Peter Gill, playwright and theatre director
Cardiff East
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Cardiff East

by Peter Gill

Royal National Theatre

Cottesloe Theatre, 12 February 1997

Set in Cardiff's east side, Peter Gill's new play offers a vivid portrait of a community the Tories thought they'd got rid of, and New Labour would prefer to forget. Cardiff East raises essential questions: What is family value? What does it feel like to be an immigrant in your own country? And most importantly, why don't the Welsh reach for the Armalite? Uncompromising and desperately real, with an undercurrent of ironic humour, Cardiff East builds towards an inexorable climax, which combines hope and tragedy in equal parts.

Length: about 2 hours 35 minutes, including 15-minute interval

Programme notes

See also verse and prose extracts relating to Cardiff from the programme notes.

The production also played at the New Theatre, Cardiff.

Neil, Dolly's son Daniel Evans Trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Richard Burton Award, 1990 and Llwyd o'r Bryn Award (1992) at Wales' National Eisteddfod. Theatre: Easy Terms (Cardiff). RSC: Flute (Stratford and London) and Lysander (US tour and Broadway in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Coriolanus. TV: Iasau (as Narrator), Sang-di-fang, Nel, Bydd Yn Wrol, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (animation), Soldier Soldier: Film: Gopath (short film), Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (directed by Adrian Noble), Cameleon. Radio: Gymerwch Chi Sigaret?, Cwm Hiraeth, Wuthering Heights. Daniel Evans, Cardiff East, 1997
Tommy, Marge's son Matthew Rhys Trained at RADA. First recipient of the Lady Rothermere Award (1993 Evening Standard Drama Awards). Theatre: This is his professional stage debut. Film and TV: Back Up, Boyo in House of America. Matthew Rhys, Cardiff East, 1997
Stella, Len's ex-wife, Darkie's mother June Watson Theatre: Early experience gained at Liverpool, Edinburgh and Leicester. For the English Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, Henry VI Parts 1 & 2, Richard II, Richard III (Old Vic and toured UK, Australia, Europe, Asia and the US), Volumnia in Coriolanus, Paulina in The Winter's Tale (world tour and Aldwych). In London: Small Change, Glasshouses, Beside Herself; Saved, Over Gardens Out, Life Price (Royal Court), Hanky Park (Mermaid), The Ha-Ha (Hampstead), Waiting for the Parade (Lyric, Hammersmith), Middle Age Spread (Lyric/ Apollo), Ballroom (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Hippolytus (Almeida). National: Il Campiello, State of Revolution, Sir is Winning, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Passion, The World Turned Upside Down, The Long Voyage Home, The Beggar's Opera, Small Change, As I Lay Dying, Garden of England, Whale, Billy Liar; Machinal, Rutherford and Son,Le Cid, The Prince's Play. TV: includes Z Cars, Angels, Waterloo Sunset, The Further Adverntures of Caleb Williams, Tales of the Unexpected, Reasons to be Cheeiful, Skin Deep, The Big H, Eh Brian it's A Whopper; EastEnders, Taggart III, The Campbells, Casualty, Capital City, Snakes and Ladders, The Bill, For the Greater Good, Joe: Play for One, Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, Full Stretch, Taking over the Asylum, Para Handy, Casualty, Screen Two: Criminal, Doctor Finlay, A Mug's Game, Common as Muck, Jonathan Creek, Turning World, Wokenwell. Film: The Knowledge, Bloody Kids, Shoot for the Sun. June Watson, Cardiff East, 1997
Annie, family friend to Michael and Marge Gwennllian Davies TV: includes The Happy Alchoholic, Watermarks, Ballroom, Out of Love, Casualty, Cariad Islwyn, We Are Seven, The Bill, Pobol y cwm, A Bird Poised to Fly, Morphine and Dolly Mixtures, Rebecca's Daughters, Waiting For God, All Quiet on the Preston Front, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Pam Fi Duwf, Harvest Moon, Bramwell. Gwennllian Davies, Cardiff East, 1997
