Bill Bryden is one of the true mavericks of British theatre. He has directed some of the greatest stage shows in popular memory, including the world premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross and the Olivier Award-winning cycle The Mysteries. With characteristic wit he shares his favourite memories of some the 20th Century's biggest stars of stage and screen: including Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier and Helen Mirren. Each is accompanied by exclusive photographs by Nobby Clark - the result is an intimate and often hilarious portrait of lives in the theatre.
Bill Bryden is a British stage and film director and screenwriter. He won the Olivier Award for Best Director for The Mysteries and directed the world premiere of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. He has worked as a director at the Royal Court Theatre (1967 - 1971), the Royal Lyceum Theatre (1972 - 1975), the National Theatre (1975 - 1985); and as a visiting director in Glasgow and New York. In 1990, he directed Leos Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, at the Royal Opera House. He has worked in film and television, as screenwriter, director and executive producer. Nobby Clark is an English photographer of theatre, opera, dance and live classical and contemporary music performance. He has worked for many UK broadsheets including The Guardian, The Observer, The Times and The Sunday Times. He has also been commissioned by all the major English theatre, ballet and opera companies including both the Royal Opera, London and the Royal Ballet, as well as extensively by the National Theatre, RSC and the Theatre Royal Haymarket. He has worked with directors such as Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Peter Hall, John Dexter, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, and John Schlesinger.