanwhile, in response to popular demand, Geraldine Lamb's pantomime Cinderella was enjoying an extension on another Plymouth stage – this one in the Abbey Hall behind St Andrew's Church.
A little further to the east and at the Brown, Wills and Nicholson plant in Eliot Road, Prince Rock Youth Club were presenting their Dancing Display, in association with the Plymouth School of Ballet.
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Also in 'annual display' mode were the Western Judo Association, who were getting ready to stage their championships at the newly-opened YMCA in Cobourg Street.
On the cinema circuit we had Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at the Drake; Jack Hawkins and Gia Scala in the Two Headed Spy at the Odeon; Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell, at the ABC and The Roots of Heaven with Errol Flynn and Trevor Howard at the Gaumont.
On BBC TV, just after 4pm there was Mainly for Women, followed by an hour of children's programmes, kicked off with a puppet film, The Dragon's Hiccups and, after the news, we had Tonight with Cliff Michelmore.
Tonight's radio highlights included The Flying Doctor – a series starring James Mackechnie, Bill Kerr and Bettina Dickson, which later spawned a feature film – and A Life of Bliss, another series, this time with George Cole, which was later adapted for TV.
Argyle, who'd only lost six games, were due to meet Chesterfield this Saturday – they would win 2-0 courtesy of goals from Reg Jenkins and leading scorer Wilf Carter.
Argyle would only lose one more game all season and finished Champions of Division Three.
The biggest selling record of the week was Smoke Gets In Your Eyes from the American doo-wop stars, the Platters, and the year was?