The Sickness of Salome by Wilfred Westlake
It should be noted that the author had a protracted correspondence with the Lord Chamberlain’s Office during March 1936, in which he was three times denied the granting of a licence for public performance, as “it is, in effect, a burlesque of a portion of the New Testament”. The adjudicator, one Mr H C G Stevens, said “It was not meant to be a biblical play, but a variation of a biblical theme. He believed the play would be published before long, and he hoped they would read it.” Mr Stevens was Press Manager for 4 or 5 West End theatres at the time.
|The Nurse||Nell Garraway|
|The Doctor||Charles Burrough|
|John the Baptist||Stanley Cair|
|Produced by||Wilfred Westlake|
|Costumes designed by||Margaret Crisp|