The Promise (1968)

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Alexei Arbuzov
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Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

27 June 1968
27 June 1968
17 July 1968
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Joan Macalpine

Robin Holmes
Rosalind Speight
Bryan Andrews
Penny Leatherbarrow
Character
Lika
Marat
Leonidik
Actor
Tina Matthews
Gregory Reid
Francis Wallis

Notes

The Promise was produced following its success in London in 1967 in a production featuring Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Ian McShane. This debut production of the Russian play in England generated much interest and led to a significant number of productions by rep companies around the country in the wake of the London production.
This was a translation of the original play by Ariadne Nicolaeff.
The 1968 summer season is unique in the Stephen Joseph Theatre's history in that none of the acting company had ever worked at the Library Theatre before and none of them would rejoin the company in subsequent years.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.