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.
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.
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 […]
An interview with Kenith Trodd
The television and film producer talks to Colin MacCabe about his career and collaborations with Simon Gray
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 […]