Lyceum Theatre, (10/04/1960 - 2/18/1961)
Booth Theatre, (2/20/1961 - 9/09/1961)

Opening Date: Oct 04, 1960
Closing Date: Sep 09, 1961
Total Performances: 376

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Salford, Lancashire, England. Today.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by David Merrick; Produced by arrangement with Donald Albery and Oscar Lewenstein, Ltd.

Written by Shelagh Delaney; Incidental music by Bobby Scott

Directed by Tony Richardson and George Devine

Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: A. Gino Giglio

Production Stage Manager: Del Hughes; Stage Manager: Kathleen A. Sullivan and James Stark; Production Supervisor: Neil C. Hartley

Press Representative: Bill Doll; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden

Opening Night Cast

Angela LansburyHelen
Joan PlowrightJosephine
Helen's daughter
Nigel DavenportPeter
Josephine's friend
Andrew RayGeoffrey
Billy Dee WilliamsThe Boy

Understudies: Judith Cargill (Helen), Robert Macbeth (The Boy), Audree Rae (Josephine), Roy Shuman (Peter) and James Stark (Geoffrey)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1961 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Joan Plowright

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Lyceum Theatre

(10/4/1960 - 2/18/1961)

Company Manager: Arthur M. Brilant.

Booth Theatre

(2/20/1961 - 9/9/1961)


Hermione Baddeley
Frederick Combs
Frances Cuka
Helen's daughter

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