The Quare Fellow

Fifty years ago, Joan Littlewood's production of Brendan Behan's prison drama The Quare Fellow introduced the playwright to the wider world.

Marie-louise Muir presents a profile of this outlandish and outspoken genius, taking us back to the 1950s, when The Quare Fellow became the subject of hot debate - in a country where capital punishment was hitting the headlines.

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Fifty years ago, Joan Littlewood's production of Brendan Behan's prison drama The Quare Fellow introduced the playwright to the wider world.

Marie-louise Muir presents a profile of this outlandish and outspoken genius, taking us back to the 1950s, when The Quare Fellow became the subject of hot debate - in a country where capital punishment was hitting the headlines.