TitleThe Rivals
AuthorSheridan, Richard Brinsley
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night4/2/1983
Press Night4/12/1983
Closing Night3/24/1984
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including interval)
AwardsPlays and Players Award for Best Designer
Olivier nominations for Designer of the Year (John Gunter), Director of the Year (Peter Wood), Comedy Performance of the Year (Michael Horden)
Number of Performances112
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE123390James; Barry Fag, servant to Captain Absolute
ROLE123391Law; StevenCoachman to Sir Anthony Absolute
ROLE123392Franklyn; SabinaLucy, maid to Lydia
ROLE123393Lambert; Anne LouiseLydia Languish
ROLE123394Shaw; Fiona (1959-)Julia Melville
ROLE123395McEwan; GeraldineMrs Malaprop, aunt to Lydia
ROLE123396Hordern; MichaelSir Anthony Absolute, Bart.
ROLE123397Ryecart; PatrickCaptain Jack Absolute, Sir Anthony's son
ROLE123398Petherbridge; EdwardFaulkland, friend to Absolute
ROLE123399Curry; TimBob Acres, a country gentleman
ROLE123400Hitchen; DavidErrand boy
ROLE123401Buggy; NiallSir Lucius O' Trigger, an Irishman
ROLE123402Talbot; PhilipDavid, servant to Acres
ROLE123403Kent; Brian (-1985)Tailor
ROLE123404Morley; MarianneHousekeeper to Sir Anthony
ROLE123405Gielgud; KateMaid to Julia
ROLE123406Fielding; DouglasWig Master
ROLE123408Mascoll; MichaelBlackamoor
ROLE123409Cadell; PaulineServant
ROLE123410Gordon; StephenServant
ROLE123411Stewart; PaulServant
ROLE123412Challis; JohnFag, servant to Captain Absolute
ROLE123413Gordon; StephenCoachman to Sir Anthony Absolute
ROLE123414Johnson; KarlCaptain Jack Absolute, Sir Anthony's son
ROLE123415Rintoul; DavidFaulkland, friend to Absolute
ROLE123416Rutter; BarrieBob Acres, a country gentleman
ROLE123417Garfield; MartinErrand boy
ROLE123418Donaghy; PhilipSir Lucius O'Trigger, an Irishman
ROLE123419Dowse; MarkFirst Tailor
ROLE123420Stewart; PaulSecond Tailor
ROLE123421MacNamara; OengusWig Master
ROLE123424Barker; MatthewBlackamoor
ROLE123425Doyle; PatriciaServant
ROLE123426Tourell; AndrewServant
ROLE123423Garfield; MartinDancing Master
ROLE142867Hitchen; DavidDavid, servant to Acres
ROLE111251Duncan; CharlesSpinet
ROLE111253Fairbairn; NeilBassoon
ROLE123388Homfray; TimothyViolin
ROLE120999Maxwell; MelindaOboe
ROLE123389Ross; MalcomViolin
ROLE142871Blackburn; TomViolin
ROLE142872Wagstaff; AnthonyPercussion
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE107176Sheridan; Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)Writer
ROLE103699Wood; PeterDirector
ROLE107658Gunter; JohnSettings
ROLE121919Snyder; BruceCostumes
ROLE107327Bryan; RobertLighting
ROLE105998Muldowney; DominicMusic
ROLE104730Jenkinson; SueAssistant Designer
ROLE108243Townsend; ChrisAssistant Designer
ROLE117662Nealon; FrankStaff Director
ROLE122736Walker; PeterChoreographer
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE105840Walmsley; LesleyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE105841Lloyd; Emma BAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105842Rowland; BrewyeenAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE121296Haynes; GabbySound
ROLE123047Wentworth; StephenAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE107664Taylor; MarkAssistant Production Manager
ROLE108083Dominic; ZoeProduction Photographer
ROLE111231Duncan; CharlesMusic Director
ROLE105038Beattie; RosemaryStage Manager
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/PR/4/1/276The RivalsFebruary 1983 - February 1984Press Production Review Files
RNT/PL/3/686NT25: 1983 (The Rivals)23 May 2001Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/SM/1/226The Rivals1983Prompt Scripts
RNT/CO/1/149The Rivals1983Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PO/5/118The Rivals1983Set Photographs
RNT/PP/2/3/63The Rivals12 April 1983Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/2/3/62The Rivals12 April 1983Olivier Posters
RNT/PR/3/217The Rivals1983Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/275The RivalsJanuary 1983 - March 1984Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/3/77The Rivals12 April 1983Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/1/3/76The Rivals12 April 1983Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/2/6/56The RivalsOctober 1983Other Venue Posters
RNT/E/3/3/11The Rivals1983Background Packs
RNT/PP/2/6/57The RivalsOctober 1983Other Venue Posters
RNT/SM/2/4/39The Rivals1983 - 1984Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PO/3/1/43cThe Rivals1984Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/3/1/43bThe Rivals1983Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/3/1/43aThe Rivals1984Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/3/1/43dThe Rivals1984Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/2/6/54The RivalsSeptember 1983Other Venue Posters
RNT/PR/2/2/110National Theatre return to Theatre Royal, Glasgow16 January 1984Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PR/2/2/85NT's first production of The Rivals for Olivier3 February 1983Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PP/2/6/55The RivalsSeptember 1983Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/68You Can't Take It With You / The RivalsFebruary 1984Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/1/6/149The Rivals24 October 1983Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/140The Rivals19 September 1983Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/161You Can't Take It With You / The Rivals06 February 1984Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/73You Can't Take it With You / The Rivals06/02/1984 - 18/02/1984Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/3/6/66The Rivals / Inner Voices / Tales from Hollywood / The Beggar's Opera / You Can't Take it with You1983Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/3/6/55The Rivals1983Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/3/9/2/38aThe Rivals1983Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/38bThe Rivals1983Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/38cThe Rivals1983Olivier Cast Lists
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