Darkie, Stella and Len's son Andrew Howard Theatre: Title role in Peer Gynt, Reynard, Henry Clerval in Frankenstein (Edinburgh Festival), The Beast, The Firebird, The Little Mermaid, The Dream Maker; Dead Man's Hat, The Tempest (Orchard Theatre Company), Cosmo in Pitchfork Disney (QEH/Bristol), Macbeth and Our Country's Good (Theatr Clwyd), Utah Blue and I've Been Eddie Mostyn (Made in Wales Stage Company), Alex in A Clockwork Orange (Northern Stage Company), Song For a Forgotton City (y Cwmni). TV: I've Been Eddie Mostyn, Law and Disorder; The Whistling Boy, Time For Y; Drovers Gold. Film: The Sweet Shop. Andrew Howard, Cardiff East, 1997
Michael, Marge's brother Kenneth Cranham Theatre: Cheek, Owners, Ruffian on the Stail; Len in Saved, Narrow Road, Early Morning, No One Was Saved, Play, Magn!ficence, Geography of a Horse Dreamel; Tooth of Crime, The London Cuckolds, Tibetan Inroads (all Royal Court), The Doctor's Dilemma (Mermaid), The Entertainer (Greenwich), title role in Entertaining Mr Sloane (Duke of York's), Loot (Criterion and Broadway), Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Manchester Royal Exchange). RSC: Ivanov, Ice Man Cometh. National: Kick for Touch, From Kipling to Vietnam, The Caretaker; Passion, Old Movies, Country Wife, Love Letters on Blue Papel;Strawberry Fields, An Inspector Calls (also at the Aldwych and on Broadway). TV: includes Harvey Moon, Reilly, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Dumb Waitel; The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, Therese Raquin, Danger UXB, A Sort of Innocence, The Party, Normal Services, Inspector Morse, The Black and Blue Lamp, The Contracto1; Boon, Master of the Marionettes, Just Another Secret, Rules of Engagement, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, El Cid, TECX, Chimera, Van der Valk, Casualty, Bergerac, Dunrulin, Young Indie, Murder Most Horrid, Mindel; A Little Bit of Lippy, Lovejoy, Getaway, The Vision Thing, Royal Celebration, The Change, Heartbeat, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Film: Andrews, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Oliver!, Dead Man's Folly, Heart of the High Country, The Clot, Chocolat, Stealing Heaven, Hellraiser II 'Hellhound', Tale of A Vampire, Prospero's Books, Under Suspicion, Amelia and the King of Plants, In the West, On Dangerous Ground. Kenneth Cranham, Cardiff East, 1997
Shirley, Billy's wife Melanie Hill Theatre: Rita in Educating Rita, Under Milk Wood (British American Theatre Company, USA tour), Viola in Twelfth Night, Deathtrap, Dirty Linen (all Redgrave, Farnham), Breezeblock Park (Derby Playhouse), Who Killed Hilda MurreU and Fire in the Lake (Newcastle Playhouse), Aveline in Bread (Bournemouth) I Have Been Here Before (Royal Exchange), Women Beware Women (Royal Court). TV: Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Juliet Bravo, The Bill, A Night on the Tyne, BooJ Bread, Spender, Casualty, Cardiac Arrest, Circles of Deceit, Finney, Crocodile Shoes, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, Cruel Train. Film: The Hawk, Shopping, When Saturday Comes, Brassed Off. Melanie Hill, Cardiff East, 1997
Billy, Shirley's husband, Charlie's son Mark Lewis Jones Trained at Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre: includes The Corn is Green (Theatr Clwyd), The Rising (Moving Being), Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Hansel and Gretel (Derby), No More Sitting on the Old School Bench, The Caretaker (Cardiff). In London: Morte D'Arthur (Lyric Hammersmith), Pioneers in Ingolstadt, Purgatory in Ingolstadt (The Gate), A Winter's Tale (Theatre de Complicite). RSC: Playing with Trains, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, The Tempest. National: Under Milk Wood, Volpone. TV: Heartland, The Angry Earth, Gas and Candles, Heroes II: The Return, Between The Lines, Mind to Kill, Casualty, This Life, Dangelfield, Soldier SoldieJ: Film: Paper Mask, The Shell Seekers. Radio: Cadfael, The Last Dance. Mark Lewis Jones, Cardiff East, 1997
