About the Show/Event
Information for The Trial of Donald Wolfit at White Bear, Inner London (Play). Sir Donald Wolfit was a true titan of the stage, renowned for his barn-storming, no-nonsense acting style, for taking Shakespeare to the provinces â and for ensuring London's theatreland never fell totally dark, even during the worst of the Blitz. To many theatre-goers he was a legend, who restored physicality, personality and power to live theatre; to an equal and opposite number, however, he was an anachronism and a joke, a laughable, hammy relic of a bygone age. For half a century, Wolfit's gainsayers have held the floor, largely unchallenged. Now, finally, the last of the great actor-managers can answer the charges his critics have long laid against him, all in characteristically vigorous Wolfit style.
Approximate runtime 75minutes (including any interval).
Author Michael McManus. Company Hog in the Limelight.