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The Physicists


Friedrich Durrenmatt, translated by James Kirkup

30th October - 3rd November 1973
Director: John Garner
he world's greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, the other who believes he is Newton. It soon becomes evident, however, that these three are not as harmlessly lunatic as they appear. Are they, in fact, really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game with the world as the stake?
The BodyJane Cook
Police Inspector Richard VossJoe Crossland
Marta Boll, The MatronJoyce Pomfret
Blocher, A Police PhotographerRay Thomas
Guhl, A Police StenographerMarjorie Blake
First PolicemanCecil Wildman
Second PolicemanLes Hinson
Police DoctorLaurie Kirwin
Herbert Georg Beutler (Newton), A PatientRoger Metcalfe
Fraulein Doktor Mathilde Von Zahnd, AlienistJudy Parrack
Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (Einstein), A PatientPeter Womby
Frau Lina RosePat Thomas
Oskar Rose, Her Husband, A MissionaryDavid Pecker
Adolf - Friedrich, SonMichael Pomfret
Wilfried - Kaspar, SonChristopher Womby
Jorg - Lukas, SonDerek Nash
Johann Wilhelm Mobius, A PatientMichael Monahan
Monika Stettler, A NurseMay Seal
Stage ManagerHarry Outhwaite
Set ConstructionJohn Rowlands
Cyril Hines
Norman Whitelam
Bob Ward
LightingMary Gregory
Rod Holt
Sound EffectsRon Proctor
PropertiesJanet Pecker
Pearl Nash
WardrobeJoyce Pomfret
ContinuityMaisie Pring