Marge, Tommy's mother, Michael's sister Susan Brown Theatre: includes Mrs Sullen in The Beaux' Stratagem, Mrs Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance, Eve and Lilith in Back to Methuselah, Millament in The Way of the World, Helen in The Vortex (Cambridge Theatre Company), Gertrude in Hamlet (Edinburgh Lyceum), Regan in King Lear (Birmingham Rep), Ruth Ellis in One Reputedly Glamorous Woman (Sheffield Crucible). In London: Cheapside (Half Moon), George Sand in By George! (ICA), Roosters (Bush), Road, Shirley, Downfall, Gibraltar Strait (Royal Court), Playing Sinatra (Warehouse and Greenwich), Poncia in The House of Bernarda Alba (Gate), ButteJjly Kiss (Almeida), Mrs Heyst in Easter, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (RSC). National: for the Studio, The Long Way Round.TV: includes Road, Loving Hazel, Coronation Street, Prime Suspect, Nona, Kissing the Gunner's Daughter -Ruth Rendell Mysteries, September Song, Lovejoy, The Riff Raff Element, A Touch of Frost, Wokenwell. Film: The Year of the Bodyguard, Hope and Glory. Susan Brown, Cardiff East, 1997
Dolly, Marge's friend, Neil's mother Elizabeth Estensen Theatre: A Flea in Her Ear; The Importance of Being Earnest, Bedroom Farce (all Nottingham), Say Your Prayers (Joint Stock tour), Candida (tour of India), La Ronde (Bristol), One For the Road (tour), Wait Until Dark (Southampton), Cavalcade (Chichester), The Play's the Thing (Cambridge/Singapore), Hedda Gabler (Guildford), Duchess of York in Richard III, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Northern Broadsides), Podtochin in The Nose (Nottingham), School For Scandal (English Touring Theatre). In London: John Paul George Ringo and Bert (Lyric), Lenz (Hampstead), The Cherry Orchard (Riverside Studios), The Gorky Brigade (Royal Court), Clouds (Criterion), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air), title role in Shirley Valentine (Duke of York's), Water Music (Cockpit), Sonia in Babies (Royal Court). National: Annie in Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Charlotte in DonJuan. TV: includes The Liver Birds, Elizabeth Alone, Our Day Out, The Ladies, Marmalade at Work, T Bag, Happy Families, Life Without George, Casualty, The Bill, The Upper Hand, A Touch of Frost, Pie in the Sky II, Cracker III, Delta Wave, Only You, Coronation Street, Mike and Angelo. Elizabeth Estensen, Cardiff East, 1997
Vera, Marge and Dolly's friend Di Botcher Theatre: includes Into The Woods (Manchester), Trafford Tanzi (Plymouth), Anything Goes (Caribbean Cruises), Moll Flanders (Newbury), And The Rest (Croydon Warehouse), It's My Party (Inner City), Lady Chatterley's Lover (Leicester Phoenix), Grease (Queen's, Hornchurch), Othello, Not I (Mercury, Colchester), In Sunshine and in Shadow (Made in Wales), Blood Brothers, Amazing Mr Toad (Sherman, Cardiff), Oliver! (Theatr Gwynedd), Kora (Dundee Rep ), Under Milk Wood (Flagmount, Eire). In London: Cats (New London), Dick Whittington (Stratford East). RSC: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Speculators, Lady Audley's Secret, Richard III (in Australia). National: Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, The Absence of Waf; Under Milk Wood, A Little Night Music; and for the Studio: Mrs Casper in Kes, Aristophanes' Frogs. TV: The Silent Twins, Noel Edmonds' House Party, The Bill, Harpur and Iles. Film: Twin Town. Radio: An Easy Game to Play, Lords of Misrule, A Bizarre Sort of Child, Night People, Imperial Palace. Di Botcher, Cardiff East, 1997
