Theatre legend, Sir Peter Hall, dies aged 86, while battling dementia

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, says:

'We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Peter Hall, while battling dementia. This news is particularly poignant today, as I attended the Prime Minister’s Champion Group to discuss young people, dementia and the arts. 

'Sir Peter was a giant in theatre and opera. From founding the Royal Shakespeare Company to directing the National Theatre, his illustrious career speaks for itself.  Sir Peter was also the founding Artistic Director of the Rose Theatre in Kingston, a world class dementia-friendly theatre which welcomes and caters for those living with dementia.

'Our sincere thoughts and sympathies are with Sir Peter’s family and friends at this sad time.'

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