Stuart Bennett

We were much saddened to hear of the death of Stuart Bennett, last week. He was one of the key movers and shakers in the Theatre-in-Education movement, with a career spanning Belgrade TIE, Cockpit TIE and others. He founded the ground-breaking B.A. Community Theatre Arts course at Rose Bruford College, the first to create a training programme oriented towards the needs of the alternative theatre movement. He later became Head of Education at the V&A Theatre Museum and worked to try to save it from closure in 2007.He was also very active in SCYPT and more recently in London Drama and in working to ensure the T.I.E.  and theatre for young people movements were properly archived. In 2006 he published Theatre for Children and Young People: 50 Years of Professional Theatre in the UK with Aurora Metro Books If you worked with Stuart in TIE or studied with him at Rose Bruford or have any other memories of him, please email us: See Rose Bruford College site and Stuart Bennett for more. The funeral is at Manor Park Crematorium  at 3.30  on Wed Feb 11th.

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