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Miranda Richardson on Stage

If anyone can assist with details of these plays or any others that Miranda has acted in, please email.
Many thanks to Paul New for helping me with Miranda's early stage work.

CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Miranda will be appearing at the Cheltenham Music Festival to tell the story of music written for royal occasions, in a concert that includes music by Handel, Parry, Elgar and Walton. It also includes music by royalty itself - Henry VIII and Prince Albert.
Event Details: Royal Music Treasures for the Diamond Jubilee / 6pm, Sunday 8 July / Cheltenham Town Hall / Tickets £12 - £28

STORIES BEFORE BEDTIME (reading The New Dress by Virginia Woolf)
One of a series of readings at the Criterion Theatre
Friday 1st June 2012 10:30pm
Stories Before Bedtime is a series of late-night readings designed to champion the love of reading and stories and to transport the audience back to when being read aloud to before bedtime was a fundamental part of one's daily life.
Miranda Richardson reads The New Dress by Virginia Woolf
Sonya Cassidy reads an extract from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mathew Horne reads extracts from Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith.

GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLOURS
One of a season of plays at the Royal Court written by Wallace Shawn
Tue 12th May 2009 - Sat 13th June 2009. Director Andre Gregory
'The play is a poetic epic that tells the story of a scientist (Ben), his wife (Cerise), and his two mistresses (Robin and Rose), as they fend for their lives in a world much like ours, yet one savagely close to extinction. Due to the scientific manipulation of the world's crops, a destructive system for which Ben is partly responsible, there is very little nourishment left to be had, except for those most privileged and connected. Despite the dying off of most of the world, these characters manage to survive, at times tasting the good life, admiring the beauties of nature, feasting on animalistic sex, and finding love. It raises issues of redemption, forgiveness, and responsibility as it recounts a somewhat passionate, erotic adventure story.

Cast includes: Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn

ICE CREAM (Caryl Churchill readings)
One of a series of readings of plays at the Royal Court to celebrate the 70th birthday of Caryl Churchill
Tue 23 September, 5pm. Director Wallace Shawn
Set in the UK and the US, Ice Cream tells the story an American man and wife and an English brother and sister who are implicated in each other's lives more than any of them would wish. An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa.
Cast includes: Danny Cerqueira, Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn, Ben Whishaw

ONE KNIGHT ONLY
One Knight Only coverOne Knight Only, an evening of music, comedy and drama, held at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on Sunday, March 20, uniting six dames and one knight to raise money for the tsunami relief effort in India and Sri Lanka.

Starring Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Diana Rigg, Eileen Atkins and Antony Sher, the show will be compered by Ned Sherrin and will also feature appearances from Kim Cattrall, Miranda Richardson, Edward Fox, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, Sian Phillips, Patrick Stewart and Zoe Wanamaker.

Judi Dench commented: “All getting together to do something that we love for a worthwhile cause seems to me to be the best of all possible worlds.”

Dame Maggie Smith was unable to attend due to other commitments.

Miranda contributed by reading eyewitness accounts of the devastation caused by the tsunami.

COMIC AID 2005
Comic Aid poster
at the Carling Apollo, London 22nd February, 2005

A one-off Comic Aid benefit gig with proceeds going to victims of the Asia Tsunami disaster
The 3 hour show sees Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Graham Norton, Julian Clary, and Lily Savage host a stellar comic line-up that includes; Lee Evans, Dawn French, Jimmy Carr, Ardal O’Hanlon, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey, Bo’ Selecta! star The Bear, Jo Brand, Jon Culshaw, Omid Djalili, Otis Lee Crenshaw, Eddie Izzard, The League Of Gentlemen with Miranda Richardson, Alistair McGowan, Dylan Moran, Dave Spikey, Simon Pegg & Jessica Stevenson, Psychological illusionist Derren Brown and percussion group Stomp

THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE
Play What I Wrote - Hall of Fame pictureby Hamish McColl, Sean Foley, Eddie Braben
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
at Wyndhams Theatre, London - celebrity guest appearance 30th January, 2002
celebrity guest appearance final show 5th May 2002
celebrity guest appearance - 2nd January 2003

Cast - 
Sean Foley
Hamish McColl
Toby Jones
Miranda Richardson

AUNT DAN AND LEMON
by Wallace Shawn
Directed by Tom Cairns
at Almeida Theatre, Islington, London, from 5th May 1999 to 5th June 1999

Cast
Lemon..............Glenne Headly
Aunt Dan...........Miranda Richardson
Andy...............Corey Johnson
Mindy..............Amira Casar
also in cast.......Daniel Cerqueira
                   Janine Duvitski
                   John Guerrasio
                   Joseph May
                   Jason Salkey
                   Kerry Shale
                   Dolly Wells
                   Helene Wilson

