Point of Departure

Stage premiere of Kitty Black’s translation of Jean Anouilh’s EURYDICE, previously performed on the BBC Third Programme on 14th May 1950.

The run at the Duke of York’s achieved 149 performances.

The character of the coach driver was dropped after the Brighton run, and the character Dulac was renamed Molac for the West End transfer.

Cast & Crew

Cast

A Clerk
A Girl
Another Girl
Cashier
Eurydice
Father
Hotel Waiter
Mathias
Molac
Monsieur Henri
Mother
Orpheus
Station Waiter
The Driver
The Manager
  (credited as Andrea Malandrinos)
Vincent
Orpheus
  (January 1951)
A Clerk
  (started 12th February 1951)
Father
  (started 12th February 1951)
Orpheus
  (19th March – 21st April 1951)

Crew

Costumes by
Decor
  (credited as Gurschner)
Decor
Director
Music by
Presented by arrangement with
Translated by
Assistant Stage Manager
Chief Engineer
General Manager
Head Wardrobe Mistress
Ladies’ dresses executed by
Manager & Stage Director
Press Representative
Production Manager
Scenery built by
Scenery painted by
Special recordings by
Stage Manager
Stage Manager

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Play description

Kitty Black’s translation of Jean Anouilh’s EURYDICE.

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