Carol, Darkie's girlfriend Lisa Palfrey Trained at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Theatre: includes The Bacchae (Dalier Sylw), Two Bridges Two Rivers, Flowers of the Dead Red Sea, House of America (Y Cwmni), Ghosts (Sherman, Cardiff). National: Under Milk Wood. TV: includes Arriverderci Rhondda, The Family, Watermarks, Sebon a Bocs, Waking Up, The Virtuous Burglal; Halen Yn Y Gwaed, Thicker than WateI; Swigs, The Lords of Misrule, Out of Line. Film: The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill and Came Down A Mountain, House of America. Radio: work with BBC Radio Wales includes The Deadness of Dad. Lisa Palfrey, Cardiff East, 1997
Len, Stella's ex-husband, Darkie's father Karl Johnson Theatre: extensive repertory including Hornchurch, Nottingham Playhouse, Newcastle Playhouse, Thorndike Leatherhead, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Birmingham Rep, Manchester, Greenwich, and at the Leicester Phoenix; and most recently the lead in The Last Yankee at the Leicester Haymarket. In London: Cocks and Hens, Abide with Me (Soho Poly), lead roles in three Nigel Baldwin Plays (Just A Little Bit Less Than Normal, Sudlow's Dawn and Irish Eyes and English Tears) at the Royal Court; Vieux Carre (Piccadilly), Woyzeck (tour and Lyric, Hammersmith), War Crimes (ICA), Jaques in As You Like It (Old Vic), Much Ado About Nothing (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park) and Oral Treason (QEH/BBC). RSC: Knight of the Burning Pestle, TV Times, In the Company of Men. National: Don Quixote, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Fawn, Glengarry Glen Ross (and Mermaid), The Rivals, Golden Boy, Wild Honey, The Mysteries, Animal Farm (and tour), Mean Tears, Entertaining Strangers, The Shape of the Table, Black Snow, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Sea, Uncle Vanya (composed and performed music for this and Long Time Gone), The Machine Wreckers, The Ends of the Earth, and for the Studio: Schism in England, Long Time Gone, Bow Down, Down by the Greenwood Side. TV: Champions, Chips with Everything, Rock Follies, Cold HarbouJ; Sons and Lovers, Gifted Adult, Shoestring, Only Connect, The Black and Blue Lamp, Bergerac, Bulman, Boon, The Bill, Casualty, Poirot, Rules of Engagement, A Tale of Two Cities, The Shawl, Sexual Intercourse Began in 1963, Judas and the Gimp, Glassing Gareth, Lifeboat, Catherine the Great, Saint-Ex, As You Like It, An Independent Man. Film: The Magic Shop, The Tent, The Tempest, Jubilee, Prick Up Your Ears, Close My Eyes, Wittgenstein, The Magic Soup, The Prayer for the Dying. Radio: Frequent radio broadcasts include: Paradise, Jungle of the Cities, Free BornJohn, Love's Sacrifice, Here is Monstel; Ivanov, The Lulu Plays, Shape of the Table, The Visit. Karl Johnson, Cardiff East, 1997
Charlie, Billie's father Windsor Davies Theatre: season at Cheltenham Rep, then as The Tramp in The Kitchen and Wallace Morton in The Keep, both directed by John Dexter (Royal Court), Sir John Brute in The Provok'd Wife, Fluellon in The Battle nf Agin Court (Welsh National Theatre Company). Other theatre includes Under Milk Wood, Sir Toby Belch in Twe!frh Night, Tartuffe, The Bacchae, Sink or Swim, Roll on 4 o'clock, Run For Your Wife (Shaftesbury), My WifeWhatshername, It Runs in the Family (Royalty), and in Pantomime: Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Dick Whittington, Humpty Dumpty,Jack and the Beanstalk. Most recent theatre includes, Cinderella (Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth), Sleeping Beauty (King's Theatre, Swansea), It Runs in the Family (Playhouse, London), as Captain Hook in Peter Pan (national tour), the narrator in The Rocky Horror Show, Cinderella (tour of New Zealand), national tours of Run For Your Wife and Doctor in the House, and Dick Whittington. TV: Shadow of the Tower; The View from Daniel Pyke, The Perils of Pendragon, The Donatti Conspiracy, Pathfinders, Grand Slam, The New Statesman, Love Story, New Scotland Yard, Callan, The Main Chance, Crown Court, Thriller; Billy Lial; Sam, The Alexei Sayle Comedy Paris; and the series It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Never The Twain. Film: The Family Way, Department K, Crimine, Hammerhead, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Endless Battles, Adolf Hitler Windsor Davies, Cardiff East, 1997
