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John Ruck (d.1971)

John Ruck, who died on 3rd November, 1971 was one of the founder members of The Questors, playing with great distinction in many of the earliest productions.

Perhaps his greatest contribution was a deeply moving performance with the late Alec Payne in a production of The Road of Poplars, presented first of all at the Park Theatre, Hanwell, in November 1930, and afterwards in the British Drama League Festival. This production is particularly remembered as an early turning point in The Questors' history. Its success directly led to the formation of a policy, which later became the foundation of our development. John, as a member of the first Committee, took a very leading part in those early formative years.

While he had not been able to act for many years, he remained a keen supporter and a regular club member. We recall with gratitude his important contribution to the life of our theatre.

Alfred Emmet