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Beaumont, Hugh

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1973 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Director

British theatre manager.

1936 – First production at the Queen’s Theatre was a failure.

1941 – Tennent died and leaving Beaumont as managing director and the sole man in charge.

1950-1973 – Beaumont served as Governor of Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.

1956 – On the 8th of May John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

1960 – His operation dominated West End theatre it was by far the largest and most important production company in London.

1963 – He had a close association with the National Theatre, being one of the founder members of the board.

1973 – Continued to run his own production company right until his death at the age of 64.