Peter Gill

Peter Gill was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Peter Gill is one of the most important and influential writers and directors of the last thirty years. He has directed over a hundred productions in the UK, Europe and North America. He was responsible for introducing D. H. Lawrence’s plays to the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s and was the founding director of Riverside Studios and The National Theatre Studio. He is an acclaimed playwright whose work includes The Sleepers Den, Over Gardens Out, Small Change and The York Realist (all of which premiered at the Royal Court), Kick For Touch and Cardiff East (which premiered at the National Theatre), Certain Young Men (Almeida Theatre), and Original Sin (Sheffield Theatres). Recent work includes As Good A Time As Any at the Print Room (2015), Versailles at the Donmar Warehouse (2014), which he wrote and directed, and his version of Uncle Vanya which came to Theatr Clwyd in 2017. His book Apprenticeship, written about his experiences as a young actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the sixties, provides a rigorous and insightful reflection into theatre.

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