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SEAN MATHIAS was born in Swansea of Irish/Welsh parents He is a playwright, actor, director and producer. His first stage play, Cowardice, was produced in the West End, starring Janet Suzman and lan McKellen. A Prayer for Wings won Sean Mathias a ‘Fringe First Award’ at the Edinburgh Festival, 1985 as well as his second nomination for 'Most Promising Playwright’. Sean Mathias made his directorial debut with Exceptions in 1988 and subsequently directed several highly-praised productions including Uncle Vanya, Les Parents Terribles and A Little Night Music. In 1991 he adapted David Leavitt's novel The Lost Language of Cranes for BBC TV and in 1997 he co-produced and directed the film version of Martin Sherman’s Bent.

Infidelities by Sean Mathias publisher Amber Lane Press
ISBN: 9780906399767
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Sean Mathias

Janine and Jeffrey are an ordinary couple living cosily in West Hampstead - until their long-lost son turns up on the doorstep. There were no fewer than three productions of Infidelities within its first year — at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Donmar Warehouse and the Boulevard Theatre, London, all starring Jill Bennett.(Cast 3m, 1f)

“A dark, glittering and malevolent piece of comedy ... ornate, brutal and erotic.”
~ The Sunday Times

“...intriguing and enjoyable...”
London Standard

“Mathias’s characters are a brilliant combination of the bizarre and the banal ... Infidelities is an exquisite black comedy.”
~ David Shannon, Today

“An exhilarating play.”
~ The Sunday Telegraph


Sean Mathias
A Prayer for Wings

A Prayer for Wings is set in South Wales where Rita and her Mam, disabled by multiple sclerosis, live an existence of bleak interdependence. It won Sean Mathias a ‘Fringe First Award’ at the Edinburgh Festival, 1985 as well as his second nomination for 'Most Promising Playwright’. (Cast 2f, 1m)

"This is a work with all the marks of a mature and major writer. Compassion, humour, wit and truth ... a magnificent tale of female heroism."
~ Jack Tinker, The Daily Mail

“Mathias writes sympathetically about the love-hate bred by total mutual dependence ... As in Steptoe you get a graphic picture of an intense, poisoned blood-relationship...”
~ Michael Billington, The Guardian

“[he displays] social and emotional perceptiveness...”
~ Nicholas de Jongh, The Guardian

“ presenting two equally trapped figures, one a cripple, the other her nurse and daughter, and in making of this a passable, if unsophisticated, comedy, Mr Mathias has done much.”
~ Michael Coveney, Financial Times



A Prayer for Wings by Sean Mathias published by Amber Lane Press

ISBN: 9780906399774
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