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Venice Preserv'd or a Plot Discovered

by Thomas Otway

National Theatre

Lyttleton Theatre, 12 April 1984

Length: about 2¾ hours, including a 20-minute interval.

Priuli Brewster Mason Theatre: first professional appearance: 1948 at the Lyric Hammersmith in An English Summer. Work in London since then includes The Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing (Phoenix), Richard II, The Way of the World, Venice Preserv'd (Lyric Hammersmith), The Flowering Cherry, Ross (Haymarket), Look on Tempests (Comedy), RSC: King Lear, The Wars of the Roses, The Birthday Party, The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, Timon of Athens. Hamlet, The Government Inspector, Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, All's Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Relapse, Women Beware Women, Henry VII, Major Barbara, Othello, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 NT: Mayor Barbara, The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, You Can't Take It With You. TV includes: The Wars of the Roses, Cone of Silence, Flowering Cherry, Brief Tales from the Bench, Jack the Ripper, Edward VII, The Pallisers, The Breakthrough, Pit Strike, True Patriot, Quatermass, The Voysey Inheritance, The Greeks, The Best of Everything, Fraulein Else.
Jaffier Michael Pennington Theatre includes Savages, Pretty Boy, Captain Jack's Revenge (Royal Court); The Promise (Sheffield), Arms and the Man (Birmingham); Ballad of the False Barman (Hampstead); Chicago (King's Head); Three Sisters, Trelawny of the Wells (Cambridge Theatre Company); Hamlet (Round House), The Judge, Woman of No Importance (West End). For the RSC: Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Afore Night Come, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Destiny, The Way of the World, Love's Labour's Lost, Hippolytus, The Hollow Crown, Pleasure and Repentance, The Biko Inquest, The White Guard, Shadow of a Gunman, Thirteenth Night, Hamlet. At the Royal Festival Hall Beatrice and Benedick At the Lyric Hammersmith: Crime and Punishment NT Strider — The Story of a Horse TV includes: Mad Jack. The Single Passion, Anyone for Tennis, No Easy Walk, The Unconquered, Middlemarch, The Witches of Pendle, The Tycoon, It's Only Rock and Roll, Mr and Ms Bureaucrat, Danton's Death, D H Lawrence, A Wife Like the Moon, The White Guard, Cymbehne, Outside Edge, Freud, Waving to a Train Films: Hamlet, Return of the Jedi He has appeared in two one-man plays: Gogol's The Diary of a Madman and his own evening with Chekhov Anton Chekhov Has written and published Rossya — A Journey Through Siberia.
Pierre Ian McKellen Theatre includes repertory at Coventry, Ipswich, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cambridge, In London: A Scent of Flowers, A Lily in Little India, Man of Destiny and O'Flaherty VC, The Promise (also on Broadway), Black Comedy and White Liars, Richard II and Edward II (also on TV), Hamlet (also Europe and TV), Ashes, Short List, Cowardice. NT at the Old Vic and Chichester: Much Ado About Nothing, Armstrong's Last Goodnight, Trelawny of the Wells. Founder-member of the Actors' Company, touring in Chekhov, Congreve, Feydeau, Ford, Iris Murdoch, R D Laing and Shakespeare. At the Royal Court: Their Very Own and Golden City, Billy's Last Stand, Bent ("actor of the year). With the RSC: Dr Faustus, The Marquis of Keith, King John, Too True to be Good, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth (actor of the year), The Alchemist (actor of the year), Pillars of the Community (actor of the year), Days of the Commune, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. Directed RSC's first small-scale tour of Twelfth Night and Three Sisters. Abroad: Amadeus (Broadway's Tony Award), one-man show lan McKellen Acting Shakespeare (Europe and US), Recent films: Priest of Love, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Keep. Recent TV: Macbeth, Dying Day, lan McKellen Acting Shakespeare, Waiter (Royal TV Society Performance of the Year).
