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SHOUTING IN THE EVENINGS FIFTY YEARS ON STAGE James Hayes

In 1963, a young man from Limerick took his £25 savings and journeyed to to become an actor. To pay his way through drama school he worked as a security guard (once for The Beatles) and served drinks to Miss World contestants at the Lyceum Theatre, then a Mecca Ballroom. While still a student, he was picked to play a small role in Andorra in the inaugural season of the National Theatre at ...

Fifty years later, while appearing in his fifty-sixth NT production – Pirandello’s Liolà – he was invited by Director to take part in 50 Years on Stage, the NT’s anniversary . Four days on, he is on stage in New York for the Press Night of Trevor Nunn’s production of Beckett’s with .

James Hayes has worked with most of the leading actors in the country from , , and to Michael Gambon, Ian McKellen, and Anne-Marie Duff. Touring the world, he has played in Greece, Poland, the USA, Japan, India, Hong Kong, South Korea and China. And, of course, Milton Keynes, Sunderland and Truro!

Shouting in the Evenings covers many of the famous () and infamous (The Romans in Britain) productions Hayes has appeared in, and records with affection and humour the changes along the way. It will appeal to seasoned and amateur actors alike, as well as those with an interest in all things theatrical.

JAMES HAYES is an actor and writer. Born in Limerick, he trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1963. He has worked in everything from Fortnightly Rep to Theatre in the Round, from Fringe to Laurence Olivier’s Company at the Old Vic, from Aeschylus and Shakespeare to Ayckbourn and Miller, from the NT to the RSC, from The Globe to the West End, from Bolton to Beijing. He has also written of radio plays for RTE. James is an RSC Associate Artist.

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