Alternative theatre special: Mike Bradwell (1/2)

13th July 2010


The director talks to Aleks Sierz about his new book, The Reluctant Escapologist: Adventures in Alternative Theatre (Nick Hern), which tells of his early experiences of making contemporary theatre, and his memories of East 15, Joan Littlewood, Living Theatre and Mike Leigh. Expletives not deleted.

It seemed to me that what Joan Littlewood said and did just chimed with what I felt: I wanted popular entertainment that meant something.