George Turvey

George Turvey is an actor and theatre director and, since 2013, the sole Artistic Director of Papatango, a theatre company he co-founded in 2007. He has directed new plays at venues including the Arcola Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, North Wall Arts Centre, Marlowe Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman and Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, as well as for BBC Radio. As a dramaturg he has led the development of all of Papatango’s productions, which have premiered worldwide and won Critics’ Circle, OffWestEnd, Alfred Fagon and Royal National Theatre Foundation Awards. As an actor he has appeared on stage and screen throughout the UK and internationally, including the lead roles in the world premiere of Arthur Miller’s No Villain and Batman Live World Arena Tour.

Being a Playwright

Kathleen Tynan

Kathleen Tynan (1937–1995) was a Canadian-British journalist, author and screenwriter. She was the widow and biographer of Kenneth Tynan, the 20th century's most influential writer on theatre and performance.


Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan (1927–1980) was a highly influential drama critic, writer, literary manager and theatre producer. He is above all revered for his incisive, passionate and stylish theatre criticism, and his Profiles of a wide variety of writers and performers.

Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings