Five Finger Exercise

Play - Original

Music Box Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 2, 1959
  • Closing Date: October 1, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 337

Playwright: Peter Shaffer


A self-hating young German man takes a job as a tutor for a family in post-war England and tries to make them see how insignificant their personal dramas are, with disastrous results.


Opening Night Cast

Roland Culver Stanley Harrington
Jessica Tandy in Five Finger Exercise Jessica Tandy Louise Harrington
Brian Bedford in Five Finger Exercise Brian Bedford Clive Harrington
Michael Bryant Walter Langer
Juliet Mills Pamela Harrington
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Shaffer Peter Shaffer Writer
John Gielgud John Gielgud Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Morton Gottlieb Company Manager
  William Fields Press Representative
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Best Foreign Play Peter Shaffer Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Featured Actress in a Play Juliet Mills Nominee
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