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Insignificance archiveMarilyn Monroe walks into Albert Einstein's bedroom on a hot summer's night in New York, 1953. She is being pursued by the press and a hot headed husband (Joe DiMaggio), he is being persecuted by Senator McCarthy. Who knows, it could have happened ... Insignificance held its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 and was voted one of the top hundred plays in the NT2000 Platform series. It also won for its creator, Terry Johnson, the Evening Standard Theatre Award for 1982: Most Promising Playwright.


Author: Terry Johnson

Archive listings for Insignificance

Work type: Play.


Producer Arcola Theatre. Director David Mercatali. Performer Alice Bailey Johnson (Marilyn Monroe). Performer Simon Rouse (Albert) Einstein). Performer Tom Mannion (Senator MfcCarthy). Performer Oliver Hembrough (Joe DiMaggio).
18 Oct 17 to 18 Nov 17Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L01250392284


Producer Sheffield Theatres. Director Sam West. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Neil Austin. Sound Greg Clarke. Director Maria Pattinson (assistant). Performer Gerard Horan (Senator). Performer Nicholas Le Prevost (Professor). Performer Patrick O'Kane (Ball Player). Performer Mary Stockley (Actress).
5 Apr 05 to 9 Apr 05Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1539432103
29 Mar 05 to 2 Apr 05Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L572530149
22 Mar 05 to 26 Mar 05Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L1360487953
15 Mar 05 to 19 Mar 05Oxford Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L01602142954
7 Mar 05Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L977576317
24 Feb 05 to 12 Mar 05Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L01296371365


Producer Royal and Derngate Theatres. Director Rupert Goold. Design Ruari Murchison. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Adam Cork. Performer Gina Bellman. Performer Paul McCleary. Performer Steven Hartley. Performer Alan Perrin.
17 May 04 to 22 May 04Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L0271664475
23 Apr 04 to 15 May 04Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L01774228238


Company Rondo Theatre Company.
9 Apr 03 to 12 Apr 03The Rondo, Bath :: V855
listing details L1784716343


Company Sturdy Beggars Group Theatre Company.
13 Aug 02 to 17 Aug 02Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L1281212357


Company Rapture Theatre Company. Director Michael Emans. Design Lyn McAndrew.
10 Oct 01 to 13 Oct 01Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow :: V612
listing details L1124769142


Company Wildcard Theatre. Director Andrew Potter.
16 Jun 01Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
listing details L01741785864
15 Jun 01Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury :: V745
listing details L01607836255
14 Jun 01West End Centre, Aldershot :: V762
listing details L01597305798
31 May 01 to 1 Jun 01Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth :: V772
listing details L1587537241
23 May 01South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
listing details L01721165653


Company Wildcard Theatre Company.
26 May 01Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L914724626
24 May 01 to 25 May 01Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L736257473


Director Rob Swain.
28 Oct 99 to 13 Nov 99Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L01661055501


Terry Johson will discuss his comic play with Dan Rebellato. Extracts will then be performed.Performer Alun Armstrong (The Scientist). Performer Frances Barber (The Actress). Performer Larry Lamb (The Ball Player).
5 Oct 99Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L019640356


Director Loveday Ingram. Design Anthony Lamble. Lighting Sam Brewster Gibbons. Sound Jason Barnes. Performer Ron Cook. Performer Martin Marquez. Performer Sharon Small. Performer Allan Corduner.
14 Jul 99 to 31 Jul 99Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L0576146548


Director Rob Swain. Design Sue Cooke. Lighting Jo Dawson. Sound James Earls-Davis. Performer James Walker. Performer Nick Stringer. Performer Shelly Willetts. Performer Andrew Dunn.
4 Feb 98 to 28 Feb 98New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
listing details L02057185594

Other listings

17 May 17 to 20 May 17Garrick Theatre, Stockport :: V504
listing details L1515227279
15 May 01 to 16 May 01Medina Theatre, Newport :: V01504973828
listing details L0116312062


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