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by Edward Bond

Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre, 18 November 1975

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SCENE 1 The porch of Lord Milton's house

SCENE 2 A wood near Helpstone

SCENE 3 Near Littleport

SCENE 4 A cell at Ely

There will be an interval of 15 minutes

SCENE 5 Hyde Park

SCENE 6 Clare's garden

SCENE 7 Open ground

SCENE 8 A drawing room

Edward Bond

THE FOOL is Edward Bond’s latest play. His association with this theatre started with the Royal Court Writer’s Group in the early ‘60s, and his first produced play THE POPE’S WEDDING was presented here as a Sunday Night Production Without Decor in 1962. His close connection with the theatre has continued since that time.

THE POPE’S WEDDING
Royal Court 1962
THE SEA
Royal Court 1973
SAVED
Royal Court 1965
Revived 1969
BINGO
Northcott Theatre Exeter 1973
Royal Court 1974
EARLY MORNING
Royal Court February 1969
Revived September 1969
THE FOOL
Royal Court 1975
NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry 1968
Royal Court 1969
Translations/ CHEKHOV’S
‘THREE SISTERS’
Royal Court 1967
SHARPEVILLE BLACK MASS (One Act)
Lyceum Theatre
London 1970
WEDEKIND’S ‘SPRING AWAKENING’ National Theatre 1974
PASSION (One Act)
Alexandra Palace
CND Rally 1971
Opera Libretto
WE COME TO THE RIVER
Music by Hans Werner Henze
Royal Opera House 1976
LEAR
Royal Court 1971

See also Clare Poems by Edward Bond.

Credits
John Clarke Tom Courtney
Miles David Troughton
Darkie Nigel Terry
Lawrence Mick Ford
Patty Bridget Turner
Mary Caroline Hutchison
Lord Milton Nicholas Selby
The Parson John Normington
Lord Milton's Guests Peter Myers
John Boswall
Malcolm Ingram
Robert Lloyd
Sheila Kelly
Avril Marsh
Wadlow, Lord Milton's Gamekeeper Roger Hume
Hilary, The Assistant Keeper David Ellison
Bob Rod Smith
Peter Malcolm Ingram
Betty Sheila Kelly
Hamo Brian Hall
Gentlemen Peter Myers
Robert Lloyd
John Boswell
Hicks, A Warder Tony Rohr
Governor Peter Myers
Porter Ken Gajadhar
Jackson Brian Hall
Porter's Backers Malcolm Ingram
Mick Ford
Jackson's Backers David Troughton
Roger Hume
Referee David Ellison
A Boy Rod Smith
Mrs Emmerson Isabel Dean
Charles Lamb Robert Lloyd
Mary Lamb Gillian Martell
Admiral Lord Radstock Bill Fraser
Dr Skrimshire John Boswall
Tommy Tony Rohr
Michael Roger Hume
Arny Brian Hall
Napoleon John Normington
A man in a straightjacket Mick Ford
An Attendant David Troughton
Directed by Peter Gill
Designed by William Dudley
Lighting by Andy Phillips
Assistant Director Michael Joyce
Production Manager Andrew Treagus
Stage Manager Sue Thornton
Deputy Stage Manager Robert Hendry
Assistant Stage Manager Peter Morison
Costume Supervisor Louise Walker
Rehearsal and production photographs John Haynes
Set built by Phil Parsons
Terry Murphy
Metalwork P.E. Kemp Engineering
Stage Floor courtesy of McAlpines
Floor treatment by Leonard & Price
Wigs by Simon Wigs
Costumes hired from Bristol Old Vic
Birmingham Rep
Royal Shakespeare Company
Cosprops
Ladies clothes cut by Tina Hackett
Bread & Pies by Beaton's of Chelsea
Books by Metheun

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