by William Shakespeare
Riverside Studios, 21 May 1980
There will be one interval
See also the programme note
essay on Julius Caesar.
|Anthony Heaton trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
and has appeared in regional theatre at Canterbury, Chester, Coventry, Exeter,
Harrogate and Stoke on Trent, where his roles included Kite in The Recruiting
Officer and Joe in The Daughter in Law. He then joined the Birmingham Repertory
Company where he played Jasperino in The Changeling and Ron in The Pope's
Wedding, later touring with the Company to Hong Kong. In London he has played
Petruchio at The Open Space Theatre in The Taming of The Shrew, which was
later filmed while on tour in Yugoslavia. His many T.V. appearances include
The Naked Civil Servant, The Sweeney, On Giant's Shoulders, Minders and
Snowy in Dick Barton Special Agent. Among his films are S.O.S. Titanic and
|Phil Daniels trained at the Anna Scher Theatre of which he has been
a member since 1972. He made his professional debut as the Page in Verdi
's Falstaff for BBC T.V. He has appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in Heroes
and Class Enemy, at the Hampstead Theatre Club in Penny Whistle and at the
ICA in American Days. His T.V. appearances include Raven, Hanging Around,
Scum, The Country Wife, and Four Idle Hands. His films include: The Class
of Miss Mac Michael, Zulu Dawn, Scum and he recently starred as Jimmy in
the Who's film Quadrophenia. His band Phil Daniels and the Cross released
their first album in January 1980 and will shortly be recording a second
one for RCA. His latest film Breaking Glass is to be released shortly.
|James Carter studied English at Sussex University working at The Combination
Theatre Company, Brighton before joining the University Theatre, Newcastle,
where among other parts he played was Estragon in Waiting for Godot. From
1974 to 1976 he toured America with the Ken Campbell Roadshow and on his
return joined the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester. In 1978 he returned to America
to study at a circus school in New York, becoming a skilled juggler, tightrope
walker and unicyclist. In 1977 he joined the National Theatre Company, appearing
as Dom Fiollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Cottesloe Theatre and
in 1978 became a member of the Young Vic Company, playing Stephano in The
Tempest, Buckingham in Richard III and Mephistopheles in Faust. His T.V.
appearances include Fox, and his films include Flash Gordon. An entertainer
as well as an actor he has a magic act which he performs in cabaret.
|Peter Sproule trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made
his first appearance in The Hostage at the Bristol Old Vic in 1968. He then
began a long association with the Royal Court Theatre appearing most notably
in the Edward Bond season in 1969. In 1974 he toured with the 7:84 Theatre
Company in Trevor Griffiths' plays Occupations and Apricots. In 1979 he
appeared in Tom Kempinski's Flashpoint at the Mayfair Theatre before joining
the Nottingham Playhouse Company to play in Hamlet and Peter Barnes's adaptation
of Antonio and Mellida. Most recently he has been appearing in Howard Brenton's
Magnificence at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. His T.V. work includes
Blue Skies From Now On, The Naked Civil Servant and G. F. Newman's Billy.
His films include '...If: The Land That Time Forgot and The Mouse and The
|Robert Flemyng became an actor in 1931, playing in Rope at the County
Theatre, Truro. He subsequently spent three years at the Liverpool Playhouse
under the direction of William Armstrong, making his London debut in 1935
opposite Yvonne Arnaud in Worse Things Happen at Sea at the St James Theatre.
Among the many parts he has created are Kit in Terence Rattigan's French
Without Tears, General Forster in John Whiting's Marching Song, Philotas
in Adventure Story also by Terence Rattigan, Edward Chamberlain in T. S.
