Dr. Paul T. Davies is a playwright, director, actor and academic, and created Stage Write, a Colchester based Theatre Company. His new play Jacky, will be staged this year, and enters the world of wheelchair Ballroom Dancing, and his 2015 play Living with Luke, about the challenges of living with a child with autism, is set in a wrestling ring and continues to be performed throughout the UK. Play Something was staged at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Drayton Arms, London. His recently played Rupert in Airlock Theatre’s production of How We Love at The Vaults Festival 2020, and has played the nurse in Romeo and Juliet, (NETG award Best Supporting Actor), and Duncan/Second Witch in Protocol’s Macbeth.
Adapting material so well known and admired in literature and film is no easy task, but Bryony Lavery’s excellent version of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock shimmers with violence and tension.
Yes Gundog is a bleak play, but the script breaks into the most wonderful, poetic language, particularly from Mick, who delivers a beautiful speech about planting himself in the earth and the sky to protect his family.