A Play in 2 Acts

1st February 1996

Cottesloe Theatre, NT

The world première of Stanley was at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe auditorium on 1st February 1996 and played in repertoire throughout the 1996 season.

It subsequently opened at the Circle in the Square theatre on Broadway on 20th February 1997 where it ran for a limited season until 27th April.


Written byPam Gems

Creative Team

Director John Caird
Designer Tim Hatley
Lighting Peter Mumford
MusicIlona Sekacz
Company Voice Work Patsy Rodenburg
Dialect Coach Jeanette Nelson
Dance Jane Gibson
Sound Freya Edwards
Production ManagerJason Barnes
Stage Manager Angela Fairclough
Deputy Stage ManagerSue Millin
Assistant Stage ManagersPeter Gregory / Hilary Stephens
Assistant to the Lighting DesignerHuw Llewellyn
Assistant Production ManagerDiane Willmott
Costume SupervisorHeather Leat
Production PhotographerSasha Gusov


Cast in order of speaking:
Hilda Deborah Findlay
Stanley Antony Sher
Henry Pip Torrens
Gwen Nicola King
Patricia Anna Chancellor
Augustus David Collings
Dorothy Selina Cadell
Dudley Richard Howard
Elsie Stephanie Jacob
Mrs Carline Avril Elgar
Brian Nicholas Deigman / Daniel Forster-Smith
Tim Robbie Morton / Robert Smythson
Other parts played by members of the Company
Pianist / Keyboards Walter Fabeck

Production Credits

Set Constructed byP. L. Parsons
Shoes byGamba
Additional Costumes byRobbie Gordon and Marie McLoughlin
Art Materials supplied by Daler-Rowney
Batteries byEverReady

Programme Acknowledgements

Programme Researched and Compiled byLyn Haill / Janet Prowting
Articles byJudith Collins / Richard Cork / Pam Gems
Thanks toChristine Hepworth and the Trustees of the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham