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Roddy McDowall

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall was an English actor, film director, photographer and voice artist. His film roles included Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes film series. He began his long acting career as a child in How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka and Lassie Come Home, and as an adult appeared most frequently as a character actor on stage and television. He served in several positions on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as contributing to various charities related to the film industry and film preservation.


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  • Hello, Dolly! - Trombone

    20:30, Sun 5th July 2020 - Thu 9th July 2020 at Random Venue 55

    Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Match…

  • The Full Monty - Viola

    21:00, Sat 25th July 2020 - Tue 28th July 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.
    In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buff…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Polonius

    20:30, Tue 15th September 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    23:15, Thu 17th September 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:45, Sat 19th September 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:30, Sun 20th September 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Mon 21st September 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:15, Wed 23rd September 2020 at Random Venue 33
    15:45, Thu 24th September 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    15:30, Sat 26th September 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor…

  • All My Sons - Frank Lubey

    20:45, Sun 20th September 2020 - Wed 23rd September 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987.
    The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947,…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Horn

    20:15, Fri 25th September 2020 - Mon 28th September 2020 at The Old Vic

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • Rent - Horn

    19:30, Fri 30th October 2020 - Wed 4th November 2020 at Random Venue 60

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • Spring Awakening - Herr Stiefel

    19:15, Sun 8th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in…

  • Hair - Violin

    19:45, Fri 8th January 2021 - Wed 13th January 2021 at Random Venue 77

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolu…

  • The Fantasticks - Costume Designer

    19:15, Sun 7th February 2021 - Thu 11th February 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:15, Sun 14th February 2021 - Thu 18th February 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:45, Sun 21st February 2021 - Thu 25th February 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighbo…

  • Richard III - James Blount

    20:00, Fri 19th February 2021 - Tue 23rd February 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England…

  • Grease - Director

    20:30, Sat 10th April 2021 - Thu 15th April 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • The Trojan Women - Athena

    21:00, Fri 23rd April 2021 - Tue 27th April 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean…

  • Into the Woods - Snow White

    19:45, Sun 13th June 2021 - Thu 17th June 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette…

  • Antony and Cleopatra - Technical Director

    21:00, Sat 26th June 2021 - Tue 29th June 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relat…

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