Why Not Stay For Breakfast, 1977

We had nothing physically surviving in our archive from this very funny play by Gene Stone & Ray Cooney until  Stephen Coles  (a member of the cast) recently contacted us to donate his programme. Thanks, Stephen; one more piece of the jigsaw falls into place!



And, thanks to Samuel French‘s website, here’s the synopsis . . .

“George Clarke is a civil servant, a respected member of the Establishment, once married, now on his own. He lives in a flat in a converted Hampstead house. The apartment above is inhabited by hippies, and their noise often disturbs his peace. One evening young Louise Hamilton arrives on his doorstep. She has had a row with young Davey in the “pad” upstairs. She is also very pregnant. The clash between the happy and the square types is at full strength when Louise suddenly starts labour pains. George takes charge, the baby is born, and both it and Louise remain in the flat for the time being. Gradually their relationship deepens, and despite many crises a bridge seems to have been built between a drop out from, and a member of, present day society.”