Belvidera Jane Lapotaire Theatre includes two years with the Bristol Old Vic. Four years with the NT at the Old Vic: The Dance of Death, A Flea in Her Ear, The Way of the World, Macrune's Guevara, The White Devil, The Travails of Sancho Panza, The Merchant of Venice, The Captain of Kopenick, and on the South Bank, Kick for Touch Young Vic: Scapino, The Taming of the Shrew (later in New York), Oedipus, Measure for Measure. RSC: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya, Love's Labour's Lost, Piaf (also in the West End and in New York, winning Best Actress awards from SWET, Plays & Players, Variety Club of Great Britain, and US Tony Award). Prospect: A Month in the Country, A Room with a View. Riverside: As You Like It. Cambridge Theatre: the musical Dear An /one. Films include: Isadora, Performance, Antony and Cleopatra, One of our Dinosaurs is Missing, Eureka TV includes: Love and Mrs Lewisham, The Edwardians, The Black Dog, Edward VII, The Devil's Crown, Mane Curie (BAFTA and Emmy nominations), Antony and Cleopatra, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Macbeth.
Belvidera's attendants Kate Gielgud Theatre includes repertory at Pitlochry Festival (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Unvarnished Truth, Dinner with the Family], Sherman Theatre Cardiff (Charley's Aunt, Filumena) In London: Soft or a Girl (Half Moon), Curse of the Starving Classes (Royal Court). NT: Importance of Being Earnest, The Rivals, You Can't Take It With You. Opera: two seasons with Royal Opera including Ida in Die Fledermaus. TV: Forty Years of Television (documentary), three plays for BBC2. Several plays on Radio 4.
Vivienne Ritchie Theatre includes repertory at Chichester, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Canterbury, Hornchurch, and two seasons at the Royal Exchange Manchester TV includes Dr Marvill in The Nation's Health, Partners in Crime, Strangers and Brothers, Minder.
Aquilina Stephanie Beacham Trained at mime school in Pans before RADA. Theatre includes repertory at Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic, Oxford Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Palace Watford. West End includes Pinter's The Basement and Tea Party (Duchess), On Approval (Haymarket), The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (New End), The London Cuckolds (Royal Court), Can You Hear Me At the Back? (Piccadilly), Happy Family (Duke of Yorks), Twelfth Night (RSC). TV includes: The Picnic, Thomas Hardy's The Silent Preacher, Ego Hugo, All the World's a Stage, Tenko, Sorrell and Son. Films include: co-starring with Ava Gardner in Tarn Lyn, and with Marion Brando in Nightcomers, gaming British Academy nominations: Distant Scream (to be released).
Renault, conspirator Ron Pember Theatre in London includes appearing in 30 plays at the Mermaid and directing 18 others NT includes Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Hunt of the Sun Uncle Vanya (all at the Old Vic), and A Month in the Country, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Don Juan, Danton's Death, Major Barbara (South Bank). Work in London includes: Lock Up Your Daughters, Blitz, Liza of Lambeth, The Cherry Orchard at Riverside Studios, and is author and composer of the musical Jack the Ripper (Ambassadors). Over 200 television appearances. Films include: Young Winston, Poor Cow, The Land that Time Forgot, Aces High, Oh What a Lovely War, Julius Caesar, Bullshot.
Spinosa, conspirator Tom Marshall Theatre includes repertory at Lincoln, Canterbury, Bristol, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cardiff, Watford, Cambridge In London: Edward Bond season (Royal Court), Mandrake (Criterion), Snap (Vaudeville), The Passion of Dracula (Queen's), work at Hampstead Theatre, New End, Theatre Upstairs, ICA, Young Vic, Bush, Soho Poly. NT: All Good Men, Tomalin Reporting (at ICA), Danton's Death. Most recent theatre: Some of My Best Friends are Husbands (Watford Palace). TV: Crimes of Passion, Upstairs Downstairs, World's End, The Thin End of the Wedge. Films: Oh What a Lovely War, There's a Girl in my Soup, Revenge, Killer's Moon.
Eliot, conspirator Peter Sproule Theatre includes in London: long association with the Royal Court, including Edward Bond season: May Fair Theatre: Flashpoint; Riverside — Julius Caesar, Mother Country NT Romans in Britain, Month in the Country, Don Juan, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Much Ado About Nothing, Prince of Homburg, Danton's Death, Antigone TV includes Blue Skies from Now On, The Naked Civil Servant, Billy Films Land That Time Forgot, The Mouse and the Woman, If.
