Actor Danny Webb on Wesker hit revival

27th June 2011 Comment·

in 1950s Drama, Actors and Performers, Playwrights



The actor discusses Dominic Cooke’s well-received revival of Arnold Wesker’s seminal 1958 play, Chicken Soup with Barley (the first part of the Wesker Trilogy about a politically motivated East End Jewish family across 30 years of history), with Carole Woddis. Recorded at the Royal Court, 27 June 2011.

One young person said she regrets that we don’t have that type of idealism any more – we live in a much more cynical age. And, at that time, it was Stalin who destroyed the hope of an alternative.

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Jan Loxley Blount July 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I was so moved & impressed by your portrayal of Harry after his 1st and especially the second stroke. You were amazing. Such observation & compassion. So cleverly replicated! I’ve recently watched someone die in a stroke unit so it was very real to me – well done & thankyou. ( we spoke briefly afterwards outside the theatre – Saturday 2/7 matinee). Jan


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