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On Broadway: The Life and Adventures of Damon Runyan

Talks - Biography; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

Although best known for writing the stories that are the source of the classic musical 'Guys and Dolls', Damon Runyon's unique style and use of language, has entered our everyday speech. If your boss gives you the 'heave-ho'? Your favourite TV stars have charm 'in spades'? Or your football club, 'brought in the dream team'? Then they did so talking 'Runyonese'. This is the story of the man who turned gambling, gangsters, guys and dolls into the stuff of legend...and is responsible for Pudsy the Bear!

  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
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Meet the Host, Pete

Pete is the Director of The RC Sherriff Trust, a charity set up through the Will of the playwright and author RC Sherriff. Prior to this he was The Arts Development Officer for Elmbridge Borough Council where he was responsible for The Royston Pike Lecture Series. Previous to his work with Elmbridge Borough Council, Pete was co-founder and artistic director of WhirlygigArts which ran CRYPT (Cranleigh Young People’s Theatre), CMYT (Chequer Mead Youth Theatre) and The Big Picture Young People’s Film Workshop. He co-founded Storm the Stage Young People’s Theatre for Mole Valley District Council and was the Director of The Together in Waddon Community Project. He has also worked extensively as a professional theatre director and film-maker.

Preparing for the Event

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