The Manor of Northstead

The Manor of Northstead is a 1954 comedy play by the British writer William Douglas Home. It is a sequel to his 1947 hit The Chiltern Hundreds. The title refers to the Manor of Northstead.

The Manor of Northstead
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Written byWilliam Douglas Home
Date premiered15 March 1954
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Nottingham
Original languageEnglish

It premiered at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in London's West End where it ran for 307 performances between 28 April 1954 and 22 January 1955. The original London cast included A.E. Matthews, Jean Lodge, Marie Lohr, Charles Heslop, Bryan Coleman, Ronald Adam, Arthur Hewlett and Viola Lyel.[1]

Original castEdit


  1. ^ Wearing p.303
  2. ^ "Production of The Manor of Northstead | Theatricalia".


  • Wearing, J.P. The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.