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    Graham Watts'
    New Writing

     

    Graham founded and directed Young Writer’s Projects at both the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mercury Theatre, Colchester. As a writer himself (see Graham's writing) he understands the nuts and bolts of playwriting and enjoys writers joining him in rehearsal to work on their plays.

    Although particularly adept with emerging talent (directing the first plays of Kate Dean and Sarah Woods), he has also worked with established playwrights such as Mario Vargas Llosa, John Godber, Peter Whelan, Steve Gooch, Howard Barker, David Eldridge, Fin Kennedy, Charlotte Jones, David Holman, and Debbie Horsfield.

    He was a founder and Director of “Not The RSC”, producing Howard Barker’s “The Possibilities” at the Almeida Theatre, and “Trampoline Productions”, producing Tony Marchant’s “Raspberry” and “Six Fools” by Lyall Watson at the Old Red Lion in London.

     

    2014

    IN THE SHADOW OF THE BULLDOZER by Deanna Walker (Radio Play)

    2013

    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)

    2010

    THE STRIP by Phyllis Nagy
    Oval House Theatre, London

    2009

    ABUSED TOGETHER by Jeremy Gantley  WORLD PREMIERE   
    Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

    2008

    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

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

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

     

    2005

    A DAY IN THE LIFE by Darron Ward – WORLD PREMIERE
    Croydon Warehouse (Workshop Production)

     

    2004

    CAROL by Sharif Samad - WORLD PREMIERE
    Corbett Theatre, London

    RING AROUND THE ROSIE by Anne Hanley (Alaska State Writer)
    Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska (Workshop Production)


    2002

    JEKYLL AND HYDE adapted by Peter Griffith
    Tour of Germany; White Horse Theatre Company

    LOVEPLAY by Moira Buffini
    Patrick Centre, Birmingham

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

     

    2000

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

    COLD CALLING by Sally Heywood - WORLD PREMIERE
    Riverside Studios (Workshop Production)

     

    1998

    THE ELEPHANT MAN by Pacho Beltran - WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

     

    1997

    THE WONDER KID by Danni Campi - WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

     

    1996

    FAST FORWARD by Danni Campi - WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

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

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

     

    1995

    EASY MONEY by Danni Campi - WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

     

    1994

    SKIN by Sophie Akbar - WORLD PREMIERE
    TeatreNeu, Barcelona

    LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon (UK Regional Premiere)
    Mercury Theatre, Colchester

    While Associate Director at the Mercury Theatre, Graham directed four plays by young writers plays and three Street Theatre Plays by Robert Rigby.

     

    1991

    GARDEN TIGER by Peter Reynolds - WORLD PREMIERE
    Bristol Express, Riverside Studios, London

     

    1990

    WORKING OUT by Louise Page – WORLD STAGE PREMIERE
    Lillian Bayliss Theatre, London

     

    1989

    ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler
    Palace Theatre, Westcliff

     

    1988

    THE BITE OF THE NIGHT by Howard Barker - WORLD PREMIERE
    (Workshop Production) Almeida Theatre, London)

     

    1987

    THE SHOP ASSISTANT by Simon Kent - WORLD PREMIERE
    King’s Head Theatre, London

     

    1986

    RSC Young Writer’s Project. Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon.

    WANTING by Kate Dean - WORLD PREMIERE

    EVERY WOMAN by Sarah Woods - WORLD PREMIERE

    DIDO & AENEAS by Andrew Waldron - WORLD PREMIERE

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    Opening scene from "Julius Caesar". Fairbanks, Alaska, 2003

     

    “Graham's extensive experience in all aspects of theater make him a powerful creative force in British, American, and international theater."

    Anne Hanley. Alaska State Writer Laureate

     


    Rehearsing "Julius Caesar" Fairbanks, Alaska, 2003

     

    “I was deeply moved and felt as though the play had just been written and this was the first performance”

    Peter Whelan. Playwright, “The Accrington Pals”

     


    Graham rehearsing "Much Ado" for it's New York run, 2005

     

    “Your production of “Romeo & Juliet” has proved most thought provoking. It has taken me back to the text and led to numerous discussions with other Shakespeare enthusiasts.”

    David Dougan, PhD.  Essex County Council

     


    Rehearsing "Julius Caesar" in Fairbanks, Alaska, 2003

     

    “Graham Watts plucks this 17th century gem from undeserved obscurity and gives it bouncing new life” 

    “A Woman is a Weathercock”

     


    Graham in Pakistan for a workshop tour. 1999

     

    “From the very first scene you could tell it was going to be something special”

    “Dracula”

     


    Henry V

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