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The Worst It Can Be Is A Disaster: The Life Story of Braham Murray and the Royal Exchange Theatre

Braham Murray

Braham Murray (b. 1943) is an English theatre director. He is a Founding Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Manchester. In 1964, his Oxford production of Hang Down Your Head and Die transferred to the West End and Broadway. From the Century Theatre, where he was Artistic Director, he became a Founding Director of the ‘69 Theatre Company; credits include She Stoops to Conquer and Charley’s Aunt (with Tom Courtenay), Mary Rose (with Mia Farrow), Endgame, and the musicals Erb and Catch My Soul, all of which transferred to London. Braham’s recent productions for the Royal Exchange Theatre include The Glass Menagerie, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnsest, Anthony and Cleopatra, What Every Woman Knows, and The Triumph of Love. His autobiography The Worst it Can Be is a Disaster was published in 2009. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2007

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...The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is the autobiography of Braham Murray, founding director of the Royal Exchange Manchester which in 2006 celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. With a foreword by Sir Tom Courtenay. Born into a Jewish...