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The National Health   

Circle in the Square Theatre, (10/10/1974 - 11/24/1974)
First Preview: Sep 20, 1974 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Oct 10, 1974    
Closing Date: Nov 24, 1974 Total Performances: 53

Category: Play, Satire, Original
Setting: The present. The men's ward of a British hospital.


Production Staff
Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director)
Written by Peter Nichols; Original music by Terrence Sherman
Directed by Arvin Brown
Scenic Design by Virginia Dancy Webb; Costume Design by Whitney Blausen; Lighting Design by Ronald Wallace
Company Manager: William Conn
Production Stage Manager: Anne Keefe; Resident Stage Manager: Randall Brooks
Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Don Josephson and Blaine-Thompson
Cast
Emery Battis
Mackie
Louis Beachner
Flagg
John Braden
Loach
Shirley Bryan
Dr. Bird
Carlos Carrasco
Nurses and Orderlies
Veronica Castang
Sister McPhee
Olivia Cole
Nurse Lake
David Derosa
Nurses and Orderlies
Joyce Ebert
Matron
Mary Fogarty
Woman
Leonard Frey
Barnet
Sean G. Griffin
Neil
David H. Leary
Chaplain
Suzanne Lederer
Nurse Sweet
Richard McKenzie
Dr. Boyd
Stephen Mendillo
Tyler
Rita Moreno
Staff Nurse Norton
Alice Nagel
Nurses and Orderlies
Paul Rudd
Ken
William Swetland
Rees
George Taylor
Foster
Tazewell Thompson
West Indian Student
Richard Venture
Ash
Christina Whitmore
Nurses and Orderlies
Tony Award®
1975 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Peter Nichols; Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director)
1975 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Leonard Frey
1975 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Arvin Brown
Drama Desk Award
1975 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Louis Beachner
1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign) [nominee]
Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director); Written by Peter Nichols