Digital Archive:Cast list, Wild Orchids (2002)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams



in a new translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker


Cast in Order of Appearance

Amanda, A Milliner – Catherine Walker

The Duchess – Patricia Routledge

The Footman – Timothy Wright

The Butler – Timothy Bateson

Hector – Michael Jayston

The Ice-Cream Vendor – Roland MacLeod

The Taxi Driver – Edward Clayton

The Prince – Andrew Scarborough

The Head Waiter – David Timson

The Cloakroom Lady – Sheila Shand Gibbs

The First Violin Player – Helmut Scholz

The Second Violin Player – Kit Benjamin

The Accordion Player – Katherine Toy

The Guitar Player – Lewis Hancock

The Gamekeeper – Edward Clayton

The Inn Proprietor – Timothy Bateson

Mariette – Rosanna Mason


Director – Edward Kemp

Designer – Poppy Mitchell

Lighting Designer – Jon Buswell

Music – Gary Yershon

Sound Designer – John A Leonard

Associate Sound Designer – Greg Fisher

Choreographer – Susan Nash

Musical Director – Lewis Hancock

Assistant Director – Tom Daley

Costume Supervisor – Binnie Bowerman

Casting – Anne Henderson


Company Manager – Sylvia Carter

Stage Manager – Jo Bradman

Deputy Stage Manager – Caroline Healey

Assistant Stage Managers – Ben Cooper, Tom Polo




The Butler/The Taxi Driver/The Game Keeper – Kit Benjamin

Hector – Edward Clayton

The Ice-Cream Vendor/The Head Waiter – Lewis Hancock

The Inn Proprietor – Roland MacLeod

Amanda – Rosanna Mason

The Duchess – Sheila Shand Gibbs

The Prince – Timothy Wright


May: Wed 29P, Thu 30P, Fri 31P

June: Sat Pm&F, Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5PN, Thu 6m&e, Wed 12, Thu 13m(D)&e, Mon 17,

Tue 18,  Wed 19, Sat 22e, Mon 24, Thu 27e, Fri 28(D), Sat 29m(D),

Thu 30P – Cancelled

July: Tue 2, Wed 3, Thu 4m(D), Tue 9, Wed 10(T), Thu 11m, Mon 17, Tue 16, Wed 17,

Thu 18m&e, Fri 19, Sat 20m&L(S)


P = Preview

F = First Night

PN = Press Night

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

T = Post Peformance Discussion

m = matinee

e = evening

L = Last Night


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