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From Robert Morley “Sheridan Whiteside (Man who came to Dinner)
Savoy Theatre

Fairmans Cottage

August 5th [1944]
Dear Mr Cleary
I was so delighted to receive your letter last week and to hear that you were doing The Man who came to dinner even with the whiskers! I hope it was a big success. I have given your letter to Equity who I thought might be able to help you about the play situation more than I could … you are more than welcome to any of mine but don’t feel any of the would be of the slightest use; in any case I hope you won’t have to choose many more and will be home soon.

Here all is expectantcy and the theatre rather marking time trying to be ready for the peace market and waiting for the playwrights to show up, there is a sad dearth of them. I don’t know if you have ever tried to write one and if I am speaking to a dramatist you must excuse me but if not why don’t you have a shot at it and just supposing you were over there a few more months it might help to pass the time. I should be delighted to help in any way I could. Meanwhile I remain with all my best wishes.

Your exceedingly grateful
Robert Morley

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