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Photographs : Adam and Eve, 1957 photo

Item type: Photographs
Archive reference: YMP/A/3/2/1
Date/year: 1957
Description: John White (Adam) and Sheila Barker (Eve). Behind, Robert Rietty - the professional actor who played Lucifer - peeps out cunningly. 
Adam and Eve 1957John White was interviewed about the Plays and said he was surprised to be given the role of Adam, as he was a new amateur actor.  Below are the signatures of the two actors, embroidered onto a cloth by another young actress, Mary Malden, later Mrs Owen.  The cloth was donated to the NCEM archive in 2017, along with another from 1960.
Adam and Eve signatures

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