Individuals

This is a list of some of the individuals active in alternative theatre and includes performers, directors, writers, designers, musicians amongst others. Also included are the names of practitioners whose post-war work in the 1950s and early 1960s directly contributed to the evolution of alternative theatre. It is by no means definitive and is largely drawn from those individuals named in the interviews conducted so far, though not exclusively so. Long-term we hope to create pages for each person or link to material elsewhere on the web. If you have names and information to contribute please contact us.

Use the Search box on Right to find where on the site and by which interviewee/s they are mentioned.

At the end of this page is an index of other influential individuals mentioned in the interviews.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
Kay Adshead
Tim Albery
Jude Alderson
Bill Alexander
Sally Alexander
Mike Alfreds
Roger Allam
Trevor Allan
Sheila Allen
Michael Almaz
Robyn Archer
Annabel Arden
Jane Arden
Frankie Armstrong
John Ashford
Lyn Ashley
Brian Astbury
Ros Asquith
Pierre Audi
Liane Aukin
B
Mick Banks
Patrick Barlow
Helen Barnaby
Jenny Barnett
Neil Bartlett
John Barton
Linda Bassett
Anne Bean
Gerard Bell
Claire Benedict
Stuart Bennett
Steven Berkoff
ED Berman
Bruce Birchall
Bill Bland
Claire Bland
Eve Bland
Michael Bogdanov
Claudia Boulton
Chris Bond
Jack Bond
Elizabeth Bond
Jane Boston
Chris Bowler
Mike Bradwell
Pam Brighton
Jim Broadbent
Dinah Brook
Peter Brook
Pip Broughton
Ralph Brown
Jane Buckler
Sheila Burnett
Jimmy Bywater
C
Catty Calthrop
Bea Campbell
Ken Campbell
Hazel Carey
Jenny Carey
Annie Castledine
Clair Chapman (aka Clair Chapwell)
Stacey Charlesworth
Penny Cherns
Peter Cheeseman
Caryl Churchill
Susie Clayton
Jackie Clune
Norma Cohen
Nora Connolly
Lavinia Coop
Helen Cooper
Lindsay Cooper
Tony Coult
Tony Craze
Sheryl Crowne
Jeannie Crowther
Kate Crutchley
Liz Custer
D
Teresa D’Abreu
Corinne D’Cruz
Pauline Daniels
Ron Daniels
Sarah Daniels
Paul B Davies
Andrew Davies
Anne Marie Davies
April de Angelis
Debb’bora
Graham Devlin
Nancy Diuguid
Donna and Kebab
Claire Dowie
Stella Duffy
Katrina Duncan
Jan Dungey
E
Caroline Eaves
David Edgar
Ade Edmondson
Barry Edwards
Christine Ellerbeck
Su Elliott
Roger Ely
Anne Engel
Sarah Evans
F
Tash Fairbanks
Vicky Featherstone
Rachel Feldberg
Rose Fenton
Lesley Ferris
Mike Figgis
Deborah Findlay
Rick Fisher
Nigel Fountain
Lavinia Fox
John Fisk
Paddy Fletcher
Jill Fleming
Dario Fo
Julian Forsyth
John Fox
Sandra Freeman
Berta Freistadt
Nicole Freni
Brian Friel
Sue Frumin
Anna Furse
G
Nigel Gearing
Pam Gems
Nandita Ghose
Laura Gilbert
Geoff Gilham
Sue Gill
Faith Gillespie
John Godber
Steve Gooch
Buzz Goodbody
Tony Gouveia
Jill Greenhalgh
Sally Greenwood
Noel Greig
Annie Griffin
Susan Griffin
Drew Griffiths
Geraldine Griffiths
Malcolm Griffiths
Trevor Griffiths
Claire Grove
Penny Gulliver
H
Gillian Hanna
Charlie Hanson
John Harding
Julian Harf
Anita Harman
Jenny Harris
Barbara Harrow
Jean Hart
Chris Hauke
Jim Haynes
Tony Haynes
Patricia Hilaire
Beverley Hills
Ian Hinchliffe
Guy Holland
Jacqueline Holborough
Julie Holledge
Joyce Holliday
John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins
Didi Hopkins
Neil Hornick
Boris Howarth
John Hoyland
Doug Hughes
Dusty Hughes
Albert Hunt

