Trevor Griffiths

About Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths was born in Manchester in 1935, of Irish and Welsh descent. He worked as a teacher, a liberal studies lecturer and a further education officer for the BBC before becoming a full time writer in 1970.

He has been writing for the theatre, television and cinema since the late 60s. His work has been seen throughout the world and he has won numerous awards. His best-known stage play, Comedians, has been in constant production around the world since its premiere in 1975. For his film Reds, written with... (more...)

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Reds at the Regent Street Cinema

On Sunday 25th October starting at 2 pm there will be a special showing of Reds at the Regent Street Cinema.

Celebrating Trevor Griffiths’ 80th birthday this year, Warren Beatty’s epic, Academy Award winning drama of the Russian Revolution (which Griffiths co-wrote) is showing where it needs to – on the big screen.

Trevor Griffiths will be in extended conversation with Gareth Evans after the film, talking about Reds and his life’s work on stage and screen.

Full details and to book tickets,

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March Time

March Time, an original television screenplay written between 1987 and 1994, was published in the November 2012 edition of The Spokesman.

The Spokesman, which is the journal of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and which has published a number of Trevor’s other plays, is available from

The following are extracts from the editorial note that will preface the text of March Time, written by Tony Simpson, editor of The Spokesman.

“Trevor Griffiths is a friend and comrade of the Russell Foundation of many years, going back to the 1960s and visits to London’s Red Café.  In 1978 he served on the jury of the Third Russell Tribunal, which examined Berufsverbote, or bans on employment in the public service on political grounds and related aspects of human rights in what was then West Germany.  Ten years ago, in 2002, he travelled to Cordoba in Spain to participate in a dialogue on peace and human rights which brought together activists from the region and more widely.  The threat of coming war in Iraq hung over the assembly, which argued strongly and cogently for a “Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical and biological.”

All the time, Griffiths was writing, adding to a distinguished... more

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