In his younger days, Robert Simon was a first-rate stage-manager in provincial rep. Now he keeps house for his West End actress wife, while amusing himself with lots of little sexual adventures. In fact, a thoroughly happy man. Until one evening, through the clumsy intervention of a psychiatrist, his happiness and his marriage are destroyed. He plans a hideous revenge, both on his wife and on the psychiatrist…a revenge which allows him to discover all his old talents.


307_SS Vaudeville FC

Stage Struck was first presented on 21st November 1979, at the Vaudeville Theatre by Michael Codron, with the following cast:

ROBERT – Alan Bates
HERMAN – Andrew Sharp
ANNE – Sheila Ballantine
WIDDECOMBE – Nigel Stock

Director: buy generic xanax Stephen Hollis
Designer: Carl Toms

Selected other productions of Stage Struck

Cartoon by Bill Hewison for Punch, 5th December, 1979:



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The Definitive Simon Gray III (Faber 1993 ISBN 0-571-16453-6)

Stage Struck (Eyre Methuen 1979)


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