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The Game

"The Looser" & "The Winner"


  • Playwright

    Alun Owen 

  • Setting

    A Dockside Pub in Liverpool and A Flat in Central London.

  • Synopsis

    A double bill, the first, "The Looser" is set in a squalid dockside pub in Liverpool. The player of the title role is a young Welsh sailor, an untouched innocent, who gets tangled up with a couple of Scousettes. The second part, "The Winner", has a Noel Coward West-End setting with a lapsed husband returning to his luxury apartment finding his ex-wife in the arms of a stuffy escort.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Larry T.P. McKenna
Gerry T.P. McKenna
Mr. Patrick Godfrey Quigley
Taff Henley Thomas
Brenda Jones Geraldine Moffatt
William Brook Williams
Mauler O'Hara Brook Williams
Bronwen Jill Melford
Janet Flynn Maggie Lambert
Production Team  
Director Godfrey Quigley
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Company Manager Jules Mannheim
Stage Director Jimmy Potter
Stage Manager Monica Brophy
Stage Manager Paddy Jones
Assistant Stage Manager Josephine Evans
Wardrobe Mistress Rosamund Willoughby
Chief Electrician Sean Burke
Designer Alpho O'Reilly

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Felix de Wolfe

  • Address

    Manfield House,
    376-378 Strand,
    London, WC2R 0LR

  • Phone

    +44 - 020 - 7379 5767

Source Of Information

The sources for this entry are the company programme and contemporary press cuttings.