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“Shaffer tears apart drawing room domesticity with the sort of devastating emotional truths explored by American dramatists such as Miller, Williams, Albee and O’Neill.”
“pulsating, immediate tragedy”
“eloquently captures a post-war world on the turn and says much about the complexity of immigrant identity, the tangle of families, and the shifting, intricate relationships that so often exist between children and their parents.”
Sir Peter Levin Shaffer, CBE (15th May 1926 – 6th June 2016 )
EQUUS was first produced by the National Theatre at the Old Vic, and then in the West End and on Broadway where it ran for over 1200 performances. It was revived in the West End to great acclaim in 2007 and subsequently ran on Broadway. It was also made into a film which earned Peter an academy award nomination.
Macnaughton Lord Representation , London
His multi award-winning play AMADEUS, opened at the National Theatre in 1979, and on Broadway in 1980 (running for over 1000 performances), and then transferred to the West End. The 1984 film won Peter Shaffer one of its eight Academy Awards. AMADEUS will be revived at the National Theatre in Autumn 2016.
“Jamie Glover’s cracking revival”
LETTICE AND LOVAGE ran for nearly three years in the West End. In 1990, LETTICE AND LOVAGE opened on Broadway with Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack both winning Tony awards for their roles.