Two fine playwrights gone in a day

First, it was Michael Hastings of ‘Tom and Viv.

Now Shelagh Delaney has died, aged 71. She made her mark at 18 with A Taste of Honey and never lost it.

Lovely lady. I once tried to get her to write a memorial tribute to a famous actor. She demurred, saying ‘I don’t want to take from his glory.’


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