Willis Edward Hall
(6 April 1929 - 7 March 2005)
- Was born on 6 April 1929
- Son to Gladys Gibbon and Walter Hall
- Wrote plays for Chinese children that were later broadcast on Radio Malaya
- Designed sets for Singapore Little Theater
- His military experiences later inspired his first play, The Disciplines of War, about British soldiers ambushed in the Malayan jungle.
- His best known work was a stage adaptation of the 1959 novel Billy Liar (1960), co-written with the book's author and his lifelong friend, Keith Waterhouse.
- Wrote more than a dozen children's books, including a series about a family called the Hollins who meet a Count Alucard (a vegetarian vampire) and Henry Hollins and the Dinosaur.
- He wrote a musical about the scarecrow Worzel Gummidge, and others based on the books Treasure Island and The Wind in the Willows. He also wrote the script for the successful project, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (1996)
- Died on 7 March 2005 due to esophageal cancer.
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