TitleA Laughing Matter
AuthorAngelis, April de
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night12/7/2002
Press Night12/17/2002
Closing Night3/29/2003
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances35
Performer Roles
ROLE105687Beresford; StephenEdmund Burke
ROLE105688Beresford; StephenSam Cautherley
ROLE105689Beresford; StephenMr Cross
ROLE105690Cooke; NigelCharles Macklin
ROLE105691Cooke; NigelSir Joshua Reynolds
ROLE105692Dolan; MonicaPeg Woffington
ROLE105693Dolan; MonicaHannah More
ROLE105694Goodey; FrithaMrs Garrick
ROLE105695Goodey; FrithaMrs Barry
ROLE105696Merlin; BellaMrs Cibber
ROLE105697Redford; IanSpeaker
ROLE105698Redford; IanRev Cumberland
ROLE105699Redford; IanBetty Flint
ROLE105700Sharpe; OwenOliver Goldsmith
ROLE105701Sharpe; OwenTheophilus O'Ryan
ROLE105702Sim; MatthewCedric Bounce
ROLE105703Sim; MatthewMr Larpent
ROLE105704Staines; ChristopherJames Boswell
ROLE105705Staines; ChristopherMr Barry
ROLE105706Staines; ChristopherDuke of Kingston
ROLE105707Watkins; JasonDavid Garrick
ROLE105708Wood; JaneLady Kingston
ROLE105709Wood; JaneMrs Butler
ROLE105710Barritt; ChrisUnderstudy: Dr Johnson / Understudy: Cumberland / Understudy: Charles Macklin / Understudy: Reynolds / Understudy: Betty Flint
ROLE105711Funnell; TimUnderstudy: Goldsmith / Understudy: Duke of Kingston / Understudy: Mr Barry / Understudy: Boswell / Understudy: O'Ryan / Understudy: Larpent
ROLE105712Pallant; EmmaUnderstudy: Mrs Garrick / Understudy: Mrs Cibber / Understudy: Mrs Barry
ROLE105713Perry-Smith; AmandaUnderstudy: Hannah More / Understudy: Peg Woffington
ROLE105714Rose; MarkUnderstudy: Burke / Understudy: Cross / Understudy: Cautherley / Understudy: Cedric Bounce
ROLE105715Townsend; JoeViolin
ROLE105716Higgs; PaulKeyboards / Trumpet
Creative Roles
ROLE103589Angelis; April deWriter
ROLE104376Stafford-Clark; MaxDirector
ROLE104013McGowan; JulianDesigner
ROLE105672Town; JohannaLighting Designer
ROLE104380Cunneen; PaddyMusic
ROLE104865Alexander; NeilSound Designer
ROLE105673Allnutt; WendyChoreographer
ROLE105674Conacher; WilliamDialect Coach
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE105675Wilde; MatthewAssistant Director (OJO)
ROLE105676Cameron; PhilCompany Manager (for Background)
ROLE105677Willmott; DianeProduction Manager
ROLE104844Millin; SueStage Manager
ROLE105678Michael; GrahamDeputy Stage Manager (for Out of Joint)
ROLE105166Reddrop; RichardAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105679Cowan; VickiDesign Assistant
ROLE105680Mills; PhilAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE105681Atkinson; PaulAssistant Production Manager
ROLE105682Barsby; HattieCostume Supervisor
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE105683Cowley; GrahamProducer (for Out of Joint)
ROLE105684Bradfield; JonathanMarketing Manager (for Out of Joint)
ROLE105685Collier; LauraAdministration and Education Manager (for Out of Joint)
ROLE105686Kincaid; LarsProduction Electrician (for Out of Joint)
RNT/PP/2/2/227She Stoops to Conquer / A Laughing Matter17 December 2002Lyttelton Posters
RNT/SM/1/519A Laughing Matter2002Prompt Scripts
RNT/PL/3/1004April de Angelis and Max Stafford-Clark on A Laughing Matter and She Stoops to Conquer11 January 2003Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PR/3/590A Laughing Matter7 December 2002Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/248She Stoops to Conquer / A Laughing Matter17 December 2002Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/762She Stoops to Conquer / A Laughing MatterOctober 2002 - June 2003Press Production Review Files
PC/1/45A Laughing Matter21 March 2003Set Photographs
RNT/E/3/3/112She Stoops to Conquer / A Laughing Matter2003Background Packs
RNT/PR/2/4/136'She Stoops to Conquer' / 'A Laughing Matter'8 August 2002Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/141Platforms - Children's Events - Exhibitions - Education18 November 2002Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/139Production news from the Royal National Theatre 9 September 2002Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PP/3/9/3/130A Laughing Matter / She Stoops to Conquer2002Lyttelton Cast Lists
TM/18A Laughing Matter15 March 2003Theatre Museum Videos
RNT/SO/2/1/159A Laughing Matter10 January 2003Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/162A Laughing Matter10 January 2003Viewing Recordings
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