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- PETR ROBERTS by PETER ROBERTS, Own work
- PETER ROBERTS by PETER ROBERTS, Own work
This was a cast invitation /non audition production, which saved the Old Vic from financial ruin. It was one of the most famous productions in theatrical history, due to it’s controversial interpretations of the role of Macbeth by Peter, and the savage reviews which guaranteed its success, with daily queues around the Vic for tickets.
I was an actor with Company from it’s inception, having been invited to join by both Bryan and Peter. Nothing can truly describe the exhilarating experience, a cross between Kean and Woolfit playing before a baying London press out for more blood than was exhibited on stage.
There are too many personal anecdotes to elaborate on here, but the theatre will not see it’s like again.
Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
ABOVE INCLUSION ADDED BY PETER ROBERTS
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