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CodeDS1005
Datesb 1940
Person NameDay; Richard Digby (b 1940); Director
SurnameDay
ForenamesRichard Digby
EpithetDirector
ActivityEducated at the Solihull School, Warwicks; trained for the stage at RADA, 1961-3, where he was a Leverhulme Exhibitioner. His forst production was Arms and the man Playhouse, Nottingham, Apr 1964; director of productions, Bournemouth Theatre Company, 1966-8; associate director, Theatre Toronto, 1968, later director; English director, 1969-71 of the Welsh National Theatre Company, for which his productions included 'Candida', 1968; 'Hamlet', 1969; 'Happy Days', 'Don Juan in Hell', 'L'Amante Anglaise', 'On Approval', 'The Beard', 1970; artistic director, 1968-73, New Shakespeare Company, which he has directed at the Open Air Theate, Regent's Park, in Cyrano De Bergerac, 1967; 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', 'Two Gentlemen of Verona', 1968; the latter again in 1969, with 'The Merchant of Venice'; 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', The Lord Byron Show (also devised), 1970; 'Romeo & Juliet', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 1971; 'The Tempest', 1972; 'As You Like It', 1973; 'Sweet Mr Shakespeare' (also devised), 1975; 'The Man of Destiny', 1978; 'O'Flaherty, VC', 1979; Director, Theatre Royal, York, 1972-6, where his productions included: 'The Cherry Orchard', 1972; 'Love on the Dole', 1973; 'Getting Married', 'Hamlet', 1974; 'Dear Octopus', 'The Concert', 1975; 'In Good King Charles's Golden Days', 1976; Director, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 1978-?, where productions included: 'Travesties', 'Elektra', ''Tis a Pity She's a Whore', 1978; 'Motherdear', 'Saint Joan', 'A Little Night Music', 1979; has also directed at Watford, Worcester and Guildford, and in Canada.

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