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CLASSIC PLAYS: 1980-1989

Classic Plays: 1980

1980: COUNTRY LIFE - Carlo Goldoni (Lyric, Hammersmith)
David Gwillim, John Moreno, Ciaran Madden, Carl Oatley, Peter Eyre, Ralph Michael, Keith Drinkel, Julia Foster, Veronica Sowerby, Trevor Baxter, Jenny Laird, Susan Denaker, Peter Bourke, Ellen Pollock; dir:David Giles [20pp, 5.25x9; cast list, programme notes, credits, biographies etc.; date written on inner page, else VG] £4

1980: THE RIVALS - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Greenwich Theatre)
Anthony Sharp, Tim Woodward, Karl Howman, Marilyn Cutts, Nina Thomas, Clare Higgins, Joyce Grant, Nickolas Grace, Enn Reitel, Ivan Beavis; dir:Patrick Mason [24pp; cast, credits, photos, biographies etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1980 (June): A FLEA IN HER EAR - Feydeau/Mortimer (Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead)
Christopher Ryan, Jonathan Hackett, Janette Legge, Anna Calder-Marshall, David Burke, Jonathan Elsom, Michael Cashman; dir:Mark Cullingford, Edward Hardwicke [24pp; cast, credits, 14 biographies w.photos, articles; VG] £3

1980 (Mch): THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov (Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon)
Barbara Jefford, Sam Dale, Bernard Lloyd, Janet Maw, Robert Flemyng, Richard Mayes; dir:Patrick Lau [20pp; cast, credits, photos, biographies w.photos, articles; VG] £3

1980: MACBETH (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
Cambridge Theatre Company: Brian Cox, Gemma Jones, Edward Jewesbury, Paul Whitworth, Kenny Ireland, Iain Mitchell, James Aubrey, Emma Williams; dir:Jonathan Lynn [28pp; cast, biographies, company photo, illustrated articles etc.; mark on front cover, else VG] £2

1980: DR.FAUSTUS - Marlowe (Fortune)
James Aubrey, Patrick Magee, Garry Cooper; dir:Christopher Fettes [24pp; 5 large production photos; VG] £2

1980: THE STREETS OF LONDON - Boucicault (Her Majesty's)
William Squire, Royce Mills, Helen Cherry, Susannah Fellows, Patsy Byrne; dir:Diane Cilento [32pp; photos; VG] £4

1980: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Old Vic/24 Sept 1980)
Old Vic Company: Timothy West, Maureen O'Brien, Michael Cochrane, Christopher Fulford, Bernard Archard [36pp; w.newspaper review clipping] £4

1980: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Wilde (Old Vic/14 Oct 1980)
Old Vic Company: Richard Easton, David Downer, Margaretta Scott, James Bree, Polly Adams, Isabelle Amyes, Joyce Grant; dir:Frank Hauser [36pp, 5.25x9; illustrated articles, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £4

1980: TRELAWNY OF THE 'WELLS' - Arthur Wing Pinero (Old Vic/16 Dec 1980)
Old Vic Company: Robert Lindsay, Bill Fraser, Belinda Sinclair, Lynne Miller, June Ritchie, Neil McCaul, Ken Wynne, David Shaughnessy; dir:Timothy West [36pp, 5.25x9; production history w.7 period photos, biogs etc.; VG] £4

1980: JULIUS CAESAR (Riverside Studios)
Robert Flemyng, John Shrapnel, Michael Byrne, Phil Daniels, David Horovitch, Gillian Barge, Paul Bentall, Jack Klaff, Peter Wight, Anthony Head; dir:Peter Gill [20pp; cast photos and biographies, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £2

1980 (16 December): TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS (Old Vic) Royal Gala Souvenir Brochure
Old Vic Company: Gala Performance in the Presence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother w.Robert Lindsay, Bill Fraser, Belinda Sinclair, Lynne Miller, June Ritchie, Neil McCaul, Ken Wynne, David Shaughnessy; dir:Timothy West [68pp, 8.25x11.75; illustrated articles, photographs, 5 production photos, cast photos and biographies, company cartoons etc.; VG] £5

1980: MACBETH (Old Vic/3 Sept 1980)
Old Vic Company: Peter O'Toole, Frances Tomelty, Brian Blessed, Clive Wood, Dudley Sutton; dir:Brian Forbes [36pp, 5.25x9; illustrated articles, biogs etc.; the famous disastrous production] (£6) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1981

1981: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Greenwich Theatre)
David Horovitch, Paul Brooke, Nina Thomas, Jennie Stoller, Philip Voss, David Rintoul, Matthew Francis; dir:Alan Dossor [24pp; cast, credits, illustrated article, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1981: BRITTANICUS (Lyric Studio)
Jonathan Kent, Siobhan McKenna, Alan MacNaughtan, Garry Cooper; dir:Christopher Fettes [6pp triple-fold; cast, biographies, credits, notes, etc.; VG] £2

