Year: 1969

Title of the play: The Way of the World

Author: William Congreve

Director: Michael Langham

Others in the Cast: Barbara Atkinson, Helen Burns, Derek Godfrey, Edward Hardwicke, Hazel Hughes, Barry James, Lewis Jones, Jane Lapotaire, Jo Maxwell Muller, Julia McCarthy, Geraldine McEwan, John Moffatt, Frederick Pyne, David Ryall, Michael Turner, Jane Wenham, Benjamin Whitrow.

Company/Event: National Theatre Company

Theatre and location: Old Vic, London

Other productions of the same play: 1973, The Actors’ Company at the Nottingham Playhouse, directed by David William. This time Peth played Mirabell. The company also staged this production at  Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Lyceum Theatre; Cambridge Arts Theatre; Theatre Royal, Bath; Kingston-upon-Hull; Theatre Royal, Norwich; Opera House, Manchester; and Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Also 1974: Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and Wimbledon Theatre.

Plot summary: Lovers Mirabell and Millamant need the blessing of Millamant's aunt, Lady Wishfort, in order to get married and receive Millamant's full dowry. Unfortunately, she is a bitter lady, who hates Mirabell and wants her own nephew, Sir Wilful, to marry Millamant. Waitwell is Mirabell's servant and is married to Foible, Lady Wishfort's servant. Waitwell pretends to be Sir Rowland and, on Mirabell's command, tries to trick Lady Wishfort into a false engagement. (From Wikipedia)

Peth’s role: Waitwell / Mirabell in 1973-1974


Production details:

Old Vic 


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