Theodore, conspirator Peter Needham Theatre includes repertory at Liverpool, Coventry, Birmingham, Edinburgh. In London: Narrow Road to the Deep North, Early Morning (Royal Court) RSC: King John, Two Gentlemen of Verona. NT: The Tempest, Spring Awakening, Romeo and Juliet, The Misanthrope, Hamlet, Watch It Come Down, Il Campiello, Tamburlaine, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Julius Caesar, Volpone, Cherry Orchard, Brand, The Woman, Strife, Fruits of Enlightenment, Undiscovered Country, As You Like It, Richard III, The Wild Duck, Othello, Galileo, Romans in Britain. Hiawatha. Shoemakers' Holiday, Hypochondriac, Caucasian Chalk Circle and Macbeth (Workshops), Lorenzaccio, The Fawn. Antigone. TV includes: Churchill's People, Special Branch, Up Pompeii, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Minder.
Brainville, conspirator Robert Hamilton Theatre includes repertory at Lincoln, Leicester, Sheffield, Watford, Traverse Edinburgh, Liverpool Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse. In London: Live Like Pigs, Julius Caesar, Crete and Sergeant Pepper (Royal Court), Rashomon (Stratford East), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, A Mad World My Masters, Fanshen, Epsom Downs (Joint Stock), All Along the Watchtowers (ICA), Measure for Measure (Riverside), Marie and Bruce (Theatre Upstairs), Tom Fool (Half Moon) NT: The Crucible (in the West End), Much Ado About Nothing, Danton's Death, Don Juan TV includes: The Roses of Eyam, Murder Must Advertise, Stronger than the Sun, One of These Nights, Light, Autumn Sunshine, The White Guard, Tucker's Luck. Forever Young. Films: Porridge, The Long Good Friday, Runners, Loose Connections, Forever Young.
Durand, conspirator Anthony Douse Theatre includes work at Nottingham, Leatherhead, Edinburgh. Royal Court: A Collier's Friday Night, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd Lear. ICA: Stone. NT: State of Revolution, Brand, Macbeth, The Woman, Strife, The Fruits of Enlightenment, As You Like It, Richard III, Danton 's Death, Don Juan, Major Barbara, Lorenzaccio, The Fawn, Antigone. TV includes: The Life Swappers, Dickens of London, The Wood Demon, Atrocity. Films include: The Duellists.
Revellido, conspirator Kevin Costello Theatre includes repertory at Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Queen's Hornchurch, Palace Watford, Theatre Royal Lincoln, Lyceum Edinburgh, Writers' Theatre Company Birmingham, Oxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal York, Derby Playhouse, Haymarket Leicester. In London: Deaths and Entrances (Hampstead), The Mother (Half Moon and Roundhouse), Ball Boys (ICA), Harry Outside (New End), One Gun Salute (Albany Empire). TV includes: The Limbo Connection, Fear of God, The Perfect House, Strangers, Maybury, The Borgias, Baby Love. Films: Superman, Lace.
Mezzana, conspirator Franc Morgan Theatre includes repertory at Liverpool Playhouse, Swan Worcester, Theatre Royal York In London: Pericles, The Royal Hunt of the Sun. (Roundhouse) Two years with Prospect Theatre Company. NT: Tales from Hollywood, Antigone. TV includes: The Saint, The New Avengers, Minder, Z Cars, Softly Softly, The Professionals, Nancy Astor, Maybury. Films: A Bridge Too Far, Flash Gordon, Reds, Yanks, Lionman, Wrath of the Witch Queen.
Ternon, conspirator Peter Dineen Theatre includes work at Lincoln, Torch Theatre Milford Haven (founder member), Donovan Maule Theatre Nairobi; tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. NT: Hiawatha, Don Quixote, Danton's Death, Lorenzaccio.
Brabe, conspirator Robert Hickson Theatre includes repertory at Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester Contact. In London: White Suit Blues (Old Vic), Dig for Victory, Land of Hope and Glory, Riff Raff Rules (Stratford East), The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward (Ken Campbell's Sci-Fi Theatre, ICA), Merrie Pranckes (ICA), A Night in Old Peking (Lyric Hammersmith). For Joint Stock: Say Your Prayers. For RSC: Typhoid Mary. TV: Going Gently. Film: Bad Hats (which he also co-wrote). Has also written music for many stage plays including Savage Amusement for the RSC, and co-adapted the Russian play Squaring the Circle.
