TitleThe Way of the World
AuthorCongreve, William
VenueThe Old Vic
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night4/29/1969
Press Night5/1/1969
Closing Night7/26/1969
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances59
Performer Roles
ROLE126432Lang; Robert (1934-2004)Edward Mirabell, in love with Millamant
ROLE126433Moffatt; JohnFainall, in love with Mrs Marwood
ROLE126434Laye; GabrielleBetty, serving-woman at the chocolate house
ROLE126435Penry-Jones; PeterMessenger from Shropshire
ROLE126436Hardwicke; EdwardAntony Witwood, follower of Millamant
ROLE126437Ryall; DavidPetulant, follower of Millamant
ROLE126438Jones; LewisCoachman
ROLE126439Pyne; FrederickMirabell's servant
ROLE126440Reid; SheilaMrs Fainall, Lady Wishfort's daughter, formerly Mirabell's mistress
ROLE126441Wenham; JaneMrs Marwood, Fainfall's mistress, in love with Mirabell
ROLE126442McEwan; GeraldineMillamant, Lady Wishfort's niece
ROLE126443Lapotaire; JaneMincing, Millamant's maid / Dancer
ROLE126444Petherbridge; EdwardWaitwell, Mirabell's servant
ROLE126445Burns; HelenFoible, Lady Wishfort's maid
ROLE126446Hughes; HazelLady Wishfort, angry with Mirabell for having falsely pretended to love her
ROLE126447Vasey; SuzannePeg, Lady Wishfort's serving-girl / Dancer
ROLE126448Whitrow; BenjaminLady Wishfort's footman
ROLE126449Turner; MichaelSir Wilfull Witwoud, half-brother of Anthony Witwoud and newphew of Lady Wishfort
ROLE126450Maxwell-Muller; JoMrs Muller, a singer
ROLE126451Barge; GillianDancer
ROLE126453Barnes; Michael TudorTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE126454Guyett; LionelTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE126455Hayes; JamesTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE126457James; Barry Townsfolk / Servant / Constable / Dancer
ROLE126458Godfrey; DerekEdward Mirabell, in love with Millamant
ROLE126462Atkinson; BarbaraMincing, Millamant's maid
ROLE126464Coleridge; KateDancer
ROLE126466McCarthy; JuliaBetty, serving-woman at the chocolate house / Dancer
ROLE126467Riley; MaggieUnderstudy: Foible
ROLE141219Tully; BrianTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141225Tully; BrianPetulant, follower of Millamant
ROLE141220Maxwell-Muller; JoTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141223Maxwell-Muller; JoPeg, Lady Wishfort's serving-girl / Dancer
ROLE141222James; BarryMessenger from Shropshire
ROLE141221Lapotaire; JaneMrs Fainfall, Lady Wishfort's daughter, formerly Mirabells' mistress
ROLE141224Hobbs; WilliamTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141226Harding; MichaelTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141227Barrie; FrankEdward Mirabell, in love with Millamant
ROLE141228Streader; NormaDancer
ROLE141229Fagan; JamesTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141230Georgeson; TomTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE141231Lill; DenisTownsfolk / Servant / Constable
ROLE126208Bell; SebastianMusician
ROLE122747Morgan; LaurieMusician
ROLE126360Nagy; StephenMusician
ROLE126431Willmott; RodMusician
ROLE141232Barlow; JeremyMusician
Creative Roles
ROLE103506Congreve; William (1670-1729)Writer
ROLE113046Langham; Michael (1919-)Director
ROLE108083Dominic; ZoeProduction Photographer
ROLE125945Heeley; DesmondDesigner
ROLE125618Read; John BLighting
ROLE111950Wilkinson; MarcSound
ROLE125946Chagrin; ClaudeMime
ROLE109379Boddington; Diana (1921-2002)Stage Manager
RNT/PR/4/1/32The Way of the World1969Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/1/38The Way of the World1969Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/1/1/188The Way of the World / Flea in Her Ear March 1970Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/33The Way of the WorldOctober 1969Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/1/184The Way of the World February 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/CO/1/34The Way of the World1969Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PP/3/6/5 The Way of the World / Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead 1969Touring Printwork
RNT/PO/5/22The Way of the World1969Set Photographs
RNT/PP/2/1/44The Way of the WorldOctober 1969Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PP/1/1/180The Way of the WorldMay 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/1/1/182The Way of the World May 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/1/1/181The Way of the World May 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/1/1/183The Way of the WorldOctober 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PR/3/38The Way of the World1969Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/1/185The Way of the World Jun 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/1/1/187The Way of the WorldOctober 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/SM/2/1/39The Way of the World28 April 1969 - 1 August 1970Pre-South Bank Show Reports
RNT/PP/1/6/25The Way of the World02 October 1969Touring programmes
RNT/PP/2/1/41The Way of the WorldMay 1969Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PP/2/1/42The Way of the WorldMay 1969Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PP/2/1/43The Way of the WorldMay 1969Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PP/3/6/11The Way of the World 1969Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/1/1/186The Way of the World / Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead September 1969Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/12Three Sisters / The Way of the World1969Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/1/6/23The Way of the World02 June 1969Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/26The Way of the World13 October 1969Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/24The Way of the World / Rosencrantz and Guildstern are Dead22 September 1969Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/27The Way of the World / A Flea in Her Ear16 March 1970Touring programmes
RNT/PR/2/1/59"H" / Three new members of the NT company / The Way of the World / Laurence Olivier3 February 1969Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PP/3/6/30The Way of the World / A Flea in her Ear 1970Touring Printwork
RNT/PR/4/8/2561967-1970 Press reviews 1967-1970Press General Review Files
RNT/PP/3/9/1/9The Way of the World1969Old Vic Cast Lists
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