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PLAYS AND PLAYERS Magazines: 1990s


P&P/Feb 1990: cover-Emil Wolk in WHALE [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1990: cover-Michael Gambon in MAN OF THE MOMENT [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/May 1990: cover-Muraly Menon in THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR; Scenes from EXCHANGE/Vaudeville (w.Martin Jarvis, Doreen Mantle - photo and review), THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE/Glasgow Citizens (w.Basienka Blake, Anna Savva - photo and review), SUGER HILL BLUES/Croydon Warehouse (w.Pauline Black, Okon Jones - photo and review), WILD OATS/West Yorkshire Playhouse (w.Reece Dinsdale - photo and review), SAINT OSCAR/Hampstead (w.Stephen Rea - photo and review), JACKETS II/Bush (w.Janet Legge, Maureen Morris, Steve Ullathorne, Tom Hudson - photo and review), BLOOD ON THE LINO/Drill Hall (w.Debby Klein, Karen Parker - photo and review), THE MISUNDERSTANDING/Gate (w.Deirdre Doone, Corrine Ransom - photo and review), BRITANNICUS/Sheffield Crucible (w.Paola Dionisotti - photo and review), VALENTINO/Half Moon (w.Debbie Isitt, Mark Kilmurry, Andrew McIlwee - photo and review); Photos of Pauline Black, Eamonn Walker, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Mark Kilmurry, Charles Dance and Barbara Jefford in CORIOLANUS/RSC, John Dexter, Harriet Walter in THE DUCHESS OF MALFI/RSC, Joanne Campbell and Michael Seraphim in SOMEONE LIKE YOU/Strand, Shaun Cassidy in BUS STOP/Lyric, Philip Voss and assorted trolls in PEER GYNT/NT, Ingmar Bergman, Stephen Sondheim, Diana Quick, Clive Owen and David Thewlis in VROOM/TV; Features on Maurice Clarke (, The End of The Line (the rise and fall of Joint Stock, w.3 photos), Michael Meyer on PEER GYNT/NT and WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN/Almeida (w.2 photos), The Unity Theatre (w.3 photos), Cut & Thrust Theatre Company (w.2 photos of HANGOVER SQUARE w.Dudley Sutton, Celia Imrie, Anne Lambton, Ian Reddington), The Man in The Moon theatre (; Interviews with Glenda Jackson on Acting (w.3 photos), David Lan (w.3 photos), Jatinder Verma on TARTUFFE/NT (w.3 photos), Stephen Lowe of Meeting Ground on PARADISE (w.2 photos); West End and Regional Theatre Guide etc. [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1990: cover-Adjoa Andoh in GLORY! [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1990: cover-Sheila Gish in SARA; reviews and photos of THE CRUCIBLE/NT (Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Wilkinson), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA/RSC (Amanda Root, Norman Rodway), SARA (Rachel Joyce, Sheila Gish), CITY, BURN THIS (John Malkovich, Juliet Stevenson), THE WRITING GAME (Susan Penhaligon), HIDDEN LAUGHTER (Felicity Kendal, Kevin McNally), PARADISE (Michael Mueller), THE POLICE (Joe Cushley, Andrew Durant, James Lloyd Pegg), THE DUCHESS OF MALFI/RSC (Harriet Walter), THE MAPLE TREE GAME (Peter Copley, Avril Clark), GASPING (Hugh Laurie, Bernard Hill, Simon Mattacks, Jaye Griffiths), THERESE RAQUIN (Neil Pearson, Joanne Pearce); photos of THE CRUCIBLE (Oliver Cotton, Sharon Howard, David Burke, Clare Holman), Philip Hedley, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Wendy Hiller), THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Janet Suzman), ANOTHER COUNTRY (Janet Suzman), THE PARTY (Laurence Olivier), THE MAIDS, THE ICE PICK (Nigel Fairs, Mark Laville), BINGO (David Suchet, Brenda Bruce), OTHELLO (Willard White); Janet Suzman on her directing debut, Gwyn Morgan on 'Kenneth Tynan's Euro Vision', Joe Farrell on 'Mayfest 90', Caryl Churchill on MAD FOREST, the Royal Court MAYDAYS dialogues, the 1990 Brighton Festival, feature on Angus McBean with seven of his photos, Vera Lustig on plays about caring for the infirm at home, feature on Clive Russell [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1990: cover-Freddie Jones, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Susie Baxter in SUNSETS AND GLORIES; Scenes from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW/Piccadilly (w.Tim McInnerney, Adam Caine - photo and review), EDWARD II/RSC (w.Simon Russell Beale, Grant Thatcher - 2 photos and review), BLACK ANGEL/King's Head (w.Lynn Farleigh, Frank Finlay - photo and review), KING UBU/Glasgow Theatre Royal (photo and review), THE