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Neil Bartlett

Director, Writer


Stella (2016, in development)

Writer and Director; Brighton Festival, LIFT and Holland Festival


d(ARE) / Here Be Lions (2015)

Adaptor; Theatre of Europe / The Print Room


Owen Wingrave (2014)

Director; Aldeburgh Music


Derek Jarman: The Angelic Conversation (2014)

Director of installation; Kings College, London


Great Expectations (2013)

Director & Adaptor; Bristol Old Vic


The Picture of Dorian Gray (2012)

Director & Adaptor; The Abbey Theatre, Dublin


Queen of Spades (2011)

Director; Opera North


Sixty-Six Books (2011)

Writer – ‘The Opening of the Mouth’ in

response to Numbers

The Bush Theatre


Or You Could Kiss Me (2010)

Co-Devisor and Director; The National Theatre


The Girl I Left Behind Me (2010)

Co-Devisor and Director; Opera North


Turn Of The Screw (2009)

Director; Aldeburgh Festival


Everybody Loves a Winner (2009)

Co-Devisor and Director; Manchester International Festival


Romeo and Juliet (2008)

Director; RSC



An Ideal Husband (2008)    

Director; The Abbey Theatre, Dublin


The Maids (2007)

Director; Brighton Festival


Twelfth Night (2007)

Director; RSC


The Pianist (2007 and 2009)

Director; Manchester International Festival

Written by Wladyslaw Szpilman

Winner: Special Entertainment of the Year Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2007


Oliver Twist (2007)

Director and adaptor; American Repertory Theater, Boston


The Rake’s Progress (2006)

Director; Aldeburgh Festival


Dido, Queen of Carthage; Marlowe (2005)

Director; American Repertory Theater, Boston

With Diane D’Aquila


Don Juan; Molière (2004)

Director and translator; Lyric Hammersmith

With James Wilby


Oliver Twist (2004)

Director and adaptor; Lyric Hammersmith

With Michael Feast


Pericles (2003)

Director; Lyric Hammersmith

Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement


La Casa Azul by Sophie Faucher (2002)

Translator; Lyric Hammersmith

Directed by Robert Lepage


The Island of Slaves; Marivaux (2002)

Director and translator; Lyric Hammersmith


The Prince of Homburg; Kleist (2002)

Director and translator; RSC




The Servant by Robin Maugham (2001)

Director; Lyric Hammersmith

With Jack Davenport and Michael Feast


The Dispute; Marivaux (1999)

Director and translator; RSC

With Hayley Carmichael and Martin Freeman

Time Out Award Best West End Production

TMA Award Best Touring Production


Cinderella (1998)

Director, with Improbable Theatre; Lyric Hammersmith


Cause Célèbre; Rattigan (1998)

Director ; Lyric Hammersmith

With Amanda Harris


Treasure Island (1997)

Director and adaptor; Lyric Hammersmith

With Tom Georgeson


Mrs Warren’s Profession; Shaw (1996)

Director; Lyric Hammersmith

With Maggie Steed


A Christmas Carol (1996)

Director and adaptor; Lyric Hammersmith

With Richard Briers


The Letter; Somerset Maugham (1995)

Director; Lyric Hammersmith

With Joanna Lumley and Tim Piggott Smith


Splendid’s; Jean Genet (British premiere) (1995)

Director and translator; Lyric Hammersmith

With John Cameron Mitchell and Everett Quinton


Romeo and Juliet (1995)

Director; Lyric Hammersmith and West Yorkshire Playhouse

With Emily Woof


The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde (1994)

Director and adaptor; Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse

With Maria Aitken, Tim Piggott Smith, Joanna Riding


The Game of Love and Chance, Marivaux (1992)

Director and translator; National Theatre

With Maggie Steed, Caroline Quentin

A Judgement in Stone; Ruth Rendell (1992)

Director and librettist; Lyric Hammersmith and Nottingham Playhouse

With Sheila Hancock

Time Out Award Best Original Music Theatre


Twelfth Night (1992)

Director; Goodman, Chicago


The Misanthrope; Molière (1990)

Translator; Goodman, Chicago

Directed by Bob Falls; With Kim Cattrall


Berenice; Racine (1990)

Translator; National Theatre

Directed by Tim Albery; With Lyndsay Duncan and Owen Teale


The School for Wives; Molière (1989)

Director and translator; Derby Playhouse

With Kathryn Hunter and Josette Bushell Mingo


Sarrasine; after Balzac (1989)

Director and librettist; Traverse Edinburgh, New York Theatre Workshop


More Bigger Snacks Now (1985)

Director; Theatre de Complicité

Edinburgh Festival and Donmar Warehouse

Winner of Perrier Comedy Award



Would You Mind?

The Wellcome Trust

A new commission revisiting the sex survey for the Institute of Sexology




Oh Tell Me the Truth About Love                                     

MJW Productions; 90’ screenplay based on the life of Benjamin Britten.




The Picture of Dorian Gray

Adaptor / Director; Bona Broadcasting / BBC Radio

Based on his original stageplay for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin



Adaptor / Director; Pier Productions / BBC Radio

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel


Giovanni’s Room

Adaptor / Director; Bona Broadcasting / BBC Radio

Based on the novel by James Baldwin




The Disappearance Boy (2014); Bloomsbury

Nominated for Stonewall Author of the Year


Skin Lane (2007); Serpent’s Tail

Short-listed for the Costa Awards 2007


Solo Voices; Monologues 1987-2004 (2005); Oberon


Oliver Twist, adapted from Dickens (2004); Oberon


Don Juan, Molière, translation (2004); Oberon


Camille, adapted and translated from Dumas (2003); Oberon


A Christmas Carol, adapted from Dickens (2002); Oberon


La Caza Azul, Sophie Faucher, translation (2002); Oberon


The Prince of Homburg, Kleist, translation (2002); Oberon


The Island of Slaves, Marivaux, translation  (2002); Oberon


The Threesome, Labiche, translation (2000); Oberon


In Extremis (2000); Oberon


The Dispute, Marivaux, translation (1999); Oberon


The Seven Sacraments of Nicolas Poussin  (1998); Artangel


Mr Clive and Mr Page (1996); Serpent’s Tail; Published in USA as The House on Brooke Street


Splendid’s, Genet, translation (1995); Faber


Game of Love and Chance, Marivaux, translation (1992); Absolute Classics, Oberon


Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall (1990); Serpents Tail


Berenice, Racine, translation  (1990); Absolute Classics, Bath; Oberon


The School for Wives, Moliere, translation   (1990); Absolute Classics, Bath; Oberon


The Misanthrope, Moliere, translation (1990); Absolute Classics, Bath; Oberon

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