Ballarat National Theatre

By Alan Melville.

Performed at Civic Hall on April 23 and 24
A private performance for visiting Apex members at the Apex Convention on Easter Sunday night.

Directed by John Chaponnel


  • Beryl Wastell
  • Gwen Heinz
  • Geoff Nott
  • Ken Elleson
  • Evan Hercules

The play was described in the member’s newsletter as a very bright comedy, written by Alan Melville, whose most recent success has been Simon and Laura.

The near-bankrupt Earl of Locharne must contend with a government agent trying to requisition his ancestral Scottish castle, as well as a beautiful American woman who wants to buy the place - to say nothing of the resident ghost.

The play was made into a film, of the same name, in 1952.