ORLANDO
by Virginia Woolf
Produced and directed by Robert Wilson
at Edinburgh - 50th Edinburgh International Festival, 11-31 August 1996

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER
by Wallace Shawn
at National Theatre London, from 24 April 1996

Cast
Jack...............Mike Nichols 
Judy...............Miranda Richardson 
Howard.............David de Keyser  

ETTA JENKS
by Marlene Meyers
directed by Max Stafford-Clark
at Royal Court London, late 1990

Cast
Etta Jenks............Miranda Richardson
Burt, Sherman, Alec...Lennie James
Clyde, Dwight.........Pearce Quigley
Ben...................David Rintoul
Dolly, Sheri..........Deborah Weston
Spencer...............Robin Soans
Kitty, Shelly.........Sarah Stewart
James, Max............Christopher Fairbank

MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE
written and directed by Harold Pinter
at Royal National Theatre/Lyttleton, from 20 October 1988

Cast
Sergeant..............Michael Gambon
Young Woman...........Miranda Richardson
Officer...............Julian Wadham
Elderly Woman.........Eileen Atkins
Guard.................George Harris
Prisoner..............Tony Haygarth
Second Guard..........Douglas McFerran
Hooded Man............Alex Hardy

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THE CHANGELING
Changeling programmeby Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
at Royal National Theatre/Lyttleton from 23 June 1988

Cast
Beatrice-Joanna.......Miranda Richardson
Alsemero..............Paul Jesson
Antonio...............Julian Wadham
Pedro.................Ivan Kaye
Franciscus............Guy Henry
Jasperino.............John Cassidy
First Servant.........Paul J Medford
Second Servant........Donald Campbell
De Flores.............George Harris
Diaphanta.............Caroline Lee Johnson
Vermandero............David Ryall
Albius................Stuart Golland
Lollio................Paul Barber
Alonzo de Piracquo....Mark Lockyer
Tomazo de Piracquo....Linal Haft
Isabella..............Rebecca Pidgeon
Servant...............Trevor Marshall Ward

A LIE OF THE MIND
by Sam Shepard
directed by Simon Curtis
at Royal Court London, from 14 October 1987
Cast
Jake..................Will Patton
Beth..................Miranda Richardson
Frankie...............Paul McGann
Lorraine..............Geraldine McEwan
Mike..................Paul Jesson

EDMOND
by David Mamet
at Newcastle, during 1985

LIFE OF EINSTEIN
directed by Mike Newell
at Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster 1984

INSIGNIFICANCE
by Terry Johnson
directed by Paul Unwin
at Bristol New Vic, from 25 October 1983 - 19 December 1983
Cast
The Professor.........Ian Lindsay
The Actress...........Miranda Richardson
The Senator...........Howard Lew Lewis
The Ballplayer........John Flanagan
The Heavy.............William Chubb

THE MAIDS
by Jean Genet
directed by Christopher Denys
at Bristol New Vic, from 27 September 1983 - 22 October 1983
Cast
Solange...............Delia Lindsay
Clair.................Caroline Holdaway
Madame................Miranda Richardson

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by Edward Albee
directed by Jan Sargent
at Bristol Theatre Royal, from 6 April 1983 - 30 April 1983
Cast
Martha................June Barrie
George................Philip Madoc
Nick..................David Beames
Honey.................Miranda Richardson

Table of the Two Horsemen programme coverTHE TABLE OF THE TWO HORSEMEN
by Arthur Frewen
directed by John David
at Bristol Theatre Royal, from 9 March 1983 - 2 April 1983
Cast
Katie Wyld............Miranda Richardson
also in cast:-
......................Simon Cutter
......................Ian Lindsay
......................Barry McGinn
......................Rashid Karaplet
......................Tom Chadbon

Moving programme coverMOVING
by Stanley Price
at Queens Theatre, London 1981
Cast
Joan Belling..........Pameila Blackwood
Peter Belling.........Billy Murray
Frank Gladwin.........Peter Jeffrey
Sarah Gladwin.........Penelope Keith
John Feamley..........Richard Thorpe
Beryl Feamley.........Margo Jenkins
Liz Ford..............Barbara Ferris
Jimmy Ryan............Roger Lloyd Pack
Jane Gladwin..........Miranda Richardson
Len...................David Redgrave
Bill..................Kevin White
Voice of Ben Gladwin..Clive Merrison

Season at Manchester Library Theatre
as Sophie Western in 'Tom Jones'
as Linda Christie in 'Play it Again Sam'
as Kay Sadler in 'Whose Life is it Anyway'
as Phillipa in 'Ten Times Table'

Seasons at Lancaster (Derby and Dukes Theatre)
as Brenda in 'Sisterly Feelings' (by Alan Ayckbourne)
as Ann in 'All My Sons' (by Arthur Miller)
as Linda in 'Stags and Hens'
as Hazel in 'Savage Amusement'