TitleTamburlaine the Great
AuthorMarlowe, Christopher
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night9/16/1976
Press Night10/4/1976
Closing Night1/13/1977
Performance Length4 hours, 20 minutes (including 30 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier nominations for Actor of the Year in a Revival (Albert Finney), Actress of the Year in a Revival (Susan Fleetwood)
Number of Performances16
Performer Roles
ROLE124643Eddison; RobertPrologue (Parts 1 and 2) / Orcanes, King of Natolia (Part 2)
ROLE124644Locke; PhilipMycetes, King of Persia (Part 1)
ROLE124645Stone; PhilipCosroe, Mycetes' brother (Part 1)
ROLE124646Selby; NicholasMeander, Persian Lord (Part 1) / Physician (Part 2)
ROLE124647Cox; BrianTheridamas, Persian Lord (Part 1) / Theridamas, King of Argier (Part 2)
ROLE124648Beint; Michael Menaphon, Persian Lord (Part 1) / King of Trebizon (Part 2)
ROLE124649Mackintosh; KennethOrtygius, Persian Lord (Part 1)
ROLE124650Lomax; HarryCeneus, Persian Lord (Part 1) / Gazellus, Viceroy of Byron (Part 2)
ROLE124651Finney; Albert (1936-)Tamburlaine, a Scythian shepherd (Part 1) / Tamburlaine, King of Persia (Part 2)
ROLE124652Fleetwood; SusanZenocrate, daughter to the Soldan of Egypt (Part 1) / Zenocrate, Tamburlaine's wife (Part 2)
ROLE124653Webster; HarryMagnetes, a Median Lord (Part 1)
ROLE124654Cotton; OliverTechelles, Tamburlaine's follower (Part 1) / Techelles, King of Fez (Part 2)
ROLE124655Grainger; GawnUsumcasane, Tamburlaine's follower (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124656Nettleton; JohnAgydas, a Median Lord (Part 1) / Sigismund, King of Hungary (Part 2)
ROLE124657Grain; GlynSoldier (Part 1) / Attendant (Part 1) / King of Amasia (Part 2)
ROLE124658Needham; PeterSpy (Part 1) / Govenor of Damascus (Part 1) / Uribassa (Part 2) / Maximus (Part 2)
ROLE124659Rocca; PeterMessenger (Part 1) / Supporting Cast (Part 2) / Understudy: Perdicas
ROLE124661Claridge; NormanKing of Fez (Part 1) / Frederick, Lord of Buda (Part 2) / First Citizen (Part 2)
ROLE124662Gill; JohnBasso (Part 1) / Govenor of Babylon (Part 2)
ROLE124663Melia; MichaelCast
ROLE124664Thorndike; DanielKing of Morocco (Part 1) / Baldwin, Lord of Bohemia (Part 2) / King of Soria (Part 2)
ROLE124665Jefford; BarbaraZabina, wife of Bajazeth (Part 1)
ROLE124666Blethyn; BrendaEbea, Zabina's maid (Part 1) / Supporting Cast (Part 2)
ROLE124667Galbraith; AngelaAnippe, Zenocrate's maid (Part 1)
ROLE124668Gough; MichaelSoldan of Egypt (Part 1)
ROLE124669Block; TimothyMessenger (Part 1) / Supporting Cast (Part 2)
ROLE124670Keating; MichaelCapolin, an Egyptian (Part 1) / Third Messenger (Part 2)
ROLE124671Hilton; AndrewKing of Arabia (Part 1) / Second Citizen (Part 2)
ROLE124672Frazer; CarolSecond Virgin (Part 1) / Supporting Cast (Part 2) / Understudy: Olympia
ROLE124673Crowley; JeananneFirst Virgin (Part 1) / Supporting Cast (Part 2)
ROLE124674Wilkinson; Pitt (- Sep 1977)Philemus (Part 1) / Captain (Part 2)
ROLE124676Battersby; JonathanSupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124677Edwards; RaySupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124678Kent; Brian (-1985)Supporting Cast (Part 1) / King of Jerusalem (Part 2)
ROLE124679Lloyd; StanleySupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124680Monckton; PatrickSupporting Cast (Part 1) / Perdicas (Part 2) / Understudy: Usumcasane
ROLE124681Moore; VirginiaSupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124682Morgan; JeffreySupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124683O'Callaghan; LiamSupporting Cast (Parts 1and 2)
ROLE124684Riding; CatherineSupporting Cast (Parts 1 and 2)
ROLE124685Roberts; RaySupporting Cast (Part 1) / Second Messenger (Part 2)
