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Co-founded Theatre Workshop, UK [1945]

Gave Barbara Windsor her first big break on the stage.

Renowned avant-garde English theatre director for many years.

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Special Award in 1984 (1983 season) for her services and contribution to theatre.

Her musical, "Oh What a Lovely War!" performed at the Open Air Theatre in 2002 was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production.

Was nominated for three Tony Awards: in 1961 as Best Director (Dramatic) for Brendan Behan's "The Hostage;" and in 1965, as both Best Director (Musical) and as the devisor of Best Musical nominee "Oh! What a Lovely War."