The Doctor and the Devils
In this adaptation, Dylan Thomas’ characters (Rock, Fallon, Broom, Billy Bedlam, Jenny Bailey etc) were given their historical names (Knox, Burke, Hare, Daft Jamie, Mary Paterson etc).
Gervase Farjeon and Richard O’Donoghue originally had plans to stage this play in the West End, but these didn’t come to fruition. (‘Dylan Thomas play for the West End’, The Stage 23rd November 1961, page 1.)
The transfer to Sunderland marked the reopening of the Empire after a three-year closure and refurbishment.
Cast & Crew
|Andrew Merrylees||Roy Hanlon|
|Daft Jamie||Tom Conti|
|Davie Forsythe||Alex McCrindle|
|Dr Green||Murray Gilmore|
|Dr Knox||Leonard Maguire|
|Dr Mackenzie||Alastair Audsley|
|John Murray||Frank Wylie|
|Mary Paterson||Morag Forsythe|
|Mrs Flynn||Julia McCarthy|
|Mrs Gray||Katy Gardiner|
|Presented by||Gervase Farjeon|
|Presented by||Richard O’Donoghue|
- Added by Jared William.
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