New Article: ‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May, 1934)’

This is a unique record of a response by two 'ordinary' (if perhaps fictional) Yorkshire folk to Greenwood and Gow's play in its pre-London regional tour in 1934. The play moved them a great deal, as the columnist 'W.L.A.' reported in the Leeds Mercury on 19th May 1934. https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/mr-and-mrs-buslingthorpe-go-and-see-love-on-the-dole-grand-theatre-leeds-may-1934/ By mid-November I'll add a further… Continue reading New Article: ‘Mr and Mrs Buslingthorpe Go and See Love on the Dole (Grand Theatre, Leeds, May, 1934)’

New Article: Love on the Dole: the Actors (1934-1937)

The sustained success of Greenwood and Gow's stage adaptation from 1934 until 1937 (with a revival in 1939) was a theatrical phenomenon. Some of the cast had well-established careers already, but for many, appearing in the play made their names and launched life-long careers. The biggest star to emerge was Wendy Hiller as Sally Hardcastle,… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole: the Actors (1934-1937)

Walter Greenwood: The Missing Dust-Wrapper – NOW FOUND!

In one of my earliest articles on the site I traced as many as possible of the dust-wrappers or cover designs in which Greenwood's books have been published. See https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/longer-articles-2/ However, despite looking for over a decade, I could not find a copy of his only thriller, Only Mugs Work (Hutchinson, 1938) complete with its… Continue reading Walter Greenwood: The Missing Dust-Wrapper – NOW FOUND!