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The Cradle Will Rock archive'Why don't you write a piece about all kinds of prostitution - the press, the church, the courts, the arts, the whole system?' - Bertolt Brecht to Marc Blitzstein This play with music, set in 'Steeltown, USA', The Cradle Will Rock tells the story of Larry Foreman and his attempts to unionise and battle the villainous businessman Mr. Mister. Originally directed and conceived by the legendary Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman, The Cradle Will Rock has gone down in theatrical history as the musical that defied an attempted ban by USA Federal Authorities with what may have been the most rousing and poignant opening night ever.

Author Marc Blitzstein.

Archive listings for The Cradle Will Rock

Work type: Musical.


Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Mehmet Ergen. Design Lisa Engel. Design Hannah Penfold. Musical Director Bob Broad. Lighting Alex Wardle. Performer Josie Benson. Performer Alicia Davies. Performer Morgan Deare. Performer Adey Grummet. Performer Chris Jenkins. Performer Nichola Lagan. Performer Adam Linstead. Performer Rachael Louise Miller. Performer Russell Morton. Performer Nathan Osgood. Performer Stuart Matthew Price. Performer Robin Samson. Performer Aaron Shirley. Performer Hemi Yeroha.
24 Nov 10 to 18 Dec 10Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L1825470071


Company Southwark Playhouse. Director Mehmet Ergen.
12 Aug 97 to 24 Aug 97BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L774988788

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