Thursday, March 23, 2006

David Halliwell obituary

David Halliwell, who has died aged 69, was a dramatist and director destined to be remembered for his first and most successful play, Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs. But, although he never repeated this initial triumph, he was a highly influential figure in the burgeoning fringe movement of the late 1960s. He pioneered the idea of lunchtime theatre and multi-viewpoint drama and left his mark on several close collaborators, including Mike Leigh.
More from Michael Billington in The Guardian.

Update: see comments for details of commemoration service.

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