The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a musical, Miss Littlewood, about the director Joan Littlewood, at the Swan Theatre in the summer of 2018. This inspired our son , Paul, when he visited on Thanksgiving, to interview Bob about the time we spent with her in London and when she visited us in Vermont. Bob had not only spent time with her when we were in London where he was researching British theatre for his doctoral dissertation, but he had gone back when she was working on The Projector, supposedly an eighteenth century play that mirrored a contemporary building disaster that had happened in the East End of London. Bob also talked about introducing Joan to Tina Packer, whose work at Shakespeare & Co., was influenced by Joan’s, when Joan visited us in Vermont.
Click below to listen to the interview.
Then watch the trailer for Miss Littlewood
Joan Liittlewood and Bob 1968
Tina Packer and Joan