by Trevor Griffiths
1 – The Wages of Thin | Occupations | Sam Sam |�Apricots | Thermidor | The Party | Comedians | The Cherry Orchard
The Wages of Thin is running at the Old Red Lion Theatre, St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ (Angel Tube), until May 15th 2010.
Comedians was on at the Lyric Hammersmith, in late 2009.
The director was Sean Holmes and the cast was Keith Allen, Mark Benton, Billy Carter, David Dawson, Michael Dylan, Kulvinder Ghir, Matthew Kelly, Simon Kunz, Paul Rider and Reece Shearsmith.
Trevor Griffiths was born and educated in Manchester and has been writing for theatre, television and cinema since the late 1960s.
The first volume of his collected theatre plays covers the period 1969 to 1980.
Volume two contains the plays written between 1981 and 2001.
His extensive work for the screen includes three major television series – Bill Brand, Sons and Lovers, and The Last Place on Earth; numerous single plays including All Good Men and Through the Night, and television films Country and Food for Ravens. Many of his stage plays have also been produced on television.
For his film Reds, written with Warren Beatty, he received the Writers Guild of America Best Screenplay award and an Oscar nomination. Other films have included Country, directed by Richard Eyre, and Fatherland, directed by Ken Loach.
From the 1980s onwards he has also directed his own work both in theatre and on film. Food for Ravens, which he wrote and directed for BBC Wales, won both a Royal Television Society award and a Welsh BAFTA.
In 1982 Trevor Griffiths was given the BAFTA Writers Award.