1980s Onwards – Arnold M Crook
Theatre Royal Haymarket Today
In turning away from the classics, the sheer variety of theatre has been immense: Paul Scofield and Vanessa Redgrave in Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’; Ben Elton turned playwright with ‘Gasping’ and Dawn French in ‘Silly Cow’. Dame Judi Dench in The Royal Family and Noel Coward’s ‘Hayfever’ and ‘Breath of Life’ alongside Dame Maggie Smith.
Under the guidance of our Chairman Mr Arnold M. Crook (pictured left) TRH Productions has produced an eclectic range of productions including Wycherley’s ‘The Country Wife’ starring David Haig, Toby Stephens and Patricia Hodge, ‘The Sea’ with Dame Eileen Atkins and the world premiere of the Boublil/Schonberg/Kretzmer/Legrand musical, ‘Marguerite’ with Ruthie Henshall in the title role, the sell-out success of ‘Waiting for Godot’ with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, the stage adaptation of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ with Anna Friel. The Trevor Nunn Season produced the critically acclaimed ‘Flare Path’ with Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith as part of the Terence Rattigan centenary as well as Sir Tom Stoppard’s ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ with Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker, ‘The Tempest’ starring Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Lyndurst, and James Goldman’s ‘The Lion in Winter’ starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.
The Theatre Royal Haymarket continues to inform and modify the British theatre landscape with a range of productions, showcasing some of the world’s most talented and celebrated performers. With the formation of Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, and the continued growth of the Masterclass programme, the theatre continues to foster a home for actors, writers, directors, designers and audiences to come together and create the theatre for the next generations.
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