Frith had been in the thick of London theatre since his youth. As a schoolboy he went to tea with Mrs Campbell; he was at the first meeting of the Camargo Society; he was at Oxford with George Devine; and at Rada with Stephen Haggard and Joan Littlewood. He ran a company with Peter Bull and Robert Morley; he was a fan of the Compagnie des Quinze, and a vocal defender of Binkie Beaumont's reputation. He was helpful to many writers financially and as a champion, particularly to Rodney Ackland.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
In The Guardian, Peter Gill remembers the director Frith Banbury who died last month at the age of 96.