Play - Original

Hudson Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: May 8, 1961
  • Closing Date: May 27, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 27

Playwright: Jean Anouilh


The relationship between Henry II of England and his childhood friend Thomas Becket changes when Becket becomes Archbishop of Canterbury and challenges the King's power over the Church, in Jean Anouilh's dramatization of real events.


Opening Night Cast

Arthur Kennedy Thomas Becket
Laurence Olivier in Becket Laurence Olivier Henry II
Marie Powers The Queen Mother
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jean Anouilh Writer
  Lucienne Hill Translator
  Peter Glenville Staging
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
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