1981: THE RELAPSE - Sir John Vanbrugh (Old Vic)
Old Vic Company: John Nettles, Maureen O'Brien, Richard Kay (for Barry Woolgar), Jonathan Coy, Simon Butteriss, Celia Foxe, Stephanie Cole; dir:Michael Simpson [28pp, 5.75x8.25; illustrated articles, biogs etc.; VG] £4

1981: ST.JOAN - G.B.Shaw (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
Cambridge Theatre Company: Julie Covington, Ronnie Letham, Ian Hogg, Fulton Mackay, David Bamber; dir:Nancy Meckler [28pp, 5.75x8.25; VG] £4

1981: KING LEAR (Theatre Royal, Bristol)
Bristol Old Vic: Graham Crowden, Peter Copley, Malcolm Rennie, Ian Mackenzie, Peter Woodward, Patrick Malahide, Philip Lowrie [20pp; cast, biogs, illustrated articles, credits etc.; VG] £3

1981: HAMLET (Theatre Royal, Stratford East)
Frank Grimes, Del Henney, Colette O'Neil, Cora Kinnaird, Tim Woodward, Bob Hornery, Trevor Martin, Bob Todd; dir:Lindsay Anderson [16pp; cast, biogs, rehearsal and company photos, programme notes etc.; minor marks else VG] £4

1981: ST. MARK'S GOSPEL (Globe)
Alec McCowen [32pp; illustrated articles, 15 excellent photos of Alec McCowen in various productions, credits etc.; VG] £4
1981: THE MISANTHROPE
1981: THE MISANTHROPE (Round House)
Tom Courtenay, Christopher Gable, Geoffrey Bateman, Cecilia Richards, Janet Ellis, Tim McInnerny, Amanda Boxer; dir:Caspar Wrede [16pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, extensive illustrated articles, credits, biographies w.photos etc.; date written on cover, rumpled, else VG] £4

1981: SHAKESPEARE'S ROME: JULIUS CAESAR and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Mermaid)
Timothy Dalton, Carmen du Sautoy, Colin Bennett, Andrew Branch, Gilbert Wynne, Morgan Sheppard; dir:Bernard Miles, Ron Pember [32pp; rehearsal photos, articles, cast list, biographies, notes on The Mermaid] (£4) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1982

1982: LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME - Oscar Wilde, dramatised by Constance Cox (Gloucestershire Everyman Theatre)
Paul Doust, Alan Brown, Jillian Mack, Ian Gardiner, Pamela Strong, Nancy Gower, Peggy Sinclair, Bruce Green, Kate Spiro, Patrick Monckton; dir:Hugh Wooldridge [20pp, 5.8x8.5; cast list, programme notes, biographies, VG] £3
1982: HEDDA GABLER
1982: HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen (Cambridge Theatre)
Susannah York, Gretchen Franklin, Irene Handl, Ralph Bates, Paula Wilcox, Tom Baker, Tom Bell; dir:Donald McWhinnie [16pp, 5.2x8.3; biographies w.photos, newsclipping review tipped in, minor marks, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1982: THE THREE SISTERS (Vanbrugh Theatre)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art production: Sean Bean (spelled here as Shaun), James Wilby, Janet McTeer, Alison Steele, Leslie DoQui, Denica Fairman, Jenny Farnon, Gwynn Beech Davies, Trevor Blythe, Gerrard McArthur; dir:Helena Kaut-Howson [single sheet (8.25x11.7) folded in four; cast, credits, notes on previous students of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; article about the Vanbrugh Theatre Club; slightly rumpled, else VG; most unusual programme for this student production, featuring several stars of the future] £5

1982: TWELFTH NIGHT (Donmar)
Emily Richard, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Edward Petherbridge, Edward Hardwicke, Suzan Farmer [11.5x16.5, single sheet, twice folded; cast, biogs etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1982: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS and THE ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE (Open Air, Regent's Park) Season Brochure
Kate O'Mara, Christopher Neame, James Cairncross, Douglas Hodge, Berwick Kaler, Joan Davies, Christopher Biggins, William Relton, Emily Richard, Peter Woodward, Oscar James, Helen Ryan, Janet Spencer-Turner [28pp; cast, biogs etc.; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1982: HAMLET (Donmar Warehouse)
Anton Lesser, John Shrapnel, Susan Engel, Kathryn Pogson, Alan MacNaughtan, Iain Mitchell, Ken Stott, Philip Locke, Paul Curran, Ian McNeice, John Grillo; dir:Jonathan Miller [12pp, single sheet, folded three times; biographies, cast list etc.; minor marks, else VG] £3

1982: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS - Goldini/Duncan/Ultz (Richmond Theatre)
Cambridge Theatre Company: Patrick Mower, Bob Goody, Elizabeth Estensen, Anita Dobson, Steven Beard, Billy Hartman, Geoffrey Freshwater, Ian Bartholomew, Darlene Johnson; dir:Martin Duncan, Ultz; music+lyrics:Martin Duncan [24pp; cast, credits, list of scenes and songs, biographies etc.] £3

1982 (Aug): SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Goldsmith (Lyric Hammersmith)
Anthony Sharp, Betty Marsden, Ron Cook, Tracey Ullman, Nigel Terry, Hugh Fraser, Richard Caldicot; dir:William Gaskill [24pp; cast, credits, biographies, illustrated articles; minor marks, else VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1983

