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Frederick Lonsdale

FREDERICK LONSDALE

  (1881 - 1954)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Macnaughton Lord Representation (Theatrical and Literary Agents)  

Lionel Frederick Lonsdale was born on February 5th 1881 in St Helier, Jersey. He was a soldier and then worked for the London and South Western Railway. He tried to get a break through playwriting but this did not come until his wife who was a chorus girl persuaded her employer to read his work. His first success was "the King Of Cadonia" a ruritanian musical. then after several flops he rewrote "the King of Cadonia" reversing the roles and that became "the Balkan Princess". He wrote the books for many more musicals with varying degrees of success - most successful being "the Maid Of the Mountains". He then turned to writing comedies and had many hits - the most famous being "the Last Of Mrs Cheney". He died on April 4th 1954 from a heart attack.

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        Another Love Story         Aren't We All?         But For the Grace Of God         Canaries Sometimes Sing         Day After Tomorrow, The         Fake         Half A Loaf         High Road, The         King Of Cadonia         Lady Of the Rose, The         Last Of Mrs Cheyney, The         Let them Eat Cake         Maid Of the Mountains, The         Monsieur Beaucaire         On Approval         Spring Cleaning         There For The Grace Of God         Way Things Go, The         Woman Of It, The



Another Love Story

Synopsis:
a woman with a secret come back from egypt to find her husband in the arms of another woman

Notes:
staged with title the Best People

1st Produced:
Fulton Theatre, New York    12 Oct 1943

Organisations:
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1st Published:
English Theatre Guild, London, nd   -

Music:
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Genre:
Two act Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Aren't We All?

Synopsis:
Willie is a devoted husband but falls prey to the charms of a beautiful young woman while his wife, Margot, is on holiday. Margot is furious when she discovers the affair, but becomes terrified when Willie's Father finds out about her own holiday romance. eventually she realises that Willie still loves her and confesses her infidelity. Forgiveness is mutual.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Globe London    10 Apr 1923

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London, 2000   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 53.176

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But For the Grace Of God

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1946

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1st Published:
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Canaries Sometimes Sing

Canaries Sometimes Sing
dissection of social pretence and marital hypocrisy

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1929

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Freerick Lonsdale Plays One" published by Oberon Books   978-1840020731

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Day After Tomorrow, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Booth Theatre, New York    26 Oct 1950

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Theatre Arts Magazine volume XXXV number 42" May 1951   -

Music:
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Fake

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Published:
(French's acting edition No.1542). Illustrated. SF, 1926   -

Music:
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Genre:
Three act Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Half A Loaf

Synopsis:
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Notes:
see Let then eat Cake

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1st Published:
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Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 59.89

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High Road, The

High Road, The
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London 1928   -

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King Of Cadonia

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Sidney Jones; lyrics by Adrian Ross; book by Frederick Lonsdale

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lady Of the Rose, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Jean Gilbert; lyrics by Harry Graham; book by Frederick Lonsdale

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Ltd 1921   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

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Last Of Mrs Cheyney, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
(French's acting edition No. 577). Illustrated. SF, 1929   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy in Three acts Comedy

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Let them Eat Cake

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Cambridge London 06 May 1959

1st Produced:
Winsor: Theatre Royal (As Half A Loaf)    14 Jul 1958

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Plays Of the Year Vol.19", elek, London, 1960   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 59.89

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Maid Of the Mountains, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Book by Frederick Lonsdale, with revisions by emile Littler. Lyrics by Harry Graham. Music by H. Fraser Simson

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

Music:
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Genre:
musical

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Monsieur Beaucaire

Monsieur Beaucaire
the son of the King of France is in Bath posing as a barber, M Beaucaire. At cards one night he realises that the Duke of Winterset is cheating and challenges him. Winterset threatens to kill him but Beaucaire points out that not only have the servants seen what has happened but also the nobleman Molyneaux (who knows his true identity). Winterset says that if Beaucaire keeps quiet he will take him to Lady Mary's ball. At the ball Beaucaire asks Lady Mary for the rose she has in her hair - but she says he must earn it - by escorting an aged countess. Winterset gets Captain Badger a renowned swordsman to pick a fight with Beaucaire. To everyone's surprise the barber wins the fight. He escorts the countess and wins the rose

Notes:
Music by Andre Massager; lyrics by Adrian Ross; book by Frederick Lonsdale

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Ltd 1918   -

Music:
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On Approval

On Approval
Richard adores the widow Mrs Wislack, who has a friend in Helen, herself in love with the Duke of Bristol. the Duke urges Richard to press his suit, but the widow proposes a test. they are to spend one month in her house in Scotland. However Mrs Wislack proves a tyrant: Richard's life becomes a burden, and Helen finds the Duke impecunious. Richard and Helen slip away from the house, leaving the selfish couple possibly snowbound for weeks together.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Spring Cleaning

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
W. Collins & Co., Ltd, 1925   -

Music:
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There For The Grace Of God

Synopsis:
With her husband away on active service an American woman has an affair with an English woman. A blackmailer discovers the affair and tries to blackmail the American's husband. When he returns from war the husband beats the blackmailer to death

Notes:
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1st Produced:
St James Theatre, London    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Lesbian full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Way Things Go, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1951   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 50.38

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Woman Of It, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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