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Ian Hay

IAN HAY

  (1876 - 1952)

Nationality:    English
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real name is John Hay Beith, b 17 Apr 1876 - d 22 Sep 1952, formely a master at Fettes college. Served with distinction in the First World War, gaining the C.B.e. and M.C., and reaching the rank of major; was elected Chairman of the Society of Authors, 1935. In October 1938 was appointed Public relations Officer at the War office and was promoted to the rank of Major-General; resigned Jan 1941.

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        Admirals All         Archibald's Afternoon         Baa Baa Black Sheep         Bachelor Born         Clean Hands         Damsel In Distress         False Pretences         Frog, The         Getting Together         Good Luck         Gusher, The         Happy Ending, The         Hattie Stowe         Housemaster         Leave It To Psmith         Little Ladyship         Middle Watch         Midshipmaid, The         Mr Faintheart         Off the Record         On Borrowed Time         Orders Are Orders         Present From Margate, A         Safety Match, A         Song Of Sixpence, A         Sport Of Kings, The         Tilly Of Bloomsbury         White Sheep Of the Family



Admirals All

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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Stephen King-Hall

1st Produced:
Shaftesbury, London    06 Aug 1934

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Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  3

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Archibald's Afternoon

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1st Produced:
-    1922

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Notes:
Written by P G Wodehouse and Ian Hay. Based on a short story by Ian Hay

1st Produced:
New Theatre, London    22 Apr 1929

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Adaptation

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Bachelor Born

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1st Produced:
Lyceum Theatre, New York    25 Jan 1938

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Genre:
Comedy

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Clean Hands

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1st Produced:
Picadilly, London    11 Jun 1933

Organisations:
Repertory Players

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Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Damsel In Distress

Synopsis:
Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha.

Notes:
Written by P G Wodehouse and Ian Hay

1st Produced:
New Theatre, London    13 Aug 1928

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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London 1930   -

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False Pretences

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1st Produced:
-    1926

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Frog, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the book "the Frog" by edgar Wallace

1st Produced:
Princes Theatre, London    11 Apr 1936

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Genre:
adaptation of mystery and imagination

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Male:  17            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Getting Together

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Notes:
Music And lyrics by Gitz Rice; book by Ian Hay; Percival Knight; J Hartley Manners

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, New York    1918

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Good Luck

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Notes:
with Seymour Hicks

1st Produced:
-    1923

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Gusher, The

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1st Produced:
Princes Theatre, London    31 Jul 1937

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Genre:
play of mystery and imagination

Parts:
Male:  24            Female:  7            Other:  with doubling

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Happy Ending, The

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1st Produced:
-    1922

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Hattie Stowe

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1st Produced:
Embassy, London    11 Feb 1947

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Genre:
play

Parts:
Male:  19            Female:  12            Other:  with doubling

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Housemaster

Synopsis:
Charles Donkin is a housemaster at Marbledown School for Boys. Three young female relatives come to stay with him and set about turning the heads of some of the boys and everything else upside down.

Notes:
from his own novel. Apollo, London 12 Nov 1936

1st Produced:
Edinburgh: Kings Theatre    02 Nov 1936

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 54.14

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Leave It To Psmith

Leave It To Psmith
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Notes:
written by Ian Hay and P G Wodehouse

1st Produced:
-    1930

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Wodehouse Four Plays" published by Methuen 1983   978-0413530301

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Little Ladyship

Synopsis:
Schoolgirl eve feigns an illness so that she can be attended by the high powered doctor Sir John Brent. Her ruse works and they are soon married. However, his work keeps him away for long periods and eve decides to secretly resume her education. all is well until the mathematics tutor falls for her.

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1st Produced:
-    1939

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  16            Other:  -

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Middle Watch

Synopsis:
Captain Randall of the Marines has invited his young lady aboard H.M.S. Falcon. a young American widow has also come aboard to visit a friend. the ship receives orders to sail immediately and it puts out to sea with the young ladies still aboard

Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Stephen King-Hall

1st Produced:
-    1929

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Midshipmaid, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Stephen King-Hall

1st Produced:
-    1931

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Mr Faintheart

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Stephen King-Hall

1st Produced:
-    1931

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Off the Record

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Stephen King-Hall

1st Produced:
Apollo, London    03 Jun 1947

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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On Borrowed Time

Synopsis:
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Notes:
a comedy by Paul Osborn, from a book by Lawrence e Watkin, adapted by ian Hay

1st Produced:
Haymarket, London    04 Oct 1938

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptaion

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Orders Are Orders

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And Anthony Armstrong

1st Produced:
-    1932

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Present From Margate, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay and A e W Mason

1st Produced:
Shaftesbury, London    14 Dec 1933

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Safety Match, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
from his own novel

1st Produced:
-    1920

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Song Of Sixpence, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton and Ian Hay.

1st Produced:
-    1930

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Sport Of Kings, The

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1st Produced:
-    1924

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Tilly Of Bloomsbury

Synopsis:
Dick takes his betrothed Tilly to meet his posh family in the country. She is snubbed by most of them and to make herself look good lies about her family and its connections. Things do not look good when Dick's family come to call on Tilly's.

Notes:
from his own novel "Happy-Go-Lucky"

1st Produced:
-    1919

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  7            Other:  -

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White Sheep Of the Family

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Ian Hay And L du Garde Peach

1st Produced:
Liverpool: Royal Court    03 Sep 1951

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd London 1953   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 51.242

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