1983: HENRY IV part one and MACBETH (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
Douglas Fielding, Russell Denton, Philip Sully, Kenneth McClellan, Leslie Randall, Linda Regan, Vivienne Argent, Michael Brey, Terence Halliday; dir:Michael McCaffery [20pp, 5.75x8.25; cast, credits, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1983: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Sheridan (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Donald Sinden, Beryl Reid, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Judy Buxton, Sebastian Shaw, Bill Fraser, Patrick Godfrey, James Griffiths, Anthony Hyde, Michael Siberry, Christopher Godwin; dir:John Barton [24pp; cast, credits, biographies, 8 production photos etc.; VG] £4

1983 (Mch): MISS JULIE - Strindberg (Duke of York's)
Cheryl Campbell, Stephen Rea, Veronica Roberts; dir:Clare Davidson [24pp, 5.25x8.5; VG] £4

1983: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - Dostoevsky/Lyubimov/Kariakin (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Nicholas Farrell, Paola Dionisotti, Michael Pennington, Christopher Guinee, Peter Kelly, Bill Paterson, Sheila Reid, Mia Soteriou, Gary Waldhorn; dir:Yuri Lyubimov [28pp; cast, credits, biographies, 7 photos etc.] £4

1983: MEDEA (Riverside Studios)
Yvonne Bryceland, Terence Wilton, David Calder; dir:Barney Simon [10pp quintuple-fold; cast, biogs, notes etc.; VG] £2

1983: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Sheridan (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Souvenir Brochure
Donald Sinden, Beryl Reid, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Judy Buxton, Sebastian Shaw, Bill Fraser, Patrick Godfrey, James Griffiths, Anthony Hyde, Michael Siberry, Christopher Godwin; dir:John Barton [16pp, 8.25x11.6; Impressive Souvenir Brochure for this all-star production; 19 production photos (many in colour), cast, credits, biographies w.photos etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

Classic Plays: 1984

1984: MACBETH (Gateway Theatre, Chester)
Louis Mellis, Michelle Newell, John McArdle, Ron Donachie, David Boyce; dir:Philip Partridge [20pp; cast, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £3

1984: HAMLET (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Simon Cadell, Malcolm Tierney, Sylvia Kay, Edita Brychta, Tristram Wymark, Ian McNeice, Colin Kaye, Tyler Butterworth, Peter Howell, Ian Redford, Bill Buffery; dir:Peter Farago [20pp; cast, biographies, illustrations, credits etc.; VG] £4

1984: THE WAY OF THE WORLD - Congreve (Greenwich Theatre)
Avis Bunnage, Julie Legrand, Paola Dionisotti, Ann Mitchell, Ciaran Hinds, Rupert Frazer, John Gould, Richard Rees, David Foxxe, Robert Gwilym; dir:Giles Havergal [24pp; cast, credits, notes, illustrations, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1984: THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov (Greenwich Theatre)
Maria Aitken, Ciaran Hinds, Robert Gwilym, Johanna Kirby, Richard Rees, Julie Legrand, Stephen Macdonald, Jill Spurrier, David William, David Foxxe; dir:Philip Prowse [24pp; cast, credits, notes, illustrations, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1984: THE WHITE DEVIL - Webster (Greenwich Theatre)
Rupert Everett, Paola Dionisotti, Julie Legrand, Gerard Murphy, Richard Rees, Johanna Kirby, Ann Mitchell, Stephen Macdonald, Robert Gwilym, David William; dir:Philip Prowse [24pp; cast, credits, notes, illustrations, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1984: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Wolsey, Ipswich)
Jenny Logan, Alan Moore, John Southworth, Peter Whitbread, Christopher Birch; dir:Antony Tuckey [24pp; cast, biogs etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1984: CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Rostand/Horlock (Salisbury Playhouse)
Keith Drinkel, Kate Dunn, Sean Aita, Brian Ralph; dir:David Horlock [24pp; biographies, photos, notes etc.; newspaper clipping (w.photograph) tipped in; VG] £4

1984 (Sep): THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE - Garrick/Colman (Albery)
Compass Theatre Company: Anthony Quayle, Roy Kinnear, Joyce Redman, John Quentin, Belinda Lang, Andrew Hawkins, Fiona McArthur; dir:Anthony Quayle [24pp, 5.25x8.5; biographies, photos, articles etc.; VG] £4

1984: GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Old Vic)
Roy Dotrice, Sheila Burrell, Leon Greene, Tony Jay, Charles Lewsen, Lynn Clayton, Collin Johnson, Ian McCurrach, Ken Wynne; dir:Peter Coe [28pp; cast, biogs, illustrated articles etc.; attractive programme; VG] £4

1984: PAMELA (Tour)
Shared Experience: Ian Reddington, Charon Bourke, Sian Thomas, Robin Hooper, John Baxter; dir:Giles Havergal [4pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, illustrated articles; VG] £2

