Vivat! Vivat, Regina!

by Robert Boltdirected by Malcolm Brown
April – May 1974
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed Vivat! Vivat, Regina! in April – May 1974.


Elizabeth I, Queen of EnglandMonica Brown
William Cecil, Councillor to ElizabethTrevor Money
Sir Francis WalsinghamGordon Carlin
Robert Dudley, later Earl of LeicesterPaul Haywood
De Quadra, the Spanish AmbassadorJack Clark
William DawsonStuart Mitchell
A ClerkJohn Biggins
Lord Bishop of DurhamLen Sheldon
The Reverend Doctor Culpepper, his nephewGeoff Mountain
A BrewerTony Nelson
JailersJim Young
 Gordon Wilson
A Prisoner, Father Edward Fenton, a Jesuit PriestGeoff Mountain
Pope Pius VJohn Pemberton
Phillip II, King of SpainTony Nelson
ServantJohn Biggins
Mary, Queen of ScotsPam Swift
Claud Nau, Secretary to MaryGeorge Teale
David Rizzio, an Italian, Secretary to MaryChris Tolley
Henry Stuart, Lord DarnleyChris Richmond
LadiesGillian Thresh
 Joyce King
The Catholic Archbishop of St. AndrewsGeoff Mountain
A Doctor, attending on Lord DarnleyGeoff Mountain
A Priest, attending on MaryGeoff Mountain
John Knox, Father of the KirkNorman Thackwray
James Douglas, Earl of MortonGraham Alchorne
James Hepburn, Earl of BothwellJohn Armitage
RuthvenTrevor Smith
LindseyGordon Wilson
DouglasEdwin Barraclough
KerrJim Young
Lord MorTom Stoker
OrmistonEdwin Barraclough
TalaJim Young
PiperDavid Waterton-Anderson

Backstage team

DirectorMalcolm Brown
Designed ByMalcolm Brown
Dancing Arranged ByJean Blundell
Stage ManagerAnne Robinson
Assistant Stage ManagerGeorge Westmoreland
PropertiesAnita Mountain
 Jennifer Young
Lighting ControlRichard Brown
 Alan Mitcheson
Sound ControlWyn Clark
CostumesLAC Team
PromptThelma Stoker
PublicityGordon Wilson
 Pam Wilson
Box OfficeHazel Irving
Front of HouseValerie Mold
 Janet Goudy
Resident Stage ManagerFred Mower
Theatre ManagerDerek Rose

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
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