Max Stafford-Clark has enjoyed an acclaimed and prolific directing career. In 1974 he founded Joint Stock, which premiered the work of writers including David Hare and Caryl Churchill, before becoming the longest-serving artistic director of the Royal Court between 1979 and 1993. He then formed Out of Joint, with whom he premiered The Convict’s Opera in Sydney last year, his first solo directing project since suffering a stroke in 2006. The Convict’s Opera begins its UK tour in Salisbury this week.
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