Great War Theatre

'Pat' known professionally as A. Patrick Wilson and later Andrew P. Wilson was born in Dundee in 1886. His first major work in theatre came as producer for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and he was also for a time manager for Sir Oswald Stoll. He would perform in short comedies such as the "Country Dressmaker" and "Red Turf" during 1912 and 1914. What was described as a new and original Scottish Comedy, "Bauldy" was performed in 1915 and at Her Majesty's Theatre it was supported by a shorter work also by Wilson, "The Herd's Wife". In 1916 he had the short comedy "Sonnie" performed at the Kirkcaldy Opera House. "Maccray The Stoker" first appeared in the autumn of 1917 and after the war it was revived in 1921 by Neil Kenyon. In late 1920 Wilson was involved with the founding of the Scottish National Players and was the company's first producer. Over the following years the company would engage in numerous countrywide tours. During the 1930s Wilson ventured into broadcasting as part of the BBC's drama section. Notable productions included the long running 'Sandy and Andra' (1936 - 1947). He wrote 'The Coat of Many Colours' under the name Asher Ben Vil for the 1948 Jewish Dramatic Society and in one of his last performances appeared as Spiritualitie in a production of 'The Three Estates' for in the 1948 Edinburgh Festival. He died in 1950

Gender: Male

Date of Death: 26 Oct 1950

Served in the armed forces? No

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