Classic Plays: 1985

1985: WOMEN ALL OVER (Le Dindon) - Georges Feydeau, adapted by John Wells (Churchill Theatre, Bromley)
Eileen Atkins, Faith Brook, Royce Mills, Caroline Blakiston, John Gordon-Sinclair, Joe Melia, Clive Wood, Elizabeth Bradley, Pat Keen, Patrick Godfrey; dir:Adrian Noble [28pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, company photo, biographies; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1985: THE SEAGULL (Theatre Royal, Bath)
Oxford Playhouse and Lyric Theatre Hammersmith co-production: Samantha Eggar, John Hurt, John Lynch, Natasha Richardson, Peter Wight, Phoebe Nicholls, Alfred Burke, Ronald Hines, Roger Hammond; dir:Charles Sturridge [28pp; cast, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photos, credits, extensive illustrated articles etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1985: VASSA - Maxim Gorky (Greenwich Theatre)
Janet Suzman, Wilfred Harrison, Tony Rohr, Myriam Cyr, Paul Russell, Amanda Boxer, Gillian Martell, Greg Cruttwell; dir:Helena Kaut-Howson [24pp; cast, credits, illustrations, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1985: THE MAN OF MODE - Etherege (Tour)
Cheek By Jowl: David Gillespie, Saskia Reeves, Martin Turner, William Chubb, Paul Sykes; dir:Declan Donnellan [single sheet 16.75x23.25, folded in three; cast, credits, biographies, notes, photos etc.; horizontal bend, else VG] (£2) SOLD

1985: THE ALCHEMIST (Lyric Hammersmith)
Stephen Moore, Gavin Richards, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Paul Bown, Daniel Peacock, Terence Longdon, Griff Rhys Jones, John Sessions [20pp; cast, biogs, 7 rehearsal photos etc.; VG] £4
1985: LITTLE EYOLF
1985: LITTLE EYOLF - Henrik Ibsen, translated by Michael Meyer (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Diana Rigg, Cheryl Campbell, Ronald Pickup, Anne Dyson, Paul Moriarty; dir:Clare Davidson [24pp; cast, credits, biographies, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1985: HAMLET (Salisbury Playhouse)
Dominic Letts, Keith Drinkel, Maria Heidler, Madeline Adams, Alex Johnston; dir:David Horlock [20pp; biographies, photos, articles etc.; VG] £3

1985: EMMA - Austen/Horlock (Salisbury Playhouse)
Helen Gemmell, Alex Johnston, Richard Cordery, Maria Heidler; dir:David Horlock [24pp; biographies, photos, articles etc.; VG] £3

1985: DANCE OF DEATH - Strindberg/Whitehead (Riverside Studios)
Alan Bates, Frances de la Tour, Michael Byrne; dir:Keith Hack [16pp; cast, credits, biographies w.photos, articles; VG] £4

1985: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Austen/Pownall (Leicester Haymarket)
Tessa Peake-Jones, James Warwick, Peter Sallis, Pauline Yates, Amanda Harris, Ian Gelder, Sean Chapman, Julia Deakin, Irene Sutcliffe; dir:Bill Pryde [28pp, 7.1x9; cast, credits, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photos, illustrated articles; VG] £4

1985 (Feb): HAMLET (Young Vic)
Young Vic Company: Matthew Marsh, Jonathan Burn, Heather Canning, Natasha Richardson, Michael Cronin, Andrew Secombe; dir:David Thacker [8pp, 8.25x11.75; biographies, credits etc.; date stamped on cover, else VG] £3

1985 (May): MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Young Vic)
Young Vic Company: Peter Guinness, John Gillett, Joanna Foster, Andy Readman, Roger Watkins, Randal Herley, Gary Lucas, Denise Wong, Rob Edwards, Margot Leicester, Janet Crawford, David Boyce, Will Tacey; dir:David Thacker [8pp, 8.5x11.75; cast list, notes, articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1986

1986: THE ORPHAN - Thomas Otway (Greenwich Theatre)
Tristram Jellinek, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Rhys, Jonathan Phillips, Russell Porter, Simon Elliott, Sian Thomas, Anna Patrick; dir:Philip Prowse [24pp; cast, credits, photos, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1986: THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM - Farquhar (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Paul Freeman, David Rintoul, Anna Carteret, Paula Wilcox, Ken Stott, Nicolas Chagrin; dir:Peter James [24pp; biographies, photos of the 1927 Lyric Hammersmith production] £3

1986: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN - Thomas Middleton, Howard Barker (Royal Court)
Simon Russell Beale, Gary Oldman, Maggie Steed, Stevan Rimkus, Elizabeth Bradley, Peter Sproule, Nigel Davenport, David Harewood; dir:William Gaskill [single duplicated A4 sheet; cast, credits etc.; VG] (£1) SOLD

1986: ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Lewis Carroll, adapted by John Wells (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Lesley Manville, Marilyn Cutts, Richard Pescud, Nuala Willis, Teddy Kempner, Joan Davis, Charles Lewsen, David Oakley, Michael Mears, John Hall, Patrick Clancy, Terence Hillyer, Harold Innocent; dir:Ian Forrest, music:Carl Davis [32pp, 5.75x8.25; cast, credits, illustrated articles, costume designs, biographies with photos etc.; VG] £4

