Director Alex Thorpe discusses Michael Hastings’ play Lee Harvey Oswald

18th November 2013

Lee Harvey Oswald
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The director talks to Judi Herman about his revival of the late Michael Hastings’ play, Lee Harvey Oswald, currently at the Finborough Theatre on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Told through the eyes of Oswald’s wife and mother, coupled with extracts from the Warren Commission’s report, and based on Oswald’s own diary notes and interviews, this rediscovery is the first London production in more than 40 years. Recorded at the Finborough, 12 November 2013.

We take an extraordinary huge historical event and we take out the significance of it and we put it into a domestic setting, time, we see Lee in his everyday life, with his wife, with his mother.