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Not just a luvvies spat

Peter Hall has had another big bust-up, this time with his old friend the impresario Bill Kenwright. But he is still a national treasure

By David Nathan   December 1998

At the age of 68 and with three hits running in London, possibly to be joined by a fourth, Peter Hall is concerned about his place in English theatre. He is out there with the begging-bowl trying to drum up money to back a season at the Old Vic. He has little hope of success.

It is ten years since he left the subsidised theatre which he had dominated for 25 years, first at the RSC and then the National. He left protesting about the low level of subsidy. It is now much worse and he knows he is unlikely…

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