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The Reluctant Escapologist free pdf An unrivalled unofficial history of the rise - and partial fall - of Fringe Theatre, Mike Bradwell's deadpan account of his adventures is one of the funniest books to come out of the theatre in years. As he travels through a sub-culture peopled by lunatics, hippies and the perennially unemployed, we marvel at his resilience and creativity, captured in a succession of vivid - and often hilarious - episodes such as: creating a character for Mike Leigh- witnessing the on-stage mass orgasms of the Living Theatre in the 60s- teaching Bob Hoskins how to eat fire- becoming an escapologist (reluctantly) in the Ken Campbell Road Show- and doing battle with health-and-safety inspectors in his ten years running the famous Bush Theatre in West London. Bradwell is an endearing champion of the Fringe, and makes a compelling - and urgent - case for preserving it from castration at the hands of bankers, consultants, stakeholders and the Arts Council.

About Mike Bradwell

MIKE BRADWELL was born in Scunthorpe in 1948. He trained as an actor at East 15 and subsequently worked with Mike Leigh and the Ken Campbell Road Show. In 1971 He founded Hull Truck Theatre, running it for eleven years. He has been a freelance writer and director in theatre and TV and from 1996-2007 he was Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, London. He lives in West London

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Author : Mike Bradwell
Publisher : Nick Hern Books
Data Published : 08 July 2010
ISBN : 1854595385
EAN : 9781854595386
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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