Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land

Farce - Original

John Golden Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 4, 1977
  • Opening Date: January 11, 1977
  • Closing Date: May 28, 1977
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 159

Playwright: Tom Stoppard


An evening of two one-act plays by Tom Stoppard. In Dirty Linen, a Parliamentary committee meets to deal with a sex scandal. In New-Found-Land, two men take over the meeting room during the lunch break, and one satirizes a tourist's description of a trip across America.


Opening Night Cast

Francis Bethencourt McTeazle, M.P.
Leila Blake Mrs. Ebury, M.P.
Jacob Brooke Arthur
Humphrey Davis Bernard
Merwin Goldsmith Withenshaw, M.P.
Cecilia Hart Maddie
Stephen D. Newman French, M.P.
Remak Ramsay Cocklebury-Smythe, M.P.
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
  Ed Berman Director
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Leonard A. Mulhern General Manager
  David Relyea Associate General Manager
  Seymour Krawitz General Press Representative
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Cecilia Hart Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Theatre World Award Cecilia Hart Winner
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