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Abigail is a freelance theatre director. From 2013-2017 she was Artistic Director of OpenWorks Theatre.

Directing credits: Linda (RADA), Carmen The Gypsy (Arcola) 31 Hours (The Bunker), Death of A Salesman (Royal and Derngate and UK Tour), Man v Dog (NT Studio), And Now: The World! by Sibylle  Berg/ Clara Brennan (OpenWorks and Company of Angels in  association with Derby Theatre, UK Tour), Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Debris (OpenWorks, Southwark Playhouse), Molly Sweeney (Print Room, Lyric Belfast, Northern Irish tour), The Censor (JMK Award Runner Up, Young Vic, Workshop Performance), Blue Heaven – Three Short Plays by Tennessee Williams (Finborough Theatre), The Boy and The Dog Who Walked to the Moon (Pleasance, Edinburgh). 

Associate credits: Enron (Rupert Goold, Chichester and Royal Court), Ruined (Indhu Rubasingham, Almeida), Glass Menagerie (Joe Hill Gibbons, Young Vic), Wallenstein (Angus Jackson, Chichester), Separate Tables (Phillip Franks, Chichester), Death and the Maiden (Jeremy Herrin, West End), Great Expectations (Neil Bartlett, Bristol Old Vic).

Directing in Community and Education include: Lost in The Shadows (Derby Theatre), Human Animals (LAMDA), World Mad, Lines in the Sand, Black Sheep (Oxford School of Drama, Soho Theatre), Days of Significance (Royal and Derngate), Write Now (Synergy, HMP Send), Home (Southwark Playhouse), One Act Play Festival (Almeida), The Ward Project (Young Vic at Maudsley Hospital), Remember How to Fly (Young Vic SEN Festival), Soft Scoop (Clean Break), The Bridge Project (Almeida).

Abigail was JMK runner up in 2011, won the Company of Angels Young Angels Theatre Maker Award in 2008 and was a director on the Old Vic New Voices 24 hour plays in 2007.




Alastair was most recently Resident Director for the UK tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Directing credits: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Union Theatre - Off West End Award Nomination for Best Director), 60th Anniversary Concert of My Fair Lady, Kings of Broadway (Palace Theatre), The Spitfire Grill (Union Theatre – London Premiere BWW Award for Best New Production of a Musical), Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together (St. James Theatre – London Premiere); Dream Queen (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe) A Little Night Music in Concert (Palace Theatre 2015 and previously Yvonne Arnaud).

Musical Staging Credits: The Elaine Paige Show (Sky Arts).

Workshop Credits: The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Fanny & Stella, Sex, Chips and Rock N’ Roll.

Alastair is the founder and curator of RE:act – the new-writing and artist development initiative that provides a regular platform for the work of emerging theatre-makers. Through RE:act Alastair has directed many new works in productions, readings and workshops at venues including HighTide Festival, VAULT Festival and Ovalhouse.

Alastair is a judge for the MMD/MTN Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Prize.



Alex is currently the Resident Director for the Kinky Boots UK Tour.

Directing credits: Schism (Finborough Theatre), Yellow Face (National Theatre Shed and Park Theatre), ‪War Horse‪ (UK and Ireland Tour, Johannesburg, Cape Town and National Theatre of China, Beijing), The Promise (Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios) Coalition, Dov and Ali (Theatre503), Jordan (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh).

Associate Director credits: War Horse‪ (New London theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto and BBC’s Passchendaele 100, Ypres). 

Resident Assistant Director credits: Othello, Parade, Absurdia, Betrayal, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar Warehouse).

Assistant Director credits: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, War Horse (National Theatre), King John, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC Complete Works Season), Phaedra’s Love (Young Vic Walkabout Season), Blood Wedding (Almeida Theatre).



Andrew is the Artistic Director of Dundee Rep Theatre. He has worked internationally across theatre, television, film and music.

