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Matthew Warchus

About Matthew Warchus

Matthew Warchus is a director of theatre, opera and film.  He has directed award-winning productions for all the major British theatre companies (including a debut with the RSC as the youngest director ever on the Stratford main stage).  He is the Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre, London.

 

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
    • Netflix / Sony Pictures
    • 2022, by Dennis Kelly & Tim Minchin, starring Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch and Stephen Graham BAFTA Nomination for Outstanding British Film and Best Hair & Make Up
    • PRIDE
    • Calamity Films / Pathé
    • 2014, bY Stephen Beresford, Starring Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy and Dominic West Director’s Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival; Winner: Best British Independent Film – BIFAs; BAFTA & Golden Globe Nominations
    • SIMPATICO
    • Atlantis Films
    • 2002, Dir. and co-adaptor Feature film with Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE CONSTITUENT
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2024, written Joe Penhall, starring James Cordon & Anna Maxwell Martin
    • MATILDA - THE MUSICAL  
    • Royal Shakespeare Company /The Courtyard Theatre / The Cambridge Theatre / Schubert Theatre, Broadway
    • 2010 - 2024, Awards: Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, 7 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical & Best Director, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical, TMA Theatre Award for Best Musical, The Ned Sherrin (Evening Standard) Award for Best Musical, 4 Tony Awards with 12 Nominations, 5 Drama Desk Awards including Best New Musical, 5 Broadway World Awards including Best New Musical & Best Director, & New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical
    • PRESENT LAUGHTER
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2019
    • A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2016-2024
    • GROUNDHOG DAY - The Musical
    • The Old Vic / Broadway & Melbourne
    • 2023
    • ART
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2016, Old Vic Theatre, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton,
    • FUTURE CONDITIONAL
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2015, by Tamsin Oglesby
    • THE OLD VIC: IN CAMERA
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2020
    • THE MASTER BUILDER
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2016, by Henrik Ibsen, starring Ralph Fiennes
    • GHOST THE MUSICAL
    • Manchester Opera House / The Piccadilly Theatre, West End / The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway / US Tour & UK Tour
    • 2011-2013
    • LA BETE
    • The Music Box Theatre / Comedy Theatre, West End / Broadway
    • 2010
    • DEATHTRAP
    • Noel Coward Theatre, West End
    • 2010
    • THE NORMAN CONQUESTS
    • The Old Vic Theatre, Circle in the Square Theater Broadway
    • 2008-2009, with Stephen Mangan and Jessica Hynes, Winner: Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play Winner: Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival and Best Director
    • BOEING BOEING
    • Comedy Theatre, West End / Longacre Theater, Broadway
    •  2008, Dir. and translator, with Mark Rylance and Gina Gershon, Nomination: Olivier Award for Best Revival 2008
    • GOD OF CARNAGE   
    • The Gielgud Theatre, West End & UK Tour
    •  2008-2009, with Richard E. Grant and Roger Allam Bernard B. Jacobs Theater Broadway transfer from Gielgud Theatre, West End With James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden and Jeff Daniels Winner: Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play
    • OUR HOUSE
    • UK Tour Transferred from Cambridge Theatre, West End
    • 2002, 2008 - 2009, Winner: Olivier Award for Best Musical
    • SPEED THE PLOW
    • The Old Vic Theatre
    • 2008
    • THE LORD OF THE RINGS
    • Theatre Royal Drury Lane, West End
    • 2007-8, Dir. and co-writer, Nomination: Olivier Award for Best New Musical 2008 Nominations: 7 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoer’s Choice Awards 2007
    • BURIED CHILD  
    • Royal National Theatre
    • 2004
    • END GAME
    • Albery Theatre, West End
    • 2004, with Michael Gambon, Nominations: 2 Olivier Awards
    • TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
    • Gielgud Theatre / West End & UK Tour
    • 2003, with Denise Van Outen
    • THE WINTER'S TALE
    • Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford East & The Roundhouse Theatre
    • 2002
    • FOLLIES
    • Belasco Theatre, Broadway
    • 2001, Nominations: 5 Tony Awards
    • LIFE x3
    • Royal National Theatre / Old Vic / UK tour & Broadway
    • 2000-02, with Helen Hunt
    • TRUE WEST
    • Donmar Warehouse / Circle In The Square, Broadway
    • 2000, with Philip Seymour Hoffman & John C. Reilly, Nomination: Tony Award
    • ART
    • West End / Broadway & Los Angeles
    • 1996-98, with Albert Finney Nomination: Olivier & Tony Awards for Best Director, Winner: Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play
    • HAMLET
    • Royal Shakespeare Company / Broadway & US Tour
    • 1997-98, with Alex Jennings, Nomination: Olivier Award for Best Director
    • Peter Pan
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1995-96
    • VOLPONE
    • Royal National Theatre
    • 1995, Winner: The Evening Standard Award for Best Director
    • HENRY V
    • Royal Shakespeare Company & Barbican
    • 1995, Winner:The Evening Standard Award for Best Director
    • BETRAYAL
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1994
    • DEATH OF A SALESMAN
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1994
    • THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1993
    • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1992 - 1993
    • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    • West Yorkshire Playhouse
    • 1992
    • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    • Queen’s Theatre & West End
    • 1992, with Mark Rylance and Janet McTeer, Winner: Globe Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer
    • FALSTAFF
    • English National Opera
    • 2005
    • COSI FAN TUTTI
    • English National Opera
    • 2002
    • THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
    • Welsh National Opera & The Royal Opera House
    • 1996
    • TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
    • Opera North
    • 1995