I
Walter Iselink
Cathy Itzin
J
Glenda Jackson
Tony Jackson
Jimenez Sisters
Caroline John
Judith Johnson
Chris Johnston
David Johnston
David Jones
Judith Jones
Marie Jones
Stephen Joseph
K
Zofia Kalinska
Tadeusz Kantor
Nicola Kathryns
Jackie Kay
Tina Keane
Jude Kelly
Tricia Kelly
Moira Kelly
Lindsay Kemp
Noreen Kershaw
Paul Kessle
Roy Kift
Cath Kilcoyne
Paul Kleiman
Debby Klein
Will Knightley
L
Lackadaisical
Angela Langfield
Bryony Lavery
Josie Lawrence
Lyn Layram
Peter Leaborn
Carol Leader
Jenny Lecoat
Vanessa Lee
Joy Lemoine
Sandy Lester
Annabel Leventon
Anita Lewton
Steve Ley
Vicky Licorish
Ted Little
Joan Littlewood
Mark Long
Elaine Loudon

Claire Luckham
M
Nicola McAuliffe
Hannah McCusker
Mary McCusker
John McGrath
Ruth Mackenzie
Marguerite McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin
Ilona Macleish
Sarah McNair
Elizabeth Mansefield
Miriam Margolyes
Laurel Jana Marks
Ruth Marks
Linda Marlowe
Charles Marowitz
Pam Martell
Bill Martin
Bob Mason
Libby Mason
Peta Masters
Masters and Griffiths
Kika Markham
Matt Matthews
Rik Mayall
Hazel Maycock
Sally Meades
Julia Meadows
Kay Mellor
Johnny Melville
Pauline Melville
Liz Merington
Clive Merrrison
Angie Milan
Tim Miller
Ann Mitchell
Andrea Montag
Chris Montag
Ariane Mouchkine
Christine Moore
Mary Moore
Natasha Morgan
Al Mueller
Roland Muldoon
Bruce Myers
Jodi Myers
Saffron Myers

N
Sharon (Shaz) Nassauer
Jose Pepe Nava
Mica Nava
Lucy Neal
Roy Nevitt
Lloyd Newson
Maggie Nicolls
Penny Nice
Bill Nighy
Peter Noble
O
Penny O’ Connor
Joan Oliver
Peter Oliver
Susie Orbach
Philip Osment
Cindy Oswin
Kate Owen
P
Louise Page
Julie Parker
Karen Parker
Bob Peck
Birte Pedersen
Roger Perry
Kate Phelps
Geraldine Pilgrim
Stephen Poliakoff
Eileen Pollock
Mic Pool
Barbara Poona
Beth Porter
Jill Posener
Roz Price
Alphie Pritchard
Sarah Pritchard
Stephanie Pugsley
Q
Diana Quick
R
Victoria Radin
Paulette Randall
Carlyle Reedy
Roland Rees
Gavin Richards
Jo Richler
Michele Roberts
Tom Robinson
Billy Roche
James Roose Evans
Helen-Anne Ross
Peter Rowe
Kate Rowlands
Jacqueline Rudet
Stephen Rumbelow
Clive Russell
Kate Rutter
Imogen Ryall
Chris Ryan
S
Susan Sanders
Roxanne Schafer
Tessa Schneideman
Amanda Sebestyen
Parminder Sekkon
Nabil Shaban
Nona Shepphard
Jim Sheridan
Steve Shill
David Sibley
Tussy Silberg
Penny Slinger
Pippa Sparkes
Victor Spinetti
Max Stafford-Clark
Maggie Steed
Eleanor Stephen
Ellen Stewart
Seonaid Stewart
Lennie St Luce
Jenny Stoller
Clare Summerskill
Jim Sweeney
T
Jackie Tayler
Joelle Taylor
CP Taylor
Chris Tchaikovsky
Clive Tempest
Kully Thiarai
Tim Thomas
Melanie Thompson
Tierl Thompson
Lily Susan Todd
Ian Townson
Debs Trethewey
Steve Trafford
Mary Turner
Ken Turner
U
V
Claire Venables
W
Lou Wakefield
Alan Wakeman
Elaine Wallace
Neil Wallace
Sam Walters
Michelene Wandor
Chris Ward
Nina Ward
Michele Warsama
Lois Weaver
Clive Webster
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Celia West
Hilary Westlake
Thomas Wheatley
Eileen White
Helen White
Frank Whitten
Jane Wibberly
Mike Wilcox
Maggie Wilkinson
Heathcote Williams
Sally Willis
Snoo Wilson
Jude Winter
Emil Wolk
Victoria Wood
X
Y
Naftali Yavin
Z

 

INDEX OF OTHER INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN THE INTERVIEWS
Maria Aitken

Oscar Bucelinck
Muriel St Claire Byrne

Anthony Cornish

David de Keyssar
Marguerite Duras

Harold Hobson

Ann Jellicoe

Richard Kennedy

Margaret Leighton
Joan Littlewood
Barry Long

Midge Mackenzie
Jonathan Meade
Juliet Mitchell
Laura Mulvey

Philip Saville

Polly Toynbee
Ken Tynan

Arnold Wesker
Peter Wollen

Mai Zetterling