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Paul Tomlinson

Theatre Director

Paul Tomlinson is an experienced stage director. He initially trained as an actor at the University of Cape Town.

As a theatre director he has worked extensively in this country. For ten years he was  Director of the new Queens Theatre in Hornchurch. As a freelance Director he has directed in the West End - The Who's TOMMY, Chris Bond's DOWNRIGHT HOOLIGAN (Mermaid), Doug Lucie's FORCE AND HYPOCRISY (Young Vic) Barrie Keeffe's FROZEN ASSETS (Half Moon), Lila Berg’s RAISI8NG HELL (Young Vic), Joe Orton's FUNERAL GAMES (Kings Head), Afinogenev's DISTANT POINT- Critic's Choice in Time Out - and Brenton's Hitler DANCES (Greenwich Playhouse). He has also directed at the English Speaking Theatre in Vienna.

He directed a Platform Performance at the National Theatre for NT2000 of "MASTER HAROLD"... and the boys by Athol Fugard in the Cottesloe Theatre.

BBC Radio 4 produced his documentary/drama IF THE SNAKES DON'T GET YOU, which he also narrated. He wrote and directed GORILLA IN THE ROSES which was shown at the BBC Short Film Festival and theRaindance Film Festival-

He has directed many Drama School Productions at Central, Drama Centre, East 15 and The Royal Scottish Academy. His productions include: Bond's SAVED and THE SEA, Brecht's THE MOTHER, Wycherley's THE COUNTRY WIFE, Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE, Sheridan's THE RIVALS, Nick Dear's THE ART OF SUCCESS, Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS and Terry Johnson's THE LONDON CUCKOLDS and THE CAPTAIN OF KOPENICK - also seen at the Edinburgh Festival.

His most recent Drama School production was Brecht’s CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at East 15.

Paul directed the highly praised production of Barrie Keeffe's SUS. His production of  Barrie Keeffe’s MY GIRL 2 is currently enjoying a successful run at the Old Red Lion.

Paul Tomlinson


Name: Richard Ireson
Tel: 0207 831 4450
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Location: London