Neil Vivian Bartlett
Birth - Death
Director, performer, author. Multiple prize winner. Appointed Order of British Empire for contribution to the arts. Former Artistic Director at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith from 1994 until 2004, and credited for saving this institution. Has written novels, original works of performance and music-theatre, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, dramatic monologues and plays, as well as translations and adaptations of classics. Work often reflects gay subculture from the late 1800s to present time.