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Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

RSC

Production Information

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 29th March 1976

Aldwych Theatre, London, 5th July 1977

1977 Olivier Nomination for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role

Chorus
John Bown
Montague
Ivan Beavis
Lady Montague
Judith Harte
Romeo
Ian McKellan
Benvolio
Roger Rees
Balthasar
Greg Hicks
Abraham
Duncan Preston
Page
Peter Woodward
Capulet
John Woodvine
Lady Capulet
Barbara Shelley
Juliet
Francesca Annis
Tybalt
Paul Shelley
Old Capulet
Norman Tyrrell
Nurse
Marie Kean
Peter
Richard Griffiths
Sampson
David Howey
Gregory
Leonard Preston
Escalus
Griffith Jones
Count Paris
Richard Durden
Mercutio
Michael Pennington
Paris’ Page
Paul Whitworth
Mercutio’s Page
Leonard Preston
Friar Lawrence
David Waller
Friar John
Dennis Clinton
An Apothecary
Clyde Pollitt
Musicians
David Howey
Keith Taylor
Jacob Witkin
Watch
Brian Coburn
Jacob Witkin
Ladies
Lea Dregorn
Susan Dury
Pippa Guard
Judith Harts
Citizens/Servants
Dennis Clinton
Brian Coburn
Clyde Pollitt
Leonard Preston
Keith Taylor
Jacob Witkin
Director
Trevor Nunn with Barry Kyle
Designer
Chris Dyer
Music
Stephen Oliver
Fights
Robert Anderson with Peter Woodward
Former Spear Carrier .... still makes his points, Coventry Evening Standard ‘76 Extra

One man’s week, 1976

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…And Michael Pennington’s Mercutio is now a truly brilliant interpretation…

-Financial Times

…his whole performance brilliantly blends Mercutio’s loneliness and camaraderie…

-The Observer

…a strikingly individualistic study of Mercutio…

-The Stage