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Romeo and Juliet


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(Virginia McKenna appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)

by William Shakespeare.
Adapted for television by Dallas Bower.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Virginia McKenna, Flora Robson, Harcourt Williams
At 8.30


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted for television by: Dallas Bower
Producer: Harold Clayton
Fights arranged by: Peter Diamond
Dance arranged by: Belinda Quirey
Music arranged and directed by: Cecily Arnold
Music arranged and directed by: Marshall Johnson
Chorus: John Phillips
Servant to Capulet - Sampson: Colin Douglas
Servant to Capulet - Gregory: Brian Moorehead
Abraham, servant to Montague: Roger Gage
Balthasar, servant to Romeo: Henry Davies
Benvolio, nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo: Eric Lander
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet: Richard Wordsworth
An Officer: Peter Henchie
Capulet: David Horne
Lady Capulet: Jill Esmond
Montague: James Raglan
Lady Montague: Noel Hood
Escales, Prince of Verona: John Phillips
Romeo, son to Montague: Tony Britton
Paris, a young Nobleman. kinsman to the Prince: Owen Holder
A Page to Paris: Robert Scroggins
Peter, servant to Juliet's nurse: Michael Brennan
Nurse to Juliet: Flora Robson
Juliet, daughter to Capulet: Virginia McKenna
Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo: Laurence Payne
Friar Laurence, a Franciscan: Harcourt Williams
An Apothecary: J. Leslie Frith
Friar John, a Franciscan: David Garth

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