Robert Leach, director, historian and theatre theorist, examines John Arden's 1957 social commentary Live Like Pigs. Set in a 1950s council estate, Live Like Pigs follows the conflicts of three families who find themselves unwilling neighbours.
Robert investigates how Arden was influenced by an alternative tradition of writers including Ben Jonson and John Skelton and why the context of the Royal Court's 'kitchen sink' dramas caused the play to be misinterpreted.
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