Event The Tragedy of King Richard III
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Venue Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Old Vic Australian and New Zealand Tour 1948
First Date 3 April 1948
Opening Date 3 April 1948
Last Date 10 April 1948
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description This tour consisted of three plays, The School For Scandal, Richard III and The Skin of Our Teeth. The tour covered Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart, as well as Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington in New Zealand.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Tragedy
Elizabethan
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
James Bailey Actor Lord Rivers / Sir James Tyrrell / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
John Barnard Actor Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Robert Beaumont Actor Sir William Catesby / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Eileen Beldon Actor Margaret of Anjou
George Cooper Actor Brackenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Dan Cunningham Actor A Priest / Earl of Richmond
Peter Cushing Actor George, Duke of Clarence / Cardinal Bouchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
Tony Gavin Actor Marquis of Dorset / Earl of Oxford
Thomas Heathcote Actor Lord Mayor of London / Murderer / Sir William Brandon / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Oliver Hunter Actor Sir Richard Ratcliffe / Murderer / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Georgina Jumel Actor Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Denis Lehrer Actor Lord Grey / A Messenger / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Vivien Leigh Actor Lady Anne
Meg Maxwell Actor Duchess of York
Anne McGrath Actor Prince of Wales / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Bernard Merefield Actor King Edward IV / John Morton, Bishop of Ely / Captain Blount
Terence Morgan Actor Lord Hastings
Laurence Olivier Actor Richard, duke of Gloster
Derrick Penley Actor Lord Lovel / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Michael Redington Actor Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
George Relph Actor Duke of Buckingham
Jane Shirley Actor Jane Shore / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Peggy Simpson Actor Duke of York / Citizens, Monks, Attendants, Guards, Messengers, Soldiers, etc.
Hugh Stewart Actor Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby
Mercia Swinburne Actor Queen Elizabeth
Herbert Menges Composer
Harold Ingram Conductor
Doris Zinkeisen Costume Designer
Peter Copley Fight Director
John Sullivan Lighting Designer
Harold Ingram Musical Director
William Shakespeare Playwright
John Burrell Producer
Morris Kestleman Set Designer
David Kentish Stage Director
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality England
Further Information Only The Skin of Our Teeth and Richard III were staged in Adelaide. The National Library holds tour programmes, numerous unidentified newspaper articles, photos and related ephemera for this tour. Individual programmes are also available and entries have been indexed from these.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 20054