Peggy to her Playwrights

Peggy to her Playwrights

The Letters of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent

by Colin Chambers and Ramsay Peggy

Foreword by Simon Callow

Published by: Oberon Books

Imprint: Oberon Books

214 Pages, 6.10 x 9.20 in, Will include photographs

  • Paperback
  • 9781786826442
  • Published: November 2019


Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) was the foremost play agent of her time. Her list of clients including Alan Ayckbourn, Robert Bolt, Caryl Churchill, Joe Orton, Howard Brenton and many more, shows her to have been at the centre of British playwriting for several generations from the late 1950s on. To her remarkable array of clients; her letter writing was notorious, marked by searing candour, both a wondrous motivation and an unforgiving scrutiny to be feared. Revelations in the book of her letters Peggy to Her Playwrights: The Letters of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent uncover the fascinating battles behind the scenes of some of the 20th century’s most important playwrights.