Anne-Marie, Billy and Shirley's daughter Stacey Nelson Trains at Gloria Hill School of Dance and the Maria Barinowsky School of Ballet and is a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet. Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Grand Theatre, Swansea) Stacey Nelson and Lowri Palfrey, Cardiff East, 1997
Lowri Palfrey This is her professional stage debut.
Ryan, Billy & Shirley's son Alex Parker Work includes singing in the 1996 schools' Eisteddfod, Wales. Alex Parker, Cardiff East, 1997
Richard Pudney Member of the Anwen Little Theatre Company in Penarth, Wales. Richard Pudney, Cardiff East, 1997
Poster Photomontage Alison Chitty
Poster designed by Michael Mathew
Programme designed by Bart Oonk
Production photographed by Gautier Deblonde
Director Peter Gill Theatre: Began his career as an actor, then in 1964 became Assistant Director of the Royal Court and then Associate Director in 1970. Founder Director of the Riverside Studios from 1976. He has been an Associate Director of the National since 1980 and was the Founding Director of the National's Studio. Directing credits include, for the Royal Court: A Collier's Friday Night, The Local Stigmatic, The Ruffian on the Stair; A Provincial Life, The Soldier's Fortune, The Daughter-in-Law The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, Life Price, Over Gardens Out, The Sleeper's Den, The Duchess of Ma!fi, Crete and Sergeant Peppel; The Merry-Go-Round, The Fool, Small Change. For Riverside Studios: The Cherry Orchard, The Changeling, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar; Scrape off the Black. RSC: Twelfth Night, New England, A Patriot For Me. National: A Month in the Country, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Tales from Hollywood, Small Change, Kick For Touch, Antigone, Venice Preserv'd, Fool For Love, The Murderers, As I Lay Dying, A Twist of Lemon, In the Blue, Bouncing, Up For None, The Garden of England, Show Songs, Mean Tears, Mrs Klein, and the Paycock. Other credits include Bow Down, Down by the Greenwood Side (QEH), The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North), The Way of the World (Lyric, Hammersmith), Uncle Vanya (Field Day), Plays: The Sleepers' Den (1965), Over Gardens Out (1969), Small Change (1976), Kick For Touch (1983), In The Blue (1985), Mean Tears (1987), Certain Young Men (1993), Adaptations and versions: A Provincial Life, The Merry-Go-Round, The Cherry Orchard, Touch and Go, As I Lay Dying. Peter Gill, Cardiff East, 1997
Designer Alison Chitty Trained at St Martin's School of Art and at Central School of Art and Design in London. Theatre: designed over 40 productions at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent, and in London, Uncle Vanya and Ecstasy (Hampstead Theatre), Measure for Measure and Julius Caesar (Riverside Studios), Carmen Jones and Lennon (West End, from Crucible, Sheffield). Other designs include Tartuffi, Volpone, Breaking the Silence and Romeo andjuliet (RSC). She was resident designer at the National for eight years, where work included A Month in the Country, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, The Prince of Homburg, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Kick for Touch, Venice Preserv'd (British Drama Award), Tales From Hollywood, Antigone, and Fool for Love (transferred to West End). She also designed Peter Hall's productions of Antony and Cleopatra and the Late Shakespeares at the National. Other work with Peter Hall includes Orpheus Descending (Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Neil Simon Theater, Broadway), and The Rose Tattoo (Playhouse). Design for Opera includes The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North), New Year (Houston Grand Opera and Glyndebourne), Gawain (ROH, Covent Garden), L'Assedio di Calaid (Wexford Festival), The Vanishing Bridegroom (Opera Theatre of St Louis), FaL5taff (Gothenburg Music Theatre, Sweden),jenufa (Dallas Opera), Billy Budd (Geneva), Blond Eckbert (Santa Fe Opera), Khovanshchina (ENO), Billy Budd (ROH, Covent Garden), Modern Painters (Santa Fe), Arianna (ROH), and Billy Budd (Paris Opera, Bastille Paris Critics' Award), The Mask of Orpheus (Royal Festival Hall), Die Meistersinger (Copenhagen). Film production designs include: Blue Jean (David Bowie Video), A Sense of History, Black Poppies; Life is Sweet, Naked, and most recently Secrets and Lies (all directed by Mike Leigh — the latter won the Palme D'Or at Cannes, 1996). She is co-director of The Motley Theatre Design School. Future plans include: Turandot (Paris Opera, Bastille), Cav and Pag (ROH, Royal Albert Hall), Tristan and Isolde (Seattle).
Lighting Andy Phillips Theatre: was resident Lighting Designer at the Royal Court Theatre from 1965-1972, where he designed over 80 consecutive productions, most of them world premieres. Since then, he has worked extensively around the world. Productions include: Equus, The Iceman Cometh, Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Galileo (National), Equus and M. Butterfly (Broadway -Tony nominations for both productions), California Dog Fight, and Rat in the Skull (OffBroadway), New England, A Patrioi For Me and Son of Man (RSC), The Voysey Inheritance and Armstrong's Last Goodnight (Edinburgh Festival), Waiting For Godot (First Druid Co, Galway), Whistle in the Dark (Abbey Theatre Dublin), Forza Del Destino (Paris Opera), Julius Caesar and Creon (Leicester, and tour of India), A Streetcar Named Desire and Sweeney Todd (Newcastle), Losing Time (Hamburg), Henceforward (Berlin), (San Francisco Ballet), A Month in the Country (Albery), The Barber of Seville, Way Upstream (Crucible Sheffield), Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival and Albery Theatre), In the Company of Men (RSC),
Music Advisor Terry Davies Studied at Surrey University. Worked as a sound engineer at Chappell's recording studio followed by freelance arranging. Music direction and arranging includes work for Swedish National Theatre, National Theatre of Iceland, Scottish Ballet, Vienna Festival, Stuttgart, Royal Court Theatte, Old Vic and Wyndham's. At the National he has been either orchestrator or music director, on Guys and Dolls, The Beggar's Opera, Schweyk in the Second World War; Lorenzaccio, Rough Crossing, Dalliance, King Lear; The Shaughraun, Mrs Klein, White Chameleon, Macbeth, Racing Demon, Murmuringjudges, The Absence of Wal; The Merry Wives of Windsol; Mother Courage and her Children. Work as a composer includes: for the National, Tales From Hollywood, Antigone, Festival of New Plays, Hamlet, Neaptide, The Misanthrope, Schism in England, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice; for the RSC: Coriolanus, New England, A Patriot For Me; also Richard III (National Theatre of Iceland), Private Times (Library Theatre, Manchester), Whale (Crucible, Sheffield), The Way of the World (Lyric, Hammersmith), Blood Wedding, Time and the Conways, Derby Day (Bolton Octagod), Goldhawk Road (Bush), The Snow Queen (Theatr Clwyd). TV: Deacon Brodie (orchestrator and conductor). Film: The Mystery of the Chateau of Dice (composer), The 18th Angel (orchestrator and conductor).
