Peter Terson

(b. 1932)

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(1932– ),

playwright, born in Newcastle upon Tyne; he was associated with the Victoria Theatre, Stoke‐on‐Trent, with its tradition of social documentary and theatre‐in‐the‐round, then with the National Youth Theatre, where he excelled in writing for large casts. His works include Mooney and His Caravans (TV, 1966), about an inadequate young couple victimized by the owner of a caravan site; Zigger Zagger (1967), about a football fan and the drama of the football terraces; Good Lads at Heart (1971), set in a borstal; Geordie's March (1979); and Strippers (1984), about a group of working‐class women forced to take up stripping to support themselves.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

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