Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England





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Headdress design by Barry Kay for Alice, 'The Dance of Death', act 2, drama by August Strindberg, directed by Kenneth MacMillan, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 1983, plot: a couple locked for twenty-five years in a marriage that lierally takes the form of mortal combat, with the final triumph falling to the wife


The Dance of Death

Assignment: Costumes
(co-designer scenery: Laurie Dennett)

Selected cast
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Première 1983/SEP/15

Designs commissioned by Kenneth MacMillan, direction


Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'The Dance of Death' completed --- [DSN/Dr.DD]



Headdress for Alice, Act II

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Frankie and Johnny

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes [?]

Company [?]
Theatre [?], possibly Melbourne [?]
Prsentation 1955/ ? / ?

Designs commissioned by [?], direction [?]

[DSN/Dr.FJ]


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The Keyhole - Le Serrure

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes

Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre, London
Première 1964/JUL/02

Designs commissioned by Garry O'Connor, direction

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'The Keyhole - Le Serrure' completed --- [DSN/Dr.KH]




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Measure for Measure

Assignment: Scenery [permanent set] / Costumes

Old Vic Company
Old Vic Theatre, London
Première 1957/NOV/19

Designs commissioned by Margaret Webster, production

MEASURE FOR MEASURE - return to page top of Drama Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'Measure for Measure' completed --- [DSN/Dr.MM]




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No Why

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes

Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre, London
Première 1964/JUL/02

Designs commissioned by John Schlesinger, direction

NO WHY - return to page top of Drama Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'No Why' completed --- [DSN/Dr.NW]




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Picnic

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes

The Belgrade Theatre Company
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
First Night 1958/APR/14

Designs commissioned by Bryan Bailey, director of the Belgrade Theatre

PICNIC

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'Picnic' completed --- [DSN/Dr.PCC]




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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Assignment: Scenery and [?] Costumes 1
(co-designer scenery and/or costumes: Anne Fraser )

The Union Theatre Repertory Company (UTRC)
Union Theatre, Melbourne
World Première 1955, season ended 1955/DEC/12

Designs commissioned by John Sumner, direction
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1 Conflicting research results about design assignments and venues >> Details

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - return to page top of Drama Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

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The Taming of the Shrew

Assignment: Scenery and [?] Costumes
(co-designer Barbara Newman)
The shared design commission was won in a competition

National Theatre Movement of Australia
Princess Theatre, Melbourne
Première 1951/ ? / ?

Direction [?]

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - return to page top of Drama Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

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The Thieves' Carnival - Le Bal des Voleurs

Assignment: Costumes
(co-designer scenery: not known)

Melbounre University Student Theatre [?]
Union House Theatre [?], Melbourne [?]
Première 1956/JAN/10

Designs commissioned by [?], direction

THE THIEVES' CARNIVAL - return to page top of Drama Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

-----. [DSN/Dr.TCV]




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Victor

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes

Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre, London
Première 1964/AUG/05

Designs commissioned by Robin Midgley, direction

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'Victor' completed --- [DSN/Dr.VT]


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