The Virtuoso

First Performed: March 1991

RSC. Swan, Stratford/Newcastle Playhouse/Pit, London. 23rd March 1991 – 14th September 1992.

Bruce and Longvil, two young men-about-town, have fallen in love with the two nieces of the virtuoso, Sir Nicholas Gimcrack. Bruce is in love with Clarinda and Longvil with Miranda. Unfortunately, Clarinda is in love with Longvil, and Miranda with Bruce.

Hugh (credited as Richard Bonneville) played Sir Samuel Hearty.


Thomas Shadwell


Barry Lynch, Sean Murray, Freddie Jones, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Saskia Reeves, Guy Henry


Phyllida Lloyd

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