Advocates: R.G. Gregory

Of course people can be both influenced (by Stephen Joseph) and influential (to others) without necessarily being famous. We were recently contacted by R. G. Gregory, founder in 1972 of small-scale touring theatre company ‘Word and Action’. During Gregory’s three decades with the company there were numerous invitations to tour abroad.

A young Gregory saw his work staged by Studio Theatre with a production of
Death At The New Year at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1962 - which featured Alan Ayckbourn in the cast. He then went on to found his own company with Stephen Joseph having had ‘a profound effect on [his] thinking and practice’ - helping Gregory towards a belief in ‘the Round as a symbolic egalitarian force’.

Copyright: Dr Paul Elsam.