De Simon Gray
Butley (1971-07-Criterion Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Criterion Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : InconnuPremière : mercredi 14 juillet 1971Dernière : InconnuMise en scène : Harold Pinter • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Alan Bates (Ben Butley), Richard O'Callaghan (Joseph Keyston), Brenda Cavendish (Miss Heasman), Mary Wimbush (Edna Shaft), Colette O'Neil (Anne Butley), Michael Byrne (Reg Nuttall), George Fenton (Mr Gardner)Commentaires : Alan Bates won the 1971 Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance. The role of Butley was subsequently taken on by Alec McCowen and Richard Briers in the same production.
Bates reprised his performance the following year in a Broadway production directed by James Hammerstein at the Morosco Theatre, where it ran for 14 previews and 135 performances. Bates won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, and Gray was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.