Ella Edwards

Ella Edwards Joined the Settlement Players in 1939 and has credits spanning 51 years, involved in 64 productions, appearing on stage in 47 and directing 15.

Here is the introduction for Ella’s Scrapbook –

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Acting Credits

Princess in And Now The Journey; Puppet Play, May 1940
Various in Its Autumn Now; Back to Adam; Midsummer Nights Dream, February 1941
Cast in Playboy of The Western World, 1941
Sherah in Tobias and the Angel, May 1942
Cast in 1066 and all That, December 1945
Story Teller in Puppet Show, Festivals 1946
Isabelle D’este in Lucrezia Borgia’s Little Party, Festivals April 1947
Russian Ballerina in Mute Swan, Festivals April 1947
Sister Joanna of the Cross in The Cradle song, Mar 1948
Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, May 1948
Eustasia in The Dover road, April 1949
Constance Allingham in The Queen who kept her Head, November 1949
Lady Caroline Laney in Dear Brutus, November 1946
Rosaria in Before you Roast your Beef, Festivals April 1950
Margrete in The Widow of Heardingas, Festivals April 1951
Cast in 1066 and All That, 1951
Meg in The Night Outlives your Bravery, Festivals April 1952
Ann Whitfield in Man and Superman, 1952
Camel in The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
Berta in One Act Plays and Mimes, 1953
Eve in Two Plays by G B Shaw, November 1953
Unnamed role in Back to Methuselah (excerpt), Festivals April 1954
Mrs Preston in Home at Seven, April 1954
Cast in From Over the Hills and MIMES, 1954
Lady Agatha Lasenby in The Admirable Crichton, November 1954
Dynamene in One Act Play Festival, December 1954
Elizabeth in The Barretts of Wimpole Street, October 1955
Volinia in The Ring Game, Festival May 1956
Lady Bracknell in The Importance of being Earnest, March 1957
Sanchia Carson in Robert’s Wife, November 1957
Mrs Dudgeon in The Devil’s Disciple, May 1959
Catherine in The Senora; Merry-Go-Round; This is Impossible, January 1960
Mariana in Three One Act Plays, October 1960
Mrs Lavinia Penniman in The Heiress, March 1961
Beatrice in A View from the Bridge, November 1961
Cathrine Stevens in Festival of One Act Plays, February 1962
Catherine Stevens in Mr Sampson, Festivals April 1964
Biondella in The Taming of the Shrew , November 1973
An Old Woman in The Parable of the Good Woman of Setzuan, November 1977
Letty Harnham in The Day after the Fair, May 1980
Miss Bourne in The Ghost Train, February 1982
Marina in Uncle Vanya, February 1983
Louisa Creed in Ladies in Retirement, May 1985
Emily in The Waltz of the Toreadors, November 1985
Dame Beatrice in Midsummer Mink, February 1986
Dame Beatrice Appleby in Breath of Spring , February 1974
Unnamed role in The Anastasia File, February 1990

Technical Credits


Festival, Festivals April 1954
From Over the Hills and MIMES, 1954
Arms and the Man, February 1955
Festival of Plays – For Love or Money, February 1959
The Proposal, Festivals April 1975
Hay Fever, May 1976
Lloyd George knew my father, May 1977
Overruled, Festivals April 1978
The Seagull, May 1979
A Play for Ronnie, May 1981
Candida (act 2), Festivals April 1984
Candida, May 1984
Anna of the five towns, (Adaptation, co director) June 1986
Halfway up the tree, November 1987
Mary Thorne, May 1989

Adaptation for the Stage from the Novel

Anna of the five towns, June 1986
Mary Thorne, May 1989


Billy Liar, May 1982


Blithe Spirit, November 1988


The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
All’s Well That Ends Well, November 1981