TitlePlaying With Fire
AuthorEdgar, David
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night9/12/2005
Press Night9/21/2005
Closing Night10/22/2005
Performance Length3 hours (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances40
Performer Roles
ROLE129612Fielding; EmmaAlex Clifton, a civil servant
ROLE129613Petrie; AlistairStephen Croft, a minister
ROLE129614Haigh; ColinUsher (the inquiry) / Policeman / Joe McIntyre, an assistant
ROLE129615Zehra; SameenaLeena Harvey Wells, a consultant
ROLE129616Troughton; DavidGeorge Aldred, leader of Wyverhale Council
ROLE129617Stewart; EwanJack Ross, Labour councillor
ROLE129619Cooper; TrevorArthur Barraclough, Labour councillor
ROLE129620Neil; AaronAnwar Hafiz, Labour councillor
ROLE129621Davies; Oliver FordFrank Wilkins, Labout councillor
ROLE129622Brown; SusanThe Mayor, Maureen TealeJill Watts, a barrister
ROLE129623Bhattacharjee; PaulRiaz Radique, Labour councillor
ROLE129624Best; KateJoan Cummings, Liberal Democrat Leader / Policewoman
ROLE129625Turner; TonyRoger Priestman, Conservative / Superintendent Ricks, county constabulary / Reverend Tim LaundimerSuperintendent Ricks, county constabularyReverend Tim Laundimer
ROLE129626McGuinness; JonathanDerek Morley, Labour councillor
ROLE129627Beevers; GeoffreyBarry Ings, the Chief Executive
ROLE129634Fletcher; NickMichael Farrell, a waiter
ROLE117288Higgs; PaulMusic Director / Keyboards
ROLE129639Allen; SimonPercussion
ROLE129640Holloway; TracyTrombone / Euphonium
ROLE129641Oramar; NawrozVocalist
ROLE129642Townsend; JoeGuitar / Violin
ROLE117169Members of the CompanyOther parts
ROLE147214Bhasker; PatelYusuf Iqbal, community leader
ROLE147215Strong; CarolineMichele Purdy, a manicurist / Mrs Hatchard, hotel manageress
ROLE147216Staton; RebekahPaula, a manicurist / Sue Braithewaite, a celebrity
ROLE147217Rutter; HelenChole, a manicurist / Bronwen, a teenage prostitute / Shaz, a reporter
ROLE147218Walmsley; DekaStg Donald Baxter, a community policeman / Les Slater, Britannia / Brad, a musician
ROLE147219Krishnamma; RanjitKurshid Hafiz, Anwar's Nephew / Ranjit Singh Khera, a barrister
ROLE147220Dharmalingam; RudiFaza; Mansoor
Creative Roles
ROLE129643Attenborough; MichaelDirector
ROLE108346Brotherston; LezDesigner
ROLE105997Henderson; MarkLighting Designer
ROLE104380Cunneen; PaddyMusic
ROLE104642Shutt; ChristopherSound Designer
ROLE104389King; TerryFight Director
ROLE129644Kennen; MichaelaDialect Coach
ROLE110250Godfrey; KateDialect Coach
ROLE103666Gilroy; KatrinaProduction Manager
ROLE129645Moreno; MitchellStaff Director
ROLE129646Hobden; SharonDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE132132Milling; DavidStage Manager
ROLE130661Biggs; AliAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE128952Guthrie; HarryAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE110929Marshall; EmmaCostume Supervisor
ROLE147221Barrington-Binns; EmmaAssistant to the Designer
ROLE147222Belli; GuiseppeAssistant to the Designer
ROLE130569Fricker; WilliamAssistant to the Designer
ROLE129891Simmons; NickAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE129029Bain; AlanDesign Associate
ROLE129542Titcombe; JohnAssistant Production Manager
ROLE147223Durrani; TahirTranslations
ROLE147224Patel; BhaskerTranslations
ROLE110257Ashmore; CatherineProduction Photographer
ROLE103732Edgar; DavidWriter
RNT/PP/1/3/261Playing With Fire21 September 2005Olivier Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/822Playing With FireMarch 2004 - October 2005Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/452Playing With Fire2005Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/3/255Playing with FireSeptember 2005Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/2/3/254Playing with FireAugust 2005Olivier Posters
RNT/CO/1/501Playing with Fire2005Costume Department Production Files
RNT/SM/1/687dPlaying With Fire2005Prompt Scripts
PC/1/73Playing with Fire11 October 2005Set Photographs
RNT/SM/1/687aPlaying With Fire2005Prompt Scripts
RNT/SM/1/687bPlaying With Fire2005Prompt Scripts
RNT/SM/1/687cPlaying With Fire2005Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/2/4/310Production News from Royal National Theatre - original3 February 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/316Production News from Royal National Theatre18 April 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/358'Playing with Fire' - Originalc. [August] 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/364'Playing with Fire'c. [September] 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/311Production News from Royal National Theatre - updated3 February 2005Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/SM/2/4/159Playing With Fire2005Olivier Show Reports
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