Co-Artistic Director, 1969-1972.
Anthony began his career at the Royal Court as an assistant in 1958. He took over George Devine’s Artistic Directorship 1964–1965 due to the latter’s illness and, later, became Co-Artistic Director 1969-1972, along with Lindsay Anderson and William Gaskill. In 1961, he was Artistic Director of the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
I was incredibly lucky to start my career at the Royal Court. At that time it was unique. The work was based on an attempt to enrich the English theatre rather than on commercialism. It was filled with people of very differing temperaments and views, but who respected each other. It felt like an isolated endeavour in the theatre but one in which you were ready to totally commit yourself to what seemed, at the time, like the possibility of changing society.
— Anthony Page
FOR THE ROYAL COURT
Inadmissable Evidence, A Patriot for Me, Time Present, The Hotel in Amsterdam, West of Suez and Look Back In Anger (revival) by John Osborne; Alpha Beta by Ted Whitehead; Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov translated by Christopher Hampton; Cromwell by David Storey; Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen translated by John Osborne; Krapps Last Tape, Not I and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett; Cuckoo in the Nest by Ben Travers, The Room by Harold Pinter; Live like Pigs by John Arden (co-directed with George Devine).
OTHER THEATRE INCLUDES
For the Old Vic: Design for Living by Noel Coward. For the Almeida: Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen. For Broadway: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, Inadmissible Evidence by John Osborne. For the West End: Night of the Iguana and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (also Broadway) by Tennessee Williams; A Dolls House (also Broadway, won Tony Award) and The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen; Three Tall Women, A Delicate Balance, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (also Broadway)and The Goat by Edward Albee. For the National: Marriage Play and Finding the Sun by Edward Albee; The Forest by Aleksandr Ostrovsky; Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland; Mrs Warrens Profession by George Bernard Shaw; Rules of the Game by Luigi Pirandello.
Inadmissible Evidence; Alpha Beta; Absolution; The Lady Vanishes; I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
My Zinc Bed; Middlemarch; Absolute Hell; Chernobyl- the Final Warning; The Nightmare Years; Murder by Reason of Insanity; Pack of Lies; Bill on His Own; Bill (Golden Globe Award); Patricia Neal Story; Second Serve; FDR- the Last Year; The Missiles of October Pueblo Incident; The Parachute (Guild of TV Directors and Producers Award).