Theatre reviews: Kenny Morgan, A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur and The Libertine
Ten years earlier, his prospects had been very different. He was named most promising newcomer for his role in the film of Terence Rattigan’s French Without Tears and embarked on an affair with the author.
Rattigan later used Kenny’s death as the model for Hester Collyer’s suicidal despair in his masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea. Speculation has long persisted that he wrote a first draft with a male protagonist but it is highly improbable that Rattigan, whose commercial instincts were as sound as his dramatic ones, would have risked his reputation.
Freed of those constraints, Mike Poulton... read more
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