US (play)

US was a 1966 experimental theatre play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, created by a group that included Denis Cannan, Michael Kustow, Sally Jacobs, Adrian Mitchell, Geoffrey Reeves, Albert Hunt and Michael Stott, and Peter Brook.[1]

The play deals with the moral issues relating to the Vietnam War.[2]

US, directed by Peter Brook, premiered on 13 October 1966 at the Aldwych Theatre, London.[3] The cast included Glenda Jackson, Michael Williams and Clifford Rose.[4][5]

In 1967, Benefit of the Doubt, a documentary by Peter Brook about the making of US was released. In 1968, Tell Me Lies, a British film based on US and directed and produced by Peter Brook, was released.

See also


  1. Michael Kustow (2006). Peter Brook: A Biography. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-0-7475-7913-7.
  2. "Benefit of the Doubt (1967)". BFI. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. R. Helfer; G. Loney (12 November 2012). Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghast. Routledge. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-136-65040-6. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. "Peter Brook Returns to the RSC". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. "US". Theatricalia. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
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