1950-1959

VENUS OBSERVED

op. dates January 18th, 1950 // February 13th, 1952
author Christopher Fry
director Laurence Olivier
role The Duke of Altair
theatre St James Theatre (London) // New Century Theatre (New York) < director only
full cast
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THE DAMASCUS BLADE

op. date March 13th, 1950
author Bridget Boland
director Laurence Olivier
theatre Theatre Royal (Newcastle) / Hippodrome (Bristol)
full cast

 

CAPTAIN CARVALLO

op. dates June 12th / August 9th / September 10th, 1950
author Denis Cannan
director Laurence Olivier
theatre Royal Lyceum Theatre (Edinburgh) / St James's Theatre (London) / Garrick Theatre (London)
full cast

 

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

op. dates April 24th / May 10th / November 13th / December 19th, 1951
author George Bernard Shaw
director Michael Benthall
role Julius Caesar
theatre Opera House (Manchester) / St James's Theatre (London) / Royal Court (Liverpool) / Ziegfield Theatre (New York)
full cast
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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

op. dates May 1st / May 11th / November 20th / December 20th, 1951
author William Shakespeare
director Michael Benthall
role Mark Antony
theatre Opera House (Manchester) / St James's Theatre (London) / Royal Court (Liverpool) / Ziegfield Theatre (New York)
full cast
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THE SID FIELD TRIBUTE

date June 25th, 1951
role

'Sit Round' sketch

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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LATE NIGHT THEATRE

date July 9th, 1951
role

Introduction of a scene from 'School for Scandal'

theatre Theatre Royal Drury Lane (London)

 

 

LADY HAMILTON EXCERPT

date October 27th, 1952
role Nelson
theatre Empire Theatre Royal (London)
full cast
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STARS AT MIDNIGHT

date May 28th, 1953
role

Juvenile Delinquency skit

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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THE SLEEPING PRINCE

op. dates September 28th / October 5th / October 12th / October 19th / November 5th, 1953
author Terence Rattigan
director Laurence Olivier
role Grand Duke of Carpathia
theatre Opera House (Manchester) / King's Theatre (Glasgow) / King's Theatre (Edinburgh) / Theatre Royal (Newcastle) / Phoenix Theatre (London)
full cast
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MIDNIGHT MATINÉE FOR
GREEK EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

date November 17th, 1953
director John Varley
role

Speaker of a prologue by Christopher Hassall

theatre Theatre Royal Drury Lane (London)

 

MIDNIGHT CAVALCADE

date March 18th, 1954
role

appearance

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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ALL STAR RADA JUBILEE MATINÉE

date May 31st, 1954
author William Shakespeare
theatre Her Majesty's Theatre (London)
role

Epilogue to Henry VIII

full cast
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NIGHT OF A HUNDRED STARS

date June 24th, 1954
role

appearance

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast

 

TWELFTH NIGHT

op. date April 12th, 1955
author William Shakespeare
director John Gielgud
role

Malvolio

theatre Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon)
full cast
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MACBETH

op. date June 7th, 1955
author William Shakespeare
director Glen Byam Shaw
role Macbeth
theatre Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon)
full cast
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NIGHT OF A HUNDRED STARS

date June 23rd, 1955
role

Juvenile Delinquents sketch

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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TITUS ANDRONICUS

op. date August 16th, 1955 // May 15th / May 28th / June 2nd / June 7th / June 12th / June 18th // July 1st, 1957
author

William Shakespeare

director Peter Brook
role

Titus Andronicus

theatre Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon) // Théâtre des Nations (Paris) / La Fenice (Venice) / National Theatre (Belgrade) / National Theatre (Zagreb) / Burgtheater (Vienna) / National Theatre (Warsaw) // Stoll Theatre (London)
full cast
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GREEN ROOM CAVALCADE

date March 5th, 1956
author

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

director Alison Colvil
role

Sir Peter Teazle ('School for Scandal' scene)

theatre London Coliseum (London)
full cast
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NIGHT OF A HUNDRED STARS

date June 28th, 1956
role

Host/Performer White Tie and Tails

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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CENTRAL SCHOOL JUBILEE

date November 25th, 1956
role

Edwardian soirée guest

theatre Saville Theatre (London)
full cast
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EVENING FOR HUNGARY RELIEF

date December 18th, 1956
role

speaker

theatre Royal Festival Hall (London)

 

SON ET LUMIÈRE

date August 6th, 1957
author Hugh Ross Williamson & John Hotchkins (composer)
director Paul Robert-Houdin
role

Duke of Glocester

theatre Greenwich Royal Naval College (Greenwich)
full cast

 

THE ENTERTAINER

op. dates April 10th / September 10th / November 11th / November 18th / November 25th, 1957 / February 12th, 1958
author

John Osborne

director Tony Richardson
role

Archie Rice

theatre Royal Court Theatre (London) / Palace Theatre (London) / King's Theatre (Edinburgh) / New Theatre (Oxford) / Hippodrome (Brighton) / Royale Theatre (New York)
full cast
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NIGHT OF A HUNDRED STARS

date July 24th, 1958
role

'Be a Clown' sketch

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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CORIOLANUS

op. date July 7th, 1959
author

William Shakespeare

director Peter Hall
role

Coriolanus

theatre Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon)
full cast
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NIGHT OF A HUNDRED STARS

date July 23th, 1959
role

Archie Rice scene

theatre London Palladium (London)
full cast
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GALA FOR FRÉJUS DISASTER VICTIMS

date December 15th, 1959
role

speaker

theatre Lyric Theatre (London)
full cast
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