'This isn't just exceptional children's theatre, it is complex, vivid and moving'
Lyn Gardner - The Guardian
Greg studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts and has built his career as a director, playwright, workshop leader and as a highly experienced devising director. He is currently a guest director and writer at The Childrens Theatre, Minneapolis where he he has been making theatre since 2003.
In 1979 Greg was co founder of the hugely successful Dr Fosters Travelling Theatre which toured new work to rural audiences throughout the 1980s. In 1991 he became a freelance Writer and Director and has since established an international reputation through his work for young audiences and their families. He has written over a dozen adaptations and been responsible for producing more than twenty five devised scripts. His work has been seen from Seattle to Singapore via Moscow and the Arctic Circle, on Broadway at the New Victory and in the West End at the Comedy Theatre. Since 1991 he has directed well over 100 productions.
Greg's productions are highly physical and live on stage music is an important ingredient in much of his work. Since 1987 he has collaborated on many productions with the Composer Tom Johnson www.soundcloud.com/thomasfjohnson. While in the States his musical collaborator is Victor Zupanc.
He has been a guest Director and writer at The MInneapolis Childrens Theatre since 2003 alongside work with a number of companies in the UK amonst them The Egg Theatre in Bath (becoming an associate director in 2016, creating new work with their Youth Theatre), Polka, The Birmingham stage co., Theatre Alibi, M.6 Theatre Co., Bristol Old Vic, Fairgame Theatre.
Gregs scripts commissioned and produced by The Minneapolis Childrens Theatre are available through Plays For Young Audiences and are constantly being produced by a wide range of Theatres.
A long time ago Greg worked as an actor, playing amongst others Chaplin, ('Greg Banks gets uncannily close to the great man' Guardian) Stan Laurel and Prospero! His most memorable review being in the South China Post ('Greg Banks is a Hilarious Dynamo in skirts')