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Gordon Murray is Senior Lecturer in Drama (Community Theatre & Media). He worked as a freelance theatre director for 20 years, as a panel member for Warehouse Theatre International Playwriting Competition, as a Drama teacher for children with Autism for Cambrian Education Group, and as manager of a Theatre Pub.

As an applied theatre practioner he has worked in prisons, SEN schools, and on development projects in Asia and Africa. He is an associate of The Miniaturists, a writer-led theatre project housed at the Arcola Theatre, where he regularly directs plays and works with new writers.

Consultancy work

Theatre for development for CDCArts, including projects in theatre work with Tibetan refugees and street children in Nepal, advising on extended schools theatre projects in Gambia and youth work Northern Ireland.

Areas of expertise

  • New Writing
  • Applied Theatre
  • Performer training????


Journal articles

Murray, G. (2018) Where do you put the bomb? Unlikely Journal for the Creative Arts Read it online

Directing work

Seepage by James Wren Hen and Chickens Theatre

Mr Melancholy by Matt Cameron Hen and Chickens Theatre

The Recruit by Tony McNamara Hen and Chickens Theatre

The Café Latte Kid by Tony McNamara Australia House

Mr Blue Sky by Ian Kershaw Southwark Playhouse

From This Night Forward by Steve Sharkey Southwark Playhouse

A Thrashing by Steve Hawes Southwark Playhouse

A Change of Partners by Steve Hawes Arcola Theatre

Voyager by Steven Sharkey Arcola Theatre

Leap of Faith by Brierley Thorpe Arcola Theatre

Fashion Show choreography

Hastings CAD final year shows Delaware Pavilion

Madam Butterfly Fashion Show Royal Albert Hall.

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