By Jean Anouilh
Adapted and translated by Frederic & Stephen Raphael

Jean Anouilh

This revival of Jean Anouilh’s play opened for a limited run at the Haymarket Theatre in London’s West End on 27th October 2004.

It was produced by Kim Poster of Stanhope Productions in association with Fast Track Pictures.  Associate producers were Ashley Herman & Sean Sweeney, Holly Kendrick and Janet Robinson.


Director – John Caird
Designer – Stephen Brimson-Lewis
Lighting – Peter Mumford
Composer - John Cameron
Sound Designer – John Leonard
Casting – Gillian Diamond
Historical Consultant – Alison Weir

Programme cover


Thomas Becket – Dougray Scott
King Henry II – Jasper Britton

Archbishop of Canterbury – John Quentin
Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London – Sean Baker
Bishop of York – Michael Fitzgerald
Bishop of Oxford – Arthur Kohn

Saxon Girl – Catrina Lear
Gwendolen – Bethan Bevan

1st Baron – Arthur Kohn
2nd Baron – Richard Stacey
3rd Baron – Sean Baker
4th Baron – Michael Fitzgerald

Little Monk – Gareth Llewelyn
Brother William – Daniel Pirrie

Queen Mother – Ann Firbank
Eleanor of Aquitaine – Polly Kemp
Prince Henry – Michael Cox

Provost Marshall – Paul Stewart
Arundel - Daniel Pirrie

Pope – Paul Stewart
Cardinal – Arthur Kohn
Father Superior – John Quentin

All other parts played by members of the company.  Alison Collinge was the Acting Stage Manager.