Eliot's The Cocktail Party and James Callifer in Graham Greene's The Potting
Shed. He made his first New York appearance in 1938 in Spring Meeting with
Gladys Cooper, remaining in America to play on Broadway in S. N. Behrman's
No Time For Comedy with Laurence Olivier and Katherine Cornell. After the
war, in which he served for six years in the army, he appeared in The Guinea
Pig which ran for over a year at the Criterion Theatre. He returned to New
York in 1947 to play John Worthing in John Gielgud's production of The Importance
of Being Earnest, staying on to play Ben in Love for Love. He has toured
extensively in Britain and abroad in many productions, which include Present
Laughter, Sleuth, Suite In Two Keys, In Praise of Love and most recently
as Sorin in The Seagull. His many T. V. appearances have included two years
in the BBC series Compact and most recently Rebecca and Edward and Mrs Simpson.
Since making his film debut in 1937 opposite Jessie Mathews in Head Over
Heels, he has appeared in over 30 films including The Blue Lamp, The Man
Who Never Was and Young Churchill.
|David Horovitch trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He
has appeared in regional theatre at Cheltenham, Colchester, Leatherhead,
Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham, playing parts such as Prince
Hal in Henry IV; Jack Tanner in Man and Superman and Faukland in The Rivals,
a Leatherhead production which also toured the U.S.A. His London appearances
include There's a Girl in My Soup at the Globe and Comedy Theatres, Charlie's
Aunt at the Apollo Theatre, An Inspector Calls and Hamp at the Mermaid Theatre
and at the Greenwich Theatre in 1975 he played John Worthing in The Importance
of Being Earnest, Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well and Claudio in Measure
for Measure. He also appeared at the Greenwich Theatre in Etherege's She
Would If She Could. His T.V. appearances include The Expert, Bouquet of
Barbed Wire, Hadleigh, Emmerdale Farm and Prince Regent. He has recently
played Dr. Watson in The Crucifer of Blood at the Haymarket Theatre, London.
|Gillian Barge trained at the Birmingham Theatre School and has subsequently
worked in regional theatre in Birmingham, Bristol, Harrogate, Nottingham
and York. From 1967 to 1975 she was a member of the National Theatre Company
appearing most notably in productions of The Misanthrope (which she also
played on Broadway), Equus, The National Health, The Cherry Orchard in which
she played Varya and Measure for Measure in which she played Isabella. She
was a member of the Joint Stock Theatre Company from 1976 to 1978 appearing
in Devil's Island, Yesterday's News, A Mad World My Masters and Epsom Downs.
In 1978 she returned to America to play Hippolyta for a newly formed company,
Shakespeare & Co., rejoining the Company in 1979 to play Paulina in The
Winter's Tale. Her films include The National Health. Her last appearance
at Riverside Studios was in Nicholas Wright's Treetops in 1978.
|John Price trained as a teacher and started in children's theatre. He
has worked at Birmingham, Chesterfield, Harrogate, Nottingham and Sheffield,
playing such roles as Oberon/Theseus, Macbeth, Captain Plume in Trumpets
and Drums and Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun. In London he has appeared
at the Royal Court Theatre in The Changing Room by David Storey and Show
Me The Way To Go Home, and at the Globe Theatre in Alan Ayckbourne's Joking
Apart. He played Orsino in Twelfth Night at the RSC, Orlando in As You Like
It at Nottingham and the Edinburgh Festival and Alsemero in The Changeling
at Riverside Studios, all three productions directed by Peter Gill. His
many T.V. appearances include the series Sam, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,
Out of Bounds, Destiny, Kate and the Good Neighbour and The Nesbitts Are
Coming. He has just finished filming a leading part in Irene et sa Folie
|Malcolm Ingram trained at the Drama Centre, London and has worked in
regional theatre at Birmingham, Cheltenham, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow
and Nottingham. His London theatre appearances include: Skyvers at the Round
House, After Magritte at the Almost Free Theatre and Tederella at the Bush
Theatre. He also appeared in Tom Stoppard's Dirty Linen and New Found Land
at the Almost Free and the Arts Theatre. Among his many appearances at the
Royal Court have been Fourth Day Like Four Long Months of Absence and Edward
Bond's The Fool directed by Peter Gill. In 1978 he joined the National Theatre
Company to play in Julian Mitchell's Half Life at the Cottlesloe Theatre,
later transferring with it to the Duke of Yorks Theatre. His most recent
London Theatre appearance was in The Glass Menagerie at The Round House.
