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An Interview with Kenith Trodd

An interview with Kenith Trodd
The television and film producer talks to Colin MacCabe about his career and collaborations with Simon Gray
July 2011
Colin MacCabe: How did you first get into the BBC, what were your original interests in drama?
Kenith Trodd: I got into the BBC classically, by the back door. Which, scandalously, people say […]

The Perils of the Playwright by Simon Callow

The Perils of the Playwright
by Simon Callow
A review of An Unnatural Pursuit and Other Pieces, first printed in The Sunday Times on 1st September 1985.
The review is reprinted in Simon Callow’s book My Life in Pieces, published by Nick Hern Books on 3rd June 2010. For more information visit the Nick Hern Books […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments|

Fantastic cast announced for In the Vale of Health plays at Hampstead Theatre

The Hampstead reports that the cast for this ambitious project will be Gethin Anthony, Jamie Ballard, Imogen Doel and Laura Rees. Across 9 weeks, as each play is added to form the full quartet, the cast will rehearse by day and perform by night. As the run progresses, the performances will change organically in response to the actors’ deepening knowledge […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Simon Gray|0 Comments|

On Directing the Late Middle Classes by David Leveaux

On directing The Late Middle Classes
by David Leveaux
First published in the Independent on 24May 2010
In a moment of inexplicable buoyancy, I once told Harold Pinter, who was about to rehearse the role of Hirst in our production of his play No Man’s Land, that I thought it essential that we didn’t fall into being […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments|

In the Vale of Health

Four of Simon Gray’s plays – Japes, Japes Too, Michael and Missing Dates – were performed at the Hampstead Theatre, London in May and June 2014 under the title In the Vale of Health. The four plays use the same characters in the same setting but worked out in different ways.
Cast
JAPES: Gethin Anthony
MICHAEL: Jamie Ballard
WENDY: Imogen Doel
ANITA: Laura Rees
DOMINIC: […]

Christopher Morahan in conversation with Colin McCabe

An interview with Christopher Morahan
The television, film and theatre director talks to Colin MacCabe about his career and collaborations with Simon Gray
December 2010
Colin MacCabe: Christopher Morahan is one of the most successful directors of post war British theatre and television and also had a very considerable career as an administrator in both. You obviously […]

By |December 10th, 2010|Articles|2 Comments|

Simon Gray and Prizes by Ian Jack

Folowing the announcement that Coda has been shortlisted for the Biography Category at the 2009 Costa Book Awards, we’re delighted to welcome Ian Jack, editor of Granta between 1995 and 2007 as our first guest blogger.
On January 5 we’€™ll know if Simon’€™s last book, Coda, has won the biography category in the Costa awards. […]

By |October 5th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments|

Sorrow Laughs: An Appreciation of Simon Gray by Josephine Hart

Sorrow Laughs
An appreciation of Simon Gray by Josphine Hart
Published here by kind permission of the author
Simon Gray wrote 40 plays -€“ and a number of the wittiest diaries in the English language. He was nominated for and won countless awards -€“ too many to list here -€“ and anyway he would not have approved, […]

By |June 18th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments|