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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From7th June 2003
Opened19th June 2003
To7th November 2003
WhenAug 15,16,18,26,27,28, Sep 8,9, Oct 10,11,13,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,31 Nov 1,3,4,5,6,7 at 19:45. Aug 16,28, Sep 9, Oct 11,15,22,25,29, Nov 1,4,6, Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £34.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)


An acrobat has been murdered at a party given by the manically depressive former musical comedy star, Dotty Moore, to celebrate the accession of a new Radical Liberal government. Her husband George, an ageing professor of moral philosophy, attempts to rehearse a lecture while ignoring the nearby corpse as his wife entertains his university boss and a chorus of gymnasts from the philosophy department. What follows is a murder mystery thriller displaying Tom Stoppard's verbal ingenuity within an anarchic comical setting of adultery, gymnastics and moon landings.
Author Tom Stoppard

Archive :: production:T871582985, play:S0451898970, venue:V374

Production details

Special Performances

  • 10 Oct 03 Audio Described
  • 11 Oct 03 Audio Described
  • 23 Oct 03 Sign Interpreted
  • 1 Nov 03 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Producer National Theatre
Director David Leveaux
Design Vicki Mortimer
Costume Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Paule Constable
Sound John A Leonard (for Aura)
Music Corin Buckeridge
Choreographer Aidan Treays (aerial choreography)
Performer Simon Russell Beale (George Moore)
Performer John Rogan (Crouch)
Performer Nicholas Woodeson (Bones)
Performer Essie Davis (Dorothy)
Performer Jonathan Hyde (Archie)
Performer Eliza Lumley (the Secretary)
Performer Robert Barton
Performer Jean Felix Calens
Performer Jonathan Campbell
Performer Gary Cross
Performer Joseph J Leigh
Performer Leo Kay
Performer Karl Magee
Performer Dodger Phillips
Performer Ashley Stuart
Performer Phil Seaman
Performer Supple
Performer Lewis Young
Performer Martin Chamberlain
Performer Alan Leith
Performer Joanna Morton
Performer Stephen Watts

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