Red Noses

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Red Noses
Red Noses.jpg
Written byPeter Barnes
CharactersFather Flote
Father Toulon
Master Bells
Brodin
Marguerite
Rochfort
Frapper
Pope Clement VI bigod
Date premiered1985
Place premieredBarbican Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish
SubjectThe Black Death, a Pope and a band of red nosed comics
GenreComedy
Setting14th-century France

Red Noses is a comedy about the black death by Peter Barnes, first staged at Barbican Theatre in 1985.[1] It depicted a sprightly priest, originally played by Antony Sher, who travelled around the plague-affected villages of 14th century France with a band of fools, known as Floties, offering holy assistance.[2] It was for this play that Barnes won his Olivier award.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
  • 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play

Original cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Production of Red Noses | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  2. ^ Wolf, Matt; Wolf, Matt (5 July 2004). "Peter Barnes".
  3. ^ "Olivier Winners 1985". Olivier Awards.

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