For Dundee Rep he has directed: The Snow Queen, The Yellow on the Broom, Passing Places, Spring Awakening, A Christmas Carol, the Scottish Premiere of August: Osage County, Love Song and The Mill Lavvies and was Movement Director for the TMA and CATS award-winning production of Sweeney Todd.

Andrew has directed productions for the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Perth Theatre and The Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Television credits include: Children in Need, Gareth Malone’s The Naked Choir and The Voice, all for the BBC. Andrew was vocal director for Susan Boyle on her last five albums and devised and directed her UK and international concert tours. In 2014 he was one of the creative directors for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 

Andrew is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a previous winner of the Bruce Millar Award for directing.



Bruce is currently working with Welsh and British and Irish Lions Rugby Captain Sam Warburton OBE on a series of charity fundraising events for his testimonial year 2018/2019.

Most recently, Bruce directed a celebration to mark the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales in Cardiff for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

In November 2018, Bruce directed a critically acclaimed sold out production of Constellations by Nick Payne for the National Centre of Performing Arts in Mumbai - which will tour India in September 2019. 

Directing credits: Man To Man (Wilton’s Music Hall, UK tour and Brooklyn Academy of Music), Rent (St James Theatre and UK tour), The Last Mermaid with Charlotte Church (Festival of voice Wales Millennium Centre), Man To Man by Manfred Karge (Wales Millennium Centre and Edinburgh Festival 2015), Lotty's War by Giuliano Crispini and Clare Slater (UK Tour), Bakersfield Mist starring Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid (Duchess Theatre), An Incident At The Border by Kieran Lynn (Finborough and Trafalgar Studios), The Merchant Of Venice, Othello and Twelfth Night for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore), Stories By Heart written by and starring multi award-winning actor John Lithgow (Lyttelton NT). 

Leadership roles: Member of The Guildford School of Acting's Advisory Board, Associate Artist for Singapore Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre Of Wales, directing The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 2015 and Romeo and Juliet in 2016, Associate Artist for Papatango 2011 and 2012. 

Concerts and Events: HRH The Prince of Wales 70th Birthday Celebration SW7: Sam Warburton's Testimonial Year for NSPCC Wales 2018 and 2019, The Welsh Guards Centenary Celebration in 2015 for the Welsh Guards Charity, St David's Day Celebration for HRH The Prince of Wales 2013. 

Training: BA Honours in Acting at Guildford School of Acting. As a Director: The National Theatre Studio and Associate director to Howard Davies, Sir Richard Eyre, Deborah Warner and Sam Mendes.

Bruce is represented by Jonathan Mills at Paradigm Talent Agency in New York.

Website: www.bruceguthriedirector.com



Ed trained at the University of Manchester, and went on to an MA in Theatre Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He spent a year as Associate Director to Jamie Lloyd on the West End Trafalgar Transformed Season: The Pride, The Hothouse and Macbeth. Alongside the season Ed directed two short Pinter plays starring Andrew Scott, Joanna Lumley and Alun Armstrong. Ed’s work has been seen recently at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre and the BAC. He also directs comedy, most recently two award-winning shows by stand-up Joe Lycett, the Invisible Dot’s Birthday Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo and the world tour of YouTube sensations Dan & Phil (which played sold out shows at the London Palladium, the Dolby Theatre in LA and two nights on Broadway). Ed was one of the inaugural Old Vic 12 - a group of twelve emerging artists attached to the Old Vic Theatre under Matthew Warchus. 

Directing credits: Night School (Pinter at the Pinter Season), Max and Ivan: The Straight Man (BAC), BLUSH (Soho, UK Tour and Underbelly), Prince of the River (Old Vic 12, Criterion), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (VAULT Festival), Dan & Phil: The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire (UK Tour, London Palladium and US, Australia and Europe Tour), Feathers in the Snow (Unicorn), Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly), Wedding (Shoreditch Town Hall and Forest Fringe), Blacktop Sky (Talawa Studio), I Started a Fire (Arcola, The Miniaturists), Family Voices & Victoria Station (Trafalgar Studios), Finer Noble Gases/ Lobby Hero (Haymarket, Masterclass), The Aliens (Trafalgar Studios 2), Elegy (Shunt Vaults).

