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A truly historic reunion was held in Henderson's Restaurant of many of those involved in setting up the Traverse Theatre back in 1963.
Co-founder John Martin was there, as were artist and theatrical impresario Richard Demarco and cultural polymath Sheila Colvin. Sixties counter-culture hero Jim Haynes was over from Paris for the occasion, and also in attendance was John Calder, legendary publisher and friend of Samuel Beckett and the man who introduced William Burroughs and Alain Robbe-Grillet to the reading public in this country.
The event was hosted by John Cairney, recently returned to this country from New Zealand, whose 'There Was a Man' premiered at the Traverse in 1965 and began an association with Robert Burns that has lasted until today. His sell-out 'Breakfast with Burns' show at Henderson's this year has revealed an actor of undiminished power and Richard Demarco was heard to muse that it was maybe time that John, who has in the past performed both Hamlet and Macbeth to great acclaim, tackled the role of King Lear.