Theatreland Memorabilia

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Peter Grimes

Music: Benjamin Britten. Words: Montagu Slater, derived from the poem of George Crabbe.


Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1945
London Coliseum, 1991, ENO

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
First performance: 7th June 1945

CharacterPlayed By

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London Coliseum
First performance: 17th April 1991
English National Opera/ENO.
Producer: Tim Albery. Associate Producer: Patti Powell.
Set designer: Hildegard Bechtler. Costume designer: Nicky Gillibrand.
Lighting: Jean Kalman. Assistant to the Designer: Adrian Linford.
Staff producers: Lynn Binstock, Clare West.
Conductor: David Atherton (to May 25), Noel Davies (from May 29).
Chorus masters: Harry Bicket, Stephen Clarke. Leader: Barry Griffiths.
Music staff: Philip Knowles, James Holmes, Simon Pettite.

CharacterPlayed By
Peter GrimesPhilip Langridge
to Jun 4
Peter GrimesGraeme Matheson-Bruce
from Jun 10
Ellen OrfordJosephine Barstow
to May 15
Ellen OrfordSusan Bullock
from May 22
Captain BalstrodeJonathan Summers
AuntieAnn Howard
First 'niece'Rosa Mannion
Second 'niece'Claire Daniels
Bob BolesGraeme Matheson-Bruce
to Jun 4
Bob BolesDonald Stephenson
from Jun 10
SwallowJohn Connell
to Jun 4
SwallowRichard Angas
from Jun 10
Mrs SedleyAnne Collins
to Jun 4
Mrs SedleyShelagh Squires
from Jun 10
Reverend Horace AdamsEdward Byles
Ned KeeneJason Howard
HobsonMark Richardson
ApprenticeCraig Liddiard
Doctor CrabbeEric Shilling
ex Apr 20
Doctor CrabbeKeith Bonnington
Apr 20
ChildrenDavid Conceição, Simon Heester, Craig Liddiard, Lewis McGran, Steven Carnell, Terry Carnell, Joe Knutson, Michael Mullender
Children's AdviserPeter Kay
Organ and celestePhilip Knowles

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