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The Surprise


  • Playwright

    G. K . Chesterton 

  • Synopsis

    The play tells of a sixteenth-century puppet master, whose dolls miraculously come to life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 September 1953

  • Producer

    Produced by The Pike Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Present at The Pike Theatre Club.

Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Denis Brennan
Unspecified Character(s) Pamela Duncan
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Designer Michael Morrow
Costume Designer Gerda Froemel
Managing Director Carolyn Swift
Assistant Stage Manager Celia Salkeld

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Carolyn Swifts's autobiography, Stage by stage (Poolbeg, 1985)