Event The Sleeping Prince
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Venue Elizabethan Theatre, Newtown, NSW
Umbrella Event The Ralph Richardson 1955 Tour of Australia and New Zealand
First Date 27 July 1955
Opening Date 27 July 1955
Last Date 28 September 1955
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description An occasional fairytale.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Name Function Notes
Jane Casson Actor The Princess
Lewis Casson Actor Northbrook
June Collis Actor The Countess
Reg Dell Actor The Major-Domo
Philip Ellerton Actor The Second Footman
Meriel Forbes Actor Mary
Frederick Gibson Actor The King
Winifred Green Actor The Archduchess
Alan Harvey Actor The First Footman
Lily Moore Actor The Baroness
Ralph Richardson Actor The Regent
Harry Starling Actor The Third Footman
Sybil Thorndike Actor The Grand Duchess
Jerome White Actor The Butler
Vivian Ellis Composer
Tom Lingwood Costume Designer
Helen Quinslik Costume Designer
Lionel Harris Director
Joan Chartres Musician
Eunice Lloyd Musician
Terence Rattigan Playwright
Tom Lingwood Set Designer
Alan Harvey Stage Manager
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This venue opened for this production in 1955. Two plays were performed alternately throughout this tour, Separate Tables and The Sleeping Prince. Seasons were only one-two weeks per play and were relatively short.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 17456