Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1986)

Production Details

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John Arden

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)

12 November 1986
12 November 1986
6 December 1986
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No

No
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N/A

Round

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Robin Herford
Mick Thomas
Clare Bracewell
Lynn Aitken
Paul Todd

Duncan Lewis
Pat Fawcett
David Parker
Jan Dawson

Character
Private Sparky
Bludgeon
Private Hurst
Serjeant Musgrave
Mrs Hitchcock
Private Attercliffe
The Parson
Annie
The Constable
The Mayor
A slow collier
A pugnacious collier
Walsh
A trooper of Dragoons
An officer of Dragoons

Actor
Nigel Cooke
Stanley Page
Lennox Greaves
Edward Peel
Jan Bashford
Ric Morgan
Daniel Collings
Sharon Akerboom
Terence Booth
Randal Herley
Martin Barrass
Stephen Jacobs
Dominic Letts
James Beresford
Stephen Mallatratt

Notes

> The production featured one of the company’s more challenging prop requirements with the need for a vintage Gatling Gun (a machine gun with a cluster of revolving barrels). The prop was finally sourced from the National Theatre’s armoury.
> The second night of the play’s run was a fund-raising event for the charity Amnesty International.