1986: MEDEA - Euripides (Theatr Clwyd)
Eileen Atkins, Leon Herbert, Anne Dyson, Christopher Burgess, Clifton Jones, Paul Barber; dir:Toby Robertson [16pp; cast photos and biographies, rehearsal photos etc.; VG] £3

1986: MEDEA - Euripides/Brooks (Young Vic)
Theatr Clwyd production: Eileen Atkins, Leon Herbert, Margaret John; dir:Toby Robertson [8pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, credits, rehearsal photos, biographies; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1986: AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT - Labiche (Shaftesbury) Souvenir Brochure
Theatre of Comedy: Tom Conti, Clive Dunn, Stratford Johns, Janine Duvitski, Mark Hadfield, Sheila Keith, Edward Lyon, Deborah Norton, Simon Butteriss, John Dalby, Amanda Royle, Chris Samsworth, Derek Smee, David Warwick, Norman Warwick [24pp, 8.5x11.75; 12+ colour production photos, charming colour illustrations, cast biogs etc.; VG] £4

1986: HAMLET (Tour)
Actors Touring Company: Simon Binns, Clive Kneller, Pippa Sparkes, Irene Macdougall, Paddy Fletcher, Simon Tyrrell; dir:Mark Brickman [6pp, 5.6x12.25 (opens to form 12x16 poster), and 6pp insert (5.5x11.75) w.illustrated articles; cast, biographies etc.; minor marks else VG] £3

Classic Plays: 1987

1987: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff)
Holly Wilson, Richard Heffer, Robert Aldous, Lynn Gardner, Michael Gardiner, Mark Greenstreet, Neil Phelps, Helen Kluger, Howell Evans; dir:Gareth Armstrong [24pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, synopsis, 4 rehearsal photos, biographies (w.photos); slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1987: THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov/Frayn (Greenwich Theatre)
Martyn Stanbridge, Cathryn Harrison, Sara Kestelman, Joanne Whalley, Katharine Schlesinger, David Allister, Ian Ogilvy, Paul Jesson, Ron Cook, Peter Sallis, Trevor Brohier, Bill French, Jeremy Swift, Elizabeth Bradley; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [24pp; cast, credits, illustrated article, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1987: HENRY IV parts I and II, and HENRY V (Old Vic)
English Shakespeare Company: Michael Pennington, John Woodvine, Martin Clunes, Gareth Thomas, John Price, June Watson, Jenny Quayle, Colin Farrell, Michael Cronin; dir:Michael Bogdanov [36pp; photos, illustrated articles; VG] £4

1987: THE HYPOCHONDRIAC (Lyric Hammersmith)
Tom Courtenay, Kathryn Hunter, Brian Glover, Jonathan Cecil; dir:Nancy Meckler [32pp; cast, biogs, rehearsal photos, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1987: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Whitehall)
Dame Hilda Bracket, Doctor Evadne Hinge, Simon Dutton, Robin Kermode, Kate O'Sullivan, Tara Ward, Chubby Oates, Fred Evans; dir:Lou Stein [28pp; cast, biogs, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1987: THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov, translated by Michael Frayn (Albery)
Sara Kestelman, Francesca Annis, Ian Ogilvy, Hywel Bennett, Katharine Schlesinger; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [36pp; cast, credits, biographies w.photos, introduction by Michael Frayn, excellent articles and photos etc.] £4

1987: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Royalty)
Wendy Hiller, Clive Francis, Denis Lawson, Gabrielle Drake, Phyllida Law, Harold Innocent; dir:Donald Sinden [44pp; photos, articles; slightly rumpled] £3

1987: MACBETH and MEDEA (Lyttelton and Olivier)
Ninagawa Company from Tokyo: Masane Tsukayama, Komaki Kuihara, Tokusaburo Arashi; dir:Yukio Ninagawa [30pp; cast, programme notes, photos etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1987: MACBETH (Tour)
Cheek By Jowl: Keith Bartlett, Leslee Udwin, Martin Turner, Timothy Walker, Raymond Sawyer, Anne White; dir:Declan Donnellan [6pp, 16.5x7.75; cast, biographies, photographs, extensive illustrated programme notes, info about Cheek By Jowl etc; minor marks, folded in two, else VG] £4

1987: HAMLET and MISS JULIE (Lyttelton)
Royal Dramatic Theatre Company from Stockholm: Peter Stormare, Borje Ahlstedt, Gunnel Lindblom, Pernilla Ostergren, Marie Goranzon; dir:Ingmar Bergman [30pp; cast, programme notes, photos etc.; VG] £4

1987: HEAVEN BENT, HELL BOUND - Tirso de Molina, adapted by John Clifford (Tour)
Actors Touring Company: Paddy Fletcher, Clive Kneller, Irene Macdougall, Simon Tyrell, Simon Binns, Kate Ingram; dir:Mark Brickman [6pp, 5.8x12.5 triple-fold; cast, biographies, credits; plus excellent 6-page informative illustrated insert about Tirso de Molina; VG] £4

