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Ballarat National Theatre

About

Berkeley Square is the story of a London scientist who is romantically fascinated by the 18th century. A freak accident propels Howard back to 1784, where he assumes the identity of one of his own ancestors. Howard falls in love with his distant cousin Helen, while his other relatives regard the time-traveller as a "sorcerer" due to his disturbing knowledge of future events. Gradually, Howard is disillusioned by the squalor and bigotry of the 18th century. He bids farewell to Helen, explaining that he will actually be born years after her death but that they will be reunited "in God's time". Returning to the present, Howard discovers that Helen died young without ever marrying. He renounces his own fiancee and determines to live out his life as a bachelor, to be united with his true love in death. 

 

Characters

Tom Pettigrew
Mr. Throstle
The Ambassador
Peter Standish
Maid 
Lady Anne Pettigrew 
Miss Pettigrew - Valerie Taylor
Helen Pettigrew
Mrs. Barwick
Marjorie Frant

 

Articles

BNT Age Melbourne Vic   1854   1954 Monday 9 June 1941 Page 5
BNT Age Melbourne Vic   1854   1954 Saturday 19 July 1941 Page 8
BNT Age Melbourne Vic   1854   1954 Thursday 24 July 1941 Page 2
BNT Age Melbourne Vic   1854   1954 Thursday 26 June 1941 Page 10
BNT Argus Melbourne Vic   1848   1957 Thursday 24 July 1941 Page 2
BNT Argus Melbourne Vic   1848   1957 Thursday 31 July 1941 Page 2