MATTHEW WARCHUS (Director,
Co-Writer) studied music and drama at Bristol University. He has directed for
the National Youth Theatre, Dunmore Warehouse, Royal Shakespeare Co., Royal
National Theatre, Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Welsh National opera,
English National Opera and The West End.
Warchus was nominated for
a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway hit "Art," starring
Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina. He has won the Globe's Most
Promising new comer Award and The Evening Standard Best Director Award for
"Much Ado About Nothing" at the West End. For "Henry V" and
"Volpone," he earned Oliver nominations.
productions include "Sejanus, His Fall," "Master Harold and The
Boys," "The Suicide," "Coriolanus," "Life is a
Dream," "Plough and the Stars," "True West," "Henry
"Devil is an Ass," "Hamlet," "Volpone," "Toilus
and Cressida," "Rake's Progress" and "Falstaff."
His recent productions of
"Hamlet" at the Barbian Theatre and "Falstaff" at the
English National Opera have been nominated for several Olivier awards including
Best Director. "Hamlet" has also been seen at the Brooklyn Academy in
New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. most recently, Warchus
directed Yasmina Rexa's "The Unexpected Man" for the Royal
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