1987: TWELFTH NIGHT (Birmingham Rep Studio and Tour)
Renaissance Theatre Company: Frances Barber, Richard Briers, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon, Abigail McKern, James Simmons, Anton Lesser, Caroline Langrishe, Shaun Prendergast; dir:Kenneth Branagh [14pp, 8.25x11.75; unusual "Advent Calendar" style programme, with 11 opening windows on front cover; 16 rehearsal photos, programme notes, cast biographies etc.; VG] (£5) SOLD

1987: OEDIPUS THE KING and OEDIPUS AT COLONUS - Sophocles (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
David Threlfall, Eleanor Bron, Michael N.Harbour, Christopher Good; dir:Caspar Wrede [28pp, 8.25x11.75; cast photos and biogs, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1987: YOU NEVER CAN TELL - Shaw (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Michael Hordern, Irene Worth [28pp; 20+ photos] (£5) SOLD

Classic Plays: 1988

1988: THE COUNTRY WIFE - William Wycherley (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham)
Mark Buffery, Nicholas Hutchinson, Robert Beach, David Monico, Terry Wale, Peter Russell, Sue Broomfield, Susan Twist, Beth Ellis, Jacquie Crago, Jacqueline Dutoit, Hazel Douglas, Hugo James Ellis, Karen Pierce-Goulding, Garth Jones; dir:John Doyle [28pp, 7x9; cast list, biographies w.photos, illustrated programme notes, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £4

1988: A DOLL'S HOUSE - Henrik Ibsen (Riverside Studios)
Anna Carteret, Eamon Boland, Kate Fahy, David Hargreaves, Bill Wallis, Barbara Keogh, Tamar Thomas, Oliver Burton, Rupert Burton, Miranda Burton, Louise Penfold, Benjamin Brazier, Peter Warren; dir:Jan Sargent [12pp; biographies w.photos; VG] £4

1988: WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Emily Bronte, adapted by Ivan Charles (Salisbury Playhouse)
Juliet Mortimer, Ralph Arliss, Robert Aldous, Mike Shannon, Julian Protheroe, Helen Dorward, Lynn Clayton, James Noble, Mark Straker, Caroline Berry; dir:David Horlock [28pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, illustrated article, biographies (w.photos); slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1988: WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Emily Bronte, adapted by Ivan Charles (The Harlequin, Redhill)
Juliet Mortimer, Ralph Arliss, Robert Aldous, Mike Shannon, Julian Protheroe, Helen Dorward, Lynn Clayton, James Noble, Mark Straker, Caroline Berry; dir:David Horlock [16pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, illustrated article, biographies (w.photos); slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1988: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford)
British Actors Theatre Company: Tim Woodward, Kate O'Mara, Edward Brayshaw, Jane Arden, Charles Spicer, John Moreno, Graham Pountney, Paul Bradley, Hattie Arkwright; dir:Peter Woodward [28pp; cast, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photos, illustrated articles etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1988: MARY STUART - Friedrich Schiller (Greenwich Theatre)
Paola Dionisotti, Fiona Shaw, Simon Roberts, Hugh Ross, Christopher Guinee, Lorcan Cranitch, Darlene Johnson, Michael Mueller; dir:Tim Albery [28pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1988: FALSTAFF - Shakespeare, adapted by Richard Williams and Andy Rashleigh (Greenwich Theatre)
Bernard Bresslaw, Carl Proctor, Andy Rashleigh, Conrad Asquith, Liam Halligan, Marcia Warren, Frances Fielding; dir:Richard Williams [24pp; cast, credits, notes, illustrations, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1988: THE WOMAN IN WHITE - Wilkie Collins, adapted by Melissa Murray (Greenwich Theatre)
Gerard Logan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul McCleary, Jane Gurnett, Barbara Kirby, Alec Linstead, Richard Albrecht, Michael Byrne; dir:Sue Dunderdale [32pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1988: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller (Playhouse)
Young Vic production: Tom Wilkinson, Margot Leicester, Tom Mannion, Clive Swift [28pp; cast biogs, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1988 (Oct): HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Trevor Nunn (Hampstead Theatre)
Lindsay Duncan, Clive Francis, Jonathan Coy; dir:John Dove [28pp; cast photos and biogs, illustrated articles; VG] £4

1988: THE SNEEZE - Anton Chekhov, adapted by Michael Frayn (Aldwych)
Rowan Atkinson, Timothy West, Cheryl Campbell; dir:Ronald Eyre [32pp; cast photos and biogs, 8 production photos, charming illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1988: UNCLE VANYA - Anton Chekhov, translated by Michael Frayn (Vaudeville)
Michael Gambon, Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi, Imelda Staunton, Rachel Kempson, Benjamin Whitrow, Jonathan Cecil, Elizabeth Bradley, Tom Hardy, Peter Honri; dir:Michael Blakemore [32pp; cast, credits, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £4

1988: JULIUS CAESAR (Bristol New Vic and Tour)
David Yip, Leo Wringer, Peter Straker, Ram John Holder, Dhirendra; dir:Roger Rees [6pp triple-fold, 5.5x11.75; cast, biogs, company photo, costume designs etc.; VG] £2

