Production Information

Henry VI programme

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry VI Part Three

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

First performance of this production: 2.7.77



King Henry VI

Queen Margaret

Edward, Prince of Wales, her son

Duke of Somerset

Duke of Exeter

Earl of Oxford

Earl of Northumberland

Lord Clifford

Sir John Somerville

Henry, Earl of Richmond

Alan Howard

Helen Mirren

Ron Cook

Geoffrey Hutchings

Nigel Terry

Bernard Brown

Iain Mitchell

Anthony Naylor

David Shaw-Parker

John Waters/
Martin Weatherhead


Earl of Salisbury

Earl of Warwick

Marquess of Montague, his brother

Lord Hastings

Clem McCallin

Julian Glover

Matthew Guinness

Dan Meaden


Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York

Edward, afterwards King Edward IV, his son

George, afterwards Duke of Clarence, his son

Richard, afterwards Duke of Gloucester, his son

Edmund, Earl of Rutland, his son

His tutor

Sir John Mortimer, his uncle

Sir Hugh Mortimer, his uncle

Duke of Norfolk

Lady Elizabeth Grey

Lord Rivers, her brother

Sir William Stanley

A father, that has killed his son

First Watch/Huntsman

Second Watch/Keeper

Third Watch/A son that has killed his father

Mayor of York

Emrys James

Alfred Lynch

Jack Klaff

Anton Lesser

John Waters/Martin Weatherhead
Michael Bertenshaw

Pat Connell

Roy Purcell

Philip Dunbar

Anne Raitt

Michael Bertenshaw

Roy Purcell

Roy Purcell

Pat Connell

Billie Brown

David Shaw-Parker

Michael Bertenshaw


Lewis XI, King of France

Lady Bona, his sister

Paul Imbusch

Fleur Chandler

Directed by

Designed by

Music by

Lighting arranged by

Company voice work by

Assistant Director

Fights arranged by

Stage Manager

Deputy Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Terry Hands


Guy Woolfenden

John Bradley

Cicely Berry

Ian Judge

Ian McKay

Michael Dembowicz

Trevor Williamson

Richard Lindsay

MUSICIANS: Michael Tubbs Music Director, Gordon Bennett trumpet, Nigel Garvey percussion, Roger Hellyer bassoon, rauschpfeiffe, Peter Morris horn, Robert Pritchard trumpet, Ian Reynolds flute, Gareth Richards trombone, David Statham horn, Robin Weatherall percussion, John Woolf oboe.

Act 1 will be about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Act 2 will be about 1 hour and 20 minutes. There will be an interval of 15 minutes.


Playing Shakespeare/Henry VI Part Three