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    Graham Watts'CV


    Theatre

    2015

    THE SEA VOYAGE
    by John Fletcher & Philip Massinger
    Oval House Theatre, London - First production in 350 years

    2014

    THE UNNATURAL TRAGEDY(1662)
    by Margaret Cavendish
    Oval House Theatre, London - WORLD PREMIERE

    DEPRAVITY(Radio Play)
    Written and directed by Graham Watts
    www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

    IN THE SHADOW OF THE BULLDOZER by Deanna Walker (Radio Play)
    www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

    2013

    LOVE'S CURE by Beaumont & Fletcher
    Oval House Theatre, London - First production in 400 years.

    THE MAN WHO TENDED DAHLIAS (Radio Play)
    Written and directed by Graham Watts
    www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

    MACBETH II - The Seed of Banquo by Noah Lukeman
    Guildford Shakespeare Company (Staged Reading) - UK PREMIERE

    2012

    SOYUZ 40 by Kenneth Emson
    Frequency Theatre (Radio Play)

    HENRY 4TH PART ONE
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
    The English Theatre of Hamburg, Germany

    2011

    BOUNCERS by John Godber
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    2010

    MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    THE STRIP by Phyllis Nagy
    Oval House Theatre, London

    2009

    ABUSED TOGETHER by Jemmy Gantley WORLD PREMIERE
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    OTHELLO
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    KING LEAR
    Miller Performing Arts Center, Alfred, New York, USA

    MACBETH
    Grange Court Theatre, London

    2008

    THE PRIVATE EAR by Peter Shaffer
    Whitehorse Theatre Company, tour of Germany

    FORTUNE FAVOURS by Derek Williams  WORLD PREMIERE   
    King’s Head Theatre, London

    IN FLAME by Charlotte Jones   
    Pleasance Theatre, London

    WIDOWS by Ariel Dorfman
    Capitol Theatre, Manchester

    B MINOR by Fin Kennedy
    The Langley, London

    2007

    RICHARD III  
    S.I.E. Birmingham & UK Tour

    DON’T CRY DOCTOR MITCHELL by Sara Pascoe WORLD PREMIERE 
    Croydon Warehouse Theatre, London (Workshop production)

    ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS by David Eldridge 
    John Gielgud Theatre, RADA

    THE GOOD PERSON OF SICHUAN
    by Bertolt Brecht
    Corbett Theatre, London 

    2006
    HENRY V
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA, and Brisbane, Australia 

    THE SOPRANO’S LAST SUPPER by Len Collin Tivoli Theatre, Dublin 

    2005

    A DAY IN THE LIFE by Darron Ward
    WORLD PREMIERE
    Croydon Warehouse Theatre, London (Workshop production)

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaskan Tour and New York City.

    MARAT / SADE by Peter Weiss
    Corbett Theatre, London

    SAME OLD MOON by Geraldine Aron
    Judi Dench Theatre, London

     
     
    2004

    DEADLY NIGHTCAP by Francis Durbridge
    Vienna’s English Theatre, Vienna, Austria

    THE WINTER’S TALE
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, USA, and Canadian / Alaskan tour

    CAROL by Sharif Samad WORLD PREMIERE
    Corbett Theatre, London

     
     
    2003

    THE COUNTRY WIFE by William Wycherley
    Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

    LITTLE EYASES by Graham Watts
    WORLD PREMIERE

    Anchorage Community Theatre, Alaska, USA

    JULIUS CAESAR
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    LARK RISE adapted by Keith Dewhurst
    Guildhall Theatre (Promenade Production)

    VICTORY by Howard Barker
    Theatro Technis, London

    LUCKY SODS by John Godber
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    2002

    JEKYLL AND HYDE adapted by Peter Griffith WORLD PREMIERE
    Tour of Germany, White Horse Theatre Company

    MACBETH
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    LOVEPLAY by Moira Buffini
    Patrick Centre, Birmingham

    AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP by Shelagh Stephenson
    Theatro Technis, London

    UP ‘N UNDER by John Godber
    Newpalm Productions, UK Tour.

    2001

    ROMEO & JULIET
    Tour of Germany, White Horse Theatre Company

    LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

    FEMALE TRANSPORT by Steve Gooch
    Guildhall Studio, London

    2000

    THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
    Tour of Germany; White Horse Theatre Company

    LOVERS & OTHER ENEMIES
    by Nina Rapi WORLD PREMIERE
    Three Mills Studio, London (Workshop Production)

    THE ACCRINGTON PALS by Peter Whelan
    Guilgud Studio, R.A.D.A.

