Neil Bartlett

Director, Writer


Simon Blakey
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Orlando (Upcoming)
A new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel for the Michael Grandage Company
Directed by Michael Grandage, Starring Emma Corrin

Jekyll and Hyde (2022)
A new adaptation for Derby Playhouse & the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

“Jekyll and Hyde is, in its turns, gripping, chilling and darkly amusing”
The Indiependent

“This is a Jekyll and Hyde with all the Victorian creepiness you’d expect”
The Guardian

Medea (2017 & 2018)
Translator & Director, UK Tour and Brighton Fringe

The Plague (2017 & 2018 revival)
Adaptor & Director, Arcola Theatre

Stella (2016)
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 Rep 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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