ROLE124686Simmons; SarahSupporting Cast (Part 1 and 2)
ROLE124687Tynsley; Dennis (-1981)Supporting Cast (Part 1 and 2)
ROLE124693Rodger; StruanCelebinus, son of Tamburlaine (Part 2)
ROLE124694McManus; Mark (1935-1994)Amyras, son of Tamburlaine (Part 2)
ROLE124695Norton; JimCalyphas, son of Tamburlaine (Part 2)
ROLE124696Newark; DerekAlmeda, Callapine's keeper (Part 2)
ROLE124697Adams; DesmondSupporting Cast (Part 1) / First Messenger (Part 2)
ROLE124698Quick; Diana (1946-)Olympia (Part 2)
ROLE124699Salih; GerardOlympia's Son (Part 2)
ROLE124700Keston; RobinOlympia's Son (Part 2)
ROLE128664Quilley; Denis (1928-2003)Bajazeth, Emperor of the Turks (Part 1) / Callapine, son of Bajazeth (Part 2)
Creative Roles
ROLE104116Marlowe; Christopher (1564-1593)Playwright
ROLE124637Heilpern; JohnAssistant to the Director
ROLE104723Bury; John (1925-2000)Designer
ROLE124638Alsaker; TimianAssistant Designer
ROLE103890Birtwistle; Sir; Harrison (1934-)Composer
ROLE108077Muldowney; DominicMusical Direction
ROLE105026Harrison; JontyTape Realisation
ROLE122730Turner; MichaelStaff Director
ROLE104732Bullimore; RichardProduction Manager
ROLE122860Edelstein; DavidAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115248Walmsley; LesleyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE122861Goulding; MarieAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106510Beech; JulianSound
ROLE113293Jenkinson; SueAssistant to the Designer
ROLE104654Clark; NobbyProduction Photographer
ROLE123967Evett; LilianPercussion
ROLE122864Hooper; SeanMusician
ROLE124639Kroeber; MaryPercussion
ROLE124640Webber; JudyPercussion
ROLE124386Nicholls; MartinMusician
ROLE116507Nieman; PaulTenor Trombone
ROLE124641Allam; RorySaxophone
ROLE124642Barker; John WesleySaxophone
ROLE120999Maxwell; MelindaOboe
ROLE111087Ikeda; UtakoFlute
ROLE105038Beattie; RosemaryStage Manager
ROLE128512Hall; Sir; Peter (1930-)Director
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE110063Hersey; DavidLighting
RNT/PP/2/3/2Tamburlaine the Great 4 October 1976Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/1/3/4Tamburlaine the Great4 October 1976Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/5/35Tamburlaine the Great1976Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/SM/2/4/2Tamburlaine the GreatSeptember 1976 - January 1977Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PR/4/1/107Tamburlaine the GreatMarch 1976 - December 1976Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/3/101Tamburlaine the Great1976Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/1/100bTamburlaine the Great1977Prompt Scripts
RNT/E/3/3/1Tamburlaine the Great1976Background Packs
RNT/PO/3/1/1Tamburlaine1976Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/89Tamburlaine the Great1976Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/1/166Opening of National Theatre's Olivier Theatre next month with Tamburlaine the Great [draft]6 September 1976Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PR/2/1/167Opening of the NT's Olivier Theatre6 September 1976Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PR/2/1/164Press release: 'Tamburlaine the Great'9 August 1976Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PR/2/1/162Tamburlaine on the Terraces2 August 1976Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PR/2/1/161Tamburlaine on the terraces [draft]2 August 1976Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PP/2/3/1Tamburlaine the Great4 October 1976Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/1/3/345Tamburlaine the Great4 September 1976Olivier Programmes
RNT/SM/1/100aTamburlaine the Great1976Prompt Scripts
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