    COLD CALLING by Sally Heywood
    WORLD PREMIERE

    Riverside Studios, London (Workshop Production)

    AS YOU LIKE IT
    London Schools Tour

    1999

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Christopher Mitchell
    Scottish Tour. M&M Productions

    WORKSHOP TOUR OF PAKISTAN
    British Council – Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi

    MESSALINA by Nathaniel Richards
    Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Performance with scripts)

    TRUE DARE KISS by Debbie Horsfield
    GBS Studio, R.A.D.A

    THE HOSTAGE by Brendan Behan
    Royal National Theatre (NT2000)

    1998

    ON THE PISTE by John Godber (Nominated For “Irish Times” Award)
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    THE ELEPHANT MAN by Pacho Beltran
    WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    THE JEWES TRAGEDY by William Heminges (Performance with scripts)
    Shakespeare’s Globe, London

    (For rest of 1998 see the Television section)

    1997

    THE WONDER KID by Danni Campi
    WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    (Included Filmed Sequences) UK Tour

    FUNNY PECULIAR by Mike Stott
    Perth Repertory Theatre, Scotland

    MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    Courtyard Theatre, London

    LETTICE AND LOVAGE by Peter Shaffer
    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and No 1 Tour

    HARD TIMES adapted by Stephen Jefferies
    Courtyard Theatre, London

    1996

    FAST FORWARD by Danni Campi WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    MACBETH
    UK Tour (Revived in 1998/99)

    SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell
    Hull Truck Theatre and English Theater, Frankfurt (Two separate
    productions)

    PRETTY EYES, UGLY PAINTINGS
    by Mario Vargas Llosa
    WORLD PREMIERE
    Soho Theatre Company/Courtyard Theatre

    DRACULA by John Godber & Jane Thornton - WORLD PREMIERE
    Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

    1995

    EASY MONEY by Danni Campi WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    BOUNCERS by John Godber
    Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

    UP ‘N’ UNDER by John Godber
    Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

    BOUNCERS by John Godber
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    SALT OF THE EARTH by John Godber
    Courtyard Theatre, London

    TEECHERS by John Godber
    Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

    1994

    ON THE PISTE by John Godber
    Hull Truck Theatre Co

    SKIN by Sophie Akbar WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    1992

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    1994

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER
    Productions included:

    LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon (Regional Premiere)

    SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell

    ROMEO & JULIET

    AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER by Chris England & Arthur Smith (UK Tour)

    JAMAICA INN adapted by David Horlock

    DANGEROUS OBSESSION by N.J. Crisp

    MOLL FLANDERS (Musical ) by Claire Luckham

    ON THE PISTE by John Godber

    4 x Young Writers Plays and 3 x Street Theatre Plays As Associate was also responsible for Education and Outreach
    Projects.

    1987

    -

    1992

    includes

    PALACE THEATRE, Westcliff

    ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler

    AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J B Priestley

     

    WYVERN THEATRE, Swindon & Tour

    HESS by Michael Burrell

    ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE - Staff Director

    WHALE by David Holman (Dir: Tim Supple)

    ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY - Assistant Director

    THE WINTER'S TALE (Dir: Terry Hands)

    WANTING by Kate Dean (Dir: Graham Watts) WORLD PREMIERE

    DIDO & AENEAS by Andrew Waldron (Dir: Graham Watts)
    WORLD PREMIERE

    THE SHOP ASSISTANT by Simon Kent (Dir: Graham Watts)
    WORLD PREMIERE

    EVERYWOMAN by Sarah Woods (Dir: Graham Watts) WORLD PREMIERE

    Founder/Director
    RSC Young Writers Project

     

    ENGLISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (World Tour) – Resident Director

    CORIOLANUS (Dir: Michael Bogdanov)

    THE WINTER'S TALE (Dir: Michael Bogdanov)

    PERICLES – Performance with scripts (Dir: Graham Watts)

     

    TRAMPOLINE PRODUCTIONS - Founder and Director

    PENTAMETERS THEATRE
    A WOMAN IS A WEATHERCOCK
    by Nathan Field
    Nominated for ‘Time Out' Award

    CORNER THEATRE
    RASPBERRY
    by Tony Marchant -

     

    NOT THE RSC Director of Company responsible for producing the Fringe Festivals at the Almeida;
    Howard Barker’s THE POSSIBILITIES (acted in) and other events.

     

    ALMEIDA THEATRE

    THE BITE OF THE NIGHT by Howard Barker - WORLD PREMIERE

     

    RIVERSIDE STUDIOS/BRISTOL EXPRESS

    GARDEN TIGER by Peter Reynolds - WORLD PREMIERE

     

    KINGS HEAD THEATRE

    THE SHOP ASSISTANT by Simon Kent - WORLD PREMIERE

     

    LILLIAN BAYLIS THEATRE

    WORKING OUT by Louise Page - WORLD PREMIERE

    GREENWICH STUDIO THEATRE

    RIDERS TO THE SEA/IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN & THE TINKERS WEDDING by J M Synge

     

    TV and Films

    2005

    TO THE MANOR DRAWN
    By Mick Bower & Graham Watts

    Finalist in Leicester International Short Film Festival.

