Paul Warwick Griffin
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.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
In 20** he founded Big Leaf Productions and has produced a number of national plays and musicals.
A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995 at Maynardville.
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