Rare Film Posters


Original 10 inch x 8 inch Still of director JOAN LITTLEWOOD directing a scene for her 1963 Comedy Drama SPARROWS CAN’T SING, based upon the stage play by Stephen Lewis.

A merchant sailor returning home to London’s East End after two years at sea finds life is not quite how he left it.

Joan Littlewood’s Stratford-based Theatre Workshop had a stage hit with Shelagh Delaney’s Salford-set A Taste of Honey some three years before Tony Richardson’s 1961 feature film production became a key release of the British ‘new wave’. For her own cinematic directorial debut. Littlewood chose another Theatre Workshop production, Sparrers Can’t Sing, scripted by actor and former merchant seaman Stephen Lewis but developed, like much of the Workshop’s output, in improvisation sessions with the cast.

The still is in very good condition with a cast list tacked to the reverse.


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