Escort (play)

Escort is a 1942 play by the British writer Patrick Hastings. It is a wartime spy thriller about sabotage on a Royal Navy ship.

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Written byPatrick Hastings
Date premiered18 August 1942
Place premieredLyric Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish

It ran for 24 performances at the West End Lyric Theatre between 18 August and 5 September 1942. The cast included Thorley Walters, Michael Shepley, John Stuart and Barry Morse. It was produced by Basil Dean.[1]

It was praised by The Spectator, which had recently panned Terrence Rattigan's much more successful Flare Path, as "the best and most convincing spy play" to date.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wearing, p. 80.


  • Wearing, J.P. The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.