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GUY UNSWORTHWriter & Director

Directing credits include: Hand to God (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Moving Stories (Haymarket, West End); The Food of Love (Cadogan Hall); A Whirligig of Time (RSC); Cool Rider (Lyric and Duchess, West End); The Collector, Death and the Maiden (English Theatre Frankfurt); A Night with Bonnie Langford (London Hippodrome); Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse); Sweet Smell of Success, Company (Arts Educational); Fresher the Musical (Pleasance Theatre, Islington and Edinburgh); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Cockpit Theatre); Play-in-a-Day Series (London Bridge Tunnels); Metamorphosis (British American Drama Academy); The Bear Who Paints (Pleasance Edinburgh); Proof (NSDF Finals. Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Best New Director); Made in Dagenham (Stratford Circus).

Other credits include: Associate on Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/West End) The 90th Birthday Celebrations for the Queen; Spamalot (Harold Pinter and Playhouse theatres); Travels With My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); Resident on Dandy Dick (UK tour); Creative Associate on Megan Mullally andSupreme Music Program (Vaudeville); Assistant Director on Tick, Tick...BOOM! (Duchess); Oleanna (Octagon Theatre Bolton); The Beggar’s Opera (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Guy was a co-book writer for the 2012 revival of Boublil and Schönberg’s Marguerite.


Simon's current and forthcoming designs include Twelfth Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company directed by Christopher Luscoombe, An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre as part of Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season, and a new production of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the Touring Consortium and a major UK tour.  His other most recent credits include The Norman Conquests directed by Blanche McIntyre as part of Daniel Evans' inaugural season at Chichester Festival Theatre, Racing Demon directed by Jonathan Church at Theatre Royal Bath, Stephen Unwin's debut play All Our Children at Jermyn Street Theatre, Love's Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (also at Stratford and Chichester Festival Theatre), Saturday Night Fever in Copenhagen, the UK premiere of the musical Big, a new production of Chitty  Chitty Bang Bang at West Yorkshire Playhouse and a major UK tour, the centenary production of Hobson's Choice with Martin Shaw (West End), Present Laughter and She Stoops To Conquer  (Theatre Royal Bath), Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury (West End and USA) and  two Derren Brown shows Infamous and Miracle (West End and UK tours).

Highlights amongst his numerous other credits are The Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C), The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro (Scottish Opera), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Yes Prime Minister, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, When We Are Married, The Rivals, Derren Brown - Infamous, Man and Boy, Hay Fever, Of Mice and Men, Amy's View (all West End), Enemies, Whistling Psyche and The Earthly Paradise (Almeida), The Accidental Death of an Anarchist(Donmar), The Force of Change (Royal Court), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm), An Ideal Husband and Mrs Warren's Profession (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C), Haunted (New York, Brits off Broadway), Pygmalion (Old Vic).Singer, A Russian In The Woods and Thomas More (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange), To Kill A Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and many designs and many designs at Chichester Festival Theatre - most recently Mrs Pat with Penelope Keith, Amadeus with Rupert Everett, An Ideal Husband with Patricia Routledge, Stevie with Zoe Wanamaker (also Hampstead) and Singin' In The Rain (also West End and world tour).

Simon designs for opera worldwide and is the recipient of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Design (Wonderful Town), two TMA Best Design Awards (Elizabeth Rex and Three Sisters) and the Helen Hayes Best Design Award (Lady Windermere's Fan) in the United States.


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