15 October 2013 / Events
The Decline and Fall of the British Rep
Presented by Richard Digby Day
Chair: Professor Michael Gaunt
The repertory movement began shortly after the Second World War, flourished in a variety of forms until the early ’80s and has subsequently withered, with a few notable exceptions. Little effort has been made to revive it, although its demise is frequently regretted. In this lecture Richard Digby Day will offer some answers to the question of whatever happened to regional theatre?
Richard Digby Day was Director of five regional theatres in the period 1966 – 1984: the Bournemouth Theatre Company, the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park, the Welsh National Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal and the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. He has served on a number of Regional Arts Associations as well as the Arts Council. He was the first student of Direction at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.