Oscar Wilde 1856-1900
The Topicality of Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Theatre Royal, Bath, 10 September 2007
'A trivial comedy for serious people’
Autumn 2007 tour schedule:
and Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand, 22 Jan - 26 Apr 2008
- w/c 10 & 17 Sept
- Theatre Royal Bath
- w/c 24 Sept
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- w/c 8 Oct
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Running time: two hours and 15 minutes
Theatre includes: Entertaining Angels, Blithe Spirit, Star
Quality Time and the Conways, Good Grief, Mrs Warren's Profession, Monsieur
Amilcar, Glynn and It, In Praise of Rattigan, On Approval, The Merry Wives
of Windsor, Miranda, Dear Charles, The Deep Blue Sea, The Dragon's Tail,
Hay Fever, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Hobson's Choice, Moving, The
Millionairess, The Apple Cart, Donkeys' Years and The Norman
Conquests. Repertory includes: Chesterfield, Lincoln, Manchester,
Salisbury and Greenwich and two seasons with the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon
and the Aldwych Theatre, London. Also, After the Ball (Chicago
Festival, 1999) and Elizabeth I in The Regina Monologues (Covent
Garden Festival, 2001), a performance she will repeat in the summer of 2008
at Middle Temple.
Directing includes: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half
Loves, In Praise of Rattigan.
Television includes: Morecambe and Wise, The Good Life.
To the Manor Born, No Job for a Lady, Next of Kin, Private Lives, The Norman
Conquests, Waters of the Moon, Donkeys' Years, Moving, Hay Fever, Coming
Home and Marjorie and Gladys.
Penelope Keith is president of the Actors' Benevolent Fund. She served
as High Sheriff of Surrey 2002-03 and is now a Deputy Lieutenant of the
county. She was appointed CBE in 2007.
|Miss Prism, governess to Cecily Cardew
Theatre includes: most recently, The Canterbury Tales
(RSC), Hamlet (Ulysses Theatre, Croatia), Separate
Tables, Happiest Days of Your Life and Tartuffe (Royal
Exchange, Manchester), Home and Beauty (Lyric), Orpheus
Descending (Donmar), Lettice and Lovage (West Yorkshire
Playhouse), Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Chichester),
The House of Bernarda Alba (Shared Experience), Medea
(Wyndham's and Broadway) and The Good Person of Sechuan
(NT). Recital programmes include: The Female of the Species
(British Council in Argentina, Poland, Belgium), Is the Sunlight
Ever Normal at Garsington? on the life of Lady Ottoline Morrell.
Film includes: Les Miserables, Reds, Mark Gertler, The Cook,
the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and She'll Be Wearing Pink
Television includes: As Time Goes By (seven series),
The Singing Detective, Tipping the Velvet, Uncle Silas, The Worst
Witch, The Prince and the Pauper, Fatal Obsession, One Foot in the Grave,
Alice in Wonderland, Simon and the Witch, Doctor Who, Stand Up Nigel Barton
and The Jewel in the Crown.
|Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D., Rector of Woolton, Hertfordshire
Training: RADA 1958-60.
Theatre includes: Old Vic: Romeo and Juliet (director
Franco Zeffirelli); RSC 1963-71: Francis and Bardolf in The Wars of
the Roses, Bobchinski in The Government Inspector and
Reynaldo in Hamlet (director Peter Hall), Costard in
Love's Labour's Lost (director John Barton), Friar Jacamo in
The Jew of Malta (director Clifford Williams), Timon
of Athens (director John Schlesinger) and Hortensio in The
Taming of the Shrew (director Trevor Nunn); RSC 1974-80: William
and Le Beau in As You Like It (director David Jones), Sim in
Wild Oats (director Clifford Williams), Lory in The Relapse
(director Trevor Nunn), Cicinius in Coriolanus, Bardolf
in Henry IV parts I and II and Henry V (director
Terry Hands) and Bishop in Privates on Parade (director Michael
Blakemore). Also, Norman in The Dresser, Dr Caius in
The Merry Wives of Windsor (NT) and Sir Oliver in The School
for Scandal (RSC, director Declan Donnellan).
