John Osborne Season The Entertainer

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19940129The last play in the season is a vintage production from the archives with Donald Wolfit as Archie Rice , a seedy third-rate comic in a tatty twice-nightly seaside show. Set in the 50s and first produced on stage in 1957, the tragedy of Archie Rice mirrors not only a dying music hall, but a dying era.

Adapted by Bennett Maxwell Music by John Addison

Producer H B Fortuin (First broadcast in 1964)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940129]The last play in the season is a vintage production from the archives with Donald Wolfit as Archie Rice , a seedy third-rate comic in a tatty twice-nightly seaside show. Set in the 50s and first produced on stage in 1957, the tragedy of Archie Rice mirrors not only a dying music hall, but a dying era.

Adapted by Bennett Maxwell Music by John Addison

Producer H B Fortuin (First broadcast in 1964)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940129] Unknown: Donald Wolfit

Unknown: Archie Rice

Adapted By: Bennett Maxwell

Music By: John Addison

Producer: H B Fortuin

Archie Rice: Donald Wolfit

Billy Rice, his father: George Merritt

Jean Rice, his daughter: Jane Wenham

Phoebe Rice, his wife: Avis Bunnage

Frank Rice, his son: Andrew Sachs

William Rice, Brother BiS: Kenneth Hyde

GrahamDodd: Gabriel Woolf