Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, 1930s
Settings Of Play - The living room of the Radfern's house, Ferndale, in Laburnum Grove, Shooters Green, a suburb of North London.
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George Radfern lives a quiet, uneventful life near London, burdened by sponging relatives and his prospective son-in-law. When George quietly announces he's a leader of a counterfeit ring, the sponges find reasons to leave. His immediate family reacts according to character until it looks as if George has been spoofing them. The ending is one of the most surprising ones ever used in a mystery play. A long time favorite among amateurs.
LABURNUM GROVE was first presented at the Duchess Theater in London on November 28, 1933. Directed by Cedric Hardwicke.