Associate Directing: Big Fish (The Other Palace), The Pride, The Hothouse, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon), School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios 2), Honk Honk You Donkey Donk (Old Vic), The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket), On The Piste, Richard II (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse), Shoreditch Ball Park (LIFT, Shoreditch Festival).

Other: Invisible Dot Ltd Birthday Bash (Hammersmith Apollo), BONCAS: British Online Creator Awards (London Palladium and Online), Joe Lycett: Live at the Apollo (BBC One, Apollo Theatre), That’s The Way Aha Aha Joe Lycett (Edinburgh Festival and National Tour), Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh).



Hannah is Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Uncut, the winner of two Fringe First awards, a Heralds Angel award and the Spirit of the Fringe Award. Writers for Theatre Uncut include Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Jack Thorne, Lucy Kirkwood, Dennis Kelly, Laura Lomas, Anders Lustgarten, Clara Brennan, Stef Smith, Inua Ellams, Viv Franzmann, Neil LaBute, Caryl Churchill and more.

She was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse in 2012-2013.

Directing credits: End of the Pier (Park Theatre), Down and Out in Paris and London Live (Senate House), Again (Trafalgar Studios), Permanence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto), Escape the Scaffold (Theatre 503 & The Other Room Theatre), Run the Beast Down (Marlowe Theatre/Finborough Theatre), 1984 Live (Senate House), Rainbow Class (Bush Theatre/ Assembly Rooms), TEST (Scala Theatre, Basel), The Dead Monkey (Park Theatre), Boa (Trafalgar Studios), Cello/Fragile (Yard Theatre), Call to Prayer (Southwark Playhouse), Bud Take the Wheel, I Feel a Song Coming On (Shaw Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), That Moment (King‘s Head Theatre and National Tour), In a Very Real Sense (Soho Theatre), Portmanteau (Arcola Theatre and BikeShed Theatre, Exeter), Loving Ophelia (Pleasance London). For Theatre Uncut, Hannah has directed Refugee (Teater Grob, Copenhagen), In Opposition (Paines Plough Roundabout), Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Change (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and National Tour), Referendum Plays (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), TU Istanbul: Power and Protest (Dot Tiyatro, Istanbul International Theatre Festival and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), TU 2013: The Rise of the Right (The Young Vic) and The Cuts Plays (Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Latitude Festival and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh).

Associate/ Assistant Director credits: Good Canary (Rose Theatre Kingston), The Machine (Manchester International Festival & Park Avenue Armory, New York), Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse & St Anne’s Warehouse New York), Berenice, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Physicists, Making Noise Quietly, The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), Ghost Story (Sky Arts Playhouse Live).

Television credits (as Producer/ Production Manager): commercials for HEAD, Honda, Pizza Express, Tate Modern, Tesco, Mini, Sport Relief, Worcester Bosch, Emirates Airlines, Barclays.

Editorial Assistant on Hanrahan (Channel 5) 

Short film: CAPITAL, selected for the Bechdel Film Festival 

Video Games credits: LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (TT Games), Steep (Ubisoft- Lead Voice Director), Warface (my.com), The Division (Ubisoft Massive - additional direction), Dreadnought (Yager Development), Wild (Wild Sheep Studios), Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games - Lead Voice Director), World of Tanks (Splash Damage - additional direction), The Unspoken (Insomniac Games), various trailers and auditions for Side UK. Hannah is currently Performance Director on Control the new title by Remedy Games and directs MoCap, PerCap, live action and cinematics.  



