Lindsay Anderson

Co-Artistic Director 1969-1972.

Lindsay was co-Artistic Director of the Royal Court 1969–1972, along with William Gaskill and Anthony Page.


What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton (also Whitehall); In Celebration, Life Class, The Farm (also Mayfair), The Changing Room (also Globe), Home (also Apollo) and The Contractor (also Fortune) by David Storey; Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare; The Diary of a Madman by Richard Harris and Lindsay Anderson (from Gogol); The Fire Raisers by Max Frisch (transl. Michael Bullock); Box and Cox by John Maddison Morton; Trials by Logue: Antigone and Cob and Leach by Christopher Logue; The Lily White Boys by Harry Cookson and Christopher Logue; Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance by John Arden; The Trial of Cob and Leach and Jazzetry by Christopher Logue; Progress to the Park by Alun Owen; The Long and the Short and the Tall by Willis Hall; The Waiting of Lester Abbs by Kathleen Sully.


Stages and The March on Russia by David Storey (both National); The Fishing Trip by Frank Grimes (Warehouse); Holiday by Philip Barry (Old Vic); The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (Riverside Studios); Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Folger Theatre, Washington); In Celebration by David Storey (Manhattan Theatre Club, New York); The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (Haymarket); The Holly and The Ivy by Wynyard Browne (Roundabout Theatre, New York); Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Theatre Royal Stratford); Early Days by David Storey (National); Alice’s Boys by Felicity Browne and Jonathan Hales (Savoy); The Kingfisher by William Douglas Home (also Shubert Theatre, Boston), The Bed Before Yesterday by Ben Travers (also Theatre Royal, Sydney), The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (all Lyric).


Is That All There Is? by Lindsay Anderson (BBC); The Whales of August by David Berry; Britannia Hospital, O Lucky Man! and If… by David Sherwin; Look Back in Anger by John Osborne; In Celebration by David Storey; The Old Crowd by Alan Bennett; The White Bus by Shelagh Delaney; The Sporting Life by David Storey; Thursday’s Children by Lindsay Anderson and Guy Brenton.


1955 Academy Award for Thursday’s Children.