TitleThe Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi
AuthorWebster, John
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/28/1985
Press Night7/4/1985
Closing Night4/5/1986
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier nomination for Designer of the Year (Philip Prowse)
Number of Performances74
Performer Roles
ROLE114250McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Bosola
ROLE114251Bron; EleanorThe Duchess of Malfi, the Duke's twin sister
ROLE114252Hyde; JonathanThe Duke of Ferdinand of Calabria, the Duchess's twin brother
ROLE114253Petherbridge; EdwardThe Cardinal, the Duke and Duchess's brother
ROLE114254Hicks; GregAntonio Bologna
ROLE114255Dutton; SimonDelio
ROLE114256Cadell; SelinaCariola
ROLE114257Hancock; SheilaJulia
ROLE114258Kinnear; RoyCastruchio
ROLE114259Lloyd; HughGrisolan
ROLE114260Needham; PeterForobosco
ROLE114261MacDonald; StephenPescara
ROLE114262Wymark; TristramRoderigo
ROLE114263Tulaine; DikranSilvio
ROLE114264Legrand; JulieLady
ROLE114265Moore; ClaireWoman
ROLE114266Rudic; LauranceDeath
ROLE114268Hammond; RogerUnderstudy: Castruchio
Creative Roles
ROLE103220Webster; John (c.1580-1634); Writer
ROLE104073Prowse; PhilipDirector
ROLE114245Jenkinson; GerryLighting
ROLE114246Stephenson; GeraldineMovement
ROLE114247Thomas; BardyVoice
ROLE104743Hulley; RodgerProduction Manager
ROLE104625Rothenberg; JohnStage Manager
ROLE111227Markham; ElizabethDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE111228Rees; PhilipAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE111229Richardson; SimonAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE114248Kahn; SimonSound Designer
ROLE114249Ridley; BrianAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE108583Pritchard; DavidAssistant Production Manager
ROLE108584Brown; John VereProduction Photographer
ROLE121728Bird; RichardProgramme Cover / Poster Designer
ROLE118023Mayhew; MichaelProgramme Designer
RNT/PP/2/2/77The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi4 July 1985Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PO/5/143The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Set Photographs
RNT/PP/1/2/89The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi4 July 1985Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/3/248The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/327The Tragedy of The Duchess of MalfiApril 1985 - October 1985Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/1/251The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/5/156The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/E/3/3/25The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Background Packs
RNT/PO/2/1/45The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/176The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/2/141The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi to be the first production by Ian McKellen and Edward Petherbridge's NT Group10 April 1985Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/SM/2/3/57The Tragedy of The Duchess of Malfi1985 - 1986Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PP/1/6/194The Duchess of Malfi28 April 1986Touring programmes
RNT/PR/4/3/53The Duchess of Malfi/The Cherry Orchard/ The Real Inspector Hound/ The Critic28 April - 25 May 1986Press West End Transfer and Touring Review Files
RNT/PP/3/9/3/44The Duchess of Malfi1985Lyttelton Cast Lists
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