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Forgotten Dramas

The Hotel in Amsterdam

+ discussion with director Anthony Page and playwright Nicholas Wright (both work permitting)

A Royal Court play adapted for television by John Osborne, unseen since 1971.

Image from The Hotel in Amsterdam + discussion with Susan Engel and Nicholas Wright

Sunday Night Theatre. ATV 1971
Dir Anthony Page
With Paul Scofield, Jill Bennett, Michael Craig, Susan Engel, David Burke
75min

Six successful but jaded friends in the film business do a runner from work, stay in a luxurious Amsterdam hotel, and loosen their tongues. This forgotten version of a modern classic play from the Royal Court theatre, featuring most of the original cast, has been unseen since 1971. The play was adapted for television by John Osborne at the request of Paul Scofield, who wanted one of his most mesmerising performances to be recorded for posterity.

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