T.V. appearances include the lead role of Gillon Cameron in the Camerons
or the BBC.
|Paul Bentall trained at the Drama Centre, London and subsequently worked
at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln before joining the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow
where his roles included Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are
Dead, Owen Marshall in Noel Coward's Semi-Monde, Trigorin in The Seagull
and Fedya in Chinchilla. In London he has appeared in Peter Barnes's Laughter
at the Royal Court Theatre and This Property is Condemned at the Pentameter
Theatre Club, Hampstead. His T.V. appearances include As You Like It for
the BBC and among his films are A Bridge Too Far and Flash Gordon.
|John Shrapnel read English at Cambridge University and then joined the
Nottingham Playhouse Company and subsequently the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He was a founder member of the Granada TV Stables later joining Prospect
Theatre Company and the National Theatre Company where his roles included
Banquo, Orsino, Charles Surface, Endicott in Front Page, and Eddie in The
Party. His other theatre appearances include Leonard Brazil in Stephen Poliakoffs
City Sugar at the Bush Theatre, Andrey in Three Sisters at the Cambridge
Theatre, Tesman in Hedda Gabler at the Duke of Yorks Theatre and Timon in
Timon of Athens at the Bristol Old Vic. His T.V. appearances include Elizabeth
R, King Lear, Professional Foul, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Gossip From the
Forest, The Sound of the Guns and The Victim, His films include Nicholas
and Alexandra, Pope Joan and Hennessey. He has just finished a season with
the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played Dimitri in The Children of
the Sun and Agamemmnon and Apollo in The Greeks.
|Michael Byrne trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and
then worked in regional theatre at Birmingham, Coventry, Leatherhead and
Nottingham, playing such parts as Puck, Jimmy Porter, Konstantin and Trofimov.
From 1965 to 1968 he was a member of the National Theatre Company appearing
in numerous productions including Much Ado About Nothing, 1relawny of the
Wells, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy and A Bond Honoured. He has
appeared in The Double Dealer and Lulu at the Royal Court Theatre, Clever
Soldiers at the Hampstead Theatre Club and in Butley at the Criterion Theatre.
After playing in The Lady of the Sea at the Manchester Royal Exchange he
rejoined the National Theatre Company in 1979 to play Mauer in Undiscovered
Country and Maskwell in The Double Dealer. His many T.V. appearances include
parts in Edward VII, Headmaster, Rogue Male, The Devil's Crown, Strangers
and Saint Joan. His films include Force 10 To Navarone, A Bridge Too Far,
Butley, The Eagle Has Landed and The Medusa Touch.
|Alan Mason trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has played
in repertory at Bromley, Chelmsford, Derby, Newcastle and Northampton. He
has toured in The Iceman Cometh, Rattle of a Simple Man, Lock up Your Daughters
and appeared in Luther by John Osborne at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Between
1971 and 1978 he taught drama in a comprehensive school in Alperton and
returned to the theatre to tour Holland in Othello, joining the National
Theatre Company in 1979. His T.V. appearances include a new series, The
Innes Book of Records. He has also written two children's shows, a revue
and five pantomimes for the Derby Playhouse.
|Jack Klaff began his career in the theatre in the Brook Theatre in Johannesburg.
He subsequently trained at the Bristol Old Vic School later joining the
Bristol Old Vic Company appearing in Macbeth and as Stephen Blackpool in
Hard Times. After a season at the Oxford Playhouse he joined the Liverpool
Everyman Theatre Company to play Trigorin and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in
Dr Jekyll of Rodney Street. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
in 1977 playing Charles in As You Like It and Clarence in Henry VI. He rejoined
the Company in 1978 to play Gower in The Sons of Light. His other theatre
appearances include Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker at Her Majesty's Theatre
and A Thought in Three Parts for Joint Stock at the ICA. He recently returned
to Bristol to play in Troilus and Cressida and Michael Frayn's Donkey's
Years. His T.V. appearances include roles in The Sweeney and Nice 'Ere Innit.
