'Richard III'


Railway Institute


20th - 25th February 1950


A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden

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Our second production of the bloody history of the notorious King 'Richard III' came in 1950, directed by the team of George Revill and Douglas Marsden.

This production was notable for featuring one of our young members in the role of Edward, Prince Of Wales - Alan Bates. The renowned stage and screen actor appeared in several of our productions as a young man and remained a friend and supporter of the company for the rest of his life, even returning to voice the Oracle in 1997's production of 'The Winter's Tale'. The meeting room at Shakespeare House is named The Alan Bates Room in his honour.

We hope to be able to add more information and photographs from this production soon.


Producers - A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden
Assistant Producers - L. H. Titmuss & E. G. Ennals
Stage Director - Leslie Roome
Stage Manager - D. F. Raybould
Settings & Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Wardrobe & Properties - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes


King Edward IV - A. D. Smedley
Edward, Prince Of Wales - Alan Bates
Richard, Duke Of York - Michael Pritchard
George, Duke Of Clarence - L. H. Titmuss
Richard, Duke Of Gloucester - A. G. Revill
Henry, Earl Of Richmond - K. E. Sayer
Duke Of Buckingham - F. H. Garratt
Earl Rivers - J. C. Crum
Marquis Of Dorset - J. T. Clewes
Lord Grey - A. R. Carter
Earl Of Norfolk - A. G. Styche
Lord Hastings - E. G. Ennals
Lord Stanley - A. A. Dean
Lord Lovel - E. Clark
Sir Richard Ratcliff - T. W. Cooper
Sir William Catesby - A. W. Dalby-Phillips
Sir James Tyrrel - E. H. Cutts
Sir James Blount - A. W. Elliott
Sir Walter Herbert - E. Clark
Sir Robert Brakenbury - I. M. Roberts
Lord Mayor Of London - R. Burleigh
Priests - J. E. Howard Smith & L. H. Titmuss
Pages - A. Hancock & I. McNab
Murderers - F. D. Beard & G. N. T. Dickinson
Soldiers - N. Smith, I. Smythe, A. G. Styche, F. D. Thomas & R. Turner
Queen Elizabeth - Mrs. E. Heward Bowyer
Margaret - Mrs. A. R. Laurie
Duchess Of York - Mrs. A. D. Smedley
Lady Anne - Mrs. F. H. Garratt