“Watch that young man. He is the best emerging actor in the country!”

Sir Tyrone Guthrie – Theatrical Director


(Above): Card produced to promote PETER’s appearances in rep

PETER’s first appearances on stage was in Youth Theatre in the 1940’s. This is a complete list of all his appearances.


Quality Street

Buxton Playhouse Theatre

Character: Ensign Blades

Pick-Up Girl

Character: Door Attendant/Policeman Owens/A Young Man.

British National Tour – Autumn/Winter 1946.

N.B. In earlier performances of ‘The Pick-Up Girl’, Peter was billed in the role of “The Door Attendant”, but was later credited in the part of both ‘Policeman Owens’ and ‘A Young Man’.

Present Laughter

Character: Morris Dixon

British Tour – Autumn 1947



Character: A Messenger/A Murderer

Colchester Repertory Theatre. February 1948

  Deep Are The Roots

Character: Chuck Warren

Colchester Repertory Theatre. March 1948

 The Government Inspector

Character: Osip

Royal Court Theatre, York. May 24th, 1948

Julius Caesar

Character: Julius Caesar

Royal Court Theatre, York. May, 1948

 Residents Only

Character: Mr. Maydigger

Royal Court Theatre, York. June 1948


 The Devil’s Disciple

Character: Chaplain Brundenell

Royal Court Theatre, York. June 1948

 Fly Away Peter

Character: Pan

Colchester. January 1949


Character: Sylvius

Nottingham Playhouse

 By Candle Light

Character: Baron Egon Von Felsen.

The Playhouse, Nottingham

 Tobias And The Angel

Character: Raguel

The Playhouse, Nottingham

  The Paragon

The Playhouse, Nottingham.

 The Apple Cart

Character: Nicobar, The Foreign Secretary

The Playhouse, Nottingham

  The Winslow Boy

Character: Sir Robert Morton

The Playhouse, Nottingham. June 1949

 Fresh Fields

Character: The Chinese Servant

The Playhouse, Nottingham

 The Merchant of Venice

Character: The Duke of Venice

The Playhouse, Nottingham

Shadow and Substance

Character: A Young Clergyman

The Playhouse, Nottingham


Character: Cassio

Nottingham Playhouse. January 1949

The Embassy Theatre, London. May-July 1949

  When We Were Married

Character: Gerald Forbes

The Embassy Theatre, London. July 1949

The Happiest Days of Your Life

Character: Dick Tassell

The Richmond Theatre. January, 1950

The Long Shadow


The Richmond Theatre. January, 1950

P.C. 49 – The Case of the Shocking Shadow

Character: Andre Cheval

The Richmond Theatre. May 1950

The Magistrate

Character: Captain Horace Gale and Mr. Wormington

Richmond Theatre. May 1950


Character: Jerry Seymour

The Richmond Theatre. June 1950

Goodbye Mr Chips

Character: Mr Chipping

The Richmond Theatre. July 1950

The Man From Toronto

Character: Robert Gilmour

Richmond Theatre, October, 1950


Character: Willy Pentridge

Richmond Theatre, October, 1950


PETER as Willy Pentridge, with cast in Bonaventure

Mr Gillie

Richmond Theatre, November, 1950

Character: Tom Donnelly


Character: Voltimand/3rd Player

The New Theatre, Bromley. February 1951

N.B. This production of ‘Hamlet’ at the New Theatre, Bromley, was produced as part of the Festival Of Britain celebrations.

Loaves and Fishes

Character: Bertram Railing

The New Boltons Theatre Club, London. March 1951

The Taming Of The Shrew

Character: Tranio

The Marlow Theatre. May 1951

Love From a Stranger

Character: Nigel Lawrence

The Grand Theatre, Southampton, September 1951

 Murder Without Crime

Character: Matthew

The Grand Theatre, Southampton, October 1951

 Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee

Character: Inspector Japp and Sir Claude Amory

Grand Theatre, Southampton, November 1951

 Young Wives Tale

Character: Victor Manifold

The Grand Theatre, Southampton, November 1951

 They’ll Arrive Tomorrow

Character: Jonah

The Irving Theatre, London. June 1952

 The Loyal Traitors

Character: The Communist

The Arts Theatre, London. January, 1953

  September Tide

Character: Evan Davies

Marlow Theatre, Canterbury  

No Laughing Matter (A.K.A.Histoire de Rire’)

Character: Gérard Barbier

The Arts Theatre, London. July, 1954.


PETER (Centre) in ‘No Laughing Matter’

 The Enchanted (A.K.A. ‘Intermezzo’)

Character: The Ghost/A Young Man.

The Arts Theatre, London. March 1954


PETER as the Ghost of a Young Man in ‘The Enchanted’

  Saint Joan

Character: Dunois

The Arts Theatre, London. September 1954

  Journeys End

Character: Stanhope

The Irvine Theatre. July 1954

The Country Wife

Character: Sparkish/Quack

The Royal Court Theatre, London


 The Good Woman of Setzuan

Character: Yang-Sun

The Royal Court Theatre, London. October 1956

 No Laughing Matter

Character: Gérard Barbier

The Arts Theatre, London. January, 1957

 Duel of Angels

Character: Count Marcellus

British Tour. April 1958/59

The Taming Of The Shrew

Character: Petruchio

The Old Vic, Bristol – February 24th – March 10th, 1959.

