Data: Women Playwrights in the West End: 1940 – 1949

Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1940 – 1949.Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale. Posted with permission.

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Play titleAuthorTheatreDatesNo. of performances
Cousin Muriel Clemence Dane Globe07.03.1940 – 11.05.194075
JeannieAimee StuartWyndham’s03.04.1940 – 22.06.1940100
A House in the SquareDiana MorganSt Martin’s04.04.1940 – 25.04.194067
RebeccaDaphne Du MaurierQueen’s05.04.1940 – 07.09.1940180
The WomenClare BoothStrand23.04.1940 – 04.05.194016
Dear OctopusDodie SmithAdelphi27.07.1940 – 31.08.194042
Margin for ErrorClare BoothApollo01.08.1940 – 20.08.194045
Under One RoofKim PeacockSt Martin’s24.04.1941 – 13.05.194124
Quiet Week EndEsther McCrackenWyndham’s22.07.1941 – 29.01.19441059
Other People’s HousesLynne DexterAmbassadors30.10.1941 – 14.03.1942172
Ducks and DrakesM. J. FarrellApollo25.11.1941 – 13.12.194123
Little WomenMarian De ForestWestminster22.12.1941 – 07.02.194256
Other People’s HousesLynne DexterPhoenix19.03.1942 – 09.05.1942131
Other People’s HousesLynne DexterWhitehall11.05.1942 – 27.06.1942
Watch on the RhineLillian HellmanAldwych22.04.1942 – 04.12.1943672
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier Strand 21.05.1942 – 05.09.1942176
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier Lyric 12.09.1942 – 24.10.1942
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier Ambassadors26.12.1942 – 09.01.1943
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier Scala26.04.1942 – 22.05.1942
Baby MineMargaret MayoWestminster09.06.1942 – 27.06.1943390
ClaudiaRose FrankenSt Martin’s17.09.1942 – 15.01.1944559
The Little FoxesLillian HellmanPiccadilly21.10.1942 – 21.11.194237
Mothers Are WaitingAudrey LucasAdelphi09.05.19421 mat.
Case 27, VCMaud Flannery and T BrowneComedy02.06.1943 – 26.05.194330
Living RoomEsther McCrackenGarrick09.06.1943 – 09.10.1943142
Lottie DundassEnid BagnoldVaudeville21.07.1943 – 09.10.1943147
Lottie DundassEnid BagnoldCambridge12.10.1943 – 20.11.1943
LandslideDorothy Albertyn and David PeelWestminster05.10.1942 – 06.11.194238
Alana AvenueMabel and Denis ConstandurosVaudeville14.10.1942 – 15.04.1944231
Ten Little NiggersAgatha ChristieSt James’17.11.1942 – 24.02.1944261
Ten Little NiggersAgatha ChristieCambridge29.02.1944 – 06.05.1944
Ten Little NiggersAgatha ChristieSt. James’09.05.1944 – 01.07.1944
Alice in WonderlandClemence DaneScala14.12.1942 – 12.02.194486
Alice in WonderlandClemence DanePalace26.12.1944 – 27.01.1945
Where The Rainbow EndsMrs Clifford Mills and R.R. QuilterWinter Garden27.12.1943 – 29.01.194446 mat.
Donabel Wrote a TragedyH. and H. Granville BarkerArts13.01.1944 – 06.02.194430
This Was a WomanJoan MorganComedy15.03.1944 – 30.12.1944380
Quiet WeekendEsther McCrackenWyndham’s25.04.1944 – 02.09.1944137
The Last of SummerKate 0 ‘BrienPhoenix07.06.1944 – 01.07.194429
Three’s a FamilyPhoebe and Henry EphronSaville21.09.1944 – 12.05.1945317
Three’s a FamilyPhoebe and Henry EphronWinter Garden15.05.1945 – 23.06.1945
No MedalsEsther McCrackenVaudeville04.10.1944 – 20.07.1946740
Scandal at BarchesterVera WheatleyLyric05.10.1944 – 09.12.1944109
Scandal at BarchesterVera WheatleyWyndham’s12.12.1944 – 06.01.1945
Daughter JanieJ. Bentham and H. WilliamsApollo18.10.1944 – 28.10.194414
Quiet WeekendEsther McCrackenPlayhouse09.11.1944 – 03.02.1945101
The Years BetweenDaphne Du MaurierWyndham’s10.01.1945 – 22.06.1946618
LauraVera Caspary and George SklarSt Martin’s14.02.1945 – 07.04.194567
Great DayLesley StormPlayhouse14.03.1945 – 07.04.194529
Yellow SandsEden and Adelaide PhilpottsWestminster29.03.1945 – 23.06.1945103
Appointment With DeathAgatha ChristiePiccadilly31.03.1945 – 05.05.194542
Lady from EdinburghAimee Stuart and L. Arthur RosePlayhouse10.04.1945 – 10.08.1946560
Maid MarionJoan BramptonHis Majesty’s15.05.19451 mat.
Duet For Two HandsMary Hayley BellLyric27.06.1945 – 11.05.1946364
The Shouting DiesRonda KeaneLyric05.10.1945 – 03.11.194537
Fit For HeroesH. Brooke and Kay BannermanWhitehall19.12.1945 – 29.12.194511
