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Independent Producers


Conjured up in the late ’50s by playwright John Osborne and director Tony Richardson, you’d expect plenty of angry, heavyweight modernist drama to come out of this company. And it did – Look Back in Anger, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, A Taste of Honey and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning cemented a wodge of irrefutably classy productions. But there was also manic comedy from Tom Jones and The Knack (not the respective popular musical turns, you understand), confusing Nicol Williamson showcase Inadmissible Evidence, the fantastic Kes, the shite Ned Kelly with Mick Jagger in chinstrap beard and bucket helmet, and Joseph Andrews, a misjudged attempt at Tom Jones Mk. II.

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