DONALD PLEASENCE'S THEATRE CREDITS




Harold Pinter, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, and Robert Shaw (London 1971)



Pleasence knows how to invade a playgoer's mind like a neurotic blood relative
whom one cannot abide and yet cannot disown


---TIME




Follow the links for more information on Pleasence's theatre credits.

Please e-mail me with any additions and/or corrections.




WUTHERING HEIGHTS (May ?, 1939).....Hareton Earnshaw
at the Playhouse in Jersey, Channel Islands


GASLIGHT (? ?, 1939).....Mr. Manningham
at the Playhouse in Jersey, Channel Islands


THE TWELFTH NIGHT (June 10, 1942).....Valentine
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (June 4, 1946).....Mavriky
at the Lyric in Hammersmith


VICIOUS CIRCLE [Aka: "No Exit"] (July 17, 1946).....Bellboy
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


TANGENT (September ?, 1946).....Steen
at the Mercury in London


PETER PAN (December 20, 1946).....Starkey
at the Scala Theatre in London




Appeared with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (1948-50)

Appeared with the Bristol Old Vic Company at the Royal Theatre (1950-51)




RIGHT SIDE UP (August 16, 1951).....Sherman
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


SAINT'S DAY (September 5, 1951).....Rev. Giles Aldus
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA (December 19, 1951).....Major-Domo
at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York


ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (December 20, 1951).....Lemprius Euphronius
at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York


HOBSON'S CHOICE (June 4, 1952).....Willie Mossop
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


EBB TIDE (? ?, 1952).....Huish
at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland


EBB TIDE (September 16, 1952).....Huish
at the Royal Court in London


HIGH BALCONY (November 19, 1952).....Horst Bratsch
at the Embassy in London



Appeared for a season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon (1953)


PLAYS INCLUDED:

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (November 4, 1953).....Diomedes and Lepidus
at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon


THE MERCHENT OF VENICE (? ?, 1953).....Launcelot Gobbo
at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (? ?, 1953).....Gumio
at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon




THE IMPRESSARIO FROM SMYRNA (May 26, 1954).....Maccario
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


THE RULES OF THE GAME (January 13, 1955).....Leone Gola
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


THE LARK (May 11, 1955).....the Dauphin
at the Lyric in Hammersmith


MISALLIANCE (February 8, 1956).....the Cockney clerk
at the Lyric in Hammersmith


RESTLESS HEART (May 8, 1957).....Monsieur Tarde
at St. James's in London


THE CARETAKER (April 27, 1960).....Mac Davies/Bernard Jenkins
at the Arts Theatre Club in London


THE CARETAKER (May 30, 1960).....Mac Davies/Bernard Jenkins
at the Duchess Theatre in London


THE CARETAKER (October 4, 1961).....Mac Davies/Bernard Jenkins
at the Lyceum in New York


POOR BITOS (November 13, 1963).....Bitos/Robespierre
at the New Arts Theatre in London


POOR BITOS (January 7, 1964).....Bitos/Robespierre
at the Duke of York Theatre in London


POOR BITOS (November 16, 1964).....Bitos/Robespierre
at the Cort Theatre in New York


THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH (July 27, 1967).....Arthur Goldman/Colonel Adolf Karl Dorff
at the St. Martin's Theatre in London


THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH (September 26, 1968).....Arthur Goldman/Colonel Adolf Karl Dorff
at the Royale Theatre in New York


THE BASEMENT (September 17, 1970).....Law
at the Duchess Theatre in London


TEA PARTY (September 17, 1970).....Disson
at the Duchess Theatre in London


WISE CHILD (January 27, 1972).....Mrs. Artminster/Jock Masters
at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York


REFLECTIONS (March 13, 1980).....Grieve
at the Theatre Royal (Haymarket) in London


THE CARETAKER (June 20, 1991).....Mac Davies/Bernard Jenkins
at the Comedy Theatre in London


HEARBREAK HOUSE (July 15, 1994).....Captain Shotover
at His Majesty's Theatre in Perth Western Australia






Before he died on February 2, 1995, Pleasence was scheduled to star in a touring production of King Lear with daughters Miranda, Angela, and Polly.



PLEASENCE'S TONY NOMINATIONS:



1962 (DRAMATIC ACTOR)

[Bold face denotes winner]


Frederic March, Gideon
John Mills, Ross
Donald Pleasence, The Caretaker
Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons


1965 (DRAMATIC ACTOR)


John Gielgud, Tiny Alice
Walter Matthau, The Odd Couple
Donald Pleasence, Poor Bitos
Jason Robards, Hugie


1969 (DRAMATIC ACTOR)


Art Carney, Lovers
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
Alec McCowen, Hadrian VII
Donald Pleasence, The Man in the Glass Booth


1972 (DRAMATIC ACTOR)


Tom Aldredge, Sticks and Bones
Donald Pleasence, Wise Child
Cliff Gorman, Lenny
Jason Robards, The Country Girl





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