This production was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Small-Scale Tour’. It performed in a two-play repertoire with Howard Davies’ production of Much Ado About Nothing, the same actors appearing in both productions.
It toured small venues all around the UK throughout 1979 and opened at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre on 30th January 1980.
Photographs by Chris Davies and Frazer Ashford – and by kind permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
|Directed by John Caird|
|Designed by Chris Dyer|
|Music by Stephen Oliver|
|Lighting by Brian Wigney|
|Musical Director||Andrew Dickson|
|Company Voice Work by Cicely Berry|
|Assistant Designer||Louise Belson|
|Stage Manager||Helen Gaynor|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Hazel Crisp|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Helen Lovat-Fraser & Andy McKee|
|Jane Carr||Grusha Vachnadze|
|Charlotte Cornwell||Natella Abasvili/Merchant Woman|
|Kenneth Colley||Arkadi Tsheidse, the Singer|
|Hugh Fraser||Georgi Abashvili/Musician/Stableman/Lawyer|
|Matyelock Gibbs||Nurse/Mother-in-Law/Granny Grusinia|
|David John||Ironshirt/Young Farmer/Stableboy|
|Colin McCormack||Simon Chachava/ Blackmailer|
|John Rogan||Grand Duke/Doctor/Chef/Farmer/Old Man|
|Roger Sloman||Corporal/Drunken Man|