1988: TOO CLEVER BY HALF - Ostrovsky/Ackland (Old Vic)
Alex Jennings, Linda Marlowe, Aden Gillett, Rosalind Knight; dir:Richard Jones [28pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme; VG] £4

1988: BUSSY D'AMBOIS - Chapman (Old Vic)
David Threlfall; dir:Jonathan Miller [28pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme; minor marks else VG] £3

1988: ANDROMACHE- Racine (Old Vic)
Janet Suzman, Kevin McNally, Penelope Wilton, Peter Eyre; dir:Jonathan Miller [28pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme] £4

1988: THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES - Henry Fielding, adapted by Andrew Wickes (New Victoria Theatre, North Staffordshire)
Jeremy Clay, Gary Lillburn, Steven Granville, Richard Hague, John Cunningham, Shelly Willetts, Susan Dowdall; dir:Peter Cheeseman [12pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, biographies, company photos, extensive illustrated articles etc.; attractive programme; VG] £4

1988: DOCTOR FAUSTUS - Christopher Marlowe (Young Vic)
Young Vic Company: Peter Guinness, Stephen Jenn, Nicholas Blane, Claude Close, Sean Cranitch, Leader Hawkins, Peter Macqueen, Virginia Radcliffe, Peter Rumney, Jon Strickland; dir:Anthony Clarke [12pp, 8.25x11.75; cast list, biographies, rehearsal photos, illustrated article; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1988: THE THREE MUSKETEERS - Alexandre Dumas, adapted by David Pownall (Theatre Royal, Bristol)
Bristol Old Vic Company: Bill Wallis, Sian Webber, Trevor Cooper, Nigel Cooke, Jason Connery, Seymour Matthews, Malcolm Sinclair, Paul Benzing, Philip Pellew, Chris Humphreys, Lawrence Evans, Caroline Loncq, Emma Hewitt; dir:Paul Unwin [28pp, 8.25x11.75; cast list, biographies (w.photos), extensive illustrated articles, rehearsal photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1988 (Aug): RENAISSANCE SHAKESPEARE AT THE PHOENIX (Phoenix) Souvenir Brochure
Renaissance Theatre Company: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING dir:Judi Dench, AS YOU LIKE IT dir:Geraldine McEwan, HAMLET dir:Derek Jacobi with Kenneth Branagh, Samantha Bond, Richard Easton, Edward Jewesbury, David Lloyd Meredith, Dearbhla Molloy, David Parfitt, Shaun Prendergast, Sophie Thompson, Jay Villiers, Jimmy Yuill [16-page Souvenir Brochure, 9.75x11.6, with 12-page 9.2x11.75 insert; company biographies (w.photos), biographies of the three directors (w.photos), 26 excellent production photos, credits etc.; minor marks, edge crumpled, else VG] £6

Classic Plays: 1989

1989: TREASURE ISLAND - Stevenson/Miles/Coe/Wilson (Mermaid) Frank Windsor, Roy Evans, Martino Lazzeri, Patrick Duggan, Kevin Stoney, Tim Swinton, Nigel Nobes, George Little, Louis (as Captain Flint); dir:Colin Bennett [24pp, 6x8.25; biographies, photos, crossword, illustrated articles etc.; minor edge damage, else VG] £3

1989: A STUDY IN SCARLET - Conan Doyle, adapted by Chris Martin (Greenwich Theatre)
Mark Tandy, David Westhead, Christopher Fairbank, Andrew Secombe; dir:Michael Crompton [32pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £3

1989: OTHELLO (Greenwich Theatre)
Clarke Peters, Paul Barber, Emily Morgan, Daniel Hill, James Larkin, Dona Croll; dir:Sue Dunderdale and Hugh Quarshie [32pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1989: THE WAY OF THE WORLD - Congreve (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
Cambridge Theatre Company: Glyn Grain, Susan Brown, Ian Gelder, Kevin Elyot, Peter Gordon, Richard Derrington, Eleanor Summerfield, Amanda Boxer; dir:Bill Pryde [28pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos, 9 production photos etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1989: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
Young Vic Company: Rob Edwards, Randal Herley, Stephen Jenn, Dominic Letts, Clive Owen, Sarah-Jane Fenton, Catriona Elliott, Jane Maud; dir:David Thacker [28pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £4

1989: AN IDEAL HUSBAND - Wilde (Westminster Theatre)
Delia Lindsay, Moira Redmond, Jeremy Sinden, David Stoll, Sean Aita, Liz Bagley, Emma Watson; dir:Patrick Sandford [24pp, 5.8x8.25; biographies w.photos, 4 production photos, extensive illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1989 (May-Jun): SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Goldsmith (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)
George Raistrick, Janet Henfrey, Geoffrey Church, Caroline Holdaway, Ian Fitzgibbon; dir:Paul Whitworth [40pp, 7.75x7.75; biographies, photos, illustrations, articles etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1989 (Mch): IVANOV - Anton Chekhov, adapted by Ronald Harwood (Richmond Theatre)
Alan Bates, Peter Sallis, Nicky Henson, Felicity Kendal, Frank Thornton, Sheila Steafel, Robert Gwilym, Philip Franks; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [28pp; cast, credits, biographies w.photos etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1989: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Strand)
Alan Bates, Felicity Kendal, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Nicky Henson, Sheila Steafel, Robert Gwilym, Karen Ascoe, Cherith Mellor, Anthea Holloway, Philip Franks; dir:Elijah Moshinsky [36pp, 6x8.5; cast photos and biogs, programme notes, credits etc.; minor marks on cover, else VG] £3

