Arthur Watkyn’s comedies and drama.

Arthur Watkyn wrote brilliant dramas and comedies for stage, film and radio in the 1950s/60s.

Great british actors like Leslie Phillips, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Geraldine McEwan, Dirk Bogarde and Sir Michael Redgrave starred in them. He was also the British Film Censor, famed for introducing the “X” certificate.

He co-wrote Dr. Morelle with Ernest Dudley

The comedies depend on great situations, and twists and turns through the play, mixing humorous phrases, and classic mix-ups that occur. They have appeared on the London stage, but also in the USA, South Africa, Australia, France, Germany and even the Czech Republic.

Find out details here about his plays and films. You can find out more about the original productions, the actors involved, and other memorabilia. If you are interested in more information, performing them or getting scripts, then please get in touch.

You will also find out details about his work as a film censor, and his life. He was the censor who introduced the X-certificate in 1951, to repace the H certificate, and enable an adult only classifcation.

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We hope you will enjoy the plays and films.