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Ronald Millar

RONALD MILLAR  (1919 - 1998)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Eric Glass Ltd  


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below is a list of Ronald Millar's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Abelard And Heloise         Affair, The         Bachelor Borne         Bride And The Bachelor, The         Bride Comes Back, The         Case In Question, The         Champagne For Delilah         Coat Of Varnish, A         Frieda         Masters, The         More The Merrier, The         Murder From Memory         New Men, The         Number 10         Odd Girl Out         On The Level         Once More With Music         Other Side, The         Parents' Day         Peg         Robert And Elizabeth         They Don't Grow On Trees         Ticklish Business, A         Waiting For Gillian         Zero Hour



Abelard And Heloise

Synopsis:
The famous love story of Abelard, the renowned teacher who fell in love with Heloise, a girl half his age, had a child by her, married her, was cruelly punished and was eventually received into the Church, is told in flashback. Throughout looms the presence of the Church, the monasteries and convents of twelfth-century France, with the monks and nuns who watch and silently comment on the action.

Notes:
based on Peter Abelard by Helen Waddell

1st Produced:
Northcott, Exeter    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1970   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Tragedy

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  9            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Affair, The

Synopsis:
based on suspicion and intrigue in a Cambridge college where a PhD student is accused of fraud

Notes:
from novel by C P Snow

1st Produced:
Strand Theatre, London    1961

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Scribner, New York, 1962   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  17            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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Bachelor Borne

Synopsis:
Eve of wedding cold feet lead to who is my father problems

Notes:
under the title "The Bride And the Bachelor" produced At the Duchess, London on Dec 19th 1956

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1958   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 56.280

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Bride And The Bachelor, The

Synopsis:
Eve of wedding cold feet lead to who is my father problems

Notes:
new title for Bachelor Borne

1st Produced:
Duchess, London    19 Dec 1956

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1958   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farcical Comedy Play/Drama 3 act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 56.280

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Bride Comes Back, The

Ronald Millar
sequel to The Bride and the Bachelor, the magic bowl is needed again this time with the help of a psychiatrist

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Vaudeville Theatre, London    25 Nov 1960

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1961   978-0573010552

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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-

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Case In Question, The

Synopsis:
a contested will results in conflict and illumination of present day standards and attitudes

Notes:
from novel In Their Wisdom by CP Snow

1st Produced:
London    1975

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1975   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  14            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Champagne For Delilah

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Theatre, London    09 Jun 1949

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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-

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Coat Of Varnish, A

Synopsis:
A policeman's dilemma in how to convict a man he knows to be guilty of murder.

Notes:
from novel by CP Snow

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London    01 Apr 1982

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Frieda

Synopsis:
Just as World War Two is ending Frieda helps Robert escape from a prisoner of war camp. They make it to the border. To help Frieda get away Robert marries her so that she will get a British passport. War over Robert takes Frieda to his family home. Robert's mother is very anti-German and makes her views plain

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London    1946

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
English Theatre Guild, London, 1947   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Masters, The

Synopsis:
The Master of a Cambridge college is dying. There are two contenders to replace him. One will carry on with the college traditions and aims. The other will steer it into a more scientific and technological path. The canvassing starts and things begin to get bitter as the contest goes on.

Notes:
from novel by C P Snow

1st Produced:
Golders Green Hippodrome, London    14 May 1963

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Macmillan, London, 1964   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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More The Merrier, The

Synopsis:
Stella's divorce has just been finalised. Her daughter is coming over from Paris and Stella is worried about how Dinah will take it. But she accepts it. Stella plans to marry Henry an oil millionaire. On Dinah's birthday both her father - Roger and Henry turn up with expensive presents for her. Stella and Roger realise that they are still in love and plan to run away to Gretna Green. Realising the family will be loosing the oil millions Dinah tells Henry about the plan in the hopes of thwarting it.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bristol Hippodrome    1959

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1960   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Murder From Memory

Synopsis:
A train gets stuck in a snow drift and the six passengers take refuge in a nearby house. As the train guard is leaving to join them he discovers a seventh passenger - murdered. At the house they discover that there had been a murder there twenty years previously. One of the passengers is from the Royal Psychical Society and he suggests a seance to find out just what happened all those years ago

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Ambassadors Theatre, London    1942

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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New Men, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from novel by C P Snow

1st Produced:
Brighton    1962

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Macmillan, London, 1964   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Number 10

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from novel by William Clark

1st Produced:
Glasgow    1967

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1967   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Odd Girl Out

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from Novel by Elizabeth Jane Howard

1st Produced:
Harlow, Essex    1973

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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On The Level

Ronald Millar
Kathie the school secretary falls for one of the students Joe. She steals the GCE exam papers he is going to sit so that he can pass by cheating. But Joe passes the papers on to his friends. When it is discovered Kathie and Joe go on the run. They are caught and imprisoned. In prison Kathie has a baby

Notes:
Music by Ron Grainer; lyrics And book by Ronald Millar

1st Produced:
Saville Theatre, London    19 Apr 1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: CBS (70021) 1966

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Once More With Music

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Guildford, Surrey    1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Other Side, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from novel by Storm Jameson

1st Produced:
London    1946

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Parents' Day

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from novel by Edward Candy

1st Produced:
London    1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Peg

Ronald Millar
Cordelia Countess Chiddinbourne has been unable to pay her staff since the death of her husband. Then a rich American relation dies and she has hopes of a huge inheritance. However, the money all goes to Peg a member of the family who works in a Manhattan shoe shop. Peg is brought to England for the Countess to turn into a lady - for which she is paid 1,000 a year which eases her money worries

Notes:
Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; lyrics by John Taylor; book by Ronald Millar; book by Robin Miller

1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, London    12 Apr 1984

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: TER (1024) 1984

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Robert And Elizabeth

Ronald Millar
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Rudolf Besier (The Barretts Of Wimpole Street); Music by Ron Grainer

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, London    20 Oct 1964

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1967   -

Music:
Original cast recording: EMI (89059) 1964

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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They Don't Grow On Trees

Synopsis:
An entertaining comedy about the trials and tribulations of finding the perfect cleaning lady.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Manchester    1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  11            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Ticklish Business, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka The Big Tickle (Duke of York, London, 23 May 1958)

1st Produced:
Brighton: Theatre Royal    07 Apr 1958

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1959   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 58.20

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Waiting For Gillian

Ronald Millar
James and Jill Bule's cleaning lady has just lost her husband in a hit and run accident. James a newly appointed J.P. suspects local playboy William Bule is responsible. Before he can have Bule arrested Jill confesses that she was driving the car and that she has been having an affair. James decides that the scandal of a J. P.'s wife going to prison will be too much. He decides to do nothing about the matter as long as Jill stops seeing Bule. But she does not. James orders her out of their home. After living for a time with Bule she decides that it was a mistake - confesses her guilt and is sent to prison.

Notes:
from novel A Way Through the Wood by Nigel Balchin

1st Produced:
St James's, London    21 Apr 1954

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1955   978-0573014697

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation 3 act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - The London Stage 54.107

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Zero Hour

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London    1944

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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