Honouring George Hall, and the late Litz Pisk | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Honouring George Hall, and the late Litz Pisk

Both George and Litz arrived at Central at a period of profound change for the School in the early 1960’s, and were instrumental in transforming and modernising the teaching approaches of the Stage course. Over the course of their time at Central, the commitment they showed to their craft shaped and inspired countless students, and they continue to be loved and fondly remembered by many today.

Our aim is two-fold. First we want to mark the contribution made by these two outstanding teachers by raising a total of £10,000 to name two rehearsal rooms in their honour. All contributions will be acknowledged, whether for £50, £500 or £5,000 on a special commemorative plaque, which will be displayed prominently in each room, and at a special naming ceremony. Secondly we intend to create two scholarships in their names to continue their legacy and to support the next generation of students by awarding these scholarships to two promising students who would not otherwise be able to train at Central. We need to generate £140,000 to achieve this second goal. All funds raised will be directly used for the benefit of Central students.

Spread the word

Read more, download and share the George Hall and the Late Litz Pisk Appeal Letter 

How to Donate

Donate by Phone

To make a gift over the telephone using a credit or debit card, please contact the Department of External Affairs on +44 (0) 20 7449 1636

Donate by Cheque

Send a cheque made payable to ‘CSSD’ to:

Meg Ryan
Head of Individual Giving
Department of External Affairs
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Eton Avenue

Please indicate that your gift is for the George and Litz’s Fund and complete and return our Donation Form

For more information, contact meg.ryan@cssd.ac.uk

Who’s involved?

We extend a huge thank you to the following alumni:


Wendy Allnutt
Nickolas Grace
Tony Robinson


Amanda Donohoe
Andrew Visnevski
Christopher Fulford
Christopher Timothy
Clare Rich
David Horovitch
David Robb
Deborah Maclaren
Gillian Bevan
Janet Ellis
John Lynch
Jonathan Kent
Josette Simon
Kevin Whately
Leonie Mellinger
Linus Roache
Michael Feast
Nancy Crane
Peter Guinness
Roberta Taylor
Ronald Berglas
Rufus Sewell
Sara Stewart
Stephen Tompkinson
Susan Wooldridge
Victoria Tennant


Roger Alborough
David Ashton
Wendy Allnutt
Teresa Banham
Petronella Barker
David Beckwith
Ron Berglas
Gillian Bevan
Sam Blackwell
Simon Broad
Susan Brodrick
Georgia Byng
George Camiller
Peter Cassell
Simon Chandler
Peter Chelsom
Glora Connell
Nancy Crane
Patrick Cremin
In memory of Saylor Creswell
Tandy Cronyn
Rod Culbertson
John Curless
Susan Cygan
Penny Darch
Sue Derrick
Vanessa Dodd
Katharine Doré
Terence Dougherty
Janet Ellis
Michael Feast
Jennifer Fell Hayes
Gregory Floy
Christopher Fulford
Jane Gibson
Christopher Good
Julia Goodman
Nickolas Grace
Deborah Grant
Jenny Grant
Peter Guinness
Lionel Guyett
Valerie Holliman
David Horovitch
Michael Irving
Monty James
Paul Kelly
Jonathan Kent
Sara Kestelman
Jan Labanowski
Belinda Lang
Sue Lefton
Delia Lindsay
Eryl Maynard
Frances McCain
In memory of Colin McCormack 
Andy McCulloch
Colin McPhillamy
Leonie Mellinger
Camille Mitchell
Joanna Moore-Smith
Christopher Neame
Michelle Newell
Sarah Peace
Neil Pearson
Dame Joan Plowright
In memory of Lynette Reade
Malcolm Rennie
Clare Rich
Linus Roache
David Robb
Jane Roberts
Bruce Robinson
Tony Robinson
Struan Rodger
Olga Ruocco
Pamela Salem
Josette Simon
David Schurmann
Oliver Smith
Paul Stewart
Sara Stewart
Roberta Taylor
Victoria Tennant
Christopher Timothy
Richard Trent
Juliet Trewellard
Jay Truscott
Susan Valentine
Emma & Rupert Vansittart
Andrew Visnevski
Julian Wadham
In memory of James Walker
Lalla Ward
Keith Washington
Kiffer Weisselberg
Debora Weston
Kevin Whately
Geoffrey Wade & Amelia White
Charles Woodward-Fisher
Susan Wooldridge
William Zappa


The George Hall & Litz Pisk Appeal was created by a group of alumni with the ambition of honouring these two towering figures who made a huge contribution to Central and its many generations of students.