My parents brought me and my two sisters to the Festival Theatre regularly in the late sixties and through the seventies. We felt the height of sophistication – we wore long dresses in those days! – and loved it every time. We got to see some wonderful productions, and marvellous actors – Keith Michell as Cyrano de Bergerac, Joan Plowright, Joanna McCallum, Alastair Sim and Patricia Routledge in Dandy Dick, Dorothy Tutin, Derek Jacobi and Timothy West in A Month in the Country, Alec Guinness as Shylock in the The Merchant of Venice – and so many more I can barely remember! It nurtured in all of us a love of theatre which continues to this day. We were very lucky – happy memories!
From: Nicky Hyde