Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray is Senior Lecturer in Drama (Community Theatre & Media). He worked as a freelance theatre director for 20 years, as a panel member for Warehouse Theatre International Playwriting Competition, as a Drama teacher for children with Autism for Cambrian Education Group, and as manager of a Theatre Pub.

As an applied theatre practitioner he has worked in prisons, SEN schools, and on development projects in Asia and Africa. He is an associate of The Miniaturists, a writer-led theatre project housed at the Arcola Theatre, where he regularly directs plays and works with new writers.

For a number of years Gordon has collaborated with the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association using verbatim theatre as campaigning tool in relation to British nuclear testing veterans and their descendants. More recent iterations of this project have culminated in Fallout: Portraits of Nuclear Children. A series of audio pieces which reveal the sense of uncertainty and anguish felt by descendants of nuclear veterans. He received the Society of Social Sciences Making and Doing Award in 2017 and his work was the subject of BBC 4 Archive on 4 in March 2020.

Link to Radio 4 Archive on 4