Steven Pimlott

The British stage director Steven Pimlott, whose busy career included stays at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and Opera North, and who had just begun rehearsals on a new production of The Rose Tattoo at the Royal National Theatre, died Feb. 14, 2007, at his home near Colchester, according to British news reports. He was 52 and had been battling lung cancer. Mr. Pimlott, who was not a smoker, was diagnosed in 2006. According to What's On Stage, he began rehearsals on the Tennessee Williams play, starring Zoe Wannamaker, in early February but was forced to withdraw when the cancer returned. Nicholas Hytner, the artistic director of the National and a longtime friend, will assume the direction of Rose Tattoo.

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  • Death: Feb 14, 2007 in Colchester, UK