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Prelude in Kazbek Street


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Setting

    Serge Kovalevsky's apartment in Paris, during several seasons of the Gonzales Ballet.

  • Synopsis

    Serge(aka John Joseph) is likely to go on failing to find somone to come home to every night, a lifelong companion that is a normal man. Serge's life consists of a series of cosy evenings of solitary confinement. The only relief to his isolation are Andy (camp valet-cum-dresser), Madame Gonzales(his close friend and confidant) and Mrs. Baty. Into this isolation trips William Vandamm - betrothed to Susie back-home-in-the-states but soon to be seduced by Serge. Will Bill be the normal man to come home to or will it be someone else?

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Robert Marshall Aiden Grennell
Jean-Louis Gerard McSorley
Francisco Gonzales Micheál Mac Liammóir
Andy Patrick McLarnon
Serge Kovalevsky Christopher Cazenove
Madame Gonzales Helena Carroll
William Vandamm Philip O'Brien
Mrs. Baty Nora O'Mahony
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Set Designer Molly McEwen
Settings by Robert Heade
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Choreographer Alice Dalgarno
Stage Director Yvette Hally
Stage Manager Paul Wilson
Assistant Stage Manager Oengus McNamara
Assistant Stage Manager Valerie Tobin
Stage Carpenter Fred West
Stage Carpenter Kevin Hudson
Wardrobe Mistress Eileen Long
Wardrobe Assistant Olive Poole
Chief Electrician Albert Cassells
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
PR Patricia Turner
Production secretary Mary Cannon
Miss Carroll's Dresses Sybil Connolly

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.