Stage DoorEdna Ferber and George KaufmanSaville21.02.1946 – 30.03.194644
And No Birds SingJenny Laird and John FernaldComedy17.03.19461
And No Birds SingJenny Laird and John FernaldAldwych11.11.1946 – 25.01.194784
Murder on the NileAgatha ChristieAmbassadors19.03.1946 – 02.04.194646
No Room at the InnJoan TempleWinter Garden03.05.1946 – 24.05.1947427
The KingmakerMargaret LuceSt. James’14.05.1946 – 20.08.194697
Grand National NightDorothy and Campbell ChristieApollo12.06.1946 – 01.02.1948268
Green LaughterRose Simon KohnComedy13.06.1946 – 08.07.194629
The Man from the MinistryMadeleine BinghamWhitehall07.07.19461
The Man from the MinistryMadeleine BinghamComedy24.12.1946 – 05.07.1947220
Love Goes to PressMartha Gelhorn and Virginia CowlesDuchess22.07.1946 – 24.08.194640
Pick Up GirlElsa ShelleyPrince of Wales’23.07.1946 – 05.10.1946170
Pick Up GirlElsa ShelleyCasino14.10.1946 – 14.12.1946
Fear No MoreDiana Hamilton and C. AikenLyric05.08.1946 – 31.08.194633
Soldiers WifeRose FrankenDuchess27.08.1946 – 19.10.194662
Mother of MenAda G. AbbottComedy12.09.1946 – 19.10.194649
Literally SpeakingMadeline and Cyric CampionAldwych06.10.19461
Call Home the HeartClemence DaneSt. James10.04.1947 – 17.05.194744
AngelMary Hayley BellStrand06.06.1947 – 14.06.194710
The Conqueror’s GateDorothy LangSavil05.10.19471
Still She Wished for CompanyMargaret Irwin and J. R. MonsellWhitehall12.10.19471
RebeccaDaphne Du MaurierTheatre Royal E1510.11.1947 – 22.11.194716
The Little Thorn DryGordon DaviotLyric11.11.1947 – 06.12.194730
Daddy Long LegsJean WebsterComedy23.12.1947 – 17.01.194819 mat.
Diamond LilMae WestPrince of Wales’24.01.1948 – 08.05.1948180
The Lady from EdinburghAimee Stuart and L. Arthur RoseTheatre Royal E1509.02.1948 – 21.02.194816
Family PortraitLenore Coffee and WJ. CowenStrand17.02.1948 – 20.03.194838
CockpitBridget BolandPlayhouse19.02.1948 – 10.04.194858
Castle AnneElizabeth Bowen and John PerryLyric24.02.1948 – 20.03.194830
Dark EyesGlena MiranovaStrand24.03.1948 – 29.05.194876
Happy with EitherMargaret KennedySt. James22.04.1948 – 22.05.194835
Royal CircleRomily CavanWyndham’s27.04.1948 – 29.05.194838
Top FloorRita AndersonWhitehall13.06.19481
Someone at the DoorDorothy and Campbell ChristieTheatre Royal E1512.07.1948 – 24.07.194816
A Man Must DieFelicity DouglasSt Martin’s04.08.1948 – 28.08.194829
SixteenAimee and Philip StuartTheatre Royal E1509.08.1948 – 21.08.194816
Valerious Gordon Daviot Saville03.10.19481
September Tide Daphne Du Maurier Aldwych15.12.1948 – 06.08.1949267
Where the Rainbow EndsMrs Cliff MillsCambridge22.12.1948 – 22.01.194927 mat.
HarveyMary ChasePrince of Wales’05.01.1949 – 11.03.1950610
HarveyMary ChasePiccadilly14.03.1950 – 01.07.1950
Quaint HonourBarbara GregoryWyndham’s09.01.19491
Sweethearts and WivesG. and M. Hackforth JonesWyndham’s22.02.1949 – 12.03.194923
The Foolish GentlewomanMargery SharpDuchess23.03.1949 – 30.07.1949180
Love’s A Funny ThingJane HintonAmbassadors10.03.1949 – 12.03.19494
Acacia AvenueD. and Mabel ConstandurosTheatre Royal E1521.03.1949 – 26.03.19498
A Woman’s PlaceWendy GrimwoodVaudeville24.03.1949 – 21.05.194967
The Years BetweenDaphne Du MaurierTheatre Royal E1511.04.1949 – 16.04.19497
Royal HighnessMargaret WebsterLyric13.04.1949 – 14.05.194935
RebeccaDaphne Du MaurierScala13.06.1949 – 19.06.19498
No Room at the InnJoan TempleTheatre Royal E1520.06.1949 – 25.06.19497
Western WindCharlotte FrancesTheatre Royal E1504.07.1949 – 09.07.194927
Western WindCharlotte FrancesPiccadilly09.09.1949 – 01.10.1949
Treasure HuntM. J. Farrell and John PerryApollo14.09.1919 – 10.06.1950358
Treasure HuntM. J. Farrell and John PerrySt Martin’s12.06.1950 – 22.07.1950
John Keats Lived HereDiana RaymondWyndham’s25.09.19491
Love’s a Funny ThingJane HintonAdelphi30.10.19491
BonaventureCharlotte HastingsVaudeville06.12.1949 – 15.04.1949149
Murder at the Vicarage (adpt.)Moie Charles and Barbara ToyPlayhouse14.12.1949 – 01.04.1950126
The Silver CurlewEleanor FarjeonArts22.12.1949 – 22.01.195040

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