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  • Print publication year: 1990
  • Online publication date: March 2007

Professional Shakespeare Productions in the British Isles, January-December 1987


The list includes some amateur productions and adaptations. Information is taken from programmes, supplemented by reviews, held in the Birmingham Shakespeare Library. Details have been verified wherever possible, but the nature of the material prevents corroboration in every case.


Leicester Haymarket Studio Company,

Leicester and tour: 18 Feb. 1987-

Director: Helena Kaut-Howson

Designer: Bunny Christie

Helena: Kate O'Connell

The action was set among the international jet set, and interpreted as a duel between Helena and Paroles to win Bertram.

Leeds Playhouse, Leeds: 4-27 June 1987

Director: John Harrison

Designer: Fran Thompson

Helena: Jenny Funnell

Set in the Napoleonic wars, and interpreted as domestic comedy, with Helena and Bertram equally serious.


The National Theatre at the Olivier, London: 9 April 1987-

Director: Peter Hall

Designer: Alison Chitty

Music: Dominic Muldowney

Antony: Anthony Hopkins

Cleopatra: Judi Dench

Octavius: Tim Pigott-Smith

See Shakespeare Survey 41, pp. 176-8.

Contact Theatre, Manchester: 20 May-13 June 1987

Director: Brigid Larmour

Designer: Nettie Edwards

Antony: Wyllie Longmore

Cleopatra: Clare Dow

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Shakespeare Survey
  • Volume 42: Shakespeare and the Elizabethans
  • Edited by Stanley Wells
  • Online ISBN: 9781139053198
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