Red Star

6th December 1984

The Pit Theatre, RSC

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This was a Royal Shakespeare Company production 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.

Red Star

Written by Charles Wood

Creative Team

Director John Caird
Designer Chris Dyer
Music Guy Woolfenden
Lighting Michael Calf
Sound John A Leonard
Fights by Malcolm Ransom
Musical DirectorCharles 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 9123727Nigel 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