The Apple Cart

Press night at the Haymarket was 20th February 1986.

Cast & Crew


Alice, The Princess Royal
Amanda Postelthwaite (Postmistress General)
Balbus (Home Secretary)
Billy Boanerges (President of the Board of Trade)
Crassus (Colonial Secretary)
Joe Proteus Prime Minister)
Lysistrata (Powermistress General)
Magnus (King of England)
Mr Vanhattan (American Ambassador)
Nicobar (Foreign Secretary)
Orinthia (the King’s Mistress)
Pamphilius (the King’s Private Secretary)
Pliny (Chancellor of the Exchequer)
Queen Jemima
Sempronius (the King’s Private Secretary)


Additional Scenic Items
Additional Scenic Items
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Company Manager
Costume Supervisor
Deputy Stage Manager
Drapes and curtains by
Fountain by
Furniture & Property Buyer
Gentlemen’s suits by
Gentlemen’s suits by
Mr O’Toole’s shoes by
Presented by arrangement with
Presented in association with
Presented in association with
Press Representative
Production Electrician
Production Manager
Production Photographs
Stage Manager
Wig Master
Wigs by
Wigs by

Seen by


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Play description

THE APPLE CART: A POLITICAL EXTRAVAGANZA is a 1928 play by George Bernard Shaw. It is a satirical comedy about several political philosophies expounded by the characters, often in lengthy monologues. The plot follows the fictional English King Magnus as he spars with, and ultimately outwits, Prime Minister Proteus and his cabinet, who seek to strip the monarchy of its remaining political influence. Magnus opposes the corporation Breakages, Limited, which controls politicians and impedes technical progress.

Photo credits

  • The Apple Cart 1986, Other public domain


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