ProgrammeA Coat of Varnish

by Ronald Millar

Directed by Clifford Spencer


The action of the play takes place in a first floor drawing-room in a house in one of London's squares
Time—the present

Prologue — A winter's night

Act I

Scene 1: The same. An evening the previous summer
Scene 2: Early morning, two weeks later
Scene 3: Later

Act II

Scene 1: A few days later
Scene 2: Early evening, autumn

Epilogue— A winter's night

The play was first performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London on 1st April 1982 when the cast included Peter Barkworth, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Quayle and Michael Denison.


Set Design James E Wadsworth
Set Construction Roy Forrest and Team
Stage Manager Giles Williams
Properties Alison Teflon
Lighting Huw David
Sound Andrew Bean
Prompt Lynne Atkinson
Photography Mark Storton
Front of House Geoffrey Pratt
Costume Lynne Atkinson

Acknowledgement—To "The Oaks" for location photographs