Phillip Breen | Director

Previous productions for the Citizens Theatre: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, his own adaptation of The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, The Shadow of a Gunman, The Caretaker and True West. Elsewhere, Phillip has recently directed the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hull Truck Theatre and the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 production of The Hypocrite by Richard Bean starring Mary Addy and Caroline Quentin and a cast of over 200 in The York Minster Mystery Plays 2016 (winner of Best Production, York Culture Awards). Other theatre credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Shoemaker’s Holiday (Royal Shakespeare Company); Jigoku no Orpheus (Orpheus Descending) (Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo); his own adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres); Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep Theatre); adapter and director Crime and Punishment (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art); Cyrano de Bergerac (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Trouble and Shame by David Ireland (Òran Mór); Threeway by DC Jackson, Holes by Tom Basden (Invisible Dot); Sex With a Stranger by Stefan Golasewski (Invisible Dot/Trafalgar Studios); direction and design of The Stefan Golaszewski Plays (Traverse/Bush/Off-Broadway, 2008 Fringe First Winner, Stage Award Nominee); Party by Tom Basden (Invisible Dot/Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Sydney International Festival/West End, 2009 Fringe First Winner), direction and design of Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! (2011 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Fortune Theatre, West End, Soho Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Los Angeles); The Hard Man (Scottish Touring Consortium); Dumb Show (New Vic Newcastle under Lyme); Vivienne Westwood’s Alternative Christmas Lecture (Royal Shakespeare Company); Measure for Measure, Two Princes by Meredydd Barker, Cariad, Suddenly Last Summer, The Birthday Party (Clwyd Theatr Cymru while Director of New Writing 2006-08); I’m Hans Christian Andersen (Edinburgh/Tour/Canberra Festival); The Promise (Union Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); The Glory of Living and The Game of Love and Chance (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts); As You Like It, Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice (Birmingham School of Acting); The Zam Zam Room: An Evening With His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley (Ronnie Scott’s/Soho Theatre/Off Broadway, 2005 Stony Award Nomination, Time Out New York Critics Choice Award, LA, New York and London 2012); Far Too Happy (Edinburgh/West End/Tour, 2001 Perrier Award Nomination). He has essays on Shakespeare published in Actor’s Shakespeare (Routledge 2011) and Director’s Shakespeare (Routledge 2009).