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Competition: Win tickets to a screening in the BFI’s Trevor Griffiths season

Alison Steadman in Through the Night
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Brian Cox in Food for Ravens

Despite his great success in the theatre (Occupations, Comedians, The Party), Trevor Griffiths has always been a passionate advocate of the television play – ‘I simply cannot understand socialist playwrights who do not devote most of their time to television… if for every Sweeney that went out, a Bill Brand went out, there would be a real struggle for the popular imagination’.

From his famous series Bill Brand to single plays such as All Good Men and Country, Griffiths displays a unique ability to dramatise complex political ideologies, brought vividly to life through powerful dialogue and an intuitive feel for character. The political is rendered personal in wholly dramatic terms, and perhaps it is for this reason that Warren Beatty chose Griffiths to write the screenplay for his film Reds.

Highlights include Brian Cox’s magnificent performance in Food for Ravens as Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS, Alison Steadman in Through the Night, one of the first on-screen depictions of someone fighting cancer, and the blistering Country, which remains one of the greatest analyses of class power to grace our screens, directed by Richard Eyre.

Griffiths will also be talking to fellow writer Rupert Walters in a live discussion on May 9.

For more information on screening and events go to bfi.org

To win a pair of tickets to a screening or event in the Trevor Griffiths season, go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions and enter your details and put GRIFFITHS in the code box. Entries close at midnight on April 23.

Terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Non-transferrable. Travel not included. No cash alternative.

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