C. P. Taylor

1921-1981

C. P. Taylor

Cecil P Taylor was born in Glasgow in 1929. During his thirty year career, he wrote more than seventy plays for theatre and television, many of which were first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and Live Theatre, Newcastle. He was a unique and much loved author equally at ease writing for the RSC or West End or working in the educational and community sectors where he pioneered new inclusive approaches to writing for children and young people.

 

His plays include SCHIPPEL THE PLUMBER, AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG, BREAD AND BUTTER, WALTER, BLACK AND WHITE MINSTRELS, ALLERGY, BANDITS and BRING ME SUNSHINE. Plays for young people include OPERATION ELVIS, THE RAINBOW COLOURED DISCO DANCER and YOU ARE MY HEART’S DELIGHT.

 

GOOD was first produced by the RSC in 1981, playing at the Donmar Warehouse, Aldwych Theatre and subsequently on Broadway. A film featuring Viggo Mortensen, Jodie Whittaker and Jason Isaacs was released in 2008.

 

Cecil died in 1981 aged 52 leaving behind an extraordinary legacy and his influence continues to be felt today.

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