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★★★★ "A brilliantly eerie nailbiter" (The Guardian)

★★★★ "A gorgeous, haunting monologue" (The Stage)

Maya’s teenage older sister is always telling stories. Usually about the unsettling grey man from the high street, and the mysterious woman who turned him grey. That woman. She can turn anyone grey. First, it’s your breath, then your fingers, your insides. Then you go into lockdown... 


Selected by the Guardian as last year’s best digital theatre to stream in December 2022, GREY MAN is a chilling exploration of identity, mental illness and the power of storytelling to haunt or heal us. The piece was written in 2015 as a theatrical monologue for the character ‘Maya’. In 2016 it was presented as a one-woman stage show, played consecutively by two different women to highlight the way our perspective can alter the events of our lives. This screen production intercuts those two parallel versions of ‘Maya’ in an innovative collision of stage and screen.


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Directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith
Written by Lulu Raczka
Produced by Rebekah Harvey

Cast in order of appearance:
Kate O'Flynn
Kristin Hutchinson

Director of Photography: Ben Marshall
Production Designer: Jason Kelvin
Editor: Anil Griffin
Music by Max Pappenheim
Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

Standby Art Director & Set Dec: Jade Rache
Set Construction: Moosejaw Studio Woodworks
First Assistant Camera: Pete Wade
Loader: Jack Ainsworth
Key Grip: Alex M Kelleher
Assistant Grip: Chris Kyriacou
Gaffer: Jim Agnew
Desk Operator: Robin Brigham
Electrician: Santiago Turu Leslie

Production Sound Recordist: Nick Sounidis
Hair and Makeup Artist: Emily Tongue
Costume Standby: Lauren Coates
Director's Assistant: Rachel Raftery
Production Runner: Florian Clare
Stills Photographer: Nick Rutter

ScreenSkills Placements:
Trainee Producer: Miranda Mackay
Trainee Script Supervisor: Jameela Khan

Post Production:
Assistant Editor: Ina Huber
Sound Editing: James Barrett
Sound Design: Simon Benjamin
Foley: Aaron Sayers
Cello: Samuel Rowe
Colourist: Francis Qureshi
VFX: Cory Christman

Camera Equipment supplied by Fava Rental
Lighting Equipment supplied by Pixipixel

With support from: Arts Council England, Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance, Lambeth Children's Integrated Commissioning, The Space, Ugly Duck, The Florence Kleiner Family Foundation, Ikpehai Arumemi-Ikhide, The Noël Coward Foundation, The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

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Special thanks to:

Jasmine Blackborow, who played Maya in our 2016 site-specific production commissioned by Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival/RIFT, David Gregory, Daffyd Gough, Jamie Platt, Rachel Taylor, Kirsten Foster, Helena Clark, Prof Helen Fisher, Robyn Keynes, Andrew Shepherd, Ellie Thompson, Tom Stoddart, Stephen Wrentmore (Chair of Liminal Stage Productions), Laura Greenfield, Dr Sarah Corlett, Guy Swindle, Dr Nandini Mukhopadhyay, Zena Josiah, Jonathan Goodall, Karen Hooper, Leyla Nazli, Kelly Parish, Laëtitia Bortot, Sam Morley, Katy Darling, Rob Lindsay, Emma Turner, Andrea Corbett, Nick Hytner, Justin Audibert, Alistair Wilkinson, Matthew Warchus, Katie Mitchell, Lyndsey Turner, Monika Chowdhary Kuczynski, Suri Krishnamma, Peter Webber, Thomas Hescott, Chris McGill, Cindy Lawford, Sehila Craft, John Belson, Sam Peters and Penny, plus many many other brilliant people who have helped to make this stage and screen experiment possible!

Principal Partner Venues: Lighthouse, Oxford Playhouse. Supporting Venues: Hull Truck Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Leicester Curve, MAST. Seed Supporter: Arcola Theatre


We are pleased to offer a range of online resources alongside GREY MAN.

  • PSHE Learning Pack (downloadable here)

  • A Short Introduction to Mindfulness (viewable below)

  • Behind-the-scenes interviews
    (coming soon)

In-person or blended practical workshops are available on request at 

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