Christopher Haydon is a theatre director. His European premiere production of ON THE EXHALE by Martin Zimmerman is playing throughout the Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse. It has been awarded a Fringe First and has garnered rave reviews.
His current production of TRYING IT ON by David Edgar is touring with China Plate Theatre. It opened at the Warwick Arts Centre on June 7th, then will tour the UK, with performances at the RSC in Stratford and the Royal Court.
Christopher was formerly Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre, where his credits include: DIARY OF A MADMAN (also Traverse Theatre), THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET, THE CHRISTIANS (also Traverse Theatre, winner: Fringe First), GROUNDED (Traverse Theatre, Studio Theatre Washington DC, national and international tour; winner: Fringe First, Best Production – Off West End Awards) IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN (winner: Best Production, Off West End Awards), THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, TROJAN WOMEN, PURPLE HEART, THE PROPHET, WITTENBURG.
His other theatre credits include TWELVE ANGRY MEN (Birmingham Rep/West End/national tour), SIXTY-SIX BOOKS, IN THE BEGINNING (Bush Theatre/Westminster Abbey); A SAFE HARBOUR FOR ELIZABETH BISHOP (Southbank Centre); GRACE, PRESSURE DROP (On Theatre); DEEP CUT (Sherman Cymru/National Tour); MONSTERS, NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND (Arcola); A NUMBER (Salisbury Playhouse). Short Films include: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA (Globe Theatre) DEVIL IN THE DETAIL (Royal Court/Guardian). As a journalist he has written for: The Scotsman, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Stage and Prospect Magazine. He is the co-editor of three books: Conversations on Religion, Conversations on Truth (Continuum) and Identity and Identification (Black Dog).
Christopher is formerly an Associate Director at the Bush Theatre.