Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Klaus Badelt to Christophe Beck
Frith Banbury Biography (1912-)
Born Frederick Harold Banbury, May 4, 1912, in Plymouth, Devon, England; sonof Frederick Arthur Frith (a career naval officer) and Winifred (Fink) Banbury. Addresses: HOME--Four St. James Terrace, Prince Albert Road, LondonNW8, England.
- Birth Details
- May 4, 1912
- Plymouth, Devon, England
- LONDON DEBUT--If I Were You, Shaftesbury Theatre, June 15, 1933.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Barry Green, The Dark Tower, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1934.
- Courier, Hamlet, New Theatre, London, 1934.
- Monsieur Moi, Ambassadors Theatre, London, 1935.
- Love of Women, Arts Theatre, London, 1935.
- The Hangman, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1935.
- Unicorn, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Little Theatre, London, 1935.
- appeared at the Perranporth Summer Theatre, 1936-38.
- Eustace, Oscar Wilde, Gate Theatre, London, 1936.
- Gerald Perkins, Adventure, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, 1936.
- Michael, First Night, Arts Theatre, London, 1937.
- Ridgeway's Late Joys, Players Theatre, London, 1938.
- Peter Thropp, Goodness, How Sad!, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1938.
- Let's Face It, Chanticleer Theatre, London, 1939.
- Quetsch, Follow My Leader, Apollo Theatre, London, 1940.
- New Faces, Comedy Theatre, London, 1940.
- Algernon, The Importance of Being Earnest and Horace Bream, Sweet Lavender, both Stratford-Upon-Avon, U.K., 1940.
- Rise Above It, Q Theatre, London, 1941.
- The New Ambassadors Revue, Ambassadors Theatre, London, 1941.
- Peter Blakiston, Jam To-day, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1942.
- Light and Shake, Ambassadors Theatre, London, 1942.
- Gregers Werle, The Wild Duck, title role, The Gay Lord Quex, Muishkin, The Idiot, the Actor, The Guardsman, Joseph, The School for Scandal, Sneer, TheCritic, and Cusins, Major Barbara, all in repertory at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1943.
- Astrov, Uncle Vanya, Westminster Theatre, London, 1943.
- Lord Foppington, A Trip to Scarborough and Cyril Beverley, Bird in the Hand, both at the Arts Theatre, London, 1944.
- White Rabbit and White Knight, Alice in Wonderland, Palace Theatre, London, 1944.
- Hlestakov, The Government Inspector, Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1945.
- Gestapo Man, Jacobowsky and the Colonel, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1945.
- Colbert, While the Sun Shines, Globe Theatre, London, 1945.
- Captain Hawtree, Caste, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1946, then Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1947.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Richard of Bordeaux, U.K. cities, 1934.
- Colbert, While the Sun Shines, European cities, 1945. Directed The Day After the Fair, U.S. cities, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR IN LONDON UNLESS INDICATED
- Dark Summer, 1947.
- Shooting Star, 1949.
- The Holly and the Ivy, Always Afternoon, and The Old Ladies, 1950.
- The Silver Box, Waters of the Moon, and All the Year Round, 1951.
- The Pink Room and The Deep Blue Sea (both London and New York City), 1952.
- A Question of Fact, 1953.
- Marching Song and Loves' Labour's Lost (with the Old Vic Company), 1954.
- The Bad Seed, 1955.
- The Good Sailor, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1956.
- A Dead Secret, Flowering Cherry, 1957.
- A Touch of the Sun, The Velvet Shotgun, and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, 1958.
- The Ring of Truth and Flowering Cherry (produced in New York City), 1959.
- The Tiger and the Horse, Mister Johnson, 1960.
- Director, unless otherwise stated: A Chance in the Daylight, 1960.
- director and co-producer, Life of the Party, 1960.
- Big Fish Little Fish, 1962.
- The Unshaven Cheek (produced at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland), The Wings of the Dove, 1963.
- director and co-producer, I Love You, Mrs. Patterson, 1964.
- Do Not Pass Go (produced in New York City), 1965.
- The Right Honourable Gentleman (produced in New York City), 1965.
- Do Not Pass Go, 1966.
- Howard's End, Dear Octopus, 1967.
- Enter a Free Man, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (produced in Tel Aviv, Israel), Le Valet (produced in Paris, France), 1968.
- On the Rocks (produced in Dublin, Ireland), 1969.
- director and co-producer, My Darling Daisy, 1970.
- The Winslow Boy, 1970.
- Captain Brassbound's Conversion, 1971.
- Reunion in Vienna, 1972 (also produced at Chichester Festival, U.K., 1971).
- director and co-producer, The Day After the Fair, 1973.
- Glasstown, 1973.
- Ardele, 1975.
- Family Matter, 1976.
- On Approval, 1977 (also produced in South Africa, 1976).
- Equus (produced in Kenya), 1977.
- The Aspern Papers (produced in U.S.), 1979.
- The Day After the Fair (produced in Australia), 1979.
- Mother-dear, 1980.
- Dear Liar, 1982.
- Fallen Angels, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1982.
- The Aspern Papers, 1984.
- The Corn Is Green, 1985.
- Also has directed other productions in Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Nairobie, Sydney, and Melbourne.
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