YEAR

THE PLAY
Part

THEATRE
Company

PART
Other Cast Members

1984

The Devils

The Pit
Royal Shakespeare Company

De la Rochepozay / Father Ambrose
Peter McEnery

1983/4

Moby Dick


Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester


Captain Peleg / The Carpenter
Brian Fox (as Captain Ahab), Nigel Terry,
Philip Madoc

1982

Hamlet

Young Vic, London

First Player / Gravedigger
Edward Fox (as Hamlet)

1979

The Family Reunion


Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
transferred to The Roundhouse
then The Vaudeville, London

Dr Warburton
Edward Fox, Joanna David

1978

One Man Battle

Crime and Punishment

Open Air Theatre,
Regents Park, London

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

One man show

Marmaladov
Tom Courteney, Leo McKern

1977

Henry V

Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London

Chorus
Celia Imrie

1976

The Three Sisters

Cambridge Theatre, London

(directed by Jonathan Miller)

1975

The Cocktail Party

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester / Manchester Cathedral

Nora Swinburne

1973/4

Agincourt,
The Archer's Tale

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
and on tour at many venues thereafter

One man show

1973

The Family Reunion


Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester


Dr Warburton
Edward Fox, Joanna David,
Nora Swinburne

1971

Mister

The Duchess Theatre

Freddie Jones

1969

Martin Luther King

Spithead

The Black Swan Winter

Greenwich Theatre, London

Greenwich Theatre, London

Hampstead Theatre Club,
London

The Interlocutor
Nina Baden-Semper, Derek Griffiths

Lord Howe

Sam Pitt
Eric Thompson

1967

Getting Married



Edinburgh Festival
then New Theatre, Oxford,
Strand Theatre, London

General Bridgenorth
Ian Carmichael, Alec Clunes, Moira Lister, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Hugh Williams

1966

The Winter's Tale


The Trojan Women

Edinburgh Festival/
Cambridge Theatre, London

Edinburgh Festival

Camillo
Moira Remond, Jane Asher, Jim Dale, Diana Churchill

Menelaus
Moira Redmond

1965

SEASON

Dandy Dick

Oedipus The King &
Oedipus At Colonus

Four Thousand Brass Halfpennies

The Wakefield Mystery Plays

The Left-handed Liberty

Mermaid Theatre, London










Sir Tristram Mardon
Sonia Dresdel

Creon

Amphitryon
James Bolam, Freddie Jones

Not known

William Marshal, Patrick Wymark,
Denise Coffey

1964

The Gift

Not known

Not known
(produced by Ivan Stanislaw)

1962/3

SEASON

The Alchemist

Peer Gynt

The Merchant of Venice

Measure For Measure

The Old Vic, London






Lovewit

Three Parts

Antonio

Pompey

1962

Two Stars For Comfort

Garick Theatre, London

Drake
Trevor Howard

1961

Beckett


The Lady From The Sea

Globe / Aldwych,
London

Golders Green Hippodrome /
Queen's Theatre, London, London

King Louis
Christopher Plummer, Diana Rigg,
Eric Porter

Ballested
Vanessa Redgrave, Margaret Leighton

1960/61

The Taming of the Shrew

Aldwych Theatre, London

Baptista
Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg

1960

A Piece of Silver

Belgrave Theatre, Coventry /
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Martin Keller
Joyce Heron, Derek Fowlds

1957

The Country Wife

Chelsea Palace Theatre, London


Joan Plowright, Esme Percy, Robert Stephens, Terence Morgan

1956

The Caine Mutiny Court Martial

Hippodrome, London
also Bristol Hippodrome

Captain Southard
Lloyd Nolan, Robert Hardy

1954

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle

Phoenix Theatre, London

Streartham Hill Theatre, London

Rex Harrison
Lilli Palmer, Athene Seyler

Sidney Redlitch
Joan Greenwood, Athene Sayler

1953

The Emperor's New Clothes

Ethel Barrymore Theatre,
New York

The Baron
Lee J Cobb

1952

Montserrat


Miranda, Magistrate,
Family Reunion,
Ring Around the Moon,
Travellers Joy

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
following 6 nights at Arts Theatre, Cambridge

The Bermuda Theatre, Hamilton, Bermuda
Moral Re-Armament Company


Salcedo
Richard Burton

Nora Swinburne, Eric Berry




1951

Heloise



Caesar and Cleopatra /
Anthony and Cleopatra


Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
following 6 nights at Arts Theatre, Cambridge

St James's Theatre, London



Hugo
Mervyn Johns, Nigel Green
(directed by Michael Powell)

Belzanor (Antony and Cleopatra)
Menas
(Caesar and Cleopatra)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Peter Cushing, Robert Helpmann

1950

Who Is Sylvia?

