Poster advertising Hard Times by Christopher Tookey and Hugh Thomas, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 6 June 2000.
Height: 50.6 cm, Width: 31.8 cm
Hard Times was written by Christopher Tookey and Hugh Thomas and directed by Christopher Tookey. The cast comprised Roy Hudd, Brian Blessed, Susan Jane Tanner, Peter Blake, Russell Wilcox, Philip Cox, Malcolm Rennie, Ann Emery, Jan Graveson, Helen Anker, Matt Rawle, Alicia Davies, Matthew Storey, Tim Laurenti, Steve Fortune, Ray C Davis, Leon Webster, Lucy Harris, Lesley-Anne Johnson, Jamie Read, John Stacey, Rachel Spry, Rebecca Ryan and Delia du Sol.
Poster featuring a coloured image of a female ringmaster with a riding crop, a tutu over baggy trousers and riding boots, composed from four different images, similar to a child's book divided into sections horizontally so that images are made up of different parts of different people. The name of the theatre appears in browny red lettering against a cream background and the names of the stars BRIAN BLESSED and ROY HUDD are in browny red lettering above the image of the ringmaster.