'Open Book' in Richmond have agreed to host a book launch when a date is agreed.
Not just for Lockdown, but for Life!
This book is packed. A daily pot-pourri of musings, anecdotes, poetry and gardening tips; with tried and tested, delicious, handed-down recipes that bring families together. It’s enriching. It has filled the big cultural gap I have felt in these uncertain times. So much energy. So much to explore. For me, John writes with modesty, great humour, and the wit of an accomplished raconteur from the ‘Land of our Fathers’.
Please write the sequel (and give us a larger slice of Bara Brith!)
by Ingrid Middleton
John Griffiths - original surname, Francis - was born, raised and educated in Swansea. After university and teacher training, he moved to London in 1970 and taught English and Drama in a couple of Ealing schools before becoming a professional actor in 1978.
Since then he has toured over a dozen African countries in Shakespeare productions for the British Council; played in Canada twice: in Oliver! and The Boyfriend ; done five seasons in Sweden; performed all over Europe and the UK; worked extensively in Rep, in film, on TV and radio; made several original cast recordings; spent two years as a National Theatre player; appeared in seven West End shows; played seasons at The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Sadler's Wells, The Orange Tree and The Old Vic; taken two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, including his adaptation of The Gospel according to John, a piece for solo performer. This production also toured cathedrals, churches and theatres as a Millennium project.
Previous writing experience:
Two one-man shows: Forty Years Gone; Chapel, Chums and Chips; and a three-hander, A Cock-and-Bull story.