Skip to main content

Dr Ewan Jeffrey

Dr Ewan Jeffrey

Dr Ewan Jeffrey

Lecturer in Drama

Ewan has worked as a Lecturer in Drama at Queen's since 2009. His teaching and research focuses on post-war British Theatre and Historiography, Drama and Medical Ethics and the plays of Harold Pinter, as well as writing for the stage and integrating audio narrative into contemporary performance and installation. Ewan's recent work has been staged across the UK and in Poland.

Currently Ewan is engaged in writing an interdisciplinary book, The Silent Treatment,as well as The People Left Behind: a British Academy-funded multimedia research project on missing people and bereavement. He is interested in developing his integrated approach to sound and performance for future research projects.

Ewan welcomes PhD students who are interested in working in any of the above areas.


Guest Speaker

Ewan has given invited talks at the Society of Theatre Research, London and pre-show talks at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. He has also led training sessions in Research, Oral History and Ethics at the University of Cambridge and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.


Contact details:

Tel +44 (0)28 9097 1280


Room number: 106 House 12,

University Square

Office Hours: by appointment


Recent and Forthcoming Publications:



with David Jeffrey, The Silent Treatment: Theatre and End of Life Care (London, Radcliffe, forthcoming 2011)

Chapters in Books:

'Theatres of Resistance: Michael Saint-Denis and George Devine' in Dominic Shellard (ed )The Golden Generation: New Light on Post-war British Theatre (London: British Library Publications, 2008) pp. 92 - 116 (shortlisted for the Society of Theatre Research Theatre Book Award 2009)

Journal Articles:

'The Outsider: The Michel Saint-Denis Archive in the British Library’ in Theatre Notebook, 60, 2006 pp. 45-51

'Absence and Paternalism: The disembodied voice in Pinter's Plays', The Pinter Review, forthcoming 2010

with David Jeffrey, ‘Vex Not His Ghost: King Lear and End-of-Life Care’ in Journal of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 39, 2009 pp. 15-19

with David Jeffrey, 'I Could Never Quite Get it Together’: Pinter’s The Caretaker and End-of-Life Care', in Journal of Medical Humanities, forthcoming 2010


Online Publications

with Kathryn Johnson,‘The John Gielgud Archive Description List’, 2005 at

‘The Michel Saint-Denis Archive Description List’, 2004 at

19 Interviews with practitioners and theatregoers of the Post-war British stage, 2003 - 2005 at