For most performances Michael Williams played the part of Arthur, but from 25 May – 18 June the part was played by Trevor Nunn.
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This was the very first production with which I was involved as “Lowly Stage Manager”. Patience was my hero. She was a wonderful lady…full of mischief, giving the crew a hard time. She spent a great deal of her time on stage cutting out pictures of naked men and pasting them in a scrap book..I have very fond memories of Mike Pratt and Peter Jeffrey….it was a wonderful experience and one that I shall never forget. Liz Freeland.
I was Secretary to the Associate Directors at the time. Trevor Nunn was not the original Arthur – I confess I hadn’t realised it was Michael Williams who was not, at that time, particularly famous. Trevor stepped into the role at a couple of days’ notice when MW fell ill and was unable to go on. Trevor very soon developed a voice/larynx problem – he was not a trained actor, but rather a director and distinguished Cambridge graduate. I thought the play was great: thoroughly enjoyed it at the time, but I was not terribly critical back then. I seem to remember the critics were less enthusiastic.
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