Winter Play Reading – ‘Luther’ by John Osborne
‘Luther’ is a 1961 play by John Osborne depicting the life of Martin Luther, one of the foremost instigators of the Protestant Reformation.
Sunday 11 March : 2.00pm
Why not join us at The Swallow Theatre for our forthcoming play reading?
‘Luther’ is a 1961 play by John Osborne depicting the life of Martin Luther, one of the foremost instigators of the Protestant Reformation. Albert Finney created the role of Luther, which he performed with the English Stage Company at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham under the direction of the Tony Richardson. The original West End run at the Phoenix ended in March 1962, after 239 performances there.
Kenneth Tynan counted it as ‘the most eloquent piece of dramatic writing to have dignified our theatre since ‘Look back in Anger.’
Alan Brien in the Sunday Times wrote that it is a play ‘full of argument and invective. Scene after scene comes alive when ideas are thrown from hand to hand like grenades.’
Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association.
These enjoyable afternoons are great for anyone who wants to share in reading a script, read different character parts or, if you prefer, to simply listen to the reading and learn a little more about the background to the play.
NO obligation to read
NO experience necessary
Tea / Coffee provided
We will have another season of Winter play readings later this year.