AuthorBrenton, Howard
Author TwoHare, David
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night4/26/1985
Press Night5/2/1985
Closing Night3/1/1986
Performance Length3 hours (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsEvening Standard Drama Award for Best Play
City Limits award for Best Play
Drama Magazine awards for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Plays and Players Magazine Awards for Best Performance by an Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Variety Club of Great Britain Awards for Stage Actor of the Year (Anthony Hopkins)
Olivier for Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement (Antony Hopkins)
Olivier nominations for Actor of the Year (Antony Hopkins), Comedy of the Year
Number of Performances102
Performer Roles
ROLE122960Greig; VirginiaRebecca Foley
ROLE122963Pearson; FredHamish McLennan, Deputy Editor of the Bystander / Hannon Spot, Editor of the Tide
ROLE122964Jacob; JasperBill Smiley
ROLE122967Hopkins; Sir; AnthonyLambert Le Roux, a businessman
ROLE122968Hoyland; WilliamMichael Quince, MP
ROLE122969Nighy; BillEaton Sylvester, associate to Lambert Le Roux
ROLE122970Crosbie; CraigD P P Payne, an ex-cricketer
ROLE122971Henson; Basil (-19 Dec 1990)Elliot Fruit-Norton, Editor of the Victory
ROLE122972Warwick; NormanWaiter
ROLE122973Stewart; PaulJournalist
ROLE122974Thorndike; DanielThe Bishop of Putney
ROLE122975Pierre; OlivierLord Silk, Chairman of the Trust / Ian Ape-Warden, a lawyer
ROLE122976Spicer; CharlesCliveden Whicker-Baskett
ROLE122978Ralph; RobertJournalist / Understudy: Leander Scroop
ROLE122981Adams; DesmondPhotographer
ROLE122982Sleigh; WilliamCartoonist / Ian Ape-Warden
ROLE122983Thorpe; HarrietPrincess Jill / Understudy: Moira Patterson
ROLE122984Rutland; ZoëDonna Le Roux, Lambert's wife
ROLE122986Williams; GlennNewsvendor
ROLE123093Moody; BillJack 'Breaker' Bond, Father of the Chapel
ROLE123071McInnerny; TimAndrew May
ROLE123072Buffery; KateRebecca Foley
ROLE123073Pember; RonHarry Morrison, Editor of the Leicester Bystander
ROLE123076Hope; RichardBill Smiley
ROLE123077Franklin; PatriciaMoira Patterson
ROLE123078Roberts; IvorSir Stamford Foley, a proprietor
ROLE123079Bartholomew; IanMiles Foley, Sir Stamford's son / Mac "Whipper" Wellington
ROLE123080Foster; MirandaSuzie Fontaine
ROLE123083Blythe; PeterMichael Quince, MP
ROLE123090Williams; GuyCliveden Whicker-Baskett, Deputy Editor of the Victory
ROLE123092Jax; MarkLarry Punt, a reporter
ROLE123094Le Vaillant; NigelLeander Scroop, a lobby correspondent
ROLE143034Galloway; JennyBarmaid / Understudy: Suzie Fontain
ROLE123085Baines; ChristopherD P P Payne, an ex-cricketer
ROLE127772The CompanyOther parts
ROLE143035Baines; ChristopherAndrew May
ROLE149274Hope; RichardEaton Sylvester, associate to Lambert Le Roux
Creative Roles
ROLE107220Brenton; Howard (1942-)Writer
ROLE106504Griffin; HaydenSettings Designer
ROLE116091Hemming; LindyCostumes
ROLE122958Bicât; NickMusic
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE121512Fairclough; AngelaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE106740Jones; NicSound
ROLE116491Britten; TonyOrchestrations
ROLE112156Brown; IrinaStaff Director
ROLE108023Ellerington; GeorgeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE104654Clark; NobbyProduction Photographer
ROLE120695Goodwin; TimResearcher
ROLE142796Hare; David (1947-)Director / Playwright
ROLE109379Boddington; Diana (1921-2002)Stage Manager
ROLE109380Stone; KarenDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE117302Mayhew; MichaelDesigner of Poster and Programme Cover
RNT/PP/1/3/105Pravda1 May 1986Olivier Programmes
RNT/SM/1/250Pravda1985Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/4/1/326PravdaJanuary 1985 - May 1986Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/2/4/49Pravda1985 - 1986Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PP/1/3/95Pravda2 May 1985Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/5/155Pravda1985Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/3/1/819851985NT Production related printwork
RNT/PP/1/3/96bPravda1985Olivier Programmes
RNT/LI/3/44Pravda1985Scripts - Later Drafts
RNT/PR/3/247Pravda1985Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/1/3/108Pravda6 October 1986Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/2/3/86Pravda1 May 1986Olivier Posters
RNT/PO/3/1/53Pravda1985 - 1986Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/2/3/81Pravda2 May 1985Olivier Posters
RNT/CO/1/175Pravda1985Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/2/153Special Sunday benefit of Pravda for Ethiopian Appeal Fund [draft]29 August 1985Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PR/2/2/154Special Sunday benefit of 'Pravda' for Ethiopian Appeal Fund29 August 1985Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/R/1/1/12Pravda T-shirt1986Clothing
RNT/PP/3/9/2/45cPravda1985Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/45bPravda1985Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/45aPravda1985Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/45dPravda1985Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/45ePravda1985Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/R/1/1/40Pravda T-shirt1985-1986Clothing
RNT/PP/1/3/96aPravda2 May 1985Olivier Programmes
RNT/PO/5/142Pravda1985Set Photographs
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