Daphne Laureola

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Daphne Laureola is a play by James Bridie about a young Polish refugee's infatuation with a middle-aged English woman.


The play was first produced at the Old Vic in London in 1949 starring Edith Evans and Peter Finch under the management of Laurence Olivier. The production was a major success, helping launch Finch's career in London.[1][2][3] In August 1950, it was performed at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.[4]

A 1950 Broadway production, also starring Evans, was less successful.[5]


It was adapted for television in 1978, starring Olivier.[6]


  1. ^ "Critics acclaim Peter Finch". The Argus. Melbourne. 25 March 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2012 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ P H W (24 Mar 1949). ""DAPHNE LAUREOLA": A New Comedy by James Bridie". The Manchester Guardian. Manchester (UK). p. 6. 
  3. ^ Our London Drama Critic (24 Mar 1949). "BRIDIE'S MOST BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENT". The Scotsman. Edinburgh, Scotland. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Bridie Brandy and Wit". The Glasgow Herald. 8 August 1950. p. 4. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  5. ^ Daphne Laureola at IBDB
  6. ^ Daphne Laureola at IMDB