The Right Honourable Gentleman

Play - Original

Billy Rose Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 7, 1965
  • Opening Date: October 19, 1965
  • Closing Date: January 29, 1966
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 118

Playwright: Michael Dyne


A real-life scandal in Victorian England, in which a Parliament official's career was ruined by an accusation of adultery, is dramatized.


Opening Night Cast

Alan Badel Mrs. Donald Crawford (Nia)
Francis Bethencourt Captain Forster
Coral Browne Mrs. Rossiter (Lila)
Gubi Mann Mrs. Sarah Gray
Staats Cotsworth Sir James Russell
M'el Dowd Mrs. Emilia Pattison (later Lady Dilke)
Henderson Forsythe Mr. Donald Crawford
Charles D. Gray Sir Charles Dilke
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Dyne Writer
  Frith Banbury Director
  Loudon Sainthill Scenic Design
  Loudon Sainthill Costume Design
  Lloyd Burlingame Lighting Design
  Sol Jacobson General Press Representative
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Loudon Sainthill Nominee
1966 Play   Nominee
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