Letter: Philip Hedley obituary


Philip Hedley displayed a democratic socialist dedication that was each profound and sensible: “Politics is what individuals DO, even when they don’t comprehend it generally.” There was no Hedley agit-prop. He let the theatre do the work of enlightenment and emancipation.

A lifelong Labour occasion member, he put his skilled expertise into the service of each progressive trigger and battle towards bigotry, exploitation and oppression.

Firmly however charmingly – all the time a smiler – he would insert coherence into the timing and operating order of fundraising live shows, calm nerves and modify egos, a minimum of for the night. He did all that till age restricted his busy power – however only a bit, and underneath protest.


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