NEWS

Web of Lies

Web of Lies is now on the road until early in June. 

Playhouse Creatures

'This is a fine production'   Scene one. 

Huck Finn pic

A successful opening of Huck Finn 

Huck Finn in Frankfurt

I am thrilled that The English Theatre Frankfurt will be producing my adaptation of Huck Finn in their 2019/20 season.  

Web of Lies

My latest play for teenage audiences Web of Lies will tour Europe from November 2019

Romeo and Juliet Dubrovnik

Thanks to Brilliant Productions and Midsummer Scene Festival for an amazing time at the fortress of Lovrenac this summer.  Here's to the Bermuda Festival and to a return of Romeo and Juliet next year. 

The Little Prince

Rehearsals for the second tour of my new adaptation of St Exupery's The Little Prince begin on February 4th 2019.  Happy New Year! 

The Trojan Women

My production of The Trojan Women for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has now opened.  This new adaptation by Caroline Bird is exceptionally powerful.  

Mumbai

Thrilled to be returning to Mumbai during October for Trinity College London as part of their drama panel. 

Rehearsal Pictures - The Lie

Amanda Osborne, Richard Emerson, and Saman Giraud in rehearsals in Vienna 

The Lie - first visualisation

Austrian deisgner Hans Kudlich has produced this elegant hand-drawn image of the proposed set for my main house production of The Lie. The model box is on the way!

The Little Prince

My new adaptation of St Exupery's The Little Prince will tour Austria from September 2018 to June 2019.   Designs by Richard Panzenbock.  

VETA

Vienna's English Theatre is opening a new acting academy from September 2018 which will compliment its Youth Ensemble, and Showtime its successful School of Performing Arts.  The next auditions take place on June 18th in Vienna -  email office@vetavienna.com for further details.  

The Lie by Florian Zeller

I'm delighted to announce that I will be directing Florian Zeller's forensic examination of marriage The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton -  Opening night 10th September 2018.  

The Rimers of Eldritch

Check out one of the mood boards that designer Maira Vazeou has prepared for the production of Lanford Wilson's The Rimers of Eldritch we are currently preparing for, 

Axe

I will be directing an Arts Council funded project to develop a new play, AXE, by writer John Yates at Forest Forge Theatre Company from Feb 26th to March 5th -  The piece is set in the year 3,000 and features David Rubin, Michelle O Brien, Anna Harriott, and Vix Hobbs.  Choreography is by Junior Jones.  

Gala Night at the Hotel Bristol

Enjoying the hospitality at the Hotel Bristol, Vienna on the opening night of Art with the cast of the show, and producer Julia Schafranek and designer Richard Evans.  

Art design by Richard Evans

Model box image for Art 

ART by Yasmin Reza

I will be directing Yasmin Reza's superb three-hander in the main house at Vienna's English Theatre -  Gala Performance 16th January 2018. 

Clybourne Park

AUB student production of Bruce Norris's brilliant Pultizer Prize winning drama 

"I couldn't imagine it performed better, a brilliant production"

 

The Fine Times  Recorder 

A Family Affair

This production is currently touring in Austria, Germany and Northern Italy.  i will directing the third tour of my most recent play in February.  

SPLIT SECOND

Working on the development of a very exciting one-man project written and performed by RSC actor David Rubin. Look out for further information in the New Year.    

The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Drama Centre

The Caucasian Chalk Circle  (image by Mark Duffield) production was very well received at the Platform Theatre (Drama Centre, London).  The powerful new rock score by Leo Elso has inspired us both to develop a musical based on the story of Grusha and the child.  

Rob and the Hoodies

We have now cast the two productions of Rob and the Hoodies I will be directing in Vienna in January and February this year. Delighted with the actors we have found and grateful to  Helene, Victoria and all at Sell a Door.  

Rose Bruford

I am currently directing 'After Orlando' an International Theatre Action in response to the Pulse Nightclub Shootings at Rose Bruford  College - working with Pat O'Toole and with Chaskis Theatre Company. 

Forkbeard Fantasy Exhibition

Delighted to be invited to curate a major retrospective exhibition of ground breaking theatre company Forkbeard Fantasy's work and contribute to the publication - Forkbeard Fantasy's Theatre of Animation. 2016 

Shakespeare's Supernatural Characters

I was honoured to be asked to give formal lecture on Shakespeare's Supernatural Characters and then lead pratical workshops  with acting students from Anahuac University, Mexico City as part of their International Encounter with the Arts 2016 to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes.  

Umea Unlimited Festival European Off Network

Looking forward to taking part in the Unlimited Festival in Sweden as part of the European Off Network

Spooked

SPOOKED.  Spooked my new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Canterville Ghost for Vienna's English Theatre is in the final stages of its commissioning process.

Quel Tartuffe

 I will be directing Adrienne Zitt's version of Moliere's classic in January and am looking forward to working with Leo Elso once more

Workshops

Vancouver & Vienna Workshops. Following a successful three day workshop programme for the International Performing Arts Insititute this summer I will be holding a casting workshop in Vienna at Showtime in January. I am also planning a series of workshops for High Schools in Vancouver in March..

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