Out Of Thin Air (1965)

Out Of Thin Air

Out Of Thin Air was the name given to an evening of three short plays. For full details of the individual plays, visit the pages for See The Pretty Lights by Alan Plater, The Governor's Lady by David Mercer and The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon by Henry Livings.

Production Details


New Play:


First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Alan Plater
David Mercer
Henry Livings
See notes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

12 August 1965
12 August 1965
25 August 1965
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Company Details


Stage Manager:
Alfred Bradley
Clive Goodhead

Valerie Fletcher
Pamela Craig
Eileen Derbyshire
Peter Ellis Jones
David Jarrett
Peter King
Henry Livings
Terence Wilton


Out Of Thin Air was a triple bill of short plays by three playwrights consisting of See The Pretty Lights, The Governor's Lady and The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon.
This marked the first premiere of a play by famed northern playwright Alan Plater with See The Pretty Lights at the Library Theatre, Scarborough.
The Governor's Lady and The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon featured a special guest appearance for this triple bill only of Eileen Derbyshire - better known as Emily Bishop (nee Nugent) in the long-running British television soap opera Coronation Street. By the time she performed in Scarborough, she had already been in the television show for five years.
A season brochure is not held for the 1965 season, so the precise date of the final performance is not definitive.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust