Tuesday, 12 September 2017

RIP Sir Peter Hall

The great Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86. The giant of theatre had been suffering with dementia since 2011.

The son of a railwayman, Hall founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 at the age of just twenty-nine and left the company in 1968 to take up the role of director of The National Theatre from Olivier in 1973, where he was responsible for moving the theatre from the Old Vic to the purpose-built complex on London's South Bank where it still stands to this day.

A hugely influential figure, may he rest in peace.

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