James Grieve

Director for Theatre

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Biography

James is co-Artistic Director of Paines Plough. His recent work for the company includes Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett which toured nationwide for 21 weeks prior to a sell-out run at The Royal Court, winning the (TMA) Theatre Award UK for Best New Play 2011.

James was Associate Director at The Bush Theatre from 2008 - 2010 where his work as a director included The Whisky Taster by James Graham.

In 2001, James founded the new writing company Nabokov with George Perrin and Ric Mountjoy. The company forged an international reputation for presenting theatre events everywhere from pubs to warehouses to music festivals to Off-Broadway.

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A Paines Plough production about a ayoung urban guerilla group that mobilises against MPs, embassies, police and pageant queens

Theatre Royal Plymouth
 
Writer Mike Bartlett
 
The world premiere of Mike Bartlett's play about what happens when you hate your best friend
Watford Palace Theatre
 
Producer Paines Plough & Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Starring
  • Michelle Gayle
  • Gbemisola Ikumelo
  • Cat Simmons
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    James Grieve directs Kate Tempest's incendiary play about love and redemption.

    Tricycle Theatre & UK Tour
     
    Writer Brian Friel
    Starring
  • Cian Barry
  • Niall Buggy
  • Paul Cawley
  • John Conroy
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    Part of a season dedicated to Brian Friel
    Crucible, Sheffield
     
    Producer Paines Plough
    Writer Tom Wells
    Starring
  • Philip Duguid-McQuillan
  • Vivienne Gibbs
  • Andy Rush
  • Jamie Samuel
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    Comedy about football, friendship and finding your way
    Watford Palace Theatre, Bush Theatre
     
    Writer Maxim Gorky
     
    New version of Maxim Gorky's play
    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
     
    Producer Paines Plough
    Writer Mike Bartlett
    Starring
  • Claire Foy
  • Victoria Hamilton
  • Ben Miles
  • George Rainsford
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    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Producer Paines Plough
    Writer Penelope Skinner
    Starring
  • Maia Alexander
  • Alistair Cope
  • Kate O'Flynn
  • Andrew Sheridan
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    World premiere of Penelope Skinner's new play about a girl who disappears in mysterious circumstances
    Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
     
    Producer Paines Plough
    Writer Kate Tempest
    Starring
  • Alexander Cobb
  • Ashley George
  • Lizzy Watts
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    World première of Kate Tempest's début play about love, life and losing your mind.
    Latitude Festival
     
    Producer Oran Mor & Paines Plough
    Writer David Watson
    Starring
  • Rebecca Elise
  • Rachel Ogilvy
  • Jack Reid
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    World première, part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint
    Traverse Theatre
     
    Starring
  • Abigail McGibbon
  • Katie Tumelty
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    Part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, two care workers are tempted when one of their patients wins on the bookies and isn't around to collect the winnings
    Paines Plough
     
    Starring
  • Kevin Harvey
  • Michael Ryan
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    Fast-paced inquisition into Broken Britain
    Liverpool Everyman
     
    Love, Love, Love
    Winner: Best New Play, Theatre Awards UK
    Producer Paines Plough
    Writer Mike Bartlett
    Starring
  • James Barrett
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe
  • John Heffernan
  • Rosie Wyatt
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    World première of Mike Bartlett's take on the baby boomer generation
    Drum Theatre, Plymouth
     
    Writer Simon Stephens
     
    Play capturing Britain as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympics announcement into the devastation of 7/7
    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
     
    Starring
  • Samuel Barnett
  • Chris Larkin
  • Simon Merrells
  • Kate O'Flynn
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    World première. Two Generation Y-ers fall in love at an advertising agency
    The Bush Theatre
     
    Writer Leo Richardson
     

    Love in a time of austerity: Cheryl does seduction on a budget to avoid another weekend of tedium with her disinterested boyfriend.

    Latitude Festival (World Premiere)