    This film can be viewed online at www.mediakiller.co.uk/filmtothemanordrawn.htm


    2003

    PREY FOR THE FUTURE
    By Mick Bower

    Finalist in the Southend and Wood Green Film Festivals

    This film can be viewed online at www.mediakiller.co.uk/filmpreyforthefuture.htm

     

    2001

    JUST A MINUTE
    by Graham Watts

    Numerous showings at UK film festivals and online at “3btv”.

    All films available on request on whatever format you require including USA compatibility.


    1998

    LIVETIME
    Granada Television (Producer)

    HEALTHBEAT
    Granada Television (Producer)

    “ZEST” BEAUTY SHOW
    Granada Television (Directed Strands)

     

    Drama Schools & Education:


    Numerous Productions & Workshops including:
    Rada, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, Central, Mountview, Guildford, East 15, Birmingham T. S., Birmingham S of Acting, Arts Ed Acting Company, Drama Studio, Redroofs TV Course, Academy, School of Science of Acting, Court Training Company, LAPA, City Lit, Poor School, Actors Centre, the British American Drama Academy, USA National Theatre Institute, Fairbanks Arts Festival USA, Fairbanks University Alaska USA, Valdez Conference, Alaska, ACT Anchorage, Essex University, RSC & ESC.Graham is also Senior Assessor in Acting for Trinity College International Examinations Board.
    BRITISH COUNCIL Workshops for University students in Poland for 3 years and Pakistan in 1999.
    Regular workshops for the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, including work with the deaf.

     

    Writing:


    (All scripts available on request)
    Graham has adapted “Who Killed Palomino Molero?” by Mario Vargas Llosa for the stage and "Little Eyases" a play & workshop programme that introduces the under 12's to Shakespeare.
    He has also written three short films entitled LEITH ENCOUNTER (with Story Board), JUST A MINUTE, and MY GUY and the major screenplay of C. S. Forester’s PLAIN MURDER. Currently he is writing a screenplay based on Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” called MEASURE 4.

     

    Training:
    BA Hons 2:1 Theatre Studies, Warwick University
    Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – Post Graduate Course

     

    Courses:
    Television & Film:


    “Film Directing”: Patrick Tucker@Raindance

    “Directing on Film”: 4 Corners Film Workshop

    “Directing on DV” @ Raindance
    Director’s Guild Director Observer “McLibel” (Dir: James Cellan Jones) Channel 4 (Multi-camera)

    "Writer’s Lab" – Screenplay intensive : Elliot Grove @ Raindance

    “Scripting For Video”: Connections Communications

     

    Other:
    Computer Literate (CLAIT & IBTT II)
    Conversational Spanish

     

    Awards:
    Winner of the 1988 Rose Bruford Memorial Trust Directors Award

    Return to the Top

     

    The war in "Julius Caesar"

     

    “He is an artist of major international importance ….the quality and imagination of his work is both unique and delightful”

    Tony Byrne. Owner, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

     

    The dance in "The Winter's Tale". Fairbanks, Alaska, 2004

     

    “A cracking show….A rare theatrical treat”

    “Moll Flanders”

     

    The shop scene from "Funny Peculiar". Perth Rep,
    Scotland, 1997

     

    “A wonderfully fresh, lively, clear production that was, in turn, funny and moving and always highly entertaining…….ranks with the very best”

    “Romeo & Juliet”

     

    Marji Campi as Shirley Valentine in Graham's production of the play in Frankfurt, Germany

     

    “Graham Watts has brilliantly directed with warmth and humour”

    “Nothing short of brilliant…Graham Watts’ superb direction”

    “Shirley Valentine”

     

    Model box of Niki Turner's set for "Romeo & Juliet" at the Mercury Theatre
    Colchester, 1993

     

    “Totally hysterical…not to be missed”

    “Up ‘N Under”

     

    Filming for
    "To the Manor Drawn "

     

    “There have been several presentations of this play. None, I suspect, were better than this one”

    “On The Piste”

     

    "Deadly Nightcap" in
    Vienna, Austria

     

    “The production was spectacularly good and there have been so many supportive comments on the standard of the production and the depth of the performances. It was great to have you working with us once again and your stimulating enthusiasm is greatly appreciated by everybody. ”

    Nicholas Barter. Principal, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

     


    Music rehearsal at the Fairbanks Shakspeare Theare production camp

     


    Filming for "To the Manor Drawn "



    The Watch in "Much Ado" NYC



    “...this marvellous  production... well worth seeing. And seeing all over again” 

    “Much Ado About Nothing”

     


    "Deadly Nightcap" in Vienna, Austria

     

    “A fast paced and highly successful evening…nothing short of stunning from start to finish”

    “Measure For Measure”


    Stills from the shoot of Graham's short film, "Prey For The Future"



    “I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so much…a production many regional theatres would envy”

    “The Country Wife”

     


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