Hugh Hastings

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Actor and playwright Hugh Hastings wrote one of the British theatre's most successful post-war comedies, Seagulls Over Sorrento, which opened in London in 1950 and ran for 1551 performances. The play subsequently became staple fare for repertory companies throughout the world and was filmed in 1954 with Gene Kelly in the leading role.

Seagulls Over Sorrento was a British service comedy that had an all-male cast. Five naval ratings volunteer for a special posting on a naval experimental base on a remote island off Scapa Flow. Read more...