Cast & Crew
|Gitche Manito||William Sleigh|
|Kwasind’s Mother; T/O Nokomis||Jane Evers|
|T/O Drums||John Harrod|
|T/O Gitche Manitou||Peter Needham|
|T/O Iagoo||Tom Georgeson|
|T/O Kwasind’s Mother||Rosie Kerslake|
|T/O Kwasind’s Mother||Jessica Turner|
|T/O Mudjekeewis||Stephen Hattersley|
|T/O Nawadaha||Peter Dineen|
|T/O Pau-Puk-Keewis||Russell Kilmister|
|Assistant Production Manager||A. K. Bennett-Hunter|
|Assistant Production Manager (1981)||Mark Taylor|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Robert Michaels|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Rebecca Peek|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Gina Webb|
|Assistant Stage Manager (1981)||Michael Roberts|
|Assistant to the Lighting Designer||Andrew Torble|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Philip MacDonald|
|Deputy Stage Manager (1981)||Neville Ware|
|Music (1981)||Joss Buckley|
|Music (1981)||Michael Gregory|
|Production Manager||Michael Cass Jones|
|Sets and Costumes||Marty Flood|
|Staff Director||Kenneth Mackintosh|
|Stage Manager||Jennifer Smith|
|Stage Manager (1981)||Angela Bissett|
|Wig/Makeup Master Olivier Theatre||Peter Grice|
I had booked to take our two sons to see this production 4 March 1981 and thought we might cancel because the birth of our third son was due two weeks earlier, but then he was late and only arrived by caesarian 3 March 1981 – all went well so I took my two sons to see Hiawatha 4 March 1981 and we were all blown away by this stunning production.
A year later, with a repeat at the Olivier, I helped organise my primary school to take the whole class – everyone was thrilled.
We do wish the NT would put on more classic productions for young people – why not Hiawatha again for another generation?
For Some reason there is no character for James Castle who was in the original cast and seems to have been forgotten .. I worked on the show both in the Oliver Theatre and on tour in Hong Kong, for two weeks , and James was in both..James ( Jim) Carter was the narrator but I’m a little confused as to why James Castle has been completely missed out .
In response to Geoffrey Butlin’s comment . The National Theatre has in fact done many shows for children including The Ancient Mariner , The Pied Piper and the wonderful Wind in the Willows .. All of which I was fortunate enough to work on .. plus at least one pantomime in the L.yttleton Theatre.
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