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The mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable (1966)

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WYNDHAMS

'THE CURSE OF THE DALEKS'

BY what, to adult eyes, seems somewhat unfair means, the mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable in "The Curse of the Daleks" at Wyndhams. Children, however, do not appear to find it at all unfair and, as the play is there for their enjoyment, all is well. Certainly, in true mystery style, suspicion is cleverly thrown on all in turn.

Although unable to claim any special knowledge of the unnatural history of Daleks, I imagine that the charm of this play for children lies where the charm of other whodunnits lies for their elders—in its conformity to the expected pantry.

Space weapons, electronic voices — mostly incomprehensible — complicated machinery and flashing lights abound: humans, with one exception, show up as noble types in the end and all who deserve to come out on lop. What more could be desired?

Nicholas Hawtrey, as the Captain of the space ship, David Ashford as the engineer, John Moore as a professor, Hilary Tindall as his secretary, Nicholas Bennett and Suzanne Mockler as beings from another world, and John line as a distinctly dark horse work well to capture young imaginations and manifestly succeed.


THE CURSE OF THE DALEKS

Play by David Whitaker and Terry Nation. Presented by John Gale and Ernest Hecht by arrangement with Donald Albery, at Wyndham's on December 21 for a mantines-only season. Designed by Hutchinson Scott. Stage maniger-Martin Beckwith.

Stine ... Colin Miller

Ladiver ... John Line

Bob ... David Asthford

Redway ... Nicholas Hawtrey

Rocket ... Edward Gardener

Vanderlyn ... John Moore

Marion ... Hilary Tindall

Dexion ... Nicholas Bennett

Hayna ... Suranne Mockler

and The Daleks

Directed by Gillian Howell

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  • APA 6th ed.: L.G.S., L.G.S (1966-01-06). The mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable. The Stage and Television Today p. 12.
  • MLA 7th ed.: L.G.S., L.G.S. "The mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable." The Stage and Television Today [add city] 1966-01-06, 12. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: L.G.S., L.G.S. "The mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable." The Stage and Television Today, edition, sec., 1966-01-06
  • Turabian: L.G.S., L.G.S. "The mystery of the identity of the villainous controller of the Daleks is made unguessable." The Stage and Television Today, 1966-01-06, section, 12 edition.
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