Film includes: The Pink Panther, Under Milk Wood
Television includes: series The Dustbin Men,
The Bretts, Wycliffe, As Time Goes By, A Bit of a Do, Pride and Prejudice
and My Hero. Also, Henry V, Hamlet, Poirot, Heartbeat,The
Darling Buds of May, Rumpole of the Bailey, Peak Practice, Absolutely Fabulous,
French and Saunders, Lovejoy, Casualty, Stay Lucky, Plays for Today, Dessert
of Lies (director Piers Haggard), Daisy's Dad, Her Majesty's
Pleasure (director Barry Davis) and Instant Enlightenment Including
Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Theatre includes: Hay Fever (Bill Kenwright tour),
The Voysey Inheritance (NT), Romeo and Juliet
(Nuffield Theatre) and The Prayer Room (Edinburgh Lyceum/Birmingham
Film and television include: The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
and Churchill at War.
Radio includes: Another Country and Maurice.
|John Worthing, J.P., of the Manor House, Woolton, Hertfordshire
Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, graduating in
Theatre includes: Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (BAC),
Sordo in Scenes from an Execution (Hackney Empire) and Victor
in Private Lives (Simply Theatre).
Film includes: La Vie en Rose, directed by Oliver
Television includes: The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Hotel Babylon
and Waking the Dead.
|Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, Lady Bracknell's daughter
Training: London Academy of Dramatic Art.
Theatre includes: The UN Inspector (NT), The
Master and Margarita, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chichester Festival
Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Bristol Old Vic), The
Dwarfs (Tricycle) and Ivanov (Almeida).
Film includes: Nicholas Nickleby, Max and Club
Television includes: Sense and Sensibility,The Scum Also
Rises, Ronni Ancona Show, Housewife 49, Bash, Saxondale, New Street Law,
FM, Man Stroke Woman (two series). Green Wing, Lenny Henry
Show, Casanova, Musical Chairs, The Last Chancers, Peep Show, Hardware,
The Dwarfs, Ready When You Are Mr McGill, Manchild, Clocking Off, My Family,
Swivel on the Tip and Ruth Rendell – Heartstones.
|Cecily Cardew, John Worthing's ward
Training: Rose Bruford, graduating in 2006.
Theatre includes: recently, Shelf Life (Old Red Lion),
Spoonface Steinberg (Etcetera Theatre) and TheTempest
(Brownsea Open Air). Whilst working with the National Youth Theatre
she starred in their productions of Much Ado About Nothing
and The Master and Margarita.
Film includes: Rebecca (Spool Films), the feature
film Framed and Tail.
Television includes: the title role in the BBC's recent production
of Fanny Hill.
|Lane, Mr Moncrieff's manservant
Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Theatre includes: recently, A Passage to India and
Madame Bovary (Shared Experience tours) and The Taming
of the Shrew (RSC). Also, A Woman of No Importance (Salisbury),
Travels With My Aunt (Exeter), Misero Prospero
(Almeida), What Every Woman Knows (West Yorkshire Playhouse),
The Tempest (Old Vic), Sunday's Children (Derby),
The Weavers and Outside on the Street and
The Stick Wife (Gate) and seasons with the RSC, appearing in
As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well, The Duchess of Malfi. The
Taming of the Shrew, A Jovial Crew and Antony and Cleopatra.
Film, television and radio include: Trial and Retribution,
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Band of Brothers, Kavanagh QC, The Bill, Tales
from Hollywood, Close My Eyes, The Accountant and
|Merriman, butler to Mr Worthing
Theatre includes: Racing Demon, Murmuring Judgesjhe Absence
of War, Johnny on a Spot,TheWind in the Willows, The London Cuckolds
and The Voysey Inheritance (NT), As You Like It,
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Playing With Fire and A Penny for
a Song (RSC), When We Dead Awaken, The Trials of Joan of Arc,
A Midsummer Night's Dream,The Playboy of the Western World and
Daniel Deronda (69 Theatre Company), The Merchant ofVenice,The
Tempest and The Miser (Manchester Royal Exchange),
Reader (Edinburgh Traverse), The Taming of the Shrew
(Nottingham Playhouse), TravelsWith My Aunt (New Vic),
The Importance of Being Earnest and Hysteria (Exeter
Northcott), Richard II, Coriolanus, The Tempest, Lulu and
Platonov (Almeida), The Life of Gailileo (BAC),
On Borrowed Time (Southwark Playhouse), Tina, Land of
Palms, Skungpoomery and The Memorandum (Orange Tree),
Scenes from an Execution (Hackney Empire), One at Night
(Royal Court) and Mister, Erb, Peter Pan and Don
Carlos (West End).
