Thursday 25 February, 7.30 pm, Pavilion Room TERRY EAGLETON ON THE COMEDIANS BY TREVOR GRIFFITHS

The great literary theorist examines the celebrated 1975 play in which a stand up comic Eddie Waters rents a room above a Manchester pub to teach six pupils his alternative vision of comedy. Partly a reaction to the crass humour of Granada TV’s The Comedians, Richard Eyre described it as ‘the greatest play of the 1970s’. Part II of the Northern Literature and Culture series. See
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