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Memory: Coriolanus (1992)


1. This was my first ever shift at CFT in the summer of 1992.

I worked front of house and was blown away by the production.

It stared Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers, Emma Thompson, Iain Glen to name but a few. My husband said I would not like Shakespeare but it was truly amazing. I am fortunate to still be working front of house but that particular performance still remains at the forefront of many amazing memories from working for CFT.

From: Julia Butterworth

2. Visually stunning, fantastic cast and superb production.

From: Maureen Haynes, who also says ‘Barchester Chronicles (community cast) of which I was a part – unforgettable’.

3. Gala Performance – It had Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Iain Glen and the late Richard Briers all giving brilliant performances in front of the Prince of Wales to celebrate 30years of the CFT.

I could go on and on but will not bore you just to say it made me appreciate Shakespeare and the art of acting.

From: Ralph Ansley

Memory: Christopher Fry (Playwright)

NPG P67; Christopher Fry by Angus McBean

The Lady’s Not For Burning, adapting Cyrano in the 70’s and Ring Round the Moon.

From: Rupert Rowbotham

Memory: Calendar Girls (2008)

calendar girls

My favourite production at CFT has to be Calendar Girls- funny, moving and a fantastic set.

From: Sarah Smithers

Memory: Born Again (1990)

Daring exciting theatre -the memory of Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin zip-lining above the audience will stay with me forever and the rhino costumes were fantastic. It opened my eyes as a young student at the time to absurdist theatre.

From: Anon