Playwright

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’s produced work as a writer to date include five plays, a co-written musical, and two adaptions of operas into pocket-size versions for small casts.

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 around South Africa and won Best New Play of 2015.

During the pandemic 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. As one of the “First Four” of How Now Brown Cow’s Writers’ Collective, he developed a two-hander with dramaturgical support from two-time Oscar-nominated writer, William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator).

He has a new comedy under commission that is penciled (Covid dependent) for production in South Africa at the end of this year. With the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham he is currently preparing a new verbatim-based play called In Our Skin that will premiere in June.

Greg’s full list of produced works are:

A Voice I Cannot Silence, written with Ralph Lawson and based on the life and work of Alan Paton

Aida Abridged, a 75-minute version of Verdi’s Aida that can be staged with a versatile cast of two, a pianist, and a role of brown paper

Oedipus @ Koö-Nú! based on Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus

One Woman Farce, written with Louise Saint-Claire

The Pirates of Penzance, a celebrated five-person adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera

Previously Owned

Sauer Street, the Naledi-nominated musical co-written with Malcolm Purkey, Nthikeng Mohlele and Amos Levin

Bread & Butter