Retrosi, conspirator Vincenzo Nicoli Theatre includes seasons with National Youth Theatre, repertory with Tynewear Theatre Company, tour of Smash with Cambridge Theatre Company In London: Bring Me Sunshine Bring Me Smiles (Shaw), As You Like It, Midsummer Night's Dream, Bashville (Regent's Park), Francis of Assisi (Greenwich), Toad of Toad Hall (Westminster). TV: Nelson, Razzamatazz, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Film: Blue Money.
Bedamar, the Spanish Ambassador Edward de Souza Theatre includes at Stratford: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Othello, All's Well That Ends Well. In London: The Wake field Mystery Plays, The Andersonville Trial, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Androcles and the Lion, Children's Day (all at the Mermaid), Private Lives (Duke of York's), The Philanthropist (May Fair), Dirty Linen.

(Arts), Night and Day (Phoenix, also directed this for tour), The Hot House (Hampstead and Ambassadors), A Perfect Retreat (Bush). NT: Heartbreak House, Grand Manoeuvres, Amadeus (West End), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, Players (Platform Performance), The Fawn. Films include: The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Vampire, Rocket to the Moon, Golden Lady, The Thirty Nine Steps, The Spy Who Loved Me. Many TV appearances and radio broadcasts include Camille, Private Lives, Hasan, The Man Born to be King, Caesar and Cleopatra, Murder in the Cathedral, Cousin Bette, Office Story, The Day of the Janitor, Sapphire and Steel, The Hot House, Bognor, Strangers.

Aquilina's maid Marianne Morley Theatre includes repertory at St Andrews, Dundee, Windsor, Leicester, In London: The Hotel in Amsterdam (Duke of York's), Children (Mermaid) NT: Watch It Come Down, Blithe Spirit, They Are Dying Out, Tales from the Vienna Woods, The Madras House, Julius Caesar, Volpone, The Country Wife, The Cherry Orchard, Brand, The Woman, Strife, The Fruits of Enlightenment, The Double Dealer, Undiscovered Country, Richard III, Othello, The Ticket of Leave Man, The Elephant Man, On the Razzle, The Rivals.
Antonio Hugh Paddick Theatre includes in the West End: The Two Bouquets, Intimacy at 8.30, For Amusement Only, For Adults Only, The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady, Let's Get a Divorce, Out on a Limb, Cinderella. He has also appeared at Oxford in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Lady's Not For Burning, The Country Wife, Antony and Cleopatra: at the Haymarket Leicester in Gigi: with Cambridge Theatre Company in The Soldier's Fortune; at Plymouth Theatre Royal in The Happiest Days of Your Life; and at the Palace Watford in Some of My Best Friends are Husbands For the NT: Volpone, Half Life (in the West End). Innumerable TV appearances include: Father Dear Father, Morecambe and Wise, Can We Get On Now Please. Films include: The Killing of Sister George.
Officer Robert Hickson
Guards Desmond Adams Theatre includes repertory at Birmingham, Chester, Exeter, Oxford. At Hampstead: The Workshop. NT: The Marriage of Figaro, Plunder, Troilus and Cressida, The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cinderella. Recently played Shylock in a tour of The Merchant of Venice. Author of the play Nothing by Mouth, given as a Platform Performance in the Cottesloe. TV includes: The Mayor ofCasterbridge, Richard II, Pride and Prejudice, The Day of the Triffids.
Elliott Cooper Theatre includes repertory at Sidmouth and Leicester, pantomime at Theatre Royal Windsor, work at Little Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, UK tour of Romeo and Juliet. NT: The Woman, Macbeth, The Double Dealer, Strife, Undiscovered Country, As You Like It, Othello, The Life of Galileo. The Iceman Cometh, The Shoemakers' Holiday, Cinderella, directed Platform Performance Elementary My Dear Homes West End: The Rules of the Came. New End: wrote and directed late-night panto A Lad in Trouble Has directed and taught drama, and will direct Baboo and The Weasel in July at the Shaw. TV: Across a Crowded Room. Film: Aces High.
Peter Dineen
Guy Williams Theatre includes work at Donovan Maule Theatre, Nairobi; including Look Back in Anger, Five Finger Exercise, The Blood Knot, The Seagull; at the Horseshoe Theatre, Basingstoke: Quartermaine's Terms, David Copperfield.