Directing includes: productions at Manchester, Ipswich, Cheltenham,
Bristol, Salisbury, Bolton, Hornchurch, Cambridge, Zurich, Ludlow Festival,
the Open Space and the Orange Tree.
Film and television include: Charles II, Casualty, A Dream
Called Forth, When We Dead Awaken, Shadow of the Noose, Front Page Story,
As You Like It, Crown Court,The Bill, Waiting for God, Down to Earth, EastEnders,
Midsomer Murders and Looking for Alfred.
Radio includes: The Crucible, Julius Caesar, Little Red
Line, Dido Queen of Carthage, An Unspeakable Crime, As a Man Grows Older,The
Forbidden Shore, Creditors and Don Carlos.
|Understudy (Gwendolyn, Cecily)
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Desdemona in Othello (Edinburgh
Fringe), Laura in The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre of Hamburg)
and, most recently, Alison in Look Back in Anger (Vienna English
Other work includes: Sarah in Bar Talk and The
Outing (short films, Don't Walk Productions) and London
Stories and Poems and London Limericks (Goya Lit).
|Understudy (Lady Bracknell, Miss Prism)
Theatre includes: Blithe Spirit with Penelope Keith
(Savoy) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with Prunella Scales
(New Ambassadors and Comedy). Recent tours include The Importance
of Being Earnest with Wendy Craig and Josephine Tewson and
The External, again with Prunella Scales (both Theatre Royal, Bath).
Earlier tours include: The Circle with Peggy Mount and Michael
Goodliffe, The Sound of Murder with Richard Todd, Salad
Days and The Boy Friend. Repertory includes: Bradford,
Chester, Dundee, Folkestone, Guernsey, Plymouth and Swansea, playing roles
as diverse as Gertrude in Hamlet, Amanda in Private Lives,
Catherine in The Heiress and Sheila in Relatively
Speaking. Jennifer has also worked abroad, playing Mrs Mercy Croft
in The Killing of Sister George (English Theatre of Hamburg)
and Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (touring Austria
for Vienna's English Theatre).
Television includes: Crossroads, Strike!, Funny Man
with Jimmy Jewell and Alfred Marks, The GPs, Crime Monthly
and The Bill.
|Understudy (Rev. Chasuble, Lane, Merriman)
Theatre includes: recently, Charley's Aunt (Theatre
Royal, Bath, and tour), Donkeys' Years (tour) and Jeffrey
Bernard Is Unwell (revival, Garrick). Also, Brief Encounter
(Taplow Festival), A Right Dick (Riverside Studios),
Daphne (Basingstoke Haymarket), Salad Days (revival,
Vaudeville and tour), Mr and Mrs Nobody (Garrick and tour),Jeffrey
Bernard Is Unwell (Theatre Royal, Bath, Apollo, Shaftesbury and tour),
Make and Break (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Rookery Nook
(Her Majesty's), Ball Boys, Feasting with Panthers, The Cherry
Orchard and She Stoops to Conquer (Chichester Festival),
Hamlet and Travesties (Sadler's Wells),
The Tempest (Regent's Park Open Air), The Way of the World
(Theatr Clwyd), He Who Gets Slapped, Rashomon, Henry V, The
Taming of the Shrew, Aladdin, Oh What a Lovely War and The
Lower Depths (Worthing Connaught), The Norman Conquests, Five
Finger Exercise and Duet for One (Buxton Festival),
Cinderella and Old King Cole (Unicorn).
Film includes: Rhythm and Blues, Duet for One, A Bridge
Too Far and Valentino.
