February 2018

Post War British Theatre to the Present day

Welcome to The Arts Society Fylde
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:00
St Annes United Reformed Church Hall
St Georges Road Lytham St Annes FY8 2AE

In 1956 British theatre audiences heard a harsh new voice in John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger. Within two years Pinter’s extraordinary play The Birthday Party had opened and split the critics and the public alike. Then along came Joe Orton, Edward Bond and Tom Stoppard. A revolution was taking place and it’s artistic aftermath can be felt to the present day.


Mr Giles Ramsay

Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists (www.developingartists.org), a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Giles has run theatre projects in Botswana, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Kosovo, Palestine, Mexico, Thailand and Zimbabwe and given numerous talks for institutions ranging from The Foundation for Mexican Literature in Mexico City to The Royal College of Physicians in London. He regularly lectures on the history and practice of theatre on the Queen Mary 2 as it sails from New York to the UK. Giles combines academic analysis with hands on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theatre.