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Adam Lenson



Simon Blakey

Directing Credits Include:

Superhero                                                                                 Current
Southwark Playhouse
Tim Johanson Productions
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“Massively endearing and genuinely funny” Timeout


“Immaculately crafted, engaging and emotive piece of contemporary musical theatre.” The Stage

British Theatre Guide

Whisper House                                                                       2017
Amanda Holland / The Other Palace

“Exquisite…a thoroughly intoxicating treat.” Whatsonstage

“Darkly riveting…musically thrilling.” The Stage

“Beautifully written with a superb score.” Theatre Weekly

“Spectacular and haunting.” West End Theatre Guide

Wasted                                                                                        2016
Workshop production
The West Yorkshire Playhouse

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar                                                     2016
The English Theatre Frankfurt

Ghost: The Musical                                                                 2015

Dark Tourism by Daniel Dingsdale                                   2015
Essee Productions
The Park Theatre 90, London

See What I Wanna See by Michael John Le Chuisa     2015
Aria Entertainment
Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown          2015
Amanda Holland Productions
St James Theatre, London

‘Superb. The cast of are about as good as you could get.’
Time Out – ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Exquisitely cast. Consistently interesting and thrilling. Grabs the attention and touches the heart.’
Guardian – ★ ★ ★ ★

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Adam Lenson’s riveting new production is both sensationally sung and thrillingly acted.’ The Stage – ★ ★ ★ ★

‘A first-class revival.’  Variety – ★ ★ ★ ★

The Goodbye Girl by Neil Simon                                      2015
Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Come Fly With Me                                                              2015
Also Co-devisor
Salisbury Playhouse

West End Recast II                                                             2014
Amanda Holland Productions
Phoenix Theatre, London

West End Recast                                                                 2014
Amanda Holland Productions
Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Everything Else Happened                                             2012
Edinburgh Festival/ Assembly

Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon                                     2011
Trafalgar Studios, London

The Dead Guy by Eric Coble                                          2011
English Theatre Frankfurt

Saturn Returns by Noah Haidle                                  2010
Finborough Theatre, London

Immaculate by Oliver Lansley                                     2010
Etcetera Theatre, London

Little Fish by Michael John LaChiusa                      2009
Finborough Theatre, London


Short Plays, Readings and Workshops as Director include:

Personality – based on the novel by Andrew O’Hagan

Dance with a Stranger – based on the screenplay by Shelagh Delany              

Amygdala – Geraldine Alexander                              
Director, The Print Room London

Merrily We Roll Along: The Play – Kaufman & Hart
Menier Chocolate Factory, London

The Sonnet Project – Based on William Shakespeare
RSC Studio

Grief – David Kantounas    
Old Vic Theatre, London
Coming Up Festival

Adam Lives in Theory – Nick Payne                
Finborough Theatre, London

The Family – David Kantounas
Public Theater, New York

The Rain King – Sarah Wallis
Hampstead Theatre, London

Bifurcated – Sarah Solemani
Southwark Playhouse, London

These Memories Must Go – Kieran Lynn
Old Vic 24 Hour Plays


Associate/Assistant credits include:

Speed the Plow – David Mamet                                 2014
Associate Director to Lindsay Posner
Playhouse Theatre, West End

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be                                 2014
Associate Director to Terry Johnson
Theatre Royal Stratford East

The Duck House                                                                2014
Associate Director to Terry Johnson
UK Tour & West End

The Color Purple – Norman & Russell                     2013
Associate Director to John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory

Race – David Mamet                                                       2013
Associate Director to Terry Johnson
Hampstead Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along – Stephen Sondheim          2013
Associate Director to Maria Friedman
Menier Chocolate Factory & West End

Heresy of Love – Helen Edmundson                          2012
Assistant Director to Nancy Meckler
RSC, Stratford

Road Show – Stephen Sondheim                                 2011
Associate Director to John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Prisoner of Second Avenue – Neil Simon                 2010
Assistant Director to Terry Johnson
Vaudeville Theatre, West End

An Inspector Calls – J.B. Priestley                               2010
Assistant & Resident Director to Stephen Daldry
Novello Theatre, Wyndhams Theatre & UK Tour

La Cage Aux Folles – Herman & Fierstein                 2007-2010
Assistant & Resident Director to Terry Johnson
Menier Chocolate Factory & West End

Education/Training includes:

Théâtre du Complicité – 2012: Devising from Stories
National Theatre Studio – 2009: Directors’ Course
Cambridge University

Current: Script Reader – The Bush Theatre, Birmingham Rep and The Royal Court.

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