TitleThe Double Dealer
AuthorCongreve, William
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night9/22/1978
Press Night9/27/1978
Closing Night8/30/1979
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including interval)
AwardsOlivier for Actress of the Year in a Revival (Dorothy Tutin)
Plays and Players, Best Production Designer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Dorothy Tutin), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Bryant)
Olivier nominations for Designer of the Year (Tanya Moiseiwitsch), Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Michael Bryant)
Number of Performances97
Performer Roles
ROLE124210Harding; JohnMellefont, promised to, and in love with, Cynthia
ROLE124211Crowley; DermotCareless, Mellefont's friend
ROLE124212Henson; NickyBrisk, a pert coxcomb
ROLE124213Richardson; Sir; RalphLord Touchwood, uncle to Mellefont
ROLE124214Bryant; Michael (1928-2002)Sir Paul Plyant, an uxorious, 'follish' old knight, brother to Lady Touchwood and father to Cynthia
ROLE124215Selby; NicholasLord Froth, a solemn coxcomb
ROLE124216Kestelman; SaraLady Touchwood, in love with Mellefont
ROLE124217Stephens; Robert (1931-1995)Maskwell, a villain; pretended friend to Mellefont, gallant to Lady Touchwood and in love with Cynthia
ROLE124218Bowker; JudiCynthia, daughter to Sir Paul by a former wife, promised to Mellefont
ROLE124219Blethyn; BrendaLady Froth, a great coquet, pretender to poetry, wit and learning
ROLE124220Tutin; DorothyLady Plyant, insolent to her husband, and easie to any pretender
ROLE124221Moss; CraigBoy
ROLE124222Osborne; MichaelBoy
ROLE124223Whiteside; JanetNurse
ROLE124224Thorndike; DanielSaygrace
ROLE124225Edwards; RaySteward
ROLE124226Tynsley; Dennis (-1981)Foreman
ROLE124227Allenby; AlexanderFootman
ROLE124228Cooper; ElliottFootman
ROLE124229Norton; AdamFootman
ROLE124230Skinner; KeithFootman
ROLE124231Byrne; MichaelMaskwell, a villain; pretended friend to Mellefont, gallant to Lady Touchwood and in love with Cynthia
ROLE124205Anderson; IanDouble Bass
ROLE121883Findon; AndrewFlute
ROLE124206Healey; KevinGuitar
ROLE124207Reed; AndrewViolin
ROLE124208Roach; DavidOboe
ROLE124209Ward; HenryHarpsichord
Creative Roles
ROLE103506Congreve; William (1670-1729)Writer
ROLE103699Wood; PeterDirector
ROLE124202Moiseiwitsch; Tanya (1914-2003)Designer
ROLE105023Birtwistle; Sir; Harrison (1934-)Music
ROLE120039Walker; PeterDance
ROLE106508Block; GilesStaff Director
ROLE107664Taylor; MarkAssistant Production Manager
ROLE115246Macfarlane; JillAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE124069Morison; PeterAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115248Walmsley; LesleyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106510Beech; JulianSound
ROLE124203Bainbridge; MartynAssistant to the Designer
ROLE124204Bicknell; JonathanAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE121160Ward; HenryMusic arranged and played
ROLE105038Beattie; RosemaryStage Manager
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE123856Sum; RayProduction Manager
ROLE110063Hersey; DavidLighting
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RNT/PP/2/3/24The Double Dealer27 September 1978Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/2/5/95The Double Dealer / The Philanderer September 1978Repertory Posters
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