Wild Violets

Bartholomew Fair

Criterion Theatre, London

St James's Theatre, London

Assembley Rooms, Edinburgh
Old Vic Company

Williams
Roland Culver, Athene Seyler

Adele Dixon, Charlotte Greenwood

Tom Quarlous
Roger Lives, Alec Clunes

1949

Caroline

The Arts Club, London

Dr Cornish
Nora Swinburne

1948

The Relapse

The Phoenix Theatre, London

Not known

1948/9

SEASON

Hamlet

The Taming of the Shrew

The Winter's Tale

Troilus and Cressida

King John

The Merchant of Venice

Royal Shakespeare Company,
Stratford-Upon-Avon


The company included Robert Helpmann,
Claire Bloom, Diana Wynward, Paul Scofield,
John Justin, William Squire, Alfie Bass,
Douglas Wilmer, Godfrey Tearle, Anthony Quayle.




Ghost / Gravedigger
Robert Helpmann as Hamlet

Christopher Sly

Leontes

Thersites

Chatillon

Gratiano

1946

SEASON

Romeo and Juliet

Saint Joan

Man and Superman

In Time to Come

Elektra

The Wiser Have Not Spoken

King's Theatre, Hammersmith


The company included Renee Asherson,
Douglas Wilmer, Basil Langton,
Lewis Casson, Michael Goodliffe,
Sibyl Thorndyke





Mercutio
Rene Asherson (as Juliet)

The Inquisitor

Henry Straker

Senator Lodge

A Messenger

Not known

1944/5

The Three Waltzes




The Prince's Theatre, London
also pre-West End run at Bristol Hippodrome and The Opera House, Manchester
(October 1944)

Richard Wessex
Evelyn Laye, Frances Clare



1944

Crisis in Heaven

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

English Soldier Courage
(first stage role since blinded)

1943

Seventy Years of Song


Royal Albert Hall, London


Esmond sang in this show
one night only
(16th June 1943)

1940

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Peaceful Inn

SEASON

The Importance of Being Ernest

Through The Night

The Peaceful Inn

Open Air Theatre,
Regents Park, London

Duke of York's Theatre, London

King's Theatre, Hammersmith


Margaret Vines

Nora Swinburne

Co-Manager with Wilson Barrett

Not known

Calvin Driscoll

Alan Harper

1939

SEASON

You Can't Take It With You
The Enchanted Cottage
Tonight at 8.30
Mind Over Murder
Love From a Stranger
Full House
Quality Street
Autumn Crocus
The Middle Watch
French Without Tears
It's a Boy
Goodness, How Sad!
Private Lives
The Green Pack
Tell Her The Truth

Empire Theatre, Edinburgh

Co-Manager with Wilson Barrett

1939

SEASON

Tonight at 8.30



Night Must Fall

Autumn Crocus

Fallen Angels

Rain

You Can't Take It With You

George and Margaret

First Stop North

King's Theatre, Hammersmith

Co-Manager with Wilson Barrett

Commander Peter Gilpin
(Hands Across The Sea)
George Pepper
(Red peppers)

