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A Touch of Class


  • Playwright

    Leon Rubin  Martine Garbacz 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Author Notes

    Translated by Martine Garbacz, adapted by Leon Rubin from 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' by Molière.
  • Setting

    The house of Mr Jourdain, London, 1920s.

  • Synopsis

    A wealthy ignoramus tries to attain "class" by means of a crash course, and succeeds in making a crass fool of himself at every turn.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. Members of the original cast also played various unspecified roles including shepherds, tailors, cooks and turks.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Painter Dan Gordon
First Servant Andrea Black
Second Servant Janet Behan
Tailor's Assistant Janet Behan
Lucy Janet Behan
Dancing Instructor Michael McKnight
Lord Gregory Michael McKnight
Lady Dorothea Hetty Baynes
Nicole Hetty Baynes
Mrs Jourdain Liz Lloyd
Mr Jourdain Mark McManus
Poet Christopher Barritt
Clive Christopher Barritt
Mufti Mark Mulholland
Tailor Mark Mulholland
Riding Instructor Mark Mulholland
Music Teacher Peter Quigley
Eddy Peter Quigley
Belly Dancer Andrea Black
Production Team  
Director Leon Rubin
Designer Dermot Hayes (1)
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Choreographer Michael Poynor
Assistant Director Des McAleer
Stage Manager Rose Morris
Deputy Stage Manager Nick McCall
Assistant Stage Manager Dan Gordon
Assistant Stage Manager Taddy Chamney
Set Construction Francis Morgan
Wardrobe Jacqueline Berryman
Wardrobe Jean Crawford

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from contemporary press cuttings.