We were saddened this week to hear the news that Alan Simpson has passed away.
Emma and the company had come to know Alan and friend Ray Galton whilst working on Emma’s adaptation of their hit sitcom Steptoe & Son.
Emma has said “I was very sad to hear the news today that Alan Simpson has died. I met Alan Simpson and Ray Galton several times during the making of my adaptation of Steptoe and Son for Kneehigh and found them inspirational, sharp, generous and fiercely funny.
“Alan and Ray were the trailblazers and the conscience of post-war Britain. They remain my personal heroes of not only comedy, but also deep, dark truths.”
We send all our warmest thoughts, love and condolences to Alan’s family at this sad time, and he will continue to be remembered and revered within the company.
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