Doctor In Love: 1978

A play written by Richard Gordon. Dr Sparrow is qualified but his under-staffed practice would be difficult enough without the over enthusiasm of his partner.

”The main ‘movers’ in TADS then were Trevor Hampshaw and Peter Dickenson, both engineers in their own fields. Productions tended to concentrate on special effects, e.g. a complex machine that flashed lights and made noises in ‘Doctor in Love’ and an oven which smoked on cue in some other play. Virtually all plays were comedies; TADS invested heavily in Alan Ayckbourn plays. These were, mostly, good, well-made plays and some went well, but they all need working box-sets, and they are now period pieces, very middle-class white English.”

Geoff Guy