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David Hare: Covid-hit UK theatre needs a John Osborne-inspired revolution

Playwright mulls mass appeal of Osborne, who is being honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque

British theatre must take inspiration from John Osborne and make itself essential to a mass audience if it is to thrive in a post-Covid world, according to David Hare, who says the artform is in need of a “revolution”.

Osborne is being honoured with a blue plaque from English Heritage, which will be placed at 53 Caithness Road in Hammersmith, west London, where he wrote his seminal play Look Back in Anger, which was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre 65 years ago on Saturday.

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