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The Rake’s Progress, 16 October 1980

The Opera

Venue: Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Librettist: WH Auden & Chester Kallman

Conductor: Stephen Barlow

Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta


Trulove: Roger Bryson

Anne: Helen Walker

Tom Rakewell: Peter Jeffes

Nick Shadow: John Pringle

Mother Goose: Christine Batty

Baba The Turk: Mary King

Sellem: John Fryatt

Madhouse Keeper: Brendan Wheatley

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Set Designer: David Hockney

Costume Designer: David Hockney

Lighting Designer: Robert Bryan

Revival Producer: Julian Hope