ILLUSION/Old Vic (w.Phelim McDermott - photo and review), SUNSETS AND GLORIES/West Yorkshire Playhouse (w.Marius Goring, Freddie Jones - photo and review), SELF PORTRAIT/Derby Playhouse (w.Lucinda Curtis - photo and review), ANNA CHRISTIE/Young Vic (w.Natasha Richardson, David Herlihy - photo and review), HOMEWORK/BAC (photo and review), A SINGLE MAN/Greenwich (w.Alec McCowen - photo and review), THE POWER AND THE GLORY/Chichester (w.Edward Petherbridge - photo and review); Photos of Lesley Manville, Freddie Jones, Natasha Richardson, Frank Finlay, Chris Hannan (author of THE EVIL DOERS), John Malkovich and Daniel J Travanti, Richard Haddon Haines, John Kani and Janet Suzman, Tilda Swinton as Mozart in MOZART AND SALIERI, BESIDE HERSELF/Royal Court, Siobhan McKenna in BAILEGANGAIRE, James Bolam in JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL/Apollo, Lisa Harrow and Ralph Brown in EARWIG/RSC, Karla Burns in SHOW BOAT/RSC+Opera North, Sinead Cusack, Sorcha Cusack, Tom Hickey, Niamh Cusack and Lesley Manville in THREE SISTERS/Royal Court, Kathryn Hunter in HELP! I'M ALIVE/Complicite, David Jason, Kathy Burke and Rowena Cooper in AMONGST BARBARIANS/TV, Alison Steadman and Roger Sloman in NUTS IN MAY/TV, Bill Paterson in LICKING HITLER/TV; Features on Bruce Alexander (, Top Girls? (Vera Lustig on women in theatre,, Joe Papp (w.2 photos), THE MOUSETRAP (; Interviews with Mike Leigh on GREEK TRAGEDY/Stratford East (w.4 photos), Lesley Manville on her Natasha in THREE SISTERS/Royal Court (w.3 photos), Penny Downie on SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE/Chichester (, Richard Nelson on TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS/RSC (w.2 photos), Roger Michell on TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS/RSC (w.2 photos); London Openings, West End and Regional Theatre Guide, Sight and Sound (TV Report) etc. [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Nov 1990: cover-Yaphet Kotto in FENCES [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Feb 1991: cover-Peter Badejo and a musician in DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1991: cover-Theatre de Complicite's THE VISIT; reviews and photos of THE GOSPELS (Anne Myatt), ALL THINGS NICE (Cara Kelly, Joanna Roth), BETRAYAL (Cheryl Campbell, Martin Shaw), THE FEVER (Wallace Shawn), THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Reece Dinsdale, Niamh Cusack), TATYANA (Josie Lawrence, Aneirin Huws), THE HOMECOMING (Nicholas Woodeson, Cherie Lunghi), THE SEAGULL/RSC (Susan Fleetwood), CHILDREN OF EDEN, I THOUGHT I HEARD A RUSTLING (Annette Crosbie), DEAR ELENA SERGEAVNA (Marty Cruickshank), Ninagawa's PEER GYNT, IMAGINE DROWNING (Sylvestra le Touzel, Ed Bishop); photos of TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS (Anton Lesser), A DREAM OF PEOPLE (Peter McEnery), INTO THE WOODS (Clive Carter, Mark Tinkler), A DOLL'S HOUSE (Cheryl Campbell), HENRY V (Kenneth Branagh), TREATS (Tom Conti), THE REHEARSAL (Miles Anderson), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Lois Harvey); interview with Adrian Noble, Christopher Hampton on his new play WHITE CHAMELEON, interview with Deborah Findlay (with photos), New York report (with photos), Sam Walters and The Orange Tree (with photos), Friedrich Durrenmatt (with photos), ESC tours of CORIOLANUS and THE WINTER'S TALE (with photos), feature on Jonathan Kent [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1991: cover-Wrestling School in VICTORY [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/May 1991: cover-Talawa Company in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1991: cover-Shona Morris in AUGUSTINE [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jul 1991: cover-Josette Simon in THE WHITE DEVIL [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Aug and Sep 1991: cover-Peggy Ashcroft and co-stars in CAUGHT ON A TRAIN [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1991: cover-The Kosh in DINNER DANCE [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Nov 1991: cover-SAVAGES at West Yorkshire Playhouse [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Dec 1991 and Jan 1992: cover-Paul Hamilton in GORMENGHAST [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Feb 1992: cover-Adrian Lester in AS YOU LIKE IT [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