Television includes: The Queen's Sister,The Truth According
to Bex, My Family, British Slaves, Absolute Hell, Mother Love, The Brothers,
The Bill, Frank Stubbs, Minder, Fatal Consequences, Harry Lifters
and Backs to the Land. Voiceovers include: Narrator and Mr
Ollivander on the Harry Potter computer games, Narrator on
Great Journeys, Dunkirk, 60th Anniversary and The Romans.
Gary is a Nichiren Buddhist.
|Understudy (Algernon, Jack)
Training: George recently graduated from the Academy of Live and
Recorded Arts (ALRA).
Theatre includes: whilst training, The Caucasian Chalk Circle,
Measure for Measure and Live Like Pigs.
Peter Gill was born in 1939 in Cardiff and started his professional career
as an actor. He has directed over 80 productions in the UK, Europe and North
America. At the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s, he was responsible for
introducing D H Lawrence's plays to the theatre and was the founding director
of Riverside Studios and the NT Studio. Classical plays directed include:
Gaslight (Old Vic, 2007), Look Back in Anger (Theatre
Royal Bath, 2006), The Voysey Inheritance (NT, 2006),
Romeo and Juliet (RSC, 2004-05), Uncle Vanya (Field
Day tour, 1995), The Way of the World (Lyric, Hammersmith,
1992), The Cherry Orchard and The Changeling (Riverside
Studios, 1978) and Twelfth Night (RSC, 1974, and Aldwych transfer,
1975). New plays directed include: Epitaph for George Dillon
by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton (ATG, 2005), Days of
Wine and Roses by J P Miller, in a new version by Owen McCafferty
(Donmar Warehouse, 2005), Scenes from the Big Picture by Owen
McCafferty (NT, 2003), Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet (ATG,
2000), Tongue of a Bird by Ellen McLaughlin (Almeida, 1997),
New England by Richard Nelson (RSC, 1994), Mrs Klein
by Nicholas Wright (NT, 1988) and Tales from Hollywood
by Christopher Hampton (NT, 1983). Plays directed for the Royal Court
include: The Fool by Edward Bond (1975), Crimes of Passion
- The Ruffian on the Stair and The Erpingham Camp by
Joe Orton (1966) and A Collier's Friday Night by D H Lawrence
As writer as well as director, his plays include: The York Realist
(English Touring Theatre at the Royal Court, 2002), The Look
Across the Eyes and Lovely Evening (BBC Radio 4, 2001),
Certain Young Men (Almeida, 1999), Friendly Fire
(NT, 1998-99), Cardiff East (NT, 1995), Mean Tears
(NT, 1987), In the Blue (NT, 1985), Small Change
(NT, 1983), Kick for Touch (NT 1983), The Sleepers
Den (Royal Court, 1969), Over Garden Out (Royal Court,
1969) and Original Sin (Sheffield).
Tom read English at Oxford University where he directed many productions
including A Streetcar Named Desire and Into the Woods
(Oxford Playhouse), A Doll's House and Lady Windermere's
Fan (tours) and open-air productions of A Midsummer Night's
Dream and As You Like It. Also, The Stranger,
The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth, Anything
Goes and Old Times. Tom is the artistic director of
Primavera, which he founded
in 2003 for a production of the four-act version of The Importance
of Being Earnest. Recent productions for Primavera include Ethel
Smyth's opera The Boatswain's Mate, Hubert Henry Davies's comedy
The Mollusc, T S Eliot's verse play The Confidential
Clerk (residency at the Finborough) and the Forgotten Classics
series, featuring plays by Byron, Woolf and Dickens (King's Head).
In spring 2008 at the Finborough, Tom will direct the first revival of Charles
Wood's Jingo: a Farce of War, a dark comedy about ex-pat life
in Singapore during the war. At the Edinburgh Festival he has directed Stephen
Sondheim's Passion and David Mamet's Boston Marriage
and he recently directed Pericles Snowdon's new play Six/Seven
(High Tide Festival). As an assistant director, Tom's credits include
work for Sir Peter Hall on the world premiere of Simon Gray's Little
Nell (Theatre Royal, Bath), Laurence Boswell on Treats
(tour and Garrick), Alan Strachan on The Letter (tour
and Wyndham's), Peter Duncan on Dick Whittington (Oxford Playhouse)
and James Conway on Eugene Onegin (tour). He is about to assist
Sir Peter Hall on The Vortex.