Danny
Dame May Witty

Nora Swinburne

1938

The White Guard

Twelfth Night

Crest of the Wave

The Melody That Got Lost

Phoenix Theatre, London

Phoenix Theatre, London

On Tour

Phoenix Theatre, London

Williams
Roland Culver, Athene Seyler

Orsino

Frances Clare, Dorothy Dickson, Finlay Currie

Glynis Johns, Dorothy Hyson,
Margaret Rutherford

1937

Van Gogh

Wise Tomorrow


Arts Theatre Club, London

Lyric Theatre, London


Vincent Van Gogh
Wilson Barrett

Peter Marsh
Nora Swinburne, Martita Hunt,
Diana Churchill, Naunton Wayne

1936

Night Must Fall

The Melody That Got Lost

The Little Ol' Boy

The Insect Play

Playhouse Theatre, London

Embassy Theatre,
Swiss Cottage, London

Arts Theatre,
London

Playhouse Theatre, London

Danny

Glynis Johns, Kay Walsh, May Hallatt

Frances Clare, Dorothy Dickson,
Finlay Currie

Parasite / Chief Engineer
Robert Helpmann

1934

Hamlet

Streamline

The Three Sisters

Sadlers Wells, London

Opera House, Manchester / Palace Theatre, London

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Williams
Roland Culver, Athene Seyler

Various roles
(a review)

Gypsy Hood

1932

Wild Violets

The Child Born at the Plough

Love For Love

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Barn Theatre, Small Hythe, Kent

Faculty of Arts

Williams
Roland Culver, Athene Seyler

Moses

Valentine

1931/2

Waltzes From Vienna

Alhambra Theatre, London

Strauss The Younger

1931

Salome

Rahere

Much Ado About Nothing
(excerpt)

Masque of Comus

Gate Theatre, London

Barn Theatre, Small Hythe, Kent

Barn Theatre, Small Hythe, Kent
(3rd anniversary performance
in memory of Ellen Terry)

Westminster School, London

Young Syrian

Tom Heslewood

Balthazar


The Attendant Spirit
Frances Clare

1930

Mr Eno - His Birth, Death and Life

Hamlet

The Arts Club, London

Queen's Theatre, London

Munro

Rosencrantz
John Gielgud (as Hamlet)

1929

The Return of the Puritan

Art and Mrs Bottle

Improper People

Maya

The Man I Killed

Fashion

The Hippodrome, Golders Green, London

Criterion Theatre, London

Arts Theatre,
London

Studio des Theatres des Champs Elysees, Paris

Paris

Kingsway Theatre, London

Not known

Michael Stockfield
Joan Barry

Not known

Not known

Not known

Frances Clare

1928

Today and Tomorrow
Manager and the Robbers
Spare a Copper
The Old Sailor
Bloweth the Wind

To What Red Hell

Fashion

Contraband

The Pocket Money Husband

Children's Theatre, London




Gate Theatre, Wyndhams Theatre,
London

Gate Theatre,
London

Prince's Theatre, London

The Arts Club, London

Today
(Today and Tomorrow)
San Too
(Manager and the Robbers)

Michael Allen
Frederick Peiseley

Not known

Hobart

At least 3 roles
Madeleine Caroll, Emlyn Williams

1927/8

Yellow Sands

On Tour
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Arthur Varwell
Frances Clare

1927

Othello

The Old Vic, London

Not known

1926

The Return

The Everyman, Hampstead, London

Phillips / A Sargeant
Peggy Ashcroft

1926/7

SEASON

Macbeth

King John

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dr Syn

The Tempest

Richard III

Hamlet

Twelfth Night

She Stoops to Conquer

The Chester Nativity Play

The Old Vic, London
and on tour of South Coast theatres







Messenger / Young Siward

The Lord Bigot

Philostrate

Juvenile Lead

Adrian

Marquis of Dorset

Guildenstern
Eric Portman

Fabian

Tom Twist

A Teddy Bear

1925/6

SEASON

Richard III

The Merchant of Venice

A Winter's Tale

The Shoemaker's Holiday


Trelawny of the Wells

The Taming of the Shrew

As You Like It

Antony and Cleopatra

Romeo and Juliet

Much Ado About Nothing

Measure For Measure

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Julius Caesar

The Daughter of the Regiment
opera by Donizetti

The Old Vic, London







Marquis of Dorset

Messenger
Edith Evans

Not known

Singer, Crowd
Margaret Rutherford, Edith Evans, Ball Holloway

Not known

Basrtholomew / A Page

Sir Oliver Martext

First Guard

Gregory

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Dancer

1925

Curiosity

The Wild Duck

Pax Robertson's Salon, London

Pax Robertson's Salon, London

Arlecchino

Old Ekdal
(First stage appearance)