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Hugh Whitemore 1936-2018

We lament the loss of Hugh Whitemore, celebrated writer and dear friend, who died on 17th July. He co-adapted Simon Gray’s The Last Cigarette for the stage, working with Simon after he was diagnosed with cancer. The Last Cigarette was performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester and the Trafalgar Studios in 2009.

Cell Mates at Hampstead Theatre this Autumn – Full cast announced

Hampstead Theatre will stage Simon Gray’s Cell Mates as part of its Autumn season 2017. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this absorbing drama explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.
George Blake – Geoffrey Streatfeild
Philip/Viktor – Danny Lee Wynter
Sparrow/Stan – Philip […]

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Hywel Bennett 1944-2017

We mourn the loss and remember the career of Hywel Bennett, who died on July 25th 2017. Among his many fine performances he appeared in Simon Gray’s 1967 BBC Television play Death of a Teddy Bear. He also starred in the original production of Gray’s Otherwise Engaged at the Queen’s Theatre, taking on the […]

Tim Pigott Smith: Unforgettable

It is with deep sadness that we remember the actor Tim Pigott Smith who died on 7th April 2017. Amongst his many great roles, he gave a subtle, painful and haunting performance as Geoffrey Robinson, the bewildered adult son of Dickens’s mistress Nelly Ternan in SG’s play Little Nell (2007, dir Peter Hall). Unforgettable.

In memoriam: Christopher Morahan

We lament the loss and celebrate the work of Christopher Morahan who died on the 7th April 2017. He directed SG’s works for both stage and screen—including Melon (1987) starring Alan Bates; the 1992 film of the play The Common Pursuit; the TV films Unnatural Pursuits (1993)– the film from The Early Diaries,  Old Flames (1990) and the […]