Albion is an examination of the rise of the new far right in modern England. It is set during a karaoke night at a pub called The Albion in the East End of London, which also serves as the unofficial headquarters of the English Protection Army (EPA). As people take their turns to sing, the […]
Simon Gray on Rik Mayall
From various writings, including the diaries The Year of the Jouncer and Fat Chance, which includes an account of the 1988 production of The Common Pursuit.
Rik sometimes made me think of the Sun-King, because of the glow or aura, golden as in those icons of Louis….
So signed up were… [the actors […]
A selection from Simon Gray’s diaries
I’m currently -?? even as I write this -?? being filmed. There’s a camera on me, being held and pointed by a tall, pleasant, smiling young man called Patrick. Crouched beside him Margy, the director, holds a metal box with a screen in it which shows her what […]
Stephen Hollis spoke to Anthony Wilks about his career and experience working with Simon Gray in December 2012
AW: How did you first got interested in the theatre – how did it all start for you?
SH: I never went to the theatre as a kid. My parents never went to the theatre, really, apart from […]
Lawson discusses Gray’s obsession with revisions in his article reflecting on the In the Vale of Health plays at the Hampstead at the moment, and his other works. Here’s the article.
Lovely to hear that Quartermaine’s Terms will be performed by the Homecoming Players in Ithaca, New York later this year
Best of luck with production! Would love to hear any news you have.
The show is is being performed at the Wallingford Corn Exchange until 5th April, and tickets are just £10 – call 01491 825 000.
Very cheeky of Dominic Cavendish to pop in early to see In the Vale of Health at the Hampstead. (Great review though!)
It appears Mr Cavendish broke convention and bought a ticket himself to see the show! Well, we can’t blame him for being keen to see it. Here’s the cheeky review.