The Entertainer

Drama - Original

Royale Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 12, 1958
  • Closing Date: May 10, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 97

Playwright: John Osborne


A seedy London music-hall performer's terrible act is contrasted with scenes from his family life.


Opening Night Cast

Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer Laurence Olivier Archie Rice
Brenda De Banzie Phoebe Rice
Joan Plowright Jean Rice
George Relph Billy Rice
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Opening Night Production Credits

  John Osborne Writer
  Tony Richardson Director
  Alan Tagg Scenic Design
  Clare Jeffrey Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Jack Schlissel General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actor in a Play Laurence Olivier Nominee
1958 Featured Actor in a Play George Relph Nominee
1958 Featured Actress in a Play Brenda De Banzie Nominee
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