A particular interest for me is comedy and work that thematically deals with identity politics, prejudice, and the lived experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.
Greg has written five produced plays to date. In 2020 he wrote a new play under commission that centers on the troubled histories of Northern Ireland and South Africa. He also co-wrote a play about grief and loss with Steven Boykey Sidley, called The Swing. He is currently one of the “First Four” of How Now Brown Cow’s Writers’ Collective where he is developing a two-hander with dramaturgical support from two-time Oscar-nominated writer, William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator). With the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham he is preparing a new verbatim-based play called In Our Skin that will premiere in 2022.
His most celebrated play is A Voice I Cannot Silence which he co-wrote with Ralph Lawson. The play was commissioned by the Arts Trust of South Africa and is based on the life and work of poet, novelist and anti-apartheid activist, Alan Paton. Its premiere production enjoyed a national tour and won Best New Play of 2015.
Here is Greg’s full list of produced plays:
A Voice I Cannot Silence, written with Ralph Lawson and based on the life and work of Alan Paton
Oedipus @ Koö-Nú! based on Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus
One Woman Farce, written with Louise Saint-Claire
Bread & Butter
In 2002 he co-wrote the Musical Sauer Street with Malcolm Purkey, Nthikeng Mohlele and Amos Levin. He has also adapted two operas into pocketsize versions for small casts. These are his five-person adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and Verdi’s Aida. He adapted Aida with Clint Lesch (music) into Aida Abridged, a 75-minute version of the original that can be staged with a versatile cast of two, a pianist and a role of brown paper.