TitleThe Mysteries - The Nativity
AuthorHarrison, Tony (adapter)
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night12/12/1984
Press Night1/19/1985
Closing Night4/20/1985
Performance Length2 hours, 30 minutes
AwardsSydney Edwards Award for Best Director
Oliviers for Designer of the Year (William Dudley), Director of the Year (Bill Bryden)
City Limits awards for Best Director, Best Designer
Plays and Players Awards for, Best Director, Best Designer
Number of Performances57
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE138880Blethyn; BrendaMary
ROLE138882Carter; JimMak
ROLE138884Gilbert; ChristopherWise Man
ROLE138887Grant; JamesWise Man
ROLE121450Warrington; DonAngel Gabriel
ROLE121448Glover; BrianGod
ROLE121449Shepherd; JackLucifer
ROLE121456Doré; EdnaMrs Noah
ROLE121457Hill; DaveJoseph
ROLE121461Tams; JohnShepherd
ROLE121464Busby; DavidMorris dancer
ROLE121458Stabb; DinahMary
ROLE138886Goorney; HowardNoah
ROLE138889Johnson; KarlAbel
ROLE138890Matheson; EveEve
ROLE138891Newark; DerekAbraham / Wise Man
ROLE109190Oates; RobertCain
ROLE138893Petcher; StephenAdam / Isaac / Shepherd
ROLE138896Stephens; Robert (1931-1995)Herod
ROLE138898Trent; AnthonyHerod's son
ROLE109191Ray; TrevorShepherd
ROLE106387Gregory; MichaelPercussion
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE104571Harrison; Tony (1937-)Adaptor
ROLE103247Bryden; Bill (1942-)Director
ROLE105102Clayton; Laurence / LaurieLighting
ROLE109135Tams; JohnMusic Director
ROLE109140Busby; DavidDance
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE117662Nealon; FrankStaff Director
ROLE138904Caulfield; JohnStage Manager and Assistant to Bill Bryden
ROLE111393Montemuro; TrishDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE116095Maccoy; PeterAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117264Suffling; JaneDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE106836Montgomery; ChrisSound
ROLE106050Wilsher; JemAssistant Production Manager
ROLE105844Seaman; MarkAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE106497Williams; IanAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE104654Clark; NobbyProduction Photographer
ROLE138923Caddick; BillGuitar / Vocals
ROLE138924Davie; JonathanBass / Vocals
ROLE138925Evans; HowardTrumpets
ROLE138927King; StephenKeyboards
ROLE113964Taylor; GraemeGuitar
ROLE138929Williams; RogerTrombone / Tuba
ROLE138930Findon; AndrewFlute / Saxophones
ROLE138931Langham; PhilipAccordion / Vocals
ROLE138932Pickett; PhilWoodwind
ROLE109179Thompson; LindaVocals
ROLE139559Dudley; WilliamDesigner / Lighting
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/PR/4/1/320The MysteriesDecember 1984 - March 1996Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/3/6/148The Mysteries - The Nativity, The Passion, Doomsday1985Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/5/151The Mysteries1985Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PO/5/138The Mysteries1985Set Photographs
RNT/PP/2/6/82The MysteriesMay 1985Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/1/4/73aThe Mysteries15 May 1985Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PR/3/243The Mysteries1985Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/4/73The Mysteries19 January 1985Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/321The MysteriesFebruary 1985 - May 1996Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/6/83The MysteriesMay 1985Other Venue Posters
RNT/E/3/3/24The Mysteries1985Background Packs
RNT/SM/2/2/66The Mysteries - The Nativity1984 - 1985Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PP/2/4/73The Mysteries19 January 1985Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/85The MysteriesMay 1985Other Venue Posters
RNT/CO/1/171The Mysteries - The Nativity1984Costume Department Production Files
RNT/R/1/1/35The Mysteries - The Nativity sweatshirt1985Clothing
RNT/R/1/1/38The Mysteries sweatshirt1985Clothing
RNT/PP/2/6/84The MysteriesMay 1985Other Venue Posters
JH/13/2/2National Theatre1964-1985Programmes - non-Herbert designed productions
RNT/PR/4/1/322The MysteriesNovember 1985 - January 1986Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/1/245The Mysteries - The Nativity / The Passion / Doomsday1985Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/1/12/8The Mysteries1985West End Transfer Programmes
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