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ANOTHER AIRING FOR THE BBC’S BRIGHT DAY

BBC Radio’s two-part adaptation of Priestley’s great 1946 novel, Bright Day, first broadcast in June 2010, was repeated on BBC Radio 4Extra on 15 and 16 January. The cast was headed by Jack Shepherd as the partlyautobiographical central character and … Continue reading

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RECENT AND FORTHCOMING AMATEUR PRODUCTIONS

RECENT AND FORTHCOMING AMATEUR PRODUCTIONS In future we shall be only highlighting productions of Priestley’s rarer and less often performed plays. I Have Been Here Before                                                               Formby Little Theatre, 13-17, 20-24 January 2015. Eden End                                                                                       Clarendon Players, Royal Wootton Bassett, … Continue reading

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TIME FOR THE CONWAYS IN ILKLEY

J.B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, will run at the Ilkley Playhouse from January 26 to February 7. With the cast hard at work for some weeks now director Jacquie Howard said: “It feels as though the rehearsals have been … Continue reading

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MORE ON ENGLISH JOURNEY AT 80

MORE ON ENGLISH JOURNEY AT 80 In News Items – 26 we drew attention to an important lecture entitled English Journey: J B Priestley at large in the North East, which was given in Newcastle by media historian Chris Phipps … Continue reading

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PLAY PRODUCTIONS AND BROADCASTS NEWS

KEEPING TRACK CAN BE DIFFICULT Keeping track of Priestley productions by amateur companies was, until comparatively recently, straightforward as we were notified of them direct by the agents. This service has been discontinued and it is now necessary to monitor … Continue reading

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