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Craigie College of Education : A Dramatic History ~ Play List 1964 - 1980

Drama and Theatre at Craigie College of Education, Ayr (1964-1969).

Over the years, the college music and drama staff mounted productions in three distinct venues. A description of each venue is included in the History pages.

College Assembly Hall

Year Play Author
1964 Carl Orff
1965 Carlo Goldoni (translated by Henry B. Fuller)
1966 Euripides (translated by Philip Vellacott)
1967 William Congreve
  Noye's Fludde
(performed in a local church)
Benjamin Britten
1968 Blood Wedding
Garcia Lorca
Bastien and Bastienne
1969 The Beggar's Opera John Gay
Drama Studio
1967 Huis Clos Jean Paul Sartre
1968 Everyman  
1969 Look Back in Anger
John Osborne
  The Bald Prima Donna Eugène Ionesco
1970 The Drunkard
A Gentleman
W.H. Smith
1974 Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas

College Theatre

1970 The Crucible
Arthur Miller
1971 All the King's Men
Tod Lowrie

Richard Rodney Bennett.
A. Ross and Bryden Thomson
1971 Century the Twentieth
Ian Johnstone
  Orpheus in the Underworld Offenbach
1972 A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare
  Oh What a Lovely War! Chilton & others
  Amahl and the Night Visitors Carlo Menotti
1973 Six Characters in Search of an Author
Luigi Pirandello
  Viva Mexico! Park and Dunn
  Carry on Victoria
Lady Audley's Secret
A Soiree Musicale
C. B. Hazlewood
1974 The Devils John Whiting
1975 Twelfth Night Shakespeare
  The Boy Friend
Sandy Wilson
  A Christmas Story
Carl Orff
1976 The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertholt Brecht
  East Lynne Ellen Wood
(adapted C W Tayleur)
1977 La Belle Hélène Offenbach
1978 The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter
1979 Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare
1980 Noye's Fludde Benjamin Britten
1981 Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot

List compiled by David J. F. Crouch Where a play title has a blue background, please double click on the text to read a press review.

Women of Troy
Women of Troy by Euripedes, performed in the College Assembly Hall in 1966.    magnify     

Way of the ORLD 3
The Way of the World by William Cobgreve performed in the College Assembly Hall in 1967.   magnify     
Crucible 4
The Crucible by Arthur Miller, opening performance in the new college theatre, 1970    magnify     
The Devils
The Devils by John Whiting performed in the Lecture Theatre in 1974.  

Murder 4
Murder in the Cathedral, final performance in the College Theatre in 1981.   magnify     

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Creative Ayrshire acknowledges the assistance of David J F Crouch (BA, MA, DPhil, Diploma in Drama in Education), Carolyn O'Hara, Ken Walker, Mike Bailey,  Barbara Crouch and the Librarian UWS for the provision of material for this section of the website. 

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