The Duke In Darkness. Review by G. Gower in The Mayfield Magazine
The play, a serious drama, was an ambitious choice since it demanded acting of a very high standard from boys who had done little on the stage before this play. The enthusiastic reception it was given on both nights was an indication of their success and the cast and producer deserve most sincere congratulation on their efforts. Much hard work had obviously gone into the production and the result certainly justified it. The scenery, painted by the members of the Sketch Club was very effective and the costumes, hired for the first time for a school play, added greatly, as the photograph clearly shows, to the appearance of the various characters.
Characters in order of appearance
Gribaud: Graham Laurie, Duke of Laterraine: Christopher Costello, Voulain: Keith Waller
Brulart: Gerald Smith, Marteau: Michael Porden, Duke of Lamorre: Cedric Milton
Count D’Aublay: Roy Grimley, Grassin: David Carter
James Worrell and Kenneth Nicholas
Members of the Sketch Club