A writer as well as an actor, his play Letters Alone has been performed
by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse and he has recently completed
a commission for BBC radio.
|Peter Wight read English at Oxford University, He has appeared in regional
theatre at Hornchurch, Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester, where he played
Lucio in Measure for Measure. From 1973 to 1975 he was a member of the Mayday
Community Theatre in Battersea and subsequently appeared in Sudlow's Dawn
at the Theatre Upstairs and at the ICA in the Foco Novo production of Colin
Mortimer's Freefall with which he also toured. He has recently appeared
as Edmund in King Lear at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His T.V. appearances
include The Sweeney, Z Cars, Armchair Thriller and The One and Only Phyllis
Dixie. His films include The Bitch and Good Behaviour.
|Lindsay Duncan trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama. Her
first stage appearances were at Southwold and Crewe before going to the
Hampstead Theatre Club to appear in Moliere's Don Juan where she also appeared
later in Mike Stott's Comings and Goings. She subsequently joined the Manchester
Royal Exchange Company where her roles included Viola in Twelfth Night,
Daphne in Present Laughter, Margaret in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, which
later transferred to the Round House. She has also appeared in Plenty at
the National Theatre, The Deep Blue Sea with the Cambridge Theatre Company
and recently as Sylvia in The Recruiting Officer at the Bristol Old Vic
and the Edinburgh Festival. Her T.V. appearances include The Winkler, an
ITV playhouse, New Girl in Town and she has just finished filming Mike Leigh's
The Iron Frog for the BBC.
|Frances Mughan trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and
appeared in regional theatre at Birmingham, Liverpool and Worcester before
joining the Prospect Theatre Company to play in Richard Ill, Pericles, The
Royal Hunt of the Sun and Twelfth Night. He also toured extensively with
the Company both in this country and abroad. His T. V. appearances include
Z Cars, The Avengers and The Professionals. His films include A Bridge Too
Far, Flash Gordon and most recently The John Reid Story.
|Anthony Head trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
and then joined the national tour of Godspell, playing Jesus when the show
returned to the West End. He later appeared in Henry V at the Ludlow Festival,
and subsequently spent a season at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, where
he played, among other parts, Joseph in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat. He then joined the Nottingham Playhouse Company to play Randolph
in Teeth 'n Smiles. His T.V. appearances include An Enemy of The People,
Lillie, Accident, The Mallens and he has recently completed the role of
Tony Kroesig in Nancy Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate for Thames T. V.
|Paul Herzberg first trained at the University of Capetown Drama School,
and appeared in South Africa at the Space Theatre and the Nico Malan Theatre.
He then attended The London Academy of Dramatic Art and has since appeared
in Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye, Herod the Great at the Crucible, Sheffield,
and The People Are Living There at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
He most recently appeared in Sweet Eros at the Pentameter Theatre, Hampstead.
His T.V. appearances include Lillie, Tales of the Unexpected, Prince Regent,
Facing the Sun and The Professionals. His film appearances include Whistling
in The Dark.
|John Francis worked as a teacher before he trained for the theatre at
the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He subsequently toured with
the Unicorn Theatre in England and Holland. After playing the leading role
in The Corn is Green at Guildford he made his London debut in Under Milk
Wood at the Mayfair Theatre. He has also appeared in Bent at the Royal Court
Theatre and later at the Criterion Theatre. On the radio he has played Cliffin
Waggoners Walk and on television he has appeared in Word for Word, Jackanory
Playhouse and recently as Lloyd George's son Gwilym in the BBC production
Lloyd George. He has recently appeared as the King of France in King Lear
at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
|Cinna the Poet
|Plebeians, soldiers, etc
|Peter Gill started in the theatre as an A.S.M. and worked as an actor
in repertory at the Royal Court Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He has been closely associated with the Royal Court Theatre, where he was
Assistant Director in 1965 and Associate Director from 1970 to 1972. He
is perhaps most celebrated for his pioneering work on the plays of D. H.