Jamie is the Artistic Director of The Jamie Lloyd Company. His directing credits for The Jamie Lloyd Company include One For The Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language, The Pres and an Officer, The Lover, The Collection, Landscape, A Kind of Alaska, Monologue, Party Time, Celebration, A Slight Ache, The Dumb Waiter and various sketches and poems by Harold Pinter, all as a part of the Pinter at the Pinter season (Harold Pinter Theatre); Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s); The Maids, The Homecoming, The Ruling Class, Richard III, The Pride, The Hothouse and the Olivier Award-nominated Macbeth (all at Trafalgar Studios).

His other work includes Apologia (Trafalgar Studios), Guards at the Taj (Bush), The Pitchfork Disney and Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory, Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Director), Urinetown (St James and Apollo), The Commitments (Palace), Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, Broadway), The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic), She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre, WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Revival), The Faith Machine and the Olivier Award-winning The Pride (Royal Court), Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Evening Standard Award-winning Passion and Polar Bears (Donmar Warehouse), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse, Vaudeville Theatre, Teatro Liceo in Buenos Aires and Nuevo Teatro Alcala in Madrid, Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival, Hugo Award for Best Director, Clarin Award for Best Musical Production, ADEET Award for Best Production), The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), Three Days of Rain (Apollo, Olivier and WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Revival), The Lover and The Collection (Comedy Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Arts), The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath), Salome (Headlong), Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman), and The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible and Tricycle).

For radio, he directed and co-adapted Orson Welles’ Heart of Darkness (BBC Radio 4).

He was Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse from 2008 to 2011 and a former Associate Artist of Headlong. Jamie was a Macgeorge Fellow with the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Theatre Company in 2016.



John is an Associate Artist at Headlong. He trained at RADA. He has worked as associate or assistant director at the Royal Court, the National Theatre, and in the West End with directors including Howard Davies, Michael Grandage, Jeremy Herrin, and James Macdonald. He was selected for the National Theatre Directors’ Course 2016.

Directing creditsRichard III (Headlong), Mercury Fur and Saved (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios and Irish Repertory Theatre, New York), Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse), The Little Match Girl (Birmingham REP and UK Tour), The New Electric Ballroom (RADA), The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West (CAM FM), Macbeth (Cambridge American Stage Tour), The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Glass Menagerie (Corpus Playroom), Romeo and Juliet and The Alchemist (ADC Theatre).

As associate or assistant director, his credits include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter Theatre), Common and The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), I See You (Royal Court), Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), The Changeling, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe).



Upcoming: Napoli, Brooklyn (The Park and UK tour).

Directing creditsSkellig (Nottingham Playhouse), Jerusalem, Faust x2 (Watermill Theatre) Colder Than Here, Herons, The Man of Mode (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), The Country Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre), Spamalot (The English Theatre Frankfurt), Contractions (Sheffield Crucible), Love Story (Royal Academy of Music), Henry V (Cambridge Arts/Marlowe Society), I Didn’t Always Live Here (Finborough Theatre) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Associate credits: Lisa has acted as Associate to directors including Lindsay Posner, Rupert Goold, Michael Grandage, Daniel Evans and Nicholas Hytner amongst others. Associate credits include: The Real Thing (Bath Theatre Royal and UK Tour), The Truth (Menier Chocolate Factory), The End of Longing (West End), The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead), American Buffalo (West End), The Merchant of Venice (Almeida and RSC), 30 Million Minutes: Dawn French (UK Tour), Other Desert Cities (Old Vic), Henry V (West End), She Stoops to Conquer and A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath), One Man, Two Guvnors (Haymarket), Noises Off (Old Vic and West End), The Homecoming (RSC), The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour), When We Are Married (West End), The Count of Monte Cristo and The Secret Garden: The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Lisa is Chairwoman of the Equity ‘Directors and Designers Committee’.




Mark Maughan is an award-winning theatre director, maker and translator with a special interest in developing ideas with artists from the early stages of a project, who has toured his work across the UK and internationally. Mark is also a reader for a number of theatres across the UK and is a member of the Cross Channel Theatre Group, coordinated by the French Institute. 

Directing credits: The Claim by Tim Cowbury (Shoreditch Town Hall and UK tour), C’est la vie (Print Room), Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (ALRA), LOBOS by Alejandro Gomez (with Compania Nacional de las Artes. Casa del Silencio, Bogota, Colombia), La Visita by Friedrich Durenmatt (own adaptation of The Visit to Spanish. FUGA, Bogota, Colombia), Trappist (Lyric Hammersmith), Open Plan by Marcelo Dos Santos (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), Petrification by Zoe Cooper (Live Theatre and UK tour), The Raunch (as Dramaturg. Underbelly Spiegeltent, London Southbank), How was it for you? (Latitude Festival, Brighton Dome), Address Unknown / Inconnu a cette adresse (Soho Theatre at JW3), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre).

As Writer: National Portrait Gallery choral audio guide (read by Simon Russell Beale).

As Associate Director: Abigail’s Party (UK Tour), Les Blancs (Olivier, National Theatre), Шахтарі-Художники (The Pitmen Painters adapted by Tamir Theatre. Kharkiv, Ukraine via British Council), Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me (Forest Fringe, Soho Theatre), The Paradise Project (UK / International Tour). 

As Assistant Director: The Crucible (Old Vic Theatre), Jumpers for Goalposts (Bush Theatre), Lungs, Sound of Heavy Rain, One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough Roundabout Season at Shoreditch Town Hall), The Pitmen Painters (UK Tour, Duchess Theatre).

As Translator: Going Through by Stephane Joubertie (for Boundless Theatre), The World I Live In (for Theatre de la Cite, Toulouse, France), Father Christmas is a Dick (for Soho Theatre).

Currently in development: The Dan Daw Show with Dan Daw (in development for 2020 full production) supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, Sadler’s Wells and Arts House Melbourne, The Happy Couple with Marcelo Dos Santos.




Michael Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. For the company he directed Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes (national and international tour and West End), Jude Law in Henry V, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice and Simon Russell Beale in Privates on Parade as part of the season at the Noël Coward Theatre, and the feature film Genius with Colin Firth.

He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000–05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade At The Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012.

His work for the Donmar Warehouse includes directing Eddie Redmayne in Richard II, Felicity Jones in Luise Miller, Derek Jacobi in King Lear, Red (also New York, Tony and Drama Desk Awards Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critics Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director).

For Sheffield Theatres he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director) and The Tempest both with Derek Jacobi.

He recently directed Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noël Coward Theatre), Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red (Wyndham’s Theatre) as well as Disney’s Frozen, which opened on Broadway in March 2018.



Nigel Harman is an Olivier Award Winning Actor and Director.

Directing credits:  Big Fish (Other Palace) Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios), Shrek the Musical (UK tour). 

Forthcoming Productions:  A new project for Neal Street Productions based on an American novel and a play with the Bush Theatre.

He is also widely known as an actor and his work includes:

Theatre: Glengarry Glen Ross (UK Tour), What’s In A Name? (Birmingham Rep), I Can’t Sing (Palladium), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter), The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal Bath), Shrek – The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Olivier Award and Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Celebration (Gate Theatre, Dublin), True West (Sheffield Crucible) Three Days of Rain (Apollo), The Caretaker (Tricycle/Sheffield Crucible/UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Donmar/Piccadilly), Privates on Parade (Donmar), Three Sisters, My One and Only (Chichester), Mamma Mia (Prince Edward), Damn Yankees (Adelphi) and The Who’s Tommy (Shaftesbury).

Film: Patience, Telstar and Blood Diamond.

Television: Downton Abbey, Mount Pleasant, Miss Marple – The Mirror Crack’d, Hotel Babylon, Plus One, Lark Rise to Candleford, City of Vice, The Outsiders, Eastenders, Red Cap and Doctors. 

Radio: The Big Broadcast, Friday Night – Is Music Night and Homefront.

