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Stage play by Georg Büchner, in a version by Howard Brenton. Peter Gill's production at the Olivier Theatre (National Theatre), London, opened 21 July 1982. Anthony Head's first National Theatre appearance.

Cast: Brian Cox (Danton); John Normington (Robespierre); Patrick Drury (Saint-Just); Paul Moriarty (Lacroix); Frances Viner (Marion); Elizabeth Bell, Anthony Higgins, Tom Georgeson; Anthony Head (Laflotte).


  • The Times, "Revolutionary rhythms." July 22, 1982, by Irving Wardle. (text).
  • Theatre Journal, March 1983, by Robert F. Gross. (text).


  • Chess playbill 1988
  • Transylvania 1992 Programme
  • The National--The Theatre and its Work 1963-1997, by Simon Callow. London: Nick Hern Books, 1997.
  • "Full of beans and out of his tree," Herald (Glasglow), February 12, 1994, by Jackie Mcglone
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    1982 National Theatre production