1989: THE GRAPES OF WRATH - John Steinbeck (Lyttelton)
Steppenwolf Theatre Company from Chicago: Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, Alan Wilder, Robert Breuler, Lois Smith, Lucina Paquet, Nathan Davis, Laura McMahon, Luke Goodrich, Jeff Perry, James Noah, Sally Murphy, Mark W Deakins, Jim True, Rick Snyder; dir:Frank Galati [32pp; cast list, credits, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1989 (July): THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR - Gogol, and THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov (Old Vic)
Katona Jozsef Theatre from Hungary: Janos Ban, Jozsef Horvath, Peter Blasko, Juli Basti, Laszlo Sinko, Erika Bodnar, Agi Szirtes, Tamas Vegvari; dir:Tamas Ascher (Inspector), Gabor Zsambeki (3 Sisters) [28pp, 5.5x11.75; biographies, photos, articles etc.; VG] £5

1989: THE LIAR - Corneille (Old Vic)
Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Simon Dormandy, Christine Kavanagh; dir:Jonathan Miller [32pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme] £4

1989: A FLEA IN HER EAR - Feydeau (Old Vic)
Roger Lloyd Pack, Jim Broadbent, David Ross, Linda Marlowe, Rosalind Knight, Steven Beard; dir:Richard Jones [32pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme] (£4) SOLD

1989: KING LEAR (Old Vic)
Eric Porter, Paul Rogers, Peter Eyre, Gemma Jones, Frances de la Tour, Clive Russell, Jasper Britton, Ian Hogg, Peter Bayliss; dir:Jonathan Miller [32pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme] £4

1989: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic)
Fiona Shaw, Adam Kotz, Karl Johnson, James Fleet, Helen Cooper, John McEnery, Ronald Hines, Simon Roberts; dir:Tim Albery [32pp, 5.5x11.75; large format; lots of photos, biographies, illustrations, articles - a full programme] £4

1989: MACBETH (New Victoria Theatre, North Staffordshire)
Frank Moorey, Shelly Willetts, Ray Burnside, Jonathan McKenna, Carol Holt, Jeremy Clay, Steven Granville; dir:Chris Martin [16pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, biographies, 10 rehearsal photos, illustrated articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1989: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
1989: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Phoenix Theatre) Souvenir Brochure
Peter Hall Company: Dustin Hoffman, Geraldine James, Leigh Lawson, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Garnett, Michael Siberry, Ian Lavender, Francesca Buller, Leon Lissek, Peter Hugo-Daly, John Cater, Abigail McKern, Jeffery Kissoon, Michael Carter; dir:Peter Hall [28pp, 8.25x11.75; cast, biographies, illustrated articles, 16 production photos (most in colour) etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1989: HAMLET (Leicester Haymarket Theatre)
Daniel Webb, Andrew Jarvis, Anne White, Veronica Smart, James Nesbitt; dir:Yuri Lyubimov [28pp, 8.25x11.75; company and rehearsal photos, biogs, illustrated articles etc.; VG] (£4) SOLD

1989: THE PARASOL - Anton Chekhov, adapted by Frank Dunai (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
Simon Cadell, Maggie O'Neill, Geoffrey Beevers, Kevin Elyot, Peter Copley; dir:Tim Luscombe [24pp, 8.25x11.75; cast photos and biogs etc.; VG] £4

1989: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Dickens, adapted by Ron Pember (Manchester Opera House)
Ted Richards, Peter Honri, Mark Feakins; dir:Ron Pember [16pp; 8.25x11.75; a full Souvenir Programme, with photos, line drawings, interesting articles etc.] £4

1989: THE WARS OF THE ROSES (Old Vic) Souvenir Brochure
English Shakespeare Company: Michael Pennington, Francesca Ryan, Clyde Pollitt, Michael Cronin, Colin Farrell, Ann Penfold, Philip Bowen, June Watson, Ian Burford, Andrew Jarvis, Hugh Sullivan, Sion Probert, Barry Stanton, Robert Hands, Roger Booth, John Dougall; dir:Michael Bogdanov [36pp, 8.25x11.75; cast photos and biogs, 15+ rehearsal photos, extensive illustrated articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1989: FAUST Parts One and Two - Goethe (Lyric Hammersmith) Souvenir Brochure
Simon Callow, Peter Lindford, Jack Ellis, Alyson Spiro, Andy Serkis, Paul Brightwell; dir:David Freeman [32pp, 8.25x11.7, w.illustrated articles, 17 excellent rehearsal photos; two 8.25x11.7 cast inserts w.photos and synopses; smart programme; VG] £5


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