As an actor Nigel is represented by Ruth Young at United Agents.



Richard trained at the Young Vic and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He most recently directed the West End Premiere of Ruthless The Musical at The Arts Theatre.

Directing credits: GROWL (NYMT UK Tour), Once on this Island, Top Hat (Arts Educational), Ruthless The Musical (Arts Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd), Tour Director of Funny Girl (UK Tour), Much Ado About Nothing (LIPA), Barnes’ People, The Moment Before I’m Powerful (Trafalgar Transformed), Serious Heroes, 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre), Musical Theatre Showing (Mountview), A Kid Like Jake (The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange, Old Vic Theatre), Land’s End (Birmingham REP), Young Writers Programme Showcase, Last Man on the Heygate (Lyric Hammersmith), Buro Four Event (With Old Vic Theatre), Pangaea (Workshop with Vicky Graham Productions), The Hour of Feeling (HighTide Festival with Public Theater, New York), The Welsh Atlantis (Latitude Festival) and The Boy Who Lived Down the Lane (Riverside Studios and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore). He has directed workshops at Birmingham REP, The Old Vic, HighTide and IdeasTap.

Assistant, Resident and Associate Directing credits include: Barnum, Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Buried Child, The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios), Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre), The Ruling Class and Richard III (Trafalgar Transformed), URINETOWN The Musical (Apollo West End and St James Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith), 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala & 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (Old Vic Theatre), Island (National Theatre and UK Tour), Bottleneck (Edinburgh), Clockwork (HighTide Festival Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Watford Palace Theatre), Four Nights in Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse), The Marriage of Figaro (The Watermill Theatre), Lakeboat and Prairie du Chien (Arcola Theatre), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre), Double Falsehood (The Union Theatre and New Players Theatre – West End Transfer and TimeOut Critics Choice), The Captive (Finborough Theatre) and The Great British Country Fete (The Bush Theatre and National Tour). Workshops include The Changeling, After Miss Julie (Young Vic), Island and Jacob’s Death (NT Studio).

Former Resident Assistant Director of HighTide Festival Theatre. Visiting Director at Mountview, Arts Educational and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Recipient of the Sir Paul McCartney Human Spirit Award.




Titas is a director and writer working in Theatre, Film and Music. He has worked extensively in new writing and developing new plays. He is currently Associate Artist at Out of Joint. He has previously been Artistic Associate at The Other Room, Associate Director at the Tricycle Theatre, Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse, Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre, and a Staff Director at the National Theatre. He trained with directors including Michael Grandage, Roger Michell, Jamie Lloyd, Indhu Rubasingham and David Leveaux. As a writer he trained with the Royal Court on their Young Writers Programme.

He was nominated for Best Writer at the Stage Debut Awards for his first play Run the Beast Down. The play also won (joint) Best Male performance at the Off West End Awards. His new play The Basement was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award. He is currently under commission to Out of Joint and to Frogspawn Film for his first feature film screenplay.

Directing (Theatre) credits include: Sinners Club (Soho Theatre, The Other Room and Theatr Clwyd), St. Nicholas (The Other Room and Theatr Clwyd), Play/Silence (The Other Room), A Boy and His Soul (Tricycle), The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar), The Goat at Midnight (66 Books - Bush Theatre), Painting a Wall (Finborough).

Associate credits include: Consent (National Theatre and West End), King Lear (Donmar Warehouse, UK Tour, Brookyln Academy of Music).

Directing (Film) includes: A Love We Only Feel With Pain (music video), Bombastic Rubbish: The Theatres of Frank Matcham (short documentary).

Writing includes: Escape the Scaffold (Theatre 503 and The Other Room), Run the Beast Down (Finborough Theatre and Marlowe Theatre)

Adaptation includes: Strindberg’s Easter (RADA)

As a writer Titas is represented by Kara Fitzpatrick at Dalzell and Beresford.


Website: https://www.titashalder.com/