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The Soldier's Fortue programme cover by Kit Cooper

The Soldier's Fortune

by Thomas Otway

The English Stage Society

Royal Court Theatre, 12 January 1967

The Action takes place in London, 1680.  See also the historical context for background on the Restoration of Charles II.

Maurice Röeves and Charles Thomas in Peter GIll's production of The Soldier's Fortune, Royal Court, 1967.  Picture: Zoe Dominic


John Gunter's design for Peter Gill's production of The Soldier's Fortune

Beaugard Maurice Röeves
Courtine Charles Thomas
Fourbin Roger Foss
Sir Jolly Jumble Wallas Eaton
Lady Dunce Sheila Hancock
Sylvia Elizabeth Bell
Sir Davy Duncy Arthur Lowe
Maid Bridget Turner
Mr Frisk John Nettles
Gentlemen Toby Salaman and
Richard Vanstone
Men in Whitehall Bernard Gallagher
John Shepherd
Peter Wyatt
Vermin Peter John
Landlord John Shepherd
Bloodybones Bernard Gallagher
Constable Peter Wyatt
Servants, passers-by, watch, people in tavern Janette Legge
Peter John
John Nettles
Toby Salaman
John Shepherd and
Richard Vanstone
Director Peter Gill
Designer John Gunter
Composer John Dankworth
Lighting Andy Phillips
Asssistant to the Director Robert Kidd
Deputy Stage Manager Juliet Alliston
Assistant Stage Manager Richard Sydenham
Student Stage Manager Wendy Wilson
Settings and Properties The English Stage Company Workshops
Wigs Wig Creations
Dress Swords Bapty's Ltd
Footwear Gamba
Furniture Louis Koch and Old Times
Pipe tobacco Gallaher Ltd
Properties Robinsons
Wardobe care Lux
Hoovermatic washing machine Hoover Ltd, Perivale
Electrical installation Strand Electrical & Engineering Co.
Sound Stagesound (London) Ltd
Cart Ellen Keeley
Silver Lewis & Kaye
Books "Square Orange", Pimlico Road
History research Shirley Mathews
Titus Oates and Early of Shaftsbury National Portrait Gallery
Charles II Victoria and Albert Museum
Louis XIV Giraudon, Paris
Thomas Otway Enthoven Collection
Miss Hancock's makeup Harriet Hubbard Ayer


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