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ELLING // Ambassador Theatre Group

ELLING by Simon Bent

As Associate Director.

Directed by Paul Miller. With John Simm, Adrian Bower, Jonathan Cecil, Keir Charles and Ingrid Lacey. West End (Trafalgar Studios)

Press:

The Guardian – ‘The most blissfully funny and touching evening I’ve had in the theatre for ages… Simm and Bower are sensational.’

Financial Times – ‘This strange, humane little play is an unexpected winner.’

Evening Standard – ‘Elling is one of those rare, precious pieces of spoken-word drama that persuades even sour old cynics like me to go home riding high on waves of joie de vivre. There is no better theatrical tonic in town.’

Daily Telegraph – ‘Works like a dream.’

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FULL FRONTAL NERDITY // Festival of the Spoken Nerd

FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD

As director.

UK tour and London (Bloomsbury theatre).

Press:

The Guardian – ‘Not merely engaging but utterly hilarious.’

The Scotsman – ‘Great, funny, clever… Even the heckles at this terrific show are smart.’

The Times – ‘A great fun show… [from] this resplendently geeky trio.’

Broadway Baby – ‘Unbelievably funny, and incredibly fun.’

New Scientist – ‘Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science.’

Show DVD available here.

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WESTERN // MahWaff Theatre Company

WESTERN by Ben Woolf

As writer-director.

With Hywel John, Gunnar Cauthery and John Heffernan.

Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, transferred to New Wimbledon Theatre (ATG), toured to Prague Fringe Festival.

Produced by MahWaff Theatre Company.

Press:

The List – ‘An astonishing ensemble performance’.

BBC Arts Review – ‘An incredibly clever play. Absolutely brilliant…. very funny.’

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SUNSET BOULEVARD // Ambassador Theatre Group

SUNSET BOULEVARD by Andrew Lloyd-Webber

As Associate Director.

Lyrics and book by Christopher Hampton and Don Black.

West End transfer (Harold Pinter Theatre) of the Watermill's production.

Press:

Daily Telegraph – ‘A dark, twisted masterpiece.’

The Guardian – ‘Inside Lloyd Webber’s big belter of a musical, there is a smaller, more dramatic show that has been waiting for years to be let out.’

The Independent – ‘A wonderful, organic response to a score that is as dynamic and complex as any that Lloyd Webber has written’

 

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LOOK BACK IN ANGER // Peter Hall Company

LOOK BACK IN ANGER by John Osborne

As Assistant Director to director Peter Gill.

With Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup, Rachael Stirling, Mary Stockley and Richard Harrington.

50th anniversary production by the Peter Hall Company - Theatre Royal Bath and UK no. 1 tour.

Press:

The Guardian – ‘Richard Coyle is a first-rate Jimmy…  Rachael Stirling is superb as the stylishly sardonic Helena, and Richard Harrington as the dependably loyal Cliff and Ronald Pickup as the bewildered colonel lend immaculate support.’

Financial Times – ‘The kind of jolt to the nerves we all need now and then.’

The Independent – ‘Better than any revival of Look Back in Anger that I’ve seen, this absorbing account makes you hang in a state of rapt expectancy on every scalding or scalded word.’

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AMY’S VIEW // Theatre Royal Bath

AMY'S VIEW by David Hare

As Assistant Director to director Sir Peter Hall.

With Felicity Kendal, Jenna Russell and Gawn Grainger.

Produced by Theatre Royal Bath - UK no. 1 tour and West End (Garrick).

Press:

Evening Standard – ‘Sensational Felicity makes serious stand.’

The Guardian – ‘Peter Hall’s expert revival.’

The Independent – ‘An absorbing, funny and touching revival.’

Financial Times – ‘The play is clearer than ever’

British Theatre Guide – ‘This is a fresh and funny reworking of what might well be regarded by history as a great play.’ 

 

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DANTDM LIVE ON TOUR // Endemol

DANTDM LIVE ON TOUR

As writer-director.

Record-smashing, sell-out tour with one of the world's most popular YouTubers. Performed live to around million audience members in nearly 100 venues around the world - including Broadway (Beacon Theatre), West End (Apollo), Sydney Opera House, LA Dolby Theatre.

Produced by Endemol and Live Nation (US).

Show DVD available here.

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SERENADING LOUIE // Donmar Warehouse

SERENADING LOUIE by Lanford Wilson

As Associate Director.

Directed by Simon Curtis.

With Jason Butler Harner, Jason O’Mara, Geraldine Somerville, Charlotte Emerson.

Produced by Donmar Warehouse.

Press:

The Arts Desk – ‘A mesmerising ride, featuring several of the finest performances currently to be found on a London stage.’

Financial Times – ‘Beautifully played, fielding fine, precisely focused performances.’

Daily Express – ‘There’s a taut, coiled brilliance to the performances of the quartet of Jason O’Mara, Geraldine Somerville, Jason Butler Harner and Charlotte Emmerson that make it impossible to look away.’

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THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY // Charing Cross Theatre

THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY

As director.

Produced at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Press:

The Times – ‘Hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying.’

The Stage – “Magnificent”

British Theatre Guide – ‘Impeccably performed’

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THE HISTORY BOYS // National Theatre

THE HISTORY BOYS by Alan Bennett

As Staff Director.

Directed by Paul Miller.

Produced by the National Theatre. West End (Wyndham's Theatre) and UK no. 1 tour.

Press:

The Guardian – ‘Dazzling… the definition of a modern classic.’

Evening Standard – ‘The Boys’ triumphal return’

The Guardian – ‘A superb, life-enhancing play.’

Daily Telegraph – ‘The school trip of a lifetime.’ 

Financial Times – ‘I am happily amazed to find how many layers it reveals, how many gems it contains’

Winner of 3 Olivier Awards, 2 Critics’ Circle Awards, 2 Evening Standard Awards and 1 South Bank Show Award.