Lawrence but he has directed over 30 plays from the modern and classical
repertories in Europe and North America as well as productions of his own
plays, The Sleepers' Den, Over Gardens Out and Small Change. In 1976 he
was appointed Director of Riverside Studios where he has directed productions
of The Cherry Orchard, The Changeling and Measure for Measure.
|Alison Chitty studied stage design at the Central School of Art and
Design. She began her career as Assistant Designer at the Victoria Theatre,
Stoke on Trent in 1971 where she became Head of Design in 1974 and was responsible
for over 30 productions of classical, documentary and new plays as well
as children's entertainments. She has also designed Benjamin Britten's Noyes
Fludde for Keele University, the York Mystery Plays at the York Festival,
Ken Campbell's Old King Cole at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and for
BBC T.V. Fight For Shelton Bar, a documentary that originated at Stoke on
Trent. In 1979 she designed Measure for Measure at Riverside Studios and
recently Ecstasyand Uncle Vanya both at the Hampstead Theatre Club. She
was a member of the team of British designers which won the first prize
at the 1979 Prague Quadrenniale Exhibition.
|George Fenton has worked widely in the theatre as a composer and musician.
He wrote incidental music for Twelfth Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company,
A Fair Quarrel for the National Theatre, As You Like It for the Nottingham
Playhouse and Edinburgh Festival, and the Riverside productions of The Cherry
Orchard, The Changeling and Measure for Measure. His T.V. work includes
Hitting Town, Last Summer, The Voysey Inheritance, Out, a series of six
plays by Alan Bennett, Shoestring, Chance of a Lifetime and recently Fox
and Bloody Kids. Among his films are Private Road, Hussy, Waterloo Bridge
and Handicap. He is currently working on The History Man for the BBC and
the film The Car Park.
|Rory Dempster trained as an electrician in the West End and in the 1960s
lit rock concerts by, among others, Jimi Hendrix and The Who. At Nottingham
Playhouse he designed the lighting for Brassneck, The Churchill Play, Comedians,
Touched and The Cherry Orchard. In London he lit The Merry Go Round, Not
I and Krapp's Last Tape at the Royal Court Theatre and Yesterday's News,
Devil's Island and A Mad World My Masters for the Joint Stock Theatre Group.
West End theatre work includes Sizwe Bansi is Dead, The Island, Entertaining
Mr Sloane, Lennie, Teeth 'n' Smiles, City Sugar and The Rocky Horror Show.
He has lit Twelfth Night at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Weapons of
Happiness, The Madras House and Plenty for the National Theatre. Work abroad
includes The Rocky Horror Show in Norway and Japan, the ballet Romeo and
Juliet in Cologne and The Oedipus Plays for the Dubrovnik Festival. Formerly
Technical Director of Riverside Studios, where he designed the lighting
for The Cherry Orchard, The Changeling and Measure for Measure, he is now
freelance again and has recently designed Death in Venice for the 1980 Adelaide
Festival. He has also designed flexible seating for Riverside Studios.
|Assistant to the Director
|Deputy Stage Managers
|Assistant Stage Manager
|Roy Truman Sound Services
|Student Design Assistants
|Scenery built in the
|J & J Maybank Ltd
|Wallace & McMurray
|Wigs & Makeup
|Hammersmith Riverside Arts Trust Ltd gratefully acknowledges financial
assistance from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, The Arts Council
of Great Britain, The Greater London Arts Association and The Greater London
|Hammersmith Riverside Arts Trust Ltd also wishes to thank IBM United
Kingdom Ltd for their financial assistance with this production of Julius