Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Frith Banbury

In The Guardian, Peter Gill remembers the director Frith Banbury who died last month at the age of 96.
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.

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