Dates: May 1962 – 19 September 1963 (568 performances)

Adelphi Theatre

Related Equipment:

Patt.263 (1963 - 1976)
CD / System CD (1957)


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Directed and written by Lionel Bart
Sean Kenny
Lighting: Richard Pilbrow (see video below)
Sound: David Collison

The Strand Pattern 263 profile was designed and built for this production. Lighting for the show was operated on a Strand CD console. Martin Moore was one of the operators.

The complex scenic choreography (three independently motorised two storey steel-framed trucks) were driven by on-board crew members, co-ordinated by stage managers looking down on the stage from the flys. The radios used to communicate between them all is believed to be the first use of radio communications in British theatre.