TitleThe Critic
AuthorSheridan, Richard Brinsley
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night9/6/1985
Press Night9/12/1985
Closing Night4/12/1986
Performance Length1 hour, 35 minutes
AwardsOlivier for Designer of the Year (William Dudley)
Drama Magazine Award for Best Designer
Plays and Players Magazine Award for Best Designer
Number of Performances58
Performer Roles
ROLE111232Kinnear; RoyMr Dangle
ROLE111233Cadell; SelinaMrs Dangle / Mistress MacPherson, the seamstress playing Shepherdess
ROLE111234Rudic; LauranceThe Dangle's Servant / Mr Hopkins, the prompter, playing Justice, Shepherd
ROLE111235Hyde; JonathanMr Sneer
ROLE111236Petherbridge; EdwardSir Fretful Plagiary / Mr Moody playing Burleigh, Shepherd
ROLE111237McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Mr Puff
ROLE111239Dutton; SimonMr Coates playing Sir Christopher Hatton, Shepherd, Justice, Thames Bank
ROLE111240Wymark; TristramMr Burton playing Sir Walter Raleigh, Shepherd, Grenadier, Justice
ROLE111241MacDonald; StephenMr MacSycophant playing the Earl of Leicester, Justice, Philip of Spain
ROLE111242Lloyd; HughMr Butler, the Carpenter playing The Governor, Justice, Pope, John Bull
ROLE111243Hicks; GregMr Lamash playing Master of Horse, Beefeater, Justice, Shepherd
ROLE111244Needham; PeterMr Chambers jun. playing Knight, Don Whiskerandos, Justice, Shepherd
ROLE111245Moore; ClaireMiss Taylor playing Sentinel, Confidante, Son, Niece, Shepherdess, Birtannia
ROLE111246Tulaine; DikranMr Goodwin, the Lamplighter playing Sentinel, Constable, Shepherd, Sailor, Thames Bank
ROLE111247Legrand; JulieMrs Crawford playing Tilburina, Queen Elizabeth
ROLE111248Bron; EleanorMiss Gilding playing Justice's Lady, Niece, Shepherdess
ROLE111251Duncan; CharlesSpinet
ROLE111251Duncan; CharlesSpinet
ROLE111252Brown; KenTrumpet
ROLE111253Fairbairn; NeilBassoon
ROLE143020Hollins; AmandaFlute
ROLE106133Skeaping; RoderickViolin
ROLE105873Tosh; DavidPercussion
Creative Roles
ROLE107176Sheridan; Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)Writer
ROLE111223Hancock; SheilaDirector
ROLE111224Stoppard; Sir; Tom (1937-)Assistant Director
ROLE110073Ranson; MalcolmFight Director
ROLE111225Stephenson; GeraldineChoreographer
ROLE110063Hersey; DavidLighting
ROLE111226Needham; PeterAssistant to the Directors
ROLE106097Cass Jones; MichaelProduction Manager
ROLE104625Rothenberg; JohnStage Manager
ROLE111227Markham; ElizabethDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE111228Rees; PhilipAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE111229Richardson; SimonAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE108022Waldron; AnthonySound
ROLE111230Radmore; PeterAssistant Lighting Designer
ROLE108023Ellerington; GeorgeAssistant Production Manager
ROLE111231Duncan; CharlesMusic Director
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE118023Mayhew; MichaelProgramme Designer
ROLE121728Bird; RichardProgramme Cover / Poster Designer
ROLE143094Sekacz; IlonaMusic composed and arranged by
ROLE130944Dudley; WilliamDesigner / Programme cover design
ROLE113291Edis; SteveAssistant Music Director
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