From March 1992, 'Plays and Players' was published by Pickwick Papers Ltd.

P&P/Mch 1992: cover-Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge and others [96pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1992: cover-John Malkovich, Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh, John Gielgud, and a scene from CATS [96pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/May 1992: cover-MOBY DICK [96pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1992: cover-Kathryn Layng and B D Wong in BONDAGE [96pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jul 1992: cover-Kelly Hunter in THE BLUE ANGEL [112pp, 8.25x11.75; name on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1992: cover-Liliane Montevicchi in GRAND HOTEL, Gerald Harper and William Gaunt in MURDER BY MISADVENTURE [116pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1992: cover-Tony Slattery and Josie Lawrence, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Bernard Cribbins, Simon Russell Beale [116pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1992: cover-Paul O'Grady as Lillie Savage; Scenes from VALENTINE'S DAY/Globe (w.Alexander Hanson, Elizabeth Counsell, Teresa Banham, Edward Petherbridge - 2 colour photos and preview), BLOODY POETRY/Fulham (w.Celia Nelson, Jonathan Wilmot - photo and review), JACK'S OUT/Bush (w.John Challis - photo and review), A INSPECTOR CALLS/National (w.Kenneth Cranham, Diana Kent - colour photo and review), THE GREAT GOD BROWN/Steiner Theatre (w.Miles Harvey, Oona Beeson - 2 colour photos and review), MAGGIE MAY/National Youth Theatre (photo and review), THE PROVOK'D WIFE/New End (w.Carol Holt, Adrienne Swan - photo and review), HECUBA/The Gate (w.Ann Mitchell - photo and review), THE THEBANS/RSC (w.Linda Marlowe - 2 photos and review), GAMBLERS/The Tricycle (w.Oleg Menshikov - 2 photos and review), KEPLER/Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh (w.Graham de Banzie, Andrew Byatt - 2 photos and review), LULU/Cambridge Theatre Company (w.Susan Lynch - photo and review), PLAYING BY THE RULES/Birmingham (w.Ian Pepperell - photo and review), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR/RSC (w.Cheryl Campbell, Benjamin Whitrow - photo and review), TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT/RSC (w.Antony Sher - photo and review); Features on Carol Holt (, Jill Gascoine (w.colour photo), Pete Postlethwaite (w.large photo), the playwright Simon Donald (w.3 photos), The Life and Times of C.P.Taylor (w.3 photos), The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wendy Toye (w.4 photos), Roy Barraclough (w.large colour photo); Report on IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY/Playhouse by Barry Cryer (w.2 photos); Previews of WHICH WITCH?/Piccadilly ( and GARGANTUA ( of Bob Eaton and David Hatton); Report From Berlin by Jim Burke (w.2 photos), Marilyn Redfield's Broadway Bulletin, Regional News; Photos of Adrian Edmonson in WAITING FOR GODOT, Gary Wilmot and Jessica Martin in ME AND MY GIRL/National Tour, Thea Vidale (colour photo), Tilda Swinton in MAN TO MAN, Roger Daltrey; full-page colour photos of AN INSPECTOR CALLS (w.Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Diana Kent) and The Chinese State Circus; double-page colour photo of MAGGIE MAY; reviews, Plays Listing etc. [112pp, 8.25x11.75; name on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Nov 1992: cover-James Cosmo and Patricia Hodge in SHADES, Brian Dennehy in DUBLIN, Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes in AS YOU LIKE IT, and THE INVISIBLE MAN [108pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Dec 1992: cover-Philip Schofield in JOSEPH, Peter O'Toole and Cara Tonig in OUR SONG, Maureen Lipman in LOST IN YONKERS, and Patricia Routledge [100pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Jan 1993: cover-Anthony Newley in SCROOGE, Sharon Gless in MISERY, Kim Criswell in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Michael Barrymore in ALADDIN [100pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Feb 1993: cover-Paul Nicholas in BARNUM, Lionel Bart, David Essex in ROBINSON CRUSOE, Robbie Coltrane in THE BOGEY MAN [90pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1993: cover-Zoe Wanamaker in THE LAST YANKEE, Kenneth Haigh, Sharon Gless [100pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1993: cover-Jean Boht, Gordon Kaye and Gwen Watford in TALKING HEADS [68pp, 8.25x11.75; portion of back cover neatly removed, else VG] £4

