Penthesilea

by Heinrich von Kleist
Translated by Alexandra Trone in a new version by Neil Curry

 

Tower Theatre, Canonbury
November 17th - 25th, 1961

Cast List

The Greeks
Antilochus
: Peter Ariss
Odysseus : Colin Ley
Diomede : Peter Jackson
Adrastes : David Thwaites
Achilles : Clive Cazes
Automedon : Bill Murphy
A Myrmidon : Keith Carter
An Aetolian : Colin Smith
A Dolopian : Peter Reason
Soldiers : Tony Goodman, Peter Hebbes, John Payne
Prisoners : Ben Godfrey, John Peters, Paul Sotos

The Amazons

Penthesilea : Susan Mindelsohn
Prothoe : Pamela Withers
Asteria : Paula Munday
Meroe : Jill Daltry
Priestess : Allison Purcell
Young Girls : Amanda George, Josephine Hersch, Jean Dempsey
Amazon Officer : Marjorie Hogg
Arsinoe : Astrid Heppel
Amazon Soldiers : Susan Blake, Sally Jackson, Margaret King, Tig Parkinson

 

Penthesilea


Production Team

Director : Don Kirkman
Set Design : Val Holmes
Lighting Design : Hugh George

Stage Manager : Marilyn Gold
ASMs : Susan Peterson, John Peters, Sheila Smith, Ula Taylor
Lighting operator : Hugh George
Sound : Bill Manley
Wardrobe : Elizabeth Crichton, Hazel Shipley-Headley
Wardrobe mistress : Jo Hall