TitleHamlet
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueThe Old Vic
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night12/4/1975
Press Night12/10/1975
Closing Night2/28/1976
Performance Length3 hours, 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances30
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE122867Thorndike; DanielBarnardo, an officer / English Ambassador
ROLE122868Melia; MichaelFrancisco, a soldier / Lucianus / Understudy: Osric
ROLE122869Locke; PhilipHoratio
ROLE122870Beint; Michael Marcellus, an officer / Understudy: Claudius
ROLE122872Lomax; HarryVoltimand, an ambassador
ROLE122873Gill; JohnCornelius, an ambassador / Lord
ROLE122874Ward; SimonLaertes, son to Polonius
ROLE122875Culver; RolandPolonius
ROLE122876Finney; Albert (1936-)Hamlet
ROLE122877Lansbury; AngelaGertrude, Queen of Denmark
ROLE122878Fleetwood; SusanOphelia, daughter to Polonius
ROLE122880Needham; PeterReynaldo / First Messenger
ROLE122881Cotton; OliverRosencrantz
ROLE122882Hunt; GarethGuildenstern
ROLE122883Eddison; RobertFirst Player / Player King
ROLE122884Rodger; StruanPlayer Queen
ROLE122886Yelland; DavidFortinbras, Prince of Norway
ROLE122887Webster; HarryCaptain to Fortinbras
ROLE122888Keating; MichaelGentleman
ROLE122889Grain; GlynSailor / English Ambassador
ROLE122890Rocca; PeterSailor / Understudy: Marcellus
ROLE122891Monckton; PatrickSecond Messenger
ROLE122892Devlin; J.G.Grave Digger
ROLE122893Rea; StephenSecond Grave Digger
ROLE122894Stephens; P.G.Priest
ROLE122895Grainger; GawnOsric
ROLE122898Adams; DesmondCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122899Benda; Kenneth (- Jul 1978)Courtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122900Edwards; RayCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122901Flood; KevinCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122902Frazer; CarolCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122903Hilton; AndrewCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122904Kaye; BrendaCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122905Roberts; RayCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122906Spencer; GladysCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122907Tynsley; Dennis (-1981)Courtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122908Weinstein; DonCourtier / Soldier / Player / Servant
ROLE122862Ball; ChristopherMusician
ROLE120925Brain; MichaelMusician
ROLE122863Emney; MarkMusician
ROLE122864Hooper; SeanMusician
ROLE122747Morgan; LaurieMusician
ROLE114042Pheloung; BarringtonMusician
ROLE122865Young; PaulMusician
ROLE128662Quilley; Denis (1928-2003)Claudius, King of Denmark / Ghost of Hamlet's father
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE104723Bury; John (1925-2000)Designer
ROLE110063Hersey; DavidLighting
ROLE105023Birtwistle; Sir; Harrison (1934-)Music
ROLE115475Hobbs; WilliamFights
ROLE106772Mackintosh; KennethStaff Director
ROLE104732Bullimore; RichardProduction Manager
ROLE105038Beattie; RosemaryStage Manager
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE115248Walmsley; LesleyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE122798Carter; SylviaSound
ROLE122828Alsaker; TimianAssistant to the Designer
ROLE122722Crickmay; AnthonyProduction Photographer
ROLE128512Hall; Sir; Peter (1930-)Director
ROLE106510Beech; JulianSound
ROLE107253Vanden Ende; AnthonyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115686Taylor; MagdaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE122859Moshinsky; Elijah (1946-)Assistant to the Director
Catalogue
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RNT/PP/5/28Hamlet1975Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/1/1/321Hamlet December 1975Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PO/5/63Hamlet1975Set Photographs
RNT/SM/1/94Hamlet1975Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/2/1/112HamletDecember 1975Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/98HamletJune 1975 - September 1976Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/3/91Hamlet1975Rehearsal and Production Photographs
CF/8/44Hamlet1975Scripts
RNT/PP/3/6/20Hamlet / Blithe Spirit / The Playboy of the Western World1977Touring Printwork
RNT/CO/1/79Hamlet1975Costume Department Production Files
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