They had to invest what little money they had into it.'He and my mother were both free-thinkers, very involved in the church and Africa.
He was anti-apartheid and liberal – but unlike many he did things about it.'In the early 1960s, the Duke adopted two mixed-race girls, Maria and Naomi, aged six months.
Both had black African fathers and mothers who were white British. 'In fact it was considered an outrageous thing to do.
It was a time of strong anti-immigration sentiment and interracial marriages were also frowned on.' The Duke had two other daughters – Elinor and Louisa – with his wife Susan.
Selladoor Worldwide include: Guess How Much I Love You (UK tour); The Crucible (UK tour); The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Footloose (UK tour 2016); Little Shop of Horrors (UK tour); James and the Giant Peach (UK and Middle Eastern tour); The Broons (UK tour); American Idiot (UK tour); Hand to God (West End); Seussical (UK, UAE and Singapore); The Silver Sword (UK tour); American Idiot (West End); Avenue Q (2015 UK tour); The History Boys (UK tour); Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour); Avenue Q (Hong Kong); Seussical (Hong Kong); Sunset Song (Scotland tour); Alice in Wonderland (Greenwich Theatre); Avenue Q (UK and Ireland tour); Kidnapped (UK tour) and Seussical (Arts Theatre, West End).