P&P/May 1993: cover-Alan Howard and Anastasia Hille in MACBETH [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jul 1993: cover-Rula Lenska, Alun Armstrong and Denis Quilley, Jane Lapotaire [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1993: cover-Timothy Dalton, Patti Lupone, Barbara Dickson [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1993: cover-Hot Stuff [100pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1993: cover-Dennis Waterman in A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Nov 1993: cover-FOREVER PLAID [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Dec 1993: cover-Christopher Plummer [100pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Jan 1994: cover-Griff Rhys Jones and Felicity Kendal in AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Feb 1994: cover-Hiep Thi Li in HEAVEN AND EARTH [68pp, 8.25x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1994: cover-Jane Lapotaire and Simon Russell Beale in GHOSTS/RSC [68pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1994: cover-David Copperfield [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Sep+Oct 1994: cover-A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM [60pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Nov+Dec 1994: cover-THE SNOW QUEEN [60pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Jan 1995: cover-Jonathan Pryce as Fagin [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Feb 1995: cover-Patricia Routledge as Mrs.Malaprop [60pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1995: cover-Ralph Fiennes as Hamlet [52pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1995: cover-Playwright of the Year Award [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/May 1995: cover-Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1995: cover-Elaine Paige in SUNSET BOULEVARD [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jul 1995: cover-HOT MIKADO [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1995: cover-FOREVER TANGO [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1995: cover-Jennifer Ehle in THE PAINTER OF DISHONOUR [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1995: cover-Jim Dale in OLIVER! [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Nov 1995: cover-Walt Disney's World On Ice ALADDIN [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/Feb 1996: cover-THE STARLIGHT CLOAK [36pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1996: cover-Sharon Gless in CHAPTER TWO [40pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Apr 1996: cover-Kim Wilde and Paul Keating in TOMMY [40pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1996: cover-Felicity Kendal and Neil Pearson in MIND MILLIE FOR ME [48pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £5


P&P/May 1997: cover-Gary Wilmot in THE GOODBYE GIRL [48pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1997: cover-Ruthie Henshall [44pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5


P&P/Feb 1998: cover-Ian McKellen in PETER PAN [40pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Mch 1998: cover-Michael Williams in BRIEF LIVES [32pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/May 1998: cover-Liam Neeson in THE JUDAS KISS [36pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Jun 1998: cover-SHOW BOAT [32pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Jul 1998: cover-Wilson Jermaine Heredia in RENT [28pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1998: cover-George Grizzard in SHOW BOAT [36pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1998: cover-Phillip Schofield and friends in DOCTOR DOOLITTLE [48pp, 8.25x11.75; label on cover, else VG] £5

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