Oscar Lewenstein

Artistic Director 1972-1975.

A founder-member of the English Stage Company, established 1956, Oscar was Chairman 1970-1972 before becoming Artistic Director.

He was also instrumental in bringing the work of Bertolt Brecht to Britain and produced Threepenny Opera and Saint Joan of the Stockyards in the West End.

As a film producer, he produced Tom Jones, George Osborne’s adaptation of Henry Fielding’s novel, which won numerous international awards including 4 Oscars. Also Rita, Sue and Bob Too! by Andrea Dunbar; The Bed Sitting Room by John Antrobus; The Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut’s adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s novel; The White Bus by Shelagh Delaney; The Sailor from Gibraltar, Chrisopher Isherwood and Tony Richardson’s adaptation of Marguerite Duras’s novel; Ride of the Valkyrie by Peter Brook; Mademoiselle by Marguerite Duras; The Knack and How to Get It, Marguerite Duras’s adaptation of Ann Jellicoe’s play; The Entertainer by John Osborne; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe; A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney; One Way Pendulum by N.F. Simpson; Girl with Green Eyes by Edna O’Brien.

In 1994, he published his memoirs, Kicking Against the Pricks.