To Bodies Gone explores a career extraordinary in its consistency, which developed a clear framework of ideas in the early productions that reached extraordinary heights in Gill’s mature work. Norris’s principle theme is the aesthetic Gill introduced to theatre, and which has remained the bedrock of his work, in its various manifestations and developments across several decades. Analysing the phases of his career broadly chronologically, this study places Gill in the wider context of the theatre, providing a picture of British theatre in the second half of the twentieth century and contributing new insights to the study of theatre history
Barney Norris is an award-winning playwright, poet and essayist. His plays are At First Sight (tour and Latitude Festival, 2011; winner of the Drama Association of Wales One Act Play Competition; published by the Drama Association of Wales) and Missing (Tristan Bates Theatre, 2012).