Chase Me Comrade

 

In the 1960s Nureyev, the famous Russian ballet dancer, defected to the West. It was a dramatic story of intrigue and high-level connivance. Just after the event Ray wrote CHASE ME COMRADE – the story of a defecting Russian ballet dancer involved in intrigue and connivance at the highest level. During its three year London run Nureyev himself saw the play several times and laughed as much as the rest of the audience.


CAST 7 men 3 women
ONE SET

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First performed at the Theatre Royal, Windsor on the 30th March 1964 with the following cast;

 

Nancy Rimmington - Veronica Strong

Commander Rimmington - Jerry Desmond

Hoskins - Arthur Lovegrove

Alicia Courtney - Anna Gilchrist

Petrovyan - Kerry Gardner

Gerry Buss - Ray Cooney

Mr Laver - Dennis Ramsden

Constable Pulford - Alec Ross

Janet Rimmington - Vivienne Burgess

Bobby Hargreaves - Derek Royle

 

Produced By - Joan Riley

Subsequently produced at the Whitehall Theatre, London on the 15th July 1964 with the following cast;

 

Nancy Rimmington - Jacqueline Ellis

Commander Rimmington - Peter Gray

Hoskins - Leo Franklyn

Alicia Courtney - Helen Jessop

Petrovyan - Kerry Gardner

Gerry Buss - Brian Rix

Mr Laver - Dennis Ramsden

Constable Pulford - Basil Lord

Janet Rimmington - Sheila Mercier

Bobby Hargreaves - Larry Noble

 

Directed By - Wallace Douglas

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