was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London on 17 June 1970, directed by Lindsay Anderson (1923-94), with whom Storey had formed a close working relationship; Anderson had directed the 1963 film adaptation of Storey’s first published novel,

This Sporting Life

(1960), the first productions of his plays

In Celebration

(1969) and

The Contractor

(1969), and the film version of

In Celebration



had a small cast of five, and its two leading roles, those of Harry and Jack, were played by stellar actors, Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000) and Sir Ralph Richardson (1902-83), a confirmation of the capacity of Storey’s plays at this time to attract top-flight performers. Dandy Nichols (1907-86), best-known as Alf Garnett’s wife Else in the BBC TV series

Till Death Us Do

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