The Philanthropist

“Edward Fox gives a virtuoso performance of inept indecisiveness as a university don in a revival of Christopher Hampton’s 1970 play.” – Illustrated London News, 1st September 1991

Cast & Crew

Cast

Araminta
Braham
Celia
Donald
John
Liz
Philip
Understudy (Celia / Araminta)
Understudy (John / Donald)
Understudy (Liz)
Understudy (Philip / Braham)

Crew

Costumes
Designer
Director
Lighting
Producer
Producer
Sound
Accounts Department
Accounts Department
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Casting
Company & Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Legal Adviser
Lighting Equipment
Persil, Comfort and Stergene courtesy of
Press Representatives
Production Assistant
Production Assistant
Production Assistant
Production Carpenter
Production Electrician
Production Manager
Production Photographer
Publicity Co-ordinator
Sound Equipment
Wardrobe Hire Manager
Wardrobe Hire Manager
Wardrobe Mistress

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Photo credits

  • Ticket stub by Chris Knight, Own work

Observations

  1. On 6th July 2021 at 3:05 a.m., chrisknight noted:

    From the diary of Chris Knight, July 2, 1991 – Quite a play – the opening scene very quickly moves to a young playwright blowing out his brains with a pistol, in someone’s study. And things move on from there…
    The main character is a university professor who teaches philology, a study of words, their origins, their meanings, their form. The play revolves around his attempts to communicate, how they are all frustrated by his own literal-mindedness, by the complexity of real communication as contrasted to just words, and by his false belief that everyone else is just like him. According to another character, there are two types of people – those who falsely believe that everyone is just like them, and those who live their life according to the realization that not everyone is just like them. I suppose I would fall into category one, except that it’s not a false belief – not at all!

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