State of Revolution by Robert Bolt

The Times Review

"Robert Bolt's first play to be staged by the National Theatre, for which it was written. Bolt's other plays include, most recently, 'Vivat! Vivat Regina!' and, before then, 'A Man For All Seasons'. He wrote the screenplays for 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago', 'A Man For All Seasons', 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Lady Caroline Lamb' (which he directed). His new play centres on the role of Lenin in the Russian Revolution." ~ The National Theatre Season pamphlet.

"A play to be stirred and enthralled by, to talk about far into the night, to savour and ponder and see again" ~ Bernard Levin, Sunday Times
"A mighty play and a profound one...Mr Bolt honours and enriches our stage" ~ Bernard Levin, Sunday Times

The Lyttelton Theatre programme cover
Venue 1: Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
Opened: May 3, 1977
Venue 2: The Lyttelton Theatre
Opened: May 18, 1977
Production Company: The National Theatre
Director: Christopher Morahan
Design: Ralph Koltai
Lighting: David Hersey
Length: approx 2 hours 45 mins including one interval.

Brian Blessed ... Gorky
Michael Bryant ... Lenin
Anthony Douse ... Martov/Czernin
Peter Gordon ... Von Kuhlmann
Godfrey James ... Mdvani/Russian General
Sara Kestelman ... Kollontai
Michael Kitchen ... Trotsky
John Labanowski ... Zhelnik
Trevor Martin ... Minister
Stephen Moore ... Lunarcharsky
John Normington ... Dzerzhinsky
Terence Rigby ... Stalin
June Watson ... Krupskaya
John Normington ... Dzerzhinsky
Catherine Harding ... Spiridonovna
Michael Stroud ... An Anarchist
Louis Haslar ... Old Soldier

Michael Kitchen as Trotsky