Mar 02, 2005 · Directed by Chris Durlacher. With Rob Brydon, Michael Cochrane, Lisa Eichhorn, Tom Goodman-Hill. In 1963, flamboyant, eccentric English theatre critic Kenneth Tynan is made 'literary manager' of London's National Theatre. His views on censorship (can't stand it) and sexuality (as much of it onstage as possible) set him on a collision course with the NT's Chair, Sir Oliver Lyttelton.6.7/10(4).
Kenneth Tynan was a failed actor that made his name as a critic and founder of the English National Theatre. They say they never built a statue to a critic - but maybe Tynan was the nearest miss. From the first frame to the last this is clearly a low budget TV play which hopes to get by with lots of close ups, old film, tricks shots, music and.
Kenneth Peacock Tynan (2 April 1927 – 26 July 1980) was an English theatre critic and writer. Making his initial impact as a critic at The Observer (1954–58, 1960–63), he praised Osborne's Look Back in Anger (1956), and encouraged the emerging wave of British theatrical talent. In 1963, Tynan was appointed as the new National Theatre Company's literary manager.Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham.