TitleLark Rise
AuthorThompson, Flora (original 1939 book)
Author TwoDewhurst, Keith (adaptor)
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night3/23/1978
Press Night3/29/1978
Closing Night4/27/1978
Performance Length2 hours, 20 minutes
AwardsOlivier nominations for Director of the Year (Bill Bryden and Sebastian Graham-Jones), Play of the Year
Number of Performances21
Performer Roles
ROLE121122Barrett; JohnOld Price / Dick / Grandfather
ROLE121123Carthy; MartinMr Pridham / Sam / Singer / Guest Singer
ROLE121124Collins; ShirleySinger
ROLE121125Doré; EdnaMrs Peverill / Queenie Macey
ROLE121126Embling; CarolineLaura
ROLE121127Glover; BrianMr Morris / Jerry Parish / Gardener / Landlord
ROLE121128Goorney; HowardStut / Twister / Algy / Tramp
ROLE121129Gough; MichaelOld David / Major Sharman / Rector
ROLE121130Grain; GlynFisher / John Price / Carrier
ROLE121131Grant; JamesAlbert Timms
ROLE121132Hardiman; LaurenceEdmund
ROLE121134Miller; MaryEmma Timms
ROLE121135Newark; DerekPumpkin / Doctor / Squire Bracewell
ROLE121136Ray; TrevorBishie / Postie
ROLE121137Stabb; DinahMrs Blaby / Mrs Beamish / Garibald Jacket
ROLE121138Tams; JohnCockie / Singer
ROLE121139Watson; JuneMrs Spicer / Old Sally / Mrs Miller / Miss Ellison / Mrs Andrews
ROLE121140Kirkpatrick; JohnGuest singer
ROLE121141Simpson; MartinGuest Singer
ROLE121143Beddard; BenedictUnderstudy: Edmund
ROLE121144Lomax; HarryUnderstudy: Old Price / Understudy: Grandfather
ROLE121145McNally; KevinUnderstudy: Fisher / Understudy: John Price
ROLE124946Livingstone; LouisaMartha Beamish / Polly
ROLE141730Clarke; WarrenBoamer / Cheapjack
Creative Roles
ROLE103343Dewhurst; KeithPlaywright
ROLE103247Bryden; Bill (1942-)Director
ROLE103198Graham-Jones; SebastianDirector
ROLE105102Clayton; Laurence / LaurieLighting
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE119017Caulfield; JohnStage Manager
ROLE104725Nealon; FrankDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE121114Joselyn; TeresaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115908Fairclough; AngelaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE120942Mayhew; MichaelProduction Photographer
ROLE121115Busby; DavidMorris Dance
ROLE121116Collins; ShirleyVocals
ROLE121117Carthy; MartinVocals / Acoustic guitar / Banjo
ROLE113754Taylor; GraemeGuitar / Banjo
ROLE121118Tams; JohnVocals / Melodeon / Fiddle / Banjo / Flugelhorn
ROLE121119Pickett; PhilWoodwinds / Tenor horn
ROLE116123Evans; HowardCornet / Trumpet
ROLE121121Bullock; PeterKeyboards / Tuba
ROLE124925Thompson; FloraWriter
ROLE104556Zieba; DerrickSound
ROLE106833Asper; PaulineAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE139561Barry; JessicaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE139559Dudley; WilliamDesigner / Lighting
ROLE141731Hutchings; AshleyMusic Director / Leader / Bass Guitar
ROLE141732Gregory; MichaelDrums
RNT/PO/5/71Lark Rise to Candleford1978Set Photographs
RNT/PP/1/4/26Lark Rise6 September 1978Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/SM/1/132Lark Rise1978Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/1/4/21Lark Rise29 March 1978Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/SM/2/2/18Lark Rise1978 - 1979Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PP/1/4/34Lark Rise14 November 1979Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PP/5/57Lark Rise1978Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/4/22Lark Rise29 March 1978Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PP/2/4/27Lark Rise6 September 1978Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PR/3/132Lark Rise1978Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/155Lark Rise / Lark Rise to CandlefordMarch 1978 - December 1983Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/4/21Lark Rise29 March 1978Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PP/2/4/35Lark Rise14 November 1979Cottesloe Posters
RNT/LI/3/286Lark Rise1978 Scripts - Later Drafts
RNT/PO/1/1/21Lark Rise1978- 1979Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/2/4/36Lark Rise to Candleford14 November 1979Cottesloe Posters
RNT/R/1/4/11/4Lark Rise1978Greetings Cards
RNT/R/1/1/7Lark Rise sweatshirt1979Clothing
RNT/PP/1/6/61Lark Rise02 May 1978Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/23Lark Rise 1978Touring Printwork
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