Theatre includes: Royal Court: Small Change, The Fool, Edmund,
Hamlet, Etta Jenks, Kafka's Dick, I Licked a Slag's Deodorant (Ambassadors),
Hitchcock Blonde (Olivier Award, also South Coast Repertory
Theatre, California). RSC: Ivanov, That Good Between
Us, Richard III, The Party, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Olivier Award),
Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Country Dancing, The General
from America, Marya (Old Vic), Hamlet (Neue Schauspielhaus,
Hamburg), The Ship and The Big Picnic (Glasgow's
Cultural City of Europe Year, 1990).West End: I Claudius, Mutiny!,
Kiss Me, Kate, Girlfriends, Matador, Heartbreak House, My Night with Reg,
Rat in the Skull, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lenny, Entertaining Mr Sloane,
Blue / Orange, The York Realist (English Touring Theatre, Royal Court,
Strand) and, most recently, David Hare's The Breath of Life
starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Hitchcock Blonde in its
transfer from the Royal Court, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman
in White (Palace, also Broadway). NT: Lavender Blue, Larkrise
to Candleford, Lost Worlds,The World Turned Upside Down, Undiscovered Country
and Dispatches (Olivier Award), Don Quixote, Schweyk
in the Second World War, The Real Inspector Hound, The Critic and
The Mysteries (Olivier Award), Entertaining Strangers,
Waiting for Godot, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Shaughraun, The Changeling,
Bartholomew Fair, The Voysey Inheritance, The Crucible, The Coup, Pygmalion
and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Olivier Award),
On the Ledge, Johnny on a Spot, Under Milk Wood, Wild Oats, Mary Stuart,
The Alchemist (with Birmingham Rep), The Homecoming, The London
Cuckolds, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick,The Forest, Blue I Orange,
All My Sons (Olivier Award 2001 Best Set Designer), The Coast
of Utopia; Honour, The Permanent Way, Cyrano de Bergerac, Landscape with
Weapon and The Hothouse. Donmar Warehouse: Old
Times and Betrayal. Hampstead: Some Sunny Day.
AImeida: The Deep Blue Sea and Tongue of a Bird.
Globe: Titus Andronicus. Theatre Royal, Bath:
Look Back in Anger. Chichester Festival Theatre: The Last Confession
starring David Suchet. Bill also designed the sets for Roman Polanski's
acclaimed musical version of The Dance of the Vampires, which
opened in Vienna in 1997 and then toured Germany, opening in Berlin in early
2007, and for Peter Hall's production of Amadeus at (Old Vic
Opera includes: Idomeneo (WNO), Billy Budd
(Metropolitan Opera), The Barber of Seville and Seraglio
(Glyndebourne), Tales of Hoffman, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni
and The Cunning Little Vixen (ROH), The Ring Cycle
(Bayreuth), Un ballo in masquera (Salzburg Festival),
Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Lucia di
Lammermoor (Opera National de Paris) and The Silver Tassie
Exhibitions: the site of the 1587 Rose Theatre.
Film: Persuasion (1994, BBC, BAFTA winner) and The
Rose Theatre (Royal Television Society winner).
Bill has won seven Olivier Awards and been nominated for a further seven.
He received a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award for his work on
Persuasion (BBC). He was nominated for two Outer Critics' Circle
Awards for scenic and costume design for Amadeus on Broadway.
Bill won the 2003 Critics' Circle Award for The Coast of Utopia
(NT) and was nominated for Evening Standard and Olivier
Awards for the same production. He won the Theatregoers' Choice Award for
Best Set Designer for The Woman in White in 2005.
Stephen spent 14 years at the National Theatre where he lit more than
35 productions, many for Peter Gill, including Fool for Love
(Cottesloe and West End), Danton's Death (Olivier) and
Venice Preserv'd (Lyttelton). After leaving the NT, Stephen
became senior lighting designer for the Tussauds Group and lit many attractions
at Madame Tussaud's, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers and Chessington World
of Adventures in the UK, and also exhibitions in New York, Las Vegas and
Amsterdam. Recently, Stephen took over Modelbox, which is a theatre-based,
computer-aided design consultancy.
