Magnificence by Howard Brenton

The Reviews

Venue: The Royal Court
Opened: June 28, 1973
Production Company: The Young Vic
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Design: William Dudley
Lighting: Andy Phillips

Cast List:
Michael Kitchen ... Will
Kenneth Cranham ... Jed
Carole Hayman ... Mary
Dinah Stabb ... Veronica
Peter Postlethwaite ... Cliff
James Aubrey ... Constable
Leonard Fenton ... Slaughter
Geoffrey Chater ... Alice
Robert Edison ... Babs
Nikalaj Ryjtkov ... Old Man/Lenin

Rehearsals - Michael Kitchen and Kenneth Cranham (from the programme)

Will confronts Veronica (Dinah Stabb) whose BBC Trotskyism produces bad vibes among the group.

Also at the Court, Michael Kitchen played a powerful scene with Kenneth Cranham in Howard Brenton's Magnificence.

An angry Jed (Kenneth Cranham) sets about Will who wears a fashionable sign of the times on his T-shirt.

Photographs by John Haynes, "Plays and Players", August 1973 and May 1974 issues.