This production was
staged in the Clarendon Arms, Kenlworth
This was the last
production at the outside venues. For the next 12
months all energy was devoted to the building of the
new theatre which opened in February 1969.
The Clarendon Arms 'upper room' had served as the
meeting place for the Order of the Buffaloes. Its
Talisman years (room for a full house of 50!) was,
in Harry Lord's words, 'the first pub theatre'. The
room was subsequently used for functions.
The Cathedral's 'Porch Plays' were a sixties feature
and instrumental in keeping a nucleus of Talismen
and women together during the exodus. Many Coventry
actors came across to the new theatre in 1969.