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    About Graham


    Graham Watts has directed around 130 professional theatre productions, several short films, has worked in television, written for theatre, radio, and film, and has enormous experience leading workshops and education work. A number of Graham's radio plays can be listened to at www.frequencytheatre.co.uk under "Podcasts".

    In 2018 he directed the first ever production of Margaret Cavendish's "The Unnatural Tragedy" (1662) for which he has been nominated for Best Director in the Off-West End Theatre Awards (See "Prss Quotes" page for reviews). Script available on request.

    Graham's book "Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Texts" has been published by McFarland and is available at all book outlets including UK and US Amazon. This is the link to the US Amazon listing:


    He enjoys life working freelance, especially outside of the UK, and this has led to projects in Spain, Ireland, Australia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Finland, Poland, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malta, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

    In America he has “O1 – Extraordinary Ability In The Arts” visa status