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(19**-) Actor. Director. Also known as [[Paul Warwick-Griffin]] and as [[Paul Griffin]]
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[[Paul Warwick Griffin]] (19**-) Actor. Director. Also known as [[Paul Warwick-Griffin]] and as [[Paul Griffin]].
  
  
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He moved to London in 19**, and spent the next eight years there, completing an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. He was Education Associate for The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond where he directed the theatre's Shakespeare-in-Schools Programme and was then appointed as Associate Director and was Acting Artistic Director of The Bridewell Theatre.
 
He moved to London in 19**, and spent the next eight years there, completing an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. He was Education Associate for The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond where he directed the theatre's Shakespeare-in-Schools Programme and was then appointed as Associate Director and was Acting Artistic Director of The Bridewell Theatre.
  
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He was Education Associate for The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond where he directed the theatre's Shakespeare-in-Schools Programme and was then appointed as Associate Director and was Acting Artistic Director of The Bridewell Theatre.
 
== Training ==
 
== Training ==
  
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==As director==
 
==As director==
  
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His directing credits include ''[[Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat]]'' (2005), ''[[Stepping Out]]'' (2006), ''[[Hair]]'' (2007),  ''[[Chess]]'' (2008),  ''[[Evita]]'' (2010), ''[[Sunset Boulevard]]'' (2013) -  all for [[Pieter Toerien Productions]].
  
cted ''[[Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat]]'' 2005, ''[[Stepping Out]]'' 2006, ''[[Hair]]'' 2007,  ''[[Chess]]'' 2008, ''[[Evita]]'' 2010, ''[[Sunset Boulevard]]'' 2013, all for [[Pieter Toerien]].
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Other freelance directing credits include ''[[Cock]]'', ''[[EDGES]]''; ''[[I Love, You're Perfect, Now Change]]'' ([[Big Leaf Productions]], 2010-11); ''[[Sweet Phoebe]]'', ''[[Show and Tell]]'' ([[ROLSKA Productions]], 2014).
  
Internationally he produced the Asian Tour of ''[[High School Musical – Live On Stage]]'', ''[[Jesus Christ Superstar]]'' (Athens, Greece).  
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For over 4 years, he was the Associate Director for the World Tour of ''[[Cats]]'' (Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Doha, Taipei, Beijing, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Athens).
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West End credits include: Associate Director for ''[[Waiting for Godot]]'' (Royal Haymarket), and Resident Director for ''[[Aladdin]]'' (Old Vic), ''[[Ghost – The Musical]]'', (West End, London), ''Xanadu'' (Southwark Playhouse, London, 2015).
  
  
 
===Corporate theatre===
 
===Corporate theatre===
  
For 5 years he was the Executive Producer for the [[Element Theatre Company]] and has free-lanced for several companies, with Microsoft, Sun International and Vodacom among his  corporate clients.  
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For 5 years he was the Executive Producer for the [[Element Theatre Company]] and has free-lanced for several companies, with Microsoft, Sun International and Vodacom among his  corporate clients.
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=== As teacher/director ===
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In 2006 he was appointed head of Drama and Musical Theatre at the [[Waterfront Theatre School]], where he has directed many productions. He became a partner at the School in 2011.
  
Paul is also a director and has had great success with Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar (SA, Greece and South Korea), Stepping Out – The Musical, Hair – The Love Rock Musical, Evita, High School Musical – Live on Stage and Chess, which he adapted as well.For over 4 years, Paul was the Associate Director for the World Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS traveling with the production toBeirut, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Doha, Taipei, Beijing, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Athens.
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=== As producer ===
  
West End credits include: Associate Director for the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s production of Waiting for Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart and Resident Director at the Old Vic for Sean Mathias’ production of Aladdin. Paul is currently working on the world première of Ghost – The Musical, in London’s West End.
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In 20** he founded [[Big Leaf Productions]] and has produced a number of national plays and musicals.
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In 2007 he became a director for [[GWB Entertainment]] with [[Gareth Hewitt Williams]], Torben Brookman, and Richelle Brookman.
  
 
== Awards, etc ==
 
== Awards, etc ==
He was nominated for a [[Naledi Award]] for Best Director of a play or musical for ''[[Sunset Boulevard]]'' 2013 and ''[[Evita]]'' (year?).
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He was nominated for a [[Naledi Award]] for Best Director of a play or musical for ''[[Evita]]'' (2010)and ''[[Sunset Boulevard]]'' 2013.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
  
 
http://www.paulwarwickgriffin.com/
 
http://www.paulwarwickgriffin.com/
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http://www.gwbentertainment.com/directors/directors.html
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:23, 11 December 2017

Paul Warwick Griffin (19**-) Actor. Director. Also known as Paul Warwick-Griffin and as Paul Griffin.


Biography

Appeared on stage as a child, both in South Africa and the UK. Settled in SA in 1991.

He moved to London in 19**, and spent the next eight years there, completing an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. He was Education Associate for The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond where he directed the theatre's Shakespeare-in-Schools Programme and was then appointed as Associate Director and was Acting Artistic Director of The Bridewell Theatre.

He was Education Associate for The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond where he directed the theatre's Shakespeare-in-Schools Programme and was then appointed as Associate Director and was Acting Artistic Director of The Bridewell Theatre.

Training

Career

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

As performer

Roles include Jesus/Judas in CAPAB's Jesus Christ Superstar (1993); Hair (1993); Camelot (1994); The Visit (1994); 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1994); The Madness of George III (1995); A Midsummer Night's Dream (1995).

Work with Jazzart included Catch 'n Fall/Fall 'n Catch and New Works.


As director

His directing credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2005), Stepping Out (2006), Hair (2007), Chess (2008), Evita (2010), Sunset Boulevard (2013) - all for Pieter Toerien Productions.

Other freelance directing credits include Cock, EDGES; I Love, You're Perfect, Now Change (Big Leaf Productions, 2010-11); Sweet Phoebe, Show and Tell (ROLSKA Productions, 2014).

For over 4 years, he was the Associate Director for the World Tour of Cats (Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Doha, Taipei, Beijing, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Athens).

West End credits include: Associate Director for Waiting for Godot (Royal Haymarket), and Resident Director for Aladdin (Old Vic), Ghost – The Musical, (West End, London), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse, London, 2015).


Corporate theatre

For 5 years he was the Executive Producer for the Element Theatre Company and has free-lanced for several companies, with Microsoft, Sun International and Vodacom among his corporate clients.

As teacher/director

In 2006 he was appointed head of Drama and Musical Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School, where he has directed many productions. He became a partner at the School in 2011.

As producer

In 20** he founded Big Leaf Productions and has produced a number of national plays and musicals.

In 2007 he became a director for GWB Entertainment with Gareth Hewitt Williams, Torben Brookman, and Richelle Brookman.

Awards, etc

He was nominated for a Naledi Award for Best Director of a play or musical for Evita (2010)and Sunset Boulevard 2013.

Sources

http://www.paulwarwickgriffin.com/

http://www.gwbentertainment.com/directors/directors.html

Artslink.co.za <news1015@artslink.co.za>

A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995 at Maynardville.

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