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