Richard II

by William Shakespeare


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
May 1 - 2 & 7 - 9, 1953

Cast List

King Richard the Second : John Gordon
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, uncle to the King : John Bennett
Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, uncle to the King : Arthur Brown
Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford : Donald Goffin
Earl of Northumberland : Don Kirkman
Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, his son : John Evenett
Duke of Aumerle, son to the Duke of York : Peter Hone
Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk : Wilmot Bennitt
Earl of Salisbury : Richard Oakley
Lord Berkeley : George Kennedy

: Robin Wade
Bagot : Kenneth Fraser
Green : Leonard Golding
Favourites of King Richard
Lord Ross : George Spaul
Lord Willoughby : Graham Robinson
Bishop of Carlisle : Patrick Leinster
Abbot of Westmnster : John Bennett
Sir Piers of Exton : Wilmot Bennitt
Sir Stephen Scroop : Frank Berg
Captain of a band of Welshmen : Fred Radley
1st Gardener : George Kennedy
2nd Gardener : Robin Wade
Groom : Fred Radley
Gaoler : Frank Berg
The Queen : Denyse Macpherson
Duchess of Gloucester : Margaret Hughes
Duchess of York : Rita Ford
Ladies attending on the Queen : Jill Nicholson, Paddy Ariss
Soldiers and attendants : Peter Whale, Frank Evers, Clifford Nelson, Robert Elderton, Peter Abbot

Richard II


Richard II

Production Team

Director : Vivian Milroy
Set Design : Vivian Milroy
Costumes and screens designed and supervised by Patrick Leinster
Lighting : Ronald Francis, Sydney Pearson, Roy Beresford

Stage Manager : Paddy Ariss
ASMs : Jill Nicholson, Mary McCarthy, Maureen Gough
Wardrobe : Rita Ford
Set construction under supervision of Jesse Watkins in Tower Theatre Workshop