The Hollow Crown

A production of Gerald Cross’s translation of the French play, “La Reine Morte” by Henry de Montherlant. “La Reine Morte” was written in 1942 and performed for the first time on the 8th December 1942 at the Comedie-Francaise in Paris. The version by Gerald Cross was the first British staging of the play, and as well as directing the production, he also played the part of Ferrante, King of Portugal.

Cast & Crew


Captain Batalha
Dino Del Moro, Page of the King
Don Alvar Goncalves, Privy Counsellor
Don Christoval
Don Egas Coelho, Prime Minister
Don Manoel Ocayo
Dona Ines de Castro
Ferrante, King of Portugal
First Lady in Waiting
Lieutenant Martins
Prince Don Pedro
Second Lady in Waiting
The High Admiral and Prince of the Sea
The Infanta of Navarre
The Infante of Navarre / Don Eduardo, Privy Secretary
Third Lady in Waiting


Assistant Director
Play translated by
Set designer


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