Duke of Venice Ralph Nossek Theatre includes three seasons at Nottingham Playhouse; for the NT Comedians (which transferred from Nottingham and then played at Wyndhams and was recorded for TV), The Prince ofHomburg, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Flowers for Algernon (Queen's), Murder Dear Wa(son (Churchill, Bromley) TV includes: Brideshead Revisited, Collision Course, Prince Regent, Telford's Change, Poldark, Sweeney, We the Accused, The Borgias, Great Expectations, The Gardens of Caliph, You Must Believe All This, Old Men at the Zoo, Chance in a Million, The World Walk, Cockles. Films include: Orders to Kill, Guns of Darkness, Fraulein Doktor, Alfred the Great, Performance, Sakharov, Success is the Best Revenge, Brazil, Squaring the Circle.
Senators John Bailey Theatre includes work at Oxford Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Guildford. For Prospect: Staircase, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, Greenwich: Rosmersholm; Riverside: Measure for Measure. NT: Much Ado About Nothing, Antigone. TV includes: The Forsyte Saga, and recently: The Life of Shakespeare, Frontiers of War, Henry VIII, Timon of Athens, The Winter's Tale, Tales of the Unexpected. Films include: Running Scared, The Fourteen, Holocaust.
Anthony Douse
Peter Gordon Theatre includes repertory at Glasgow Citizens', Newcastle, Exeter, Salisbury, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford Playhouse. In London: Electra, Caste, Three Sisters, Born Yesterday (Greenwich), Treasure Island (New London), Tempest (Wyndhams). RSC: Macbeth, Under Milk Wood, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing. NT: Amadeus, State of Revolution, Sir is Winning, Ticket of Leave Man, The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, You Can't Take It With You. TV includes: Softly Softly, Onedin Line, Juliet Bravo, Merry Wives of Windsor, Pericles, Danton's Death, Scum, Thomas and Sarah, Brideshead Revisited. Films: Midsummer Night's Dream, A Bridge Too Far, Ghandi Wrote and directed Eyes (King's Head), and several plays for BBC radio.
Robert Hamilton
Alan Haywood Theatre includes work at Stratford-upon-Avon; The Circle (Chichester, West End and Canada); Australian tour of Othello and The Apple Cart, Ivanov, The Lady's Not For Burning (Prospect); World tour of Hamlet (Old Vic Company). NT: Watch on the Rhine, Ticket of Leave Man, The Elephant Man, On the Razzle, The Second Mrs Tanqueray, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, The Fawn, You Can't Take It With You. TV includes: Randall and Hopkirk, The Saint, Barnaby Rudge, Richard the Lionheart, Glorious Morning, Colditz, Jemima Shore, The Champions, Smugglers Bay, Crossroads. Films: The Charge of the Light Brigade, Bitter Harvest, Doppleganger, The Deep Blue Sea, Doomsday at Eleven, The World of Suzie Wong, Zeta One, Linda.
Robert Howard Theatre includes repertory at Colchester, Preston, Chester, Worthing, Bexhill and Folkestone, where he presented his own company for some years. NT: Old Movies, Volpone, The Lady from Maxim's, Plunder, Amadeus, The Life of Galileo, The Shoemakers' Holiday, The Oresteia. TV: Doomwatch, Bedtime Stories, Baker's Dozen, Pick the Winner.
Brian Kent Theatre includes repertory at Birmingham and Coventry. In London: The Man Most Likely To. NT: Hamlet, Tamburlaine The Great, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Julius Caesar, Volpone, The Cherry Orchard, Brand, Macbeth, The Woman, Strife, The Fruits of Enlightenment, Undiscovered Country, Richard III, The Wild Duck, Othello, The Life of Galileo, The Romans in Britain, Amadeus (in the West End), The Rivals, Tales from Hollywood. TV includes: The Newcomers, Johnny Sahib, Crossroads. Films include: Nicholas Nickleby, A Matter of Life and Death, Street Corner.
Harry Perscy Theatre includes repertory at Plymouth, Folkestone, Bath, Lyceum Crewe, New Theatre Hull, Library Manchester Worked in Europe with the English Speaking Theatre London: The Tigers are Coming (Hampstead), Inherit the Wind, Waiting for Lefty Most recently: On the Twentieth Century (Her Majesty's) NT: Tales from Hollywood, Antigone.
