Whitehall Farces
The Whitehall farces were a series of five long-running comic stage plays at the Whitehall Theatre in London, presented by the actor-manager Brian Rix, in the 1950s and 60s. They were in the low comedy tradition of British farce, following the Aldwych farces, which played at the Aldwych Theatre between 1924 and 1933.

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Whitehall farce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The five farces were as follows: ... Others who appeared in one or more of the Whitehall Farces include Terry Scott ...
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Brian Rix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known for, Farces (particularly at the Whitehall Theatre and on the BBC) Campaigning for those with learning disabilities. Spouse(s), Elspet Gray (1949– 2013; ...
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Brian Rix - IMDb
Boxer shorts: many of his "Whitehall Farces" saw him innocently in another woman's bedroom, trousers around ankles, just as her husband arrived home.
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Elspet Gray: Theatre and TV actress who starred in the many farces ...
Feb 24, 2013 ... ... she was a sympathetic foil, often cast as wife to her real-life husband Brian Rix during his 15-year run of farces at the Whitehall Theatre.
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Response: The Whitehall farces had a major role in ... - The Guardian
Apr 7, 2010 ... In his article about the relationship 'twixt theatre and television, it would have been good if Mark Lawson had mentioned the Whitehall Farces ...
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Whatever Happened To The Whitehall Farce? | Londonist
Oct 29, 2014 ... Reluctant Heroes, the first of the Whitehall Farces, is advertised on the Theatre in the background of this early fifties shot of Trafalgar Square.
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Response: The Whitehall farces had a major role in the TV ... - IMDb
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Brian Rix presents: Wolf's Clothing (BBC, 1961) | SCREEN PLAYS
Dec 29, 2011 ... Rix also mentions that in the cast is a veteran of the Aldwych farces from the .... Wolf's Clothing was the best of [the Whitehall Farces] that I have ...
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Whitehall Farces in '50s Theatre Forum
When the "Whitehall" Farces were on television in the fifties it was always an excerpt which lasted for about three quarters of an hour or so, ...
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Brian Rix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known for, Farces (particularly at the Whitehall Theatre and on the BBC) ..... He is also a constant supporter of the Rix Centre at the University of East London, ...
Whitehall farce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Title, Author, Premiere, Closed, Performances. Reluctant Heroes, Colin Morris, 12 September 1950, 24 July 1954 ...
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Apr 7, 2010 ... Response: The 80-odd one-night stands that I staged should not be dismissed as irrelevant, says Brian Rix.
Whitehall Farces - London Review of Books
Lawyers these days doubtless read John Mortimer, and dons read the new university wits like David Lodge and Tom Sharpe. But in any wider competition for the ...
Brian Rix presents: Reluctant Heroes (BBC, 1952) | SCREEN PLAYS
Dec 7, 2011 ... By the time it came to the Whitehall, where it opened on 12 September ... as well as members of the Armed Forces invited from the Nuffield Centre. .... Greek plays: Oedipus the King (BBC / The Open University, 1977) ...
Brian Rix presents: Wolf's Clothing (BBC, 1961) | SCREEN PLAYS
Dec 29, 2011 ... Rix also mentions that in the cast is a veteran of the Aldwych farces from the .... Wolf's Clothing was the best of [the Whitehall Farces] that I have ...
Farce majeure | General | Times Higher Education
Jun 21, 2012 ... Of course, not all campus series are like Whitehall Farces. Colin Dexter's University of Oxford was the location for serial homicides as a ...
09171: Farce - Programme and Module Catalogue - University of Hull
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Modern British Farce: A Selective Study of British Farce ...
Leslie Smith, 1989
4. Brian. Rix. and. the. Whitehall. Farces. Brian Rix greatly admired the Aldwych team idea of playwright, director and actors working together on a series of farces . It was his ambition to carry on that tradition in a West End theatre with his own ...
May the Farce Be With You
Roger Foss, 2012
Coach party farces and anythingby Terence Rattigan were just not sexy enoughfor Sixties swingers. Imean, who in their ... Chase Me, Comrade! ran from 15July 1964to 21May 1966and wasthe last of the Whitehall Farces. Rix then attempted to ...
Whitehall and the Suez Crisis (Contemporary British History)
Whitehall and the Suez Crisis (Contemporary British History)
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This review of the Suez Crisis gives a chapter each to such key players as the Chief of the Imperial General Staff and the Secretary to the Cabinet. It incorporates 1956 releases from the Public Record Office to reassess the role of officials and the process of policymaking.
Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to ...
Anthony Slide, 1996
Brian Rix was to become Britain's best-known farceur, the actor and producer of a series of long- running farces at London's Whitehall Theatre. Elspet Gray appeared in a number with her husband, including a four-year run at the Whitehall ...
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Terence Pettigrew, 1982
His big films occurred within the short space of five years, from Worm's Eye View ( 1951) to Dry Rot (1956), both originally long-run Whitehall stage farces. It's difficult for me to be objective about farces - most of them seem to me to be about as ...
Changing Patterns of Governance in the United Kingdom: Reinventing Whitehall? (Transforming Government)
Changing Patterns of Governance in the United Kingdom: Reinventing Whitehall? (Transforming Government)
David Marsh, 2002
This is the first comprehensive examination of the changing relations between ministers and civil servants in the UK since 1979. Drawing on evidence compiled from more than 150 interviews, this book provides unprecedented insight into the world of Conservative government. The authors also examine the external pressures exerted by factors such as th...
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Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, 2005
1924) produced farces at the Whitehall Theatre in London, which became collectively known as Whitehall Farces (Smith, 1989). It was here that Ray Cooney (b.1932) learnt his trade as an actor and writer of farce. In 1983, Cooney founded the ...
Government and Politics in Britain
Government and Politics in Britain
Paul Fairclough, 2014
The long-awaited fourth edition of this hugely popular textbook offers a uniquely comprehensive and illuminating introduction to government and politics in Britain today. Set against the turbulent background of a world in economic, ideological and religious flux, the book analyses key developments in twenty-first-century British politics – from the...
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Brian Rix presents: Reluctant Heroes (BBC, 1952) | SCREEN PLAYS
Between 1955 and the late 1960s BBC Television broadcast some seventy live comedies from the Whitehall Theatre in London. Presented by the actor-manager Brian Rix, these transmissions - often shown at Christmas or on other bank holidays - were strikingly popular fixtures in the schedules. They were rarely discussed by journalists at the time and…
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Brian Rix presents: Wolf’s Clothing (BBC, 1961) | SCREEN PLAYS
I am writing a series of blogs about the remarkable series of comedy outside broadcasts made by the BBC with Brian Rix at the Whitehall Theatre between 1952 and 1969. Previous posts have considered Reluctant Heroes (BBC, 1952) and Postman's Knock (BBC, 1952), and today I want to respond to the recording of Wolf's Clothing,…
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