Child of Fortune

Play - Original

Royale Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 13, 1956
  • Closing Date: December 1, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 23

Playwright: Guy Bolton


An ailing English heiress is in love with a man who is engaged to her best friend, until the friend matches the two of them together in the hope that they will eventually live off the sick woman's money, in Guy Bolton's adaptation of the Henry James novel Wings of the Dove.


Opening Night Cast

Bert Bertram Bennett
Anthony Di Palazzo Eugenio
C. Stafford Dickens Sir Luke Strett, M.D.
Mildred Dunnock Susan Shepherd
Mary Foskett Bianca
Martyn Green Lionel Croy
Norah Howard Mrs. Lowder
Peter Pagan Lord Marcus Annersley
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Opening Night Production Credits

Guy Bolton Guy Bolton Writer
  Jed Harris Director
  Robert O'Hearn Scenic Design
  William Pitkin Costume Design
  Robert O'Hearn Lighting Design
  Dick Weaver General Manager
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Theatre World Award Pippa Scott Winner
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