Officer Martyn Stanbridge Theatre includes repertory at Oxford, Birmingham, Bromley, Bristol Old Vic, Cambridge, the Mill at Sonning, In London: Berenice (Lyric Studio), Mephisto (Roundhouse). TV: Good and Bad at Games, AD 70.
Priest Brian Kent
cor anglais Melinda Maxwell
violin Roderick Skeaping
singer Angela Tunstall
harp Helen Tunstall
Director Peter Gill Work at the Royal Court, where he was Associate Director from 1970 to 1972, includes A Collier's Friday Night, The Local Stigmatic, The Ruffian on the Stair, A Provincial Life (which he also adapted), A Soldier's Fortune, The Daughter-in-Law, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, Life Price, The Duchess of Malfi, Crete and Sergeant Pepper, The Merry-Go-Round (which he also adapted), and his own plays Over Gardens Out, The Sleepers' Den and Small Change. RSC: Twelfth Night Riverside Studios, where he was director from 1976 to 1980, directed As You Like It, Small Change, The Cherry Orchard, The Changeling, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Scrape off the Black Work abroad includes Much Ado About Nothing (Stratford Connecticut), Hedda Gabler, Macbeth (Stratford Ontario), Landscape. Silence (Lincoln Center, New York), Fishing (Public Theater, New York). NT: A Month in the Country, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, his own plays Small Change and Kick for Touch, Tales from Hollywood, and co-directing Antigone.
Designer Alison Chitty Work includes designing over 40 plays at Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent, In London: Old King Cole (Stratford East), Ecstasy, Uncle Vanya (Hampstead), Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Plays Umbrella Season (Riverside). Member of the British theatre designers who won first prize at 1979 Prague Quadnennale Exhibition. NT: A Month m the Country, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, The Prince of Homburg, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Kick for Touch, Tales from Hollywood, Antigone. RSC: Tartuffe.
Music Dominic Muldowney 1974-76: composer in residence to Southern Arts Association. Since 1976 has been Music Director to the NT, and has written music for Macbeth, The Philanderer, The Fruits of Enlightenment, Richard III, Othello, Man and Superman, Shoemakers' Holiday, The Hypochondriac, The Rivals Piano concerto for Proms 1983, and his saxophone concerto will be premiered in April 1984, Music for films: Betrayal, Ploughman's Lunch, 1984 Television opera The Big H, with Tony Harrison, to be shown Christmas 1984.
Lighting Stephen Wentworth Recently lit shows at Oxford Playhouse, New End Hampstead, King's Head, Arts. NT: Overruled (Young Vic), Crossing Niagara, Bloody Neighbours (ICA), Emigres, Troilus and Cressida (with David Hersey), Bread (Young Vic), Strawberry Fields, Camilla Ringbinder Show, Bow Down, The Passion (with William Dudley), Half Life, Love Letters on Blue Paper, Herod, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Kick for Touch, Small Change, Tales from Hollywood, Antigone. In the West End: Boogie.
Staff Director John Burgess
Production Manager Rodger Hulley
Stage Manager Ernest Hall
Deputy Stage Manager Angela Bissett
Assistant Stage Managers Judith Garrett
Tony Godel
Paul Greaves
Sound Rick Clarke
Assistant to the Designer Paul Ghirardani
Assistant to the Lighting Designer Mamoun Hassan
Assistant Production Manager David Pritchard
Production photographed by John Vere Brown
Production credits Set built and painted in NT workshops. Properties by NT workshops. Costumes by NT workshops, Fran Bristow, Denis Bruno, Arthur Davey, Cyril Streeter, and Susanna Wilson, Wigs by NT workshops. Hats by Gerald Cheshire and Jean Gates. Shoes by Anello & Davide and Gamba. Wardrobe care by Lever Brothers. Grateful thanks to the Heraldry Society for their help.
Programme acknowledgements Portrait of Elizabeth Barry by courtesy of The Garrick Club, Portrait of Anthony Ashley Cooper reproduced by courtesy of The Trustees, National Portrait Gallery, London. Titus Oates in the pillory by courtesy of the British Museum Grateful thanks to John Burgess for the articles "Next to Shakespeare" and "The Bloodiest Hoax in History"


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