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Richard Pilbrow Biography (1933-)
Full name, Richard Hugh Pilbrow; born April 28, 1933, in Beckenham, Kent, England; son of Arthur Gordon and Marjorie (Hayward) Pilbrow; married Viki Brinton (a casting director), July 12, 1958 (divorced); married Molly Friedel (a lighting designer), 1974; children: (first marriage) Abigail, Fred; (second marriage) Daisy Emma. Addresses: Office--Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd., 3 Apollo Studios, Charlton Kings Rd., London NW5 2SW, England; 871 EthanAllen Highway, Ridgefield, CT 06877, U.S.A.
- Birth Details
- April 28, 1933
- Beckenham, Kent, England
Credits; STAGE WORK; LIGHTING DESIGNER
- Lady at the Wheel, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, England, 1958.
- Richard II, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1959.
- Measure for Measure, Old Vic Theatre, 1963.
- The Workhouse Donkey, Chichester Festival, 1963.
- Hamlet, National Theatre Company (NTC), Old Vic Theatre, 1963.
- The Recruiting Officer, NTC, Old Vic Theatre, 1963.
- Armstrong's Last Goodnight, Chichester Festival, 1965.
- Miss Julie and Black Comedy (double-bill), Chichester Festival, 1965.
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (also see below), National Theatre,London, 1966, then Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1967-68.
- Zorba, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1968-69.
- The Rothschilds, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1970-71.
- Shelter, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Blithe Spirit, National Theatre, 1976.
- Swing, Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington, DE, then John F. Kennedy Center forthe Performing Arts, Washington, DC, both 1980.
- (With Benny Ball) Windy City, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, 1982.
- The Little Foxes, Victoria Palace Theatre, 1982.
- Annie, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1982-83.
- (With Eric Delzenne) Singin' in the Rain, London Palladium Theatre, London, 1983.
- Love for Love, NTC, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1985.
- Lighting designer for numerous other plays, including Inherit the Wind and Platonov, Royal Court Theatre, both 1960; Richard III and As You Like It, Stratford-on-Avon, England, both 1961; Heartbreak House, NTC, 1975; and Heliotrope Bouquet, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1991.
- Lighting designer for Brand, 1959; Danton's Death, 1959; Pieces of Eight,1959; The Tenth Man, 1961; One Over the Eight, 1961; Blitz, 1962; Peer Gynt,1962; The Merchant of Venice, 1962; Baal, Half-a-Sixpence, 1963; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 1963; Camelot, 1964; Our Man Crichton,1964; Love for Love, 1965; Juno and the Paycock, 1966; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1966; Jorrocks, 1966; The Storm, 1967; Wise Child, 1967; Fiddler onthe Roof (also see below), 1967; The Three Sisters, 1968; Love's Labour's Lost, 1968; The Travails of Sancho Panza, 1969; Oh! Calcutta! 1970; Showboat, 1971; Gone With the Wind, 1972; The Threepenny Opera, 1972; The Story of Vasco, 1974; A Streetcar Named Desire, 1974 Eden End, 1974; Irene, 1976; Kings andClowns, 1978; The Travelling Music Show, 1978; Joking Apart, 1979; and Oklahoma! 1980.
Credits; STAGE WORK; PRODUCER EXCEPT WHERE NOTED
- West Side Story, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1984.
- (With Iain Mackintosh) The Mysteries (includes The Nativity, The Passion,and Doomsday), NTC, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1985.
- (With Anthony Field) I'm Not Rappaport, Apollo Theatre, 1986.
- (With Pamela Hay and Norman Rothstein) A Funny Thing Happened on the Wayto the Forum, Piccadilly Theatre, 1986.
- (With John Flaxman and Ralph Rosenblum) Dear Janet Rosenberg, Dear Mr. Kooning, Grammercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Co-producer with Harold Prince of musicals, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1963; She Loves Me, 1964; Fiddler on the Roof, 1967; Cabaret, 1968; Company, 1972; and A Little Night Music, 1975. Also co-produced A Scent of Flowers, 1964. Producer of plays, including The Beggar's Opera, 1968; She Stoops to Conquer, 1969; Edward II and Richard II, 1970; Erb,1970; and Catch My Soul, 1970. General manager of productions, including I and Albert, 1973; The Good Companions, 1974; Carte Blanche, 1976; and Kismet, 1978.
- Director of the play Mister, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1970, then London, 1971.
Credits; FILM PRODUCER
- Swallows and Amazons, EMI, 1977.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK
- Co-producer, Swallows and Amazons Forever, BBC, 1984.
- Also executive producer of All You Need Is Love--The Story of Popular Music, 1975.
- Stage Lighting, Van Nostrand, 1970, 3rd edition, 1991.
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