AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night11/30/1984
Press Night12/6/1984
Closing Night8/26/1985
Performance Length3 hours, 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsEvening Standard Drama Award for Best Performance by an Actor (Ian McKellen)
Number of Performances68
Performer Roles
ROLE123137Arnold; Robert (1931-2003)Third Volscian Lord / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123138Kent; Brian (-1985)First Roman / First Officer of the Senate / Second Volscian Lord / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123139Thorndike; DanielFirst Volscian Lord / First Volscian Senator / Volscian Citizen / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123141Gordon; PeterThird Conspirator / First Serving Man / Second Roman / Second Officer of the Senate / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123142Williams; GuySecond Conspirator / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123143Adams; DesmondFirst Conspirator / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123144Welling; ToddYoung Martius, son to Coriolanus
ROLE123145Rigby; AndrewYoung Martius, son to Coriolanus
ROLE123146Hick; TimothyVolscian Lieutenant / Second Watch / Senator / Soldier / Citizen / Understudy: First Citizen
ROLE123148Le Vaillant; NigelLieutenant to Aufidius / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123149Stewart; PaulThird Servingman / Third Roman / Messenger / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123153Burridge; GeoffreyHerald / First Citizen
ROLE123154Dineen; PeterAedile / Second Soldier / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123155George; LewisFirst Soldier / First Watch / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123156Paris; JudithValeria, a lady of Rome
ROLE123157Moody; BillSecond Citizen / Second Servingman / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123158Treves; FrederickMenenius Agrippa, a Senator, and a friend to Coriolanus
ROLE123159McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Caius Martius, afterwards Caius Martius Coriolanus
ROLE123160Dowse; MarkMessenger / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123161Barrington; MichaelFirst Senator
ROLE123162Savident; JohnCominius, a Roman consul
ROLE123163Henson; Basil ( -19 Dec 1990)Titus Lartius, a Roman general
ROLE123164Ryall; DavidSicinius Velutus, Tribune of the People, opposed to Coriolanus
ROLE123165Hayes; JamesJunius Brutus, Tribune of the People, opposed to Coriolanus
ROLE123166Hicks; GregTullus Aufidius, general of the Volsces
ROLE123167Williams; GlennSecond Volscian Senator / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123168Worth; Irene (1916-)Volumnia, mother to Coriolanus
ROLE123169Morgan; WendyVirgilia
ROLE123170Mortimer; SarahGentlewoman to Virgilia / Senator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE123171Bryceland; YvonneVolumnia
ROLE107701Bache; KennethTrumpet
ROLE123136Veasey; TerryTrumpet
ROLE121662Wagstaff; AnthonyPercussion
ROLE111252Brown; KenTrumpet
ROLE107706Soothill; ArthurPercussion
ROLE107705Hawkes; HowardTrumpet
ROLE142935Galloway; JennySenator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE142936Whiteside; JanetSenator / Soldier / Citizen
ROLE142937Le Vaillant; NigelFirst Citizen / Herald
ROLE142938Dyson; KateGentlewoman to Valeria
ROLE142939Hick; TimothyLieutenant to Aufidius
ROLE142940Haywood; AlanSecond Watch
Creative Roles
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE115819Bury; John (1925-2000)Design / Lighting
ROLE105023Birtwistle; Sir; Harrison (1934-)Music
ROLE111010Ranson; MalcolmFight Arranger
ROLE115851Patrick; JennyVoice Coach
ROLE105840Walmsley; LesleyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE115249Barnard; RobSound
ROLE108023Ellerington; GeorgeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE111774Cohen; AlanStaff Director
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE105841Lloyd; Emma BAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105842Rowland; BrewyeenAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104849Bray; TimAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE128512Hall; Sir; Peter (1930-)Director
ROLE137932Beattie; RosemarySenior Stage Manager
ROLE120041Bryant; CourtneyStage Manager
RNT/PP/1/3/91Coriolanus15 December 1984Olivier Programmes
RNT/SM/1/244Coriolanus1984Prompt Scripts
RNT/PO/5/137Coriolanus1984Set Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/318CoriolanusSeptember 1985 - October 1985Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/2/4/47Coriolanus1984 - 1985Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PP/2/3/77Coriolanus15 December 1984Olivier Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/317CoriolanusJuly 1984 - August 1985Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/150Coriolanus1984Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PR/3/242Coriolanus1984Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/319CoriolanusAugust 1985 - October 1985Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/3/92Coriolanus15 December 1984Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/2/3/78Coriolanus15 December 1984Olivier Posters
RNT/E/3/3/20Coriolanus1984Background Packs
RNT/R/1/4/3/21Ian McKellen in Coriolanus1984Postcards
RNT/PO/3/1/49bCoriolanus1985Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/3/1/49aCoriolanus1984Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/170Coriolanus1984Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/2/119Ian McKellen and Irene Worth in Coriolanus directed by Peter Hall31 August 1984Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PR/2/2/149NT to stage 'Mrs Warren's Profession'. 'The Entertainer' postponed.29 July 1985Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PP/1/6/179CoriolanusSeptember 1985Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/9/2/43aCoriolanus1984Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/43bCoriolanus1984Olivier Cast Lists
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