Wednesday, 27 January 2010

David Grindley

This coming Monday we have a guest speaker, the highly esteemed West End Director, David Grindley. His most well-known productions include:

The revival of “Abigail’s Party” at the Hampstead Theatre in 2002 which subsequently transferred to the New Ambassadors and Whitehall Theatres, and then toured nationally.

"Journey’s End” at the Comedy Theatre in 2004, plus subsequent transfers to the Playhouse, Duke of York’s and New Ambassadors, and two national tours.

“National Anthems” at the Old Vic in 2005 starring Kevin Spacey.

His current production, “Six Degrees of Separation”, has only just opened at the Old Vic. The press night was on 19th January, and the reviews on 20th January included the following:

“…. I felt that Six Degrees was worth the lively, absorbing revival that David Grindley has given it.”

Benedict Nightingale, The Times

“David Grindley’s stylish production …. is astutely timed.”

Daily Telegraph

“David Grindley’s production manages to pull all the strings together.”

The Guardian

It really is a huge honour to have such a busy and successful chap coming along on Monday. Thanks to Tony Diggle for sorting it out. Not only that, there's a shortish play Sweatbox by Lexy Howe. She's been a member for a while, directed in last year's showcase, and this, I believe, is her very first play. I've read it and liked it a lot.

So, do come along. Monday, Feb 1st, at the Green Man.

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