Challenging Plays in the 60s

The RHS Dramatic Society in the 1960s didn’t shy away from mounting challenging productions. From Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” in 1963, Othello in 1964, Anouilh’s Becket in 1966, “The Physicists” by Friedrich Durrenmatt to a production of the considerably racy “One More River” by Beverly Cross around 1969.

The RHS Dramatic Society had no difficulty in attracting speakers such as Ronnie Corbett and Richard Eyre. 

The University’s Edinburgh Festival c1971 hit production of Joe Orton’s “What The Butler Saw” featured the late Ian Charleson and Alan Bisset and was directed by John Melville. Al Senter was also involved I think.

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