Plays from the Past

"For me, the challenge and excitement of directing plays from the past is accepting the responsibility to interpret.  The experience of immersing oneself in the world of the playwright and that of the play and finding out where and how those two worlds connect with the present is a thrilling one.

 

It is also humbling but reassuring to be reminded how many brilliant, extraordinarily perceptive playwrights there have been through the ages who have encapsulated in dramatic form the essence of what it is to be a human being."

2011 - Orange Tree Theatre - Next Time I’ll Sing to You by James Saunders

2010 - Frinton - Come Blow Your Horn by Neil Simon

2007 - Hampstead Theatre - Turandot by Brecht/Kemp

2004 - Hampstead Theatre - Nathan the Wise by Lessing/Kemp

2002 - RSC Swan/Geilgud - Edward lll by Shakespeare

2000 - Birmingham Rep - St Joan by Bernard Shaw

1997 - Birmingham Rep - Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

1997 - The Playhouse (West End) - The Wood Demon by Chekhov

1996 - Birmingham Rep - Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

1995 - Birmingham/WYP - The Entertainer by John Osborne

1994 - Birmingham Rep - The Atheist’s Tragedy by Tourneur

1994 - Birmingham Rep - Playboy of the Western World by J Synge

1993 - Cottesloe (RNT) /Tour - Mother Courage by Brecht/Kureishi

1992 - Birmingham Rep - Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo Fillipo

1992 Birmingham Rep (MH) My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley

1991 - Birmingham Rep - TheThreepenny Opera by Brecht/Blitzsteinn

1990 - Birmingham Rep - The Seagull by Chekhov/Frayn

1990 - Birmingham Rep - Macbeth by Shakespeare

1989 - Contact Theatre - The Duchess of Malfi by Webster

1988 - Young Vic, London - Doctor Faustus by Marlowe

1987 - Contact Theatre - Mother Courage and Her Children by Brecht/Kureishi

1987 - Contact Theatre - Blood Wedding by Lorca/Edwards*

1986 - Contact Theatre - A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

1986 - Contact Theatre - The Power of Darkness by Tolstoy/Clark

1985 - Contact Theatre - Oedipus Rex by Sophocles/Fagle*

1985 - Contact Theatre - Henry lV Pt One by Shakespeare

1985 - Contact Theatre - Crystal Clear by Phil Young

1984 - Contact Theatre - Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

1983 - Orange Tree - Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

1982 - Orange Tree - Macbeth by Shakespeare

1982 - Orange Tree - Press Cuttings by Bernard Shaw

1981 - Orange tree - The Bear & The Proposal by Chekhov

1980 - Orange Tree - How to Settle Accounts with Your Laundress by J S Coyne

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