Julia Grogan

Julia Grogan is an actor and writer. She was a co-creator and cast member of Gunter (Dirty Hare, Edinburgh Fringe 2023; Royal Court Theatre, 2024). She has been a Writer on Attachment at the RSC and part of Channel 4 Screenwriters.


George & Weedon Grossmith

George and Weedon Grossmith were brothers, best remembered for their 1892 comic novel, The Diary of a Nobody, which they co-authored, with illustrations by Weedon. George Grossmith was also famous as a music hall performer (he created a series of memorable characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan), and as a writer and composer.

George & Weedon Grossmith
Diary of a Nobody

Catherine Grosvenor

Catherine Grosvenor is a Scottish playwright and translator. Her performed plays include The Tinderbox (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2013); Gabriel (Òran Mór 2009); Cherry Blossom (Traverse Theatre/Polski Teatr Bydgoszcz 2008); and One Day All This Will Come To Nothing (Traverse Theatre 2005).

Her translation of Anna Wakulik's play A Time To Reap was staged by the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2013.

She also wrote the Scottish adaptations of Esa Leskinen and Sami Keski-Vähälä's Continuous Growth, which won a Fringe First in 2012, and The Overcoat, which won Billy Mack The Stage's Best Actor Award 2011 for for his role as Akaky.

Cherry Blossom
One Day All This Will Come to Nothing
A Time to Reap

Claire Grove

Claire Grove, who died in 2013, was a Sony Radio Academy Award-winning radio producer who created over three hundred dramas for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and the World Service. She produced Classic Chandler, a landmark series dramatising all eight Philip Marlowe novels, and The Complete Ripley. Awards include: Sony Gold for A Woman in Waiting by Thembi Mtshali, the story of a South African domestic worker; Sony Gold for A Matter of Sex by Nick Stafford; and a Silver Sony for Banana Republic by Greig Coetzee, one of three plays to mark ten years since the first democratic election in South Africa.

Career highlights include working with Mike Bartlett on Love Contract and Not Talking, and with Charlotte Jones on The Diva in Me; directing Gary Oldman in Walk Right By Me by Christopher Harris, and Sir Patrick Stewart in Stephen Wyatt's Double Jeopardy; and recording Nick Darke's drama-documentary Underground in a Cornish tin mine.

Claire was posthumously awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama Award in 2014.

Claire Grove
So You Want To Write Radio Drama?

Mel Gussow

Mel Gussow (1933-2005) was a writer and drama critic who wrote for The New York Times for 35 years.

His books include a four-volume series of interviews with leading playwrights, Conversations with Miller, Conversations with Pinter, Conversations with Stoppard and Conversations with (and about) Beckett. He is also the author of the biography, Edward Albee: A Singular Journey and Gambon: A Life in Acting. He was the co-editor for the Library of America’s two-volume edition of the plays of Tennessee Williams.

His other books include Theatre On The Edge: New Visions, New Voices, a collection of theatre reviews and essays, and Don’t Say Yes Until I Finish Talking: A Biography of Darryl F. Zanuck. He also wrote numerous profiles for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker.

As a longtime drama critic for The New York Times, Mel Gussow was the recipient of the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller grant and other awards. In 2007, he was posthumously inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Conversations With Pinter
Conversations with Miller
Conversations with Miller