TitleAbsolute Hell
AuthorAckland, Rodney
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night5/13/1995
Press Night5/23/1995
Closing Night8/24/1995
Performance Length3 hours (inluding 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier for Best Actress (Judi Dench)
Olivier nominations for Best Set Designer (John Gunter), Best Lighting Designer (Mark Henderson), Best Costume Designer (Deirdre Clancy)
Number of Performances50
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE117347Dench; Dame; JudiChristine Foskett
ROLE117348Brown; JuneDoris
ROLE117349Johnson; CoreyButch
ROLE117350Barter; SylviaJulia Shillitoe
ROLE117351Hicks; GregHugh Marriner
ROLE117352Horovitch; DavidSiegfried Shrager
ROLE117353Bell; ElizabethElizabeth Collier
ROLE117354Burrell; SheilaMrs Marriner
ROLE117355McCabe; RichardMichael Crowley
ROLE117356Cox; AlanSam Mitchum
ROLE117357Woodthorpe; PeterMaurice Hussey
ROLE117358Fitzgerald; GeraldineLettice Willis, The Treacle Queen
ROLE117359Osborne; WilliamCyril Clatworthy
ROLE117360Fraser; HelenBill
ROLE117361Marsden; BettyR B Monody
ROLE117362Fiske; AlisonMadge
ROLE117363Payton; MarkDouglas Eden
ROLE117364Torrens; PipNigel Childs
ROLE117365Hicks; BarbaraMrs Pratt
ROLE117366Addison; RichardPC Molson
ROLE117367Kente; EdmundD I Roach
ROLE117368Ryder; PennyCook
ROLE117369Myers; JoannaFifi
ROLE117370Renshaw; AnthonyNon-Member
ROLE117371Botcher; StephenGI
ROLE117372Addison; RichardGI
ROLE117373Johnson; CoreyGI
ROLE117374Renshaw; AnthonyGI
ROLE117375Addison; RichardMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117376Botcher; StephenMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117377Coke; JudithMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117378Dyson; KateMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117379Kente; EdmundMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117380Morley; MarianneMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117381Myers; JoannaMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117382Renshaw; AnthonyMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117383Ryder; PennyMember and Labour Supporter
ROLE117346Horhut; MauriceMusic Director / Piano
ROLE117345Perrin; IngridCello
ROLE112580Wood; AnneViolin
ROLE107868Hemery; AnnaViolin
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE111513Ackland; Rodney (1908-1991)Writer
ROLE106806Page; AnthonyDirector
ROLE107658Gunter; JohnSettings
ROLE106505Clancy; DeirdreCostumes
ROLE114203Henderson; MarkLighting
ROLE113415Osborn; JasonMusic
ROLE104748Shutt; ChristopherSound (for NT)
ROLE117343Stamp; SuzyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117202Eastcott; AndrewAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE113416Fazan; EleanorDances
ROLE104650Skelton; JerryAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE104873Watkins; AnnaCostume Supervisor
ROLE106621Rayner; HowardAssistant Costume Supervisor
ROLE113953Rebbeck; StephenProduction Manager
ROLE117264Suffling; JaneDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE104643Washington; JoanDialect Coach
ROLE103670King; TerryFights
ROLE117226Root; CarlAssistant Production Manager
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE117230Hyde; ShimaProgramme Designer
ROLE117344Mayhew; MichaelPoster designer
ROLE119017Caulfield; JohnStage Manager
ROLE117662Nealon; FrankStaff Director
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/PR/4/1/590Absolute HellMay 1995 - February 1996Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/278Dialogue with Anthony Page24 May 1994Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/CO/1/342Absolute Hell1995Costume Department Production Files
PC/1/24Absolute Hell1995Set Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/188Absolute Hell23 May 1995Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/5/301Absolute Hell1995Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PR/3/442Absolute Hell1995Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/2/3/119Absolute Hell1995Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PO/2/1/86Absolute Hell1995 Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/2/2/158Absolute Hell23 May 1995Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PP/2/2/157Absolute Hell23 May 1995Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PR/2/3/143Rodney Ackland's 'Absolute Hell' for Olivier7 March 1995Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/R/1/4/3/57Absolute Hell1995Postcards
RNT/PP/3/9/3/95Absolute Hell1995Lyttelton Cast Lists
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