N.B. Recorded and shown by ITV (T.W.W.) in an edited 60-minute version on March 26th, 1959.


As Petruchio in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Cyrano De Bergerac

Character: Cyrano

The Old Vic, Bristol – May 1959


As Cyrano in ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’

Duel of Angels

Character: Count Marcellus

American tour. 1960


PETER with Mary Ure in ‘Duel of Angels’

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Produced and Directed by PETER WYNGARDE.

The Bristol Old Vic. March 17th – April 7th, 1959

N.B. The play, was recorded and broadcast on television.

King John

Character: King John

The Mother House, London

 The Merchant of Venice

Character: Shylock

The Mother House, London


Character: Macbeth

The Mother House, London

 Night Conspirators

Character: Werner Loder

Regional Tour

 Time Remembered

Character: Prince Albert Troubiscoi

New Theatre Bromley. September 1964

 The Philanderer

Character: Leonard Charteris

The New Theatre, Bromley. June 1965

The Spies

Character: Chrystal

Richmond Theatre, May 1966

 The Servant

Character: Barrett.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford. September/October 1966.

The Duke of York’s Theatre, London

 The Two Character Play

Character: Felice

The Hampstead Theatre Club. December 1967

N.B. The world premiere of the play was on December 11th, 1967.


 The Duel

Character: Nickolay von Koren

The Duke of York’s Theatre, London. April 1968


Character: Ben Butley

The Metro Theatre, Melbourne, Australia. April 1971.

N.B. The production of ‘Butley’ at the Metro Theatre, Melbourne, was the World Premier of Charles Dyer’s play.


 Mother Adam

Character: Adam

Regional Tour. August-November, 1972

  The King and I

Character: The King

The Adelphi Theatre, London.

British National Tour – October 1973


PETER as The King in The King and I

Water, Water, Everywhere

Royal Pavilion Music Room, Brighton. 1974

(Part of the Brighton Festival. Theme: The Sea)

Present Laughter

Character: Garry Essendine

British National Tour. Autumn 1974


Character: Vivorde Szekels/Count Dracula

British National Tour. Spring 1975

 Time and the Conways

Directed by Peter.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford. December 1975

The Merchant of Venice

Character: Shylock

British National Tour. March-April, 1976

Dear Liar

Character: George Bernard Shaw

The English Theatre, Vienna. July, 1976

N.B. Play had to reopen in September to accommodate both the public and subscribers of the English Theatre who missed it earlier in the year.

Peter Wyngarde & Brinkmann in Dear Liar

As George Bernard Shaw in ‘Dear Liar’


Character: Prince Bounine

The Cambridge Theatre, London. September 1976.

Big Toys

Character: Richie Bosenquet

The English Theatre, Vienna. July, 1977

N.B. European premier. Directing, casting and male costume designs by PETER.

The Merchant of Venice

Character: Shylock

The English Theatre, Vienna. August, 1977

N.B. Directed by PETER and recorded at the English Theatre, Vienna, by Austrian Educational Television


Character: Sidney Bruhl

The Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa, 1978


Character: Alexander Howard.

The Royal Alexander Theatre, Toronto, Canada. March-May 1983

British Tour.

Light Up The Sky

Character: Carlton Fitzgerald

The Old Vic, London. September 1985.


Character: Abanaza.

His Majesties Theatre, Aberdeen. December 1984/January 1986.

Babes In The Wood

Character: The Sherriff of Nottingham.

Richmond Theatre. December 1985/January 1986.

Guilty Conscience 

Character: The Prosecutor

The Theatre Royal, Windsor. June/July 1986.

Wait Until Dark

Character: Harry Roat.

The Mill Dinner Theatre, Sonning, UK. July 22 – August 22.

National Tour, South Africa. 1989

The Hilton International hotel, Singapore: August 26th-September 2nd.

The Regent Hotel, Kuala Lumpar: September 4th-27th.

The Travel Lodge Hotel, Papua New Guinea: September 22nd-October 7th.

The Siam InterContinental, Bangkok: October 9th-13th.

The Nile Hilton, Cairo: October 18th-23rd.

The Jordan InterContinental Hotel: October 25th-28th.

The Athens Hilton, Athens: October 30th-November 3rd.

The InterContinental Hotel, Dubai: November 6th- November 13th.

The Hilton International Hotel, Manaman: November 15th-20th.

The InterContinental Hotel, Muttrah: November 22nd-27th.

The InterContinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi: November 30th-December 4th.

The InterContinental Hotel, Al Ain: December 6th.


As Harry Roat in ‘Wait Until Dark’

As You Like It

March/April 1988

The Apollo Playhouse, Oxford

The Country Wife

Character: Jack Pinchwife

The Mermaid Theatre, London – December 1990


The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Character: Doctor Caligari

The Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool – September 1995

N.B. Peter appeared in just one half of the opening night performance of ‘The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari’ at the Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool on Tuesday, September 19th, 1995, before withdrawing from the show with a serious throat infection.

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  1. Water, Water Everywhere in Brighton 1974.
    Have you got any details about this production; I know the quote is from “Rime of the ancient mariner”, a long poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


    • Hi Matt! Sorry for the delay in replying.

      The event you asked about took place at the Pavilion in Brighton, and was a series of readings in different areas of the building – inside and out.

      I hope that helps, and again, I apologise for not getting back to you sooner.

      With Regards,



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