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AN INSPECTOR CALLS UPDATE

A production of An Inspector Calls is currently playing at the Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada. We have belatedly discovered that a single performance, by an all-female cast, was presented at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, on 12 May … Continue reading

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A DISAGREEMENT ABOUT AN OBITUARY

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, with which The J B Priestley Society fruitfully collaborated on an event several years ago, recently posted on its website the original manuscript of Burgess’s obituary of Priestley (complete with handwritten amendments), which appeared in … Continue reading

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BENIGHTED ON STAGE – RECORD BOOKINGS AND THE CRITICS’ VERDICTS

The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, has reported that it broke pre-sale ticket records for its production of the stage version of Benighted and achieved the highest advance in the theatre’s history. The production has been nominated for five Off … Continue reading

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PRIESTLEY YEAR ENDS ON AN ENCOURAGING NOTE

In the Christmas Eve issue of The Guardian there appeared an article by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent entitled: J B Priestley Works Enjoy Remarkable Renaissance Works of author and playwright once dismissed as voice of bygone era are … Continue reading

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PRIESTLEY ESSAYS EVENT AT ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS

Priestley essays at the Ilkley Literature Festival The distinguished panellists prepare to sign books: Tom Priestley, Barry Cryer, Margaret Drabble, Kenneth Cranham, Valerie Grove The new collection of Priestley essays – Grumbling at Large (Intro by Valerie Grove) – was … Continue reading

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