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Veteran Questors will be sad to know of the death recently of the stage, screen and radio actor Harry Locke. Harry was one of the earliest acting members of The Questors when he was known to us as Lionel Locke. Among his notable performances were those of Macbeth (1938) and The Man in Noah(1939), while he also designed sets and wrote one-act plays for us. He then had a long and varied professional career beginning with Birmingham Rep, where he played Tony Lumpkin and ending
with The Mermaid Theatre where he played the lead in Lock Up Your Daughters.

He acted on The Halls and in countless films, as well as in a famous Radio series known as On the Top of The Bus. He was a most generous and warm-hearted man who helped The Questors in many ways, particularly as a guest artist in several of our fund-raising Variety Concerts, and he never forgot his debt to The Questors in encouraging his early theatrical ambitions.

Wifred Sharp

1936 The Birds
1936 Everyman
1936 The Shepherds' Play (The Wakefield Cycle)
1936 Twelfth Night
1937 The Beaux' Stratagem (play reading)
1937 Dandy Dick
1937 The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
1937 Edward II (play reading)
1937 The End of the Beginning
1937 The Jealous Wife
1937 A New Way to Pay Old Debts (play reading)
1937 Twelfth Night (Scenes) (British Drama League Festival)
1938 A Bride for The Unicorn
1938 Macbeth
1938 A Man Born to be Hanged
1939 Days Without End
1939 Noah
1939 The Questors Revue
1940 The Apotheosis of Hermione Throssel
1940 Arms and The Man
1940 The Happy Journey to Trenton and Campden
1940 Only Got Egg
1940 Riders to The Sea
1940 She Stoops to Conquer
1940 Villa For Sale (club evening)
1941 Air Raid
1941 The Fantasticks
1941 The Playboy of the Western World
1941 Uncle Vanya
1943 One Far Off and Fine Event
1943 Overdoin' Things
1952 Variety Concert
1962 Going-Going