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Honor Borwick

Honor Borwick has worked in the theatre, publishing, independent television and film, theatre, and radio as a script editor.
Case Histories to Drama: Sacks, Pinter & Friel
In 1973 renowned British neurologist Oliver Sacks published a collection of beautifully crafted case histories, Awakenings.  An instant success, it inspired many writers and artists. Via performance and commentary we explore two outstanding examples, Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska and Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney, with reference to Sacks’ original case history. Scripted by Tristram Powell and produced by Honor Borwick...
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a German-Jewish refugee, educated in England, made her name as a novelist in India. Married to a Parsi architect, she saw, from the inside, the many layers of Indian society. She eventually moved to New York, where she remained a shrewdly observant outsider, ‘always a cuckoo in the nest’. This event weaved together two of her finest stories, the Booker Prize-winning novel Heat and Dust, and scenes from the film Autobiography of a Princess. B...
Mrs Parker of New York City
“Whatever you think Dorothy Parker was like, she wasn’t” She was famed for her ruthless wit, her satirical verses and sharp-tongued stories. She often highlighted men’s casual, contemptuous treatment of women. She herself experienced many disastrous love affairs, drank and smoked too much, but gloried in her independence – a star on the page and in performance. Catch her spirit in this dramatic and musical tribute to Dorothy Parker and her work. ...
Doctor Schnitzler’s Casebook
Sponsored by Jacqueline and Michael Gee Cast now announced: Bafta & Olivier winner Toby Jones as Arthur Schnitzler, National Theatre veteran Malcom Sinclair as narrator, with all other roles performed by RADA graduate Florence Dobson & Ilan Goodman (The Imitation Game). “I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?” Playwright, physician, philanderer…Arthur ...
The Maestro: Furtwängler and the Nazis
Taking Sides – the 1995 West End and Broadway hit written by Oscar-winning The Dresser playwright Ronald Harwood and originally directed by Harold Pinter – dramatises the great conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler’s ‘denazification’. Using extracts from the play and documentary evidence the latest specially commissioned production from Tristram Powell (Talking Heads) and ...