Jack Rosenthal & Maureen Lipman - a creative partnership

Saturday 2 June – Sunday 19 August 2012, Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery.

Jack Rosenthal emerged from the newly created Granada television studios in Manchester to become an award winning playwright and television screen writer. Maureen Lipman continues to have an enduring, successful and wide-ranging career which includes theatre, television, film, radio and print. Jack and Maureen met at Granada, married and shared their lives together for over thirty years.

The exhibition uses items from the Jack Rosenthal Drama Scripts Collection and the Maureen Lipman Papers, both held by the University of Sheffield Library’s Special Collections Department, to illustrate the development and diversity of their careers and the way in which shared family values came together to produce a creative partnership.

This exhibition has been curated by Andrew Moore, Exhibitions Curator, and Jacky Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, with the assistance of Jane Donaldson, NFA Archives Assistant.

Reproduction of images for the exhibition is with kind permission of the BBC Photo Library, ITV/Rex Features, Goldcrest Films Limited, The Royal National Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre.