Farewell to the Theatre on the Today Programme

Posted on 29 February 2012.

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Farewell to the Theatre on the Today Programme

If you were asked to name the person who has had the most influence on theatre in this country, the chances are Harley Granville Barker would not be top of your list.

And yet the actor, critic, director, producer and playwright has been described as the father of modern British theatre.

Now a new play has been written about him, Farewell to the Theatre, which is about to open at Hampstead Theatre.

Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones talks to director Roger Michell, writer Richard Nelson and Sir Peter Hall to find out more: Please click here to listen to the extract.

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