Welcome. This web site contains a collection of pictures, essays, interviews, reviews, cast lists, programme notes, and other details relating to the plays, productions and studio of playwright and director Peter Gill. There are about 400 pages, half a million words and over 600 images here, so far. As well as a record of Peter Gill's work, it is an educational resource.
Peter Gill was born in 1939 and raised in Cardiff, Wales. He started work as an actor, both on stage and on film. See his résumé for more details.
Known for his plays and adaptations, he is considered to be one of the most important directors of the last thirty years, beginning with ground-breaking productions of plays by D H Lawrence, Heathcote Williams, and Joe Orton at the Royal Court Theatre, where he was Assistant Director and an Associate Director. During the seventies and eighties he directed major productions of classical work:
He has directed nearly one hundred productions in the UK, continental Europe and North America, including work by Shakespeare, Büchner, Shaw, Otway, Ibsen, Sophocles, O'Casey, Turgenev, Harold Pinter and Congreve and in the contemporary repertoire by John Osborne, Christopher Hampton, Sam Shepard, Tony Harrison, Nicholas Wright and Richard Nelson.
His plays include The Sleepers Den (Royal Court, 1965), Over Gardens Out (Royal Court, 1968), Small Change (Royal Court, 1976), Kick for Touch (Royal National Theatre, 1983), Cardiff East (Royal National Theatre, 1997), Certain Young Men (Almeida Theatre, 1999) and The York Realist (English Touring Theatre, 2001) and Original Sin (Sheffield, 2002).
Current productions and events
The Importance of Being Earnest
Peter Gill is currently directing a Theatre Royal Bath Production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The production includes Penelope Keith as Lady Bracknell, Janet Henfrey (Miss Prism), Tim Wylton (Canon Chasuble), William Ellis (Algernon), Harry Hadden-Paton (Jack), Daisy Haggard (Gwendolyn), Rebecca Night (Cecily), Maxwell Hutcheon and Roger Swaine. It is designed by William Dudley.
The Importance of Being Earnest is playing at the Vaudeville on the Strand with booking until 28 April 2008.
Set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s, Peter Gill’s intoxicating and evocative masterpiece recalls the friendship between two boys and the relationship with their mothers, and the tragedy of the things that go unsaid and are forever unresolved.
On this site
Peter Gill Studio
Click here for more information about the history of the Studio, its mission and its past and present members.
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