David studied composition, piano and bassoon at Trinity College of Music,
Composition for plays includes: The Enchantment (NT),
Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory), French Without
Tears (English Touring Theatre), Dead Funny (Oldham
Coliseum, tour), Hobson's Choice (Watermill, Newbury),
Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy), Of Mice and Men
(Mercury, Colchester), A Streetcar Named Desire (Clwyd
Theatr Cymru) and Unless (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
As an orchestrator/arranger: Aspects of Love (UK tour, 2007),
The Three Musketeers (Boston and Chicago), Troilus and
Cressida (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Assassins, Ain't Misbehavin',
A Chorus Line and High Society (Crucible, Sheffield),
Annie Get Your Gun (tour), A Twist of Fate (Singapore
Repertory Theatre and album), Mixed Doubles, Rogues to Riches
(Watermill, Newbury) and Take Me to the World (album).
David has worked extensively as an arranger for cabaret and played the Firebird
Cafe and Carnegie Hall in New York and all major venues in London.
Conducting includes: Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre and album),
Ragtime (London), Miss Saigon (tour), My
Fair Lady (NT and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), A Christmas Carol
(Royal Festival Hall), Dick Whittington (Sadler's Wells),
Martin Guerre (West Yorkshire Playhouse, tour and album),
Master Class (London), Chess (tour and Oslo) and
Carmen Jones (European tour).
David is a regular member of staff at the Royal Academy of Music.
Mike started his career at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, straight out
of school, and left five years later as chief LX/head of sound. He then
toured Europe, America, Russia and Japan as a sound engineer for four years
with Clarion Productions and DV8 Physical Theatre. Since then, Mike has
worked with many companies, including Imagination, Orbital, Theatr Clwyd,Y
Cwmni, Theatre Gwynedd and National Museums and Galleries of Wales.
Mike's designs include: Aberystwyth Art Centre: Great Expectations,
directed by Alan Lyddiard; Sherman Theatre Company: Hans Christian
Anderson, The Borrowers, Merlin, directed by Phil Clark; Birmingham
Stage Company: Danny the Champion of the World, directed by
Phil Clark; Theatre Royal, Bath: Happy Days and Where
There's a Will, directed by Sir Peter Hall, The Gingerbread
Man, directed by Neil Simon, Love and Marriage, directed
by Marc Clements; Diversions Dance: Chase the Glowing Hours with Flying
Feet, choreographer Helene Blackburn; Theatre Na n'Og: The
Princess and the Hunter, directed by Geinor Styles; Fiction Factory:
Gas Station Angel and Song from a Forgotten City,
directed by Ed Thomas. He was sound programmer for the Edward
Scissorhands American tour and The Producers British
tour. Much of Mike's work for the last five years has been with Stage Sound
Services, working as sound designer and production consultant on theatre
and corporate events.
|Company & Stage Manager
|Deputy Stage Manager
|Assistant Stage Manager
|Wardrobe & Wig Mistress
|Wig Mistress & Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
|Press & PR
|Scenery Construction and Furniture
||Stage Sound Services
||Paul Matthew Transport
||Angels the Costumiers
|Miss Keith's Costumes
|Subsidised Rehearsal Facilities
||Melanie Oelgeschlager at the Wallace Collection
|Stephen Calloway at the V&A
|Oxford University Press
Concentrating largely on new British writers and plays, Michael Codron
has produced around 130 West End shows including, recently, Glorious!,
Losing Louis, Ying Tong – A Walk with the Goons, Democracy, Dinner, My Brilliant
Divorce, Blue / Orange, Copenhagen, Comic Potential and The
Invention of Love. He has been the principal producer and usually
the original and only producer of the work of a number of writers. These
include Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, Christopher
Hampton, Frank Marcus, John Mortimer, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard.
He is administrator of the Aldwych Theatre and was a Cameron Mackintosh
Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford. He is a graduate of Worcester
College, Oxford, and was appointed CBE in 1989.