RHS Club in London Archives


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Amongst these, you will find notes, a photograph and a signed program from a comedy play “Just the Job”, performed by the Royal High School Dramtic Society at the “Little Theatre” in the Pleasance in 1950. The Play was produced by Charles McAra, who I believe taught English at the school in the 1960s.

Legendary head of English, Hector McIver who was a driving force in the dramatic society, produced the 1948 play “the Authors of Mischief”, written by David Platt and Karl Miller. Karl Miller who went on to a very distinguished career in the world of literature. There is an image of the “Authors’ note on the play” credited to the authors. The play was based on the account of the shooting of a Baillie by a Royal High pupil during a riot at the school. The rector at the time the play was set was Hercules Rollock who is listed as rector 1584.

These images can now also be found on Drama at the Royal High 1948 to 1950

We also have a page, Drama at the Royal High 1966-1967 with programs from Othello and Becket .

The RHSCL membership list from 1958. There appear to be some grandees amongst the members in those days. P H Scott at the Foreign Office, Downing Street, H I Winchester of the British Transport Commission, a couple of knights of the realm, one of them at Harvard.

There is a clipping from The Scotsman marking the first Club Dinner in London. And there are photos from the prestigeous radio schools quiz “Top of the Form” which the Royal High team won.