Love's Labours' Lost

William Shakespeare

Love's Labours' Lost

Stephen Unwin


Founding Director of ETT.

For ETT: The Old Country, Hamlet (both also in the West End), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, John Gabriel Borkman, King Lear (also Old Vic), Ghosts, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Cherry Orchard, The Master Builder, Don Juan, The Taming of the Shrew, A Difficult Age, The Seagull (also Donmar), Henry IV Parts I and II (also Old Vic), Hedda Gabler TMA Best Touring Production (also Donmar), Macbeth (also Lyric Hammersmith and Poland), The School for Wives (also Riverside Studios), As You Like It, The Beaux’ Stratagem (also Turkey), A Doll’s House, Hamlet (also Donmar), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also Lilian Baylis).

Theatre: The Lottery of Love, Torquato Tasso, A Yorkshire Tragedy (NT Studio as Resident Director); The Long Way Round (NT); The Magic Carpet (NT Education Department); Karate Billy Comes Home; British Premières of Man to Man and The Conquest of the South Pole (Royal Court); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, The Orphans’ Comedy, White Rose, Elias Sawney, Abel Barebone and Shadowing the Conqueror (Traverse). London transfers include: Sandra/Manon (Donmar); Kathie and the Hippopotamus and White Rose (Almeida); Dead Dad Dog (Royal Court Upstairs). Repertory work includes: Look Back in Anger and Knickers! (Bristol Old Vic); Our Country’s Good (Leicester Haymarket); The Price (OSC).

Theatre in Europe includes: Measure for Measure and The Comedy of Errors (Graz); The Broken Jug (Antwerp); Macbeth (Bochum and Neuss).

Opera: Hans Eisler/Bertoldt Brecht’s The Decision (Almeida Music Festival and Radio Three); The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte and Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera 80); Scipio (Guildhall School); Gianni Schicchi (ENO); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (ROH); Albert Herring, Falstaff, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera).

Writing: A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare’s Plays, A Pocket Guide to Twentieth Century Drama and A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg for Faber and Faber, So You Want to be a Theatre Director? for Nick Hern Books and A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht for Methuen.

Stephen is Joint Winner of the Shakespeare Globe Sam Wanamaker Award 2003.

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