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actor , playwright

John Morley, actor, playwright.


Morley, John was born on December 24, 1924. Son of Austin and Patricia (Bray) Master of Education St. John's College, Cambridge. Wrote Coldstream Guards pantomine, Dick Whittington and his kit, 1944.


Performed in and wrote two revuesand pantomines, St. John's College, Cambridge, 1947-1948. Performed in and co-author of Cambridge Footlights Revue, 1948. Performed in Private View, Fortune, 1948, Birmingham Republican, 1949, Bob's Your Uncle, Theatre Royal, Stratford, and Music at Midnight, Her Majesty's, 1950, Victorian Music Hall, Players 1951, Fancy Free, Prince of Wales, 1951-1953,Northampton Republican, 1953, Call Me Madam tour, 1953-1954, After the Ball, Globe, 1954, Jubilee Girl, Victoria Palace, 1956, The Crystal Heart, Saville, and Love a' la Carte, Richmond, 1958, Marigold, Savoy, 1959, Follow that Girl, Vaudeville, 1960.

Performer and writer: Cafe de Paris, 1955-1960. Pantomine writer for Howerd and Wyndham, 1964-1973. Pantomine writer for Triumph of Apollo Ltd., since 1973.

Author: Songs for the Art of Living, Criterion, 1960-1961, (jointly) Puss in Boots, London Palladium, 1963, Houdini, Man of Magic, Picadilly, 1966, The Littlest Clown, Round House, 1972, Aladdin, British Broadcasting Corporation Radio, 1980, Big Night Out, (Thames television variety series), 1963-1966 (including the Beatles Night Out, Blackpool Night Out, Boxing Night Out). British Broadcasting Corporation television pantomines. Babes in theWood, 1972.

The Basil Brush Pantomine, 1980. Aladdin and the Forty Thieves, 1983. British Broadcasting Corporation Children's television series: Crazy Bus, 1972, Captain Bonny the Pirate, 1973-1974.


Basil Brush, 1979-1981. Has written 138 pantomines. Publications include jointly: The Magic of Houdini, 1978, The Performing Arts, 1980, Pinocchio, 1983.

Pantomines:Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sinbad the Sailor, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Robinson Crusoe.



  • Other Interests

    Architecture, furniture, travel, British folklore.


Austin College

Patricia (Bray) Master of Education St. John's College