Company voice work Patsy Rodenburg Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Is Head of Voice at the National and Guildhall. Was voice tutor to the RSC for nine years. Has worked extensively in theatre, film and television throughout Europe, America, Canada and Asia and has been involved with the Stratford Festival, Ontario; the English Shakespeare Co; Shared Experience; Cheek by Jowl; and Theatre de Complicite. Has taught the Kabuki Co, Tokyo, and the National Theatres of Greece, Lithuania and India. Publications: The Right to Speak and The Need for Words both published by Methuen. Video: A Voice of Your Own.
Dialect coach Joan Washington Theatre: Recent West End work includes: Follies, A Madhouse in Goa, Veterans Day, Anything Goes, Orpheus Descending (Broadway), Burn This, The Rose Tattoo, Crazy For You, City of Angels, Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me. National: includes Guys and Dolls, The Beggar's Opera, Fool for Love, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A View from the Bridge, Three Men on a Horse, Cat on a Hot Tin Root Roots, The Shaughraun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Crucible, After The Fall, Napoli Milionaria, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Night of the Iguana, pygmalion, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, Machinal, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Rutherford & Son, Sweet Bird of Youth, Broken Glass, The Children's Hour; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Le Grande Magia, The Way of the World, The Ends of the Earth, The Prince's Play, Death of A Salesman. RSC includes: The Merry Wives of Windso1; Principia Scriptoriae, Flight, The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Across Oka. Royal Court: Rat in the Skull, Edmond, Fen, The Edward Bond Season, Serious Money, A Lie of the Mind, Top Girls, Oleanna, The Queen and I. For Young Vic: The Price, Anna Christie, The Last Yankee. Donmar Warehouse: Translations, Glengarry Glen Ross. TV includes: Poppyland, Inside Out, The Singing Detective, The Perfect Spy, Lorna Doone, Old Times, Top Girls, Roots, Suddenly Last Summer; Middlemarch, Scarlett. Films include: Yentl, The Bounty, Greystoke, Wetherby, Plenty, Comrades, Prick Up Your Ears, A World Apart, The Dressmaker; Buster; A Dry White Season, Fools of Fortune, The Railway Station Man, The Trial, Damage, Century, Second Best, Deadly Advice, Jane Eyre.
Jeannette Nelson Theatre training at Arts Educational School, later took a degree in English at London University, then trained as a voice teacher and dialect coach at Central School of Speech and Drama. Now teaches at the National and Guildhall School. Other theatre work includes, The Royal Court, Shared Experience, Out of Joint, Theatr Clwyd, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company. Film, TV and Radio includes, Wuthering Heights, Wild West, Sharpe, Lords of Misrule, Year of the Pig, Of Mice and Men (BBC Radio)
Sound Simon Baker
Julie Winkles
Production Manager Jason Barnes
Stage Manager Courtney Bryant
Deputy Stage Manager Lesley Walmsley
Assistant Stage Manager Stuart Calder
Michelle Enright
Assistant to the lighting designer Huw Llewellyn
Costume Supervisor Lucy Gaiger
Production Manager Diane Willmott
Programme Acknowledgements Programme researched and compiled by Lyn Haill and Janet Prowting. Books quoted and consulted include: Cardiff A History of the City by William Rees (Corporation of the City of Cardiff, 1962); A Guide to The Welsh Capital City of Cardiff by Roger Thomas (Jarrold, 1996); The Literature of Wales by Dafydd Johnston (University of Wales Press, 1994); A Book of Wales, An Anthology selected by Meic Stephens, (J.M. Dent, 1987); Wales, An Anthology selected by Alice Thomas Ellis, (Collins, 1989). Thanks to the Western Mail and South Wales Echo. The National Museum of Wales is at Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF1 3NP. Telephone 01222397951
Production Credits Set constructed by WeldFab Stage Engineering. Cloth by Gerriets UK. Thanks to the Irish Centre, Hammersmith.


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