Red Star


by Charles Wood


This was a Royal Shakespeare Company that opened at the Pit Theatre in the Barbican Centre on 19th July 1984 and played in repertoire in the RSC London season until 6 December 1984.

Creative Team

Director – John Caird
Designer – Chris Dyer
Music – Guy Woolfenden
Lighting – Michael Calf
Sound – John A Leonard
Fights by Malcolm Ransom
Musical Director - Charles Duncan
Dance Work by Caroline Harris
Company Voice Work by Cicely Berry & David Carey
Stage Manager – Rachel Whitteridge
Deputy Stage Manager – Helen Lovat-Fraser
Assistant Stage Manager – Peter Miller


Nikolai – Richard Griffiths
Yuri – Anthony O’Donnell
German P.O.W. – Geoffrey Beevers
Babushka – Frankie Cosgrave
Stage Manager – Mike Murray
Tupik – Bruce Alexander
Pavarot – Clyde Pollitt
Burly Plebeian – Campbell Morrison
Stagehand – Nigel Cooke
Koromyslov – Geoffrey Beevers
Azhog – Henry Goodman
Pelmeni – Alexander Wilson
Yagoda – Paul Spence
Evdokia – Lesley Duff
Lubzin 2374962 – David Schofield
Maclo 5793046 – Graham Sinclair
Moloka 9123727 - Nigel Cooke
Rak – Graham Sinclair
Oleg – Nigel Cooke
Kostik – Alexander Wilson
Irena – Tina Jones
Director – Stanley Dawson
Yudina – Caroline Harris
Ploshchad – Campbell Morrison
Ploshchad’s Wife – Frankie Cosgrave
Stanislas – Bruce Alexander
Stalin – Henry Goodman
Peasant – Clyde Pollitt
Actors, Prisoners, Soldiers, Film Unit, Workers and Peasants played by members of the company.


Keyboards/Accordion – Charles Duncan
Trumpet – Peter Wright
Percussion – Tony McVey