TitleThe Coup
AuthorMatura, Mustapha
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night7/12/1991
Press Night7/18/1991
Closing Night12/28/1991
Performance Length2 hours (including 15 minute interval)
AwardsClarence Derwent Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Lennie James)
Number of Performances70
Content GuidanceArticle by Raoul Pantin
Performer Roles
ROLE118241James; OscarArchbishop / Arawak Priest
ROLE118242Beaton; NormanPresident Edward Francis Jones
ROLE118243James; LennieMickey Jones
ROLE118244Kalipha; StefanLieutenant le Grange
ROLE118245Case; GordonLieutenant Chan
ROLE118246Wilson; T-BoneChristopher Columbus / First Workman / Guard of Honour
ROLE118247Matthews; MarcMonk / Second Workman / Guard of Honour
ROLE118250Kissoon; JefferyMajor Ferret
ROLE118251Armatrading; TonyBlack Lighting
ROLE118254Hibbert; MaureenFirst Nun / Arawak
ROLE118255Melville; JosephineSecond Nun / Arawak
ROLE135491Edwards; Lenny AlgernonCaptain / Soldier / Guard of Honour
Creative Roles
ROLE103265Matura; MustaphaPlaywright
ROLE103422Michell; RogerDirector
ROLE104863Fisher; RickLighting Designer
ROLE114444Groothuis; PaulSound Score
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE104626Bissett; AngelaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE104849Bray; TimAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE115078Griffiths; WendyCostume Supervisor
ROLE116546Kemp; EdwardStaff Director
ROLE106046Hall; ErnestStage Manager
ROLE104555Greaves; PaulAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105841Lloyd; Emma BAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104850King; MilesDesign Assistant
ROLE117302Mayhew; MichaelDesigner of Poster and Programme Cover
ROLE118154Towler; RosePoster / Programme cover designer
ROLE104875Kyncl; Ivan (1953 - 2004)Production and Rehearsal Photographer
ROLE130944Dudley; WilliamDesigner / Programme cover design
RNT/PP/2/4/127The Coup18 July 1991Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PP/1/4/134The Coup18 July 1991Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PR/3/370The Coup1991Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/495The CoupJuly 1991 - October 1991Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/4/128The Coup18 July 1991Cottesloe Posters
RNT/SM/2/2/131The Coup1991Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PO/1/1/124The Coup1991Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/286The Coup1991Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/70New play by Mustapha Matura for Cottesloe premiere: 'The Coup'29 May 1991Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PP/3/1/1419911991NT Production related printwork
RNT/PO/5/262The Coup1991Set Photographs
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