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Sad News | Peter Terson

Posted 15 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

We are deeply saddened at the news of the loss of Peter Terson, who was a writing institution at the National Youth Theatre and beyond, and throughout the 1960s and 1970s created relevant, witty and punchy stories that put young working class voices centre stage. As the first writer to be commissioned by the National Youth Theatre, he led the way creating iconic stories for young people with big casts, big talent and big heart. Our thoughts are with his family at this time and we plan to commemorate his contribution to our company and work in a fitting way later this year.

Photo: Peter Terson on stage at Wilton’s Music Hall with the National Youth Theatre cast of our 2017 production of Peter's iconic play Zigger Zagger, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its commission and 50 years of new writing at National Youth Theatre. Photo by Andrew James.

Read more about Peter in the Guardian.