Sean Matthias is perhaps best known as a director and for his relationship with Ian McKellen. He wrote A PRAYER FOR WINGS in the 1980s, when it was hailed as the work of a major new Welsh playwriting talent. It won plaudits and prizes at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1985. It moved to the Bush and won another award. In what rare writing on modern Welsh theatre there is, it is mentioned that Theatre Clwyd revived it in 1990 and thus gave it some sort of status.