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Tim Supple

Director

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Katie Haines
Former director of London’s Young Vic Theatre, Tim Supple has directed, adapted, researched and taught theatre across the world in a wide range of languages – including in Europe, India, North Africa and the near East, Iran, Turkey, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia and the post-Soviet States, and North and South America. In the UK he has worked regularly at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in London’s West End.For Dash Arts, he created the celebrated multi-lingual Indian production of A Midsummer Nights Dream and the six-hour adaptation of The One Thousand and One Nights, with artists from the Arabic-speaking world (Edinburgh International Festival 2011). Recent creations include Freedom on the Tyne, an epic, city-wide collaboration performed on Newcastle-Gateshead’s iconic Tyne Bridge. In 2018 he directed The Tempest in Mandarin at Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts.

Awards and nominations include: Olivier, BAFTA, Evening Standard, Time Out, TMA, Herald Angel (Edinburgh International Festival), Dora (Toronto), Yapi Krede Afifi (Istanbul).

At the Young Vic he directed A Servant To Two Masters (national & international tour & West End), As I Lay Dying, Twelfth Night, Blood Wedding, The Jungle Book, Grimm Tales (& international tour), More Grimm Tales (& Broadway), The Slab Boys Trilogy, Oedipus; for the National Theatre: Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Billy Liar (national tour), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (national tour), Whale, Romeo and Juliet, The Villains Opera; for the RSCMidnight’s Children (Barbican, national tour & Apollo Theatre, New York), Love in a Wood, Tales from Ovid (Young Vic), The Comedy of Errors (national/ international tour & Young Vic), Spring Awakening: for Donmar Wharehouse The Cosmonauts Last Message…; for Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre CompanyCoriolanus (with Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Richard Briers and Iain Glenn) and John Session’s Traveling Tales.

Other work in the theatre includes: What We Did To Weinstein (Dash Arts/Menier Chocolate Factory); As You Like It (Dash Arts/Curve Leicester); Beasts and BeautiesToo Clever By Half (Norwegian National Theatre, Bergen); Much Ado About Nothing (Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin); The Comedy of Errors (BBT, Istanbul) Oh What a Lovely War, Guys and Dolls (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester)Billy Budd (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield). As associate director at the Theatre Royal, York, Tim directed work by Kroetz, Arthur Miller, Willy Russell and Brecht.
Adaptations for the theatre include: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (with Dario Fo & Alan Cumming); Billy Budd (with David Holman); The Epic of GilgameshGrimm Tales and More Grimm Tales (with Carol Ann Duffy); The Jungle Book; Haroun and the Sea of Stories (with Salman Rushdie & David Tushingham); Midnight’s Children (with Salman Rushdie & Simon Reade); Tales from Ovid (with Ted Hughes & Simon Reade); Beasts and Beauties (with Carol Ann Duffy & Melly Still); One Thousand and One Nights (with Hanan Al Shaykh)
Opera includes Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute (Opera North); Babette’s Feast (Linbury Studio, ROH); It ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Grange Festival)
Film includes: Twelfth Night (Projector/Channel 4), Rockabye (IWC/Channel 4). Tim is the recipient of a NESTA Invention and Innovation Award for experiments in filmhttps://suppleproductions.com/

In development…

THE DEVILS ARE NOT SLEEPING (Based on ‘Szczerze’ the diaries of Donald Tusk)

THE ANARCHY (Based on William Dalrymple’s sensational new book)

DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER (Adapted from the great Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin)

Selected stage direction

THE TEMPEST, 2018
Beijing NCPA/RSC

FREEDOM ON THE TYNE, 2017
Northern Roots/Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative/Newcastle University 2017

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, 2011
with Hanan Al Shaykh
Luminato Festival, Toronto/Edinburgh International Festival
Produced by Dash Arts

AS YOU LIKE IT, 2009
Leicester Curve
Produced by Dash Arts

WHAT WE DID TO WEINSTEIN, 2005
Menier Chocolate Factory
Produced by Dash Arts

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, 2005
Commissioned by the British Council
Two tours of India, extensive tours of the UK, Australia and North America, two seasons at Stratford-upon-Avon and a season at the Roundhouse in London.
Produced by Dash Arts.

THE COSMONAUTS LAST MESSAGE…, 2005
Donmar Warehouse;

BEASTS AND BEAUTIES, 2002
Norwegian National Theatre, Bergen;

TOO CLEVER BY HALF, 2001
Norwegian National Theatre, Bergen;

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2000
Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin;

CORIOLANUS, 1992
with Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Richard Briers and Iain Glenn
Renaissance Theatre Company

TRAVELING TALES, 1991
John Session
Renaissance Theatre Company

BILLY BUDD, 1991
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield;

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, 1989
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

GUYS AND DOLLS, 1989
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester;

At the Young Vic (Artistic Director from 1993 – 2000)

A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS (national & international tour & West End), 1999

MORE GRIMM TALES (& Broadway), 1998

AS I LAY DYING, 1998

TWELFTH NIGHT, 1998

BLOOD WEDDING,1997

THE JUNGLE BOOK, 1995

GRIMM TALES (& International Tour), 1994

THE SLAB BOYS TRILOGY, 1994

OEDIPUS, 1994

At the National Theatre:

ROMEO AND JULIET, 2000

THE VILLAINS OPERA, 2000

HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES, 1998

WHALE, 1998

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH, 1993

BILLY LIAR , 1991
(National Tour)

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, 1990
(National Tour)

At the RSC

MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, 2003
Barbican, National Tour & Apollo Theatre, New York

LOVE IN A WOOD, 2001

TALES FROM OVID (Young Vic), 1999

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 1996
National/ International Tour & Young Vic

SPRING AWAKENING, 1995

Opera:

THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2003
Opera North;

BABETTE’S FEAST, 2002
Linbury Studio, ROH

HANSEL AND GRETEL, 2001
Opera North

Film Includes

ROCKABYE, 2004
IWC/Channel 4.

TWELFTH NIGHT, 2002
Projector/Channel 4

Awards and nominations

Tim is the recipient of a NESTA Invention and Innovation Award for experiments in film.

Time Out, Evening Standard, TMA, Olivier, BAFTA, Herald Angel

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