Great Catherine

by Bernard Shaw
Directed by Hugh Miller

RADA Student Production

Date unknown possibly 1954

  • Prince Patiomkin . . . . . . Peter 0'Toole
    Varinka . . . . . . Deirdre Benner
    Sergeant . . . . . . Frank Finlay
    Captain Edstaston . . . . . . Tristram Jellinek
    Naryshkin . . . . . . Peter Needham
    Catherine . . . . . . Marguerite Jenkins
    Princess Dashkoff . . . . . . Patricia Kilgarriff
    Guards . . . . . . Jack Hedley & Harvey Ashby
    Claire . . . . . . Tui Sutton

    Courtiers:
    Ann Bassett, Beryl Braithwaite, Elspeth Bryce, Pauline Devaney, Glenda Jackson, Geoffrey Goldsmith, Neville Jacobson, Peter Mackie, Kenneth Prentice & Michael Reed

    Frank would go on to work with Peter O'Toole at the National Theatre in Hamlet.

    He would also work several times on film with Glenda Jackson in Sakharov (1984), King of the Wind (1990) and most notably playing her husband in Return Of The Soldier for which Frank received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor.