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First Episode archiveOxford, 1933. Tony and David have been best friends throughout their time at university, but does their loyalty go deeper? When Tony falls in love with the beautiful movie star Margot Gresham, in Oxford to appear in a play with the undergraduates, their relationship is put to the test. Both touching and uproariously funny, First Episode is one of the earliest plays to deal explicitly with homosexuality, and for lovers of Rattigan's work it is a fascinating experience to see the first fruits of his creativity. First Episode was Rattigan's first play, written while he was still a student. It was presented at the Q Theatre in 1933, and transferred to the West End and Broadway in 1934.


Caroline Langrishe (Margot Gresham), Gavin Fowler (Tony), Philip Labey (David), Alex Hope (Philip), Adam Buchanan (Bertie), Molly Hanson (Joan), Harry Gostelow (James)


Author(s): Terence Rattigan, Philip Meimann (1933)
Presented by: Primavera (in association with Jermyn Street Theatre)
Director: Tom Littler
Design: Neil Irish
Sound: Matt Eaton
Lighting: Tim Mascall
Costume: Emily Stuart

First Episode

First Episode (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0744680196. Details of all First Episode archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3285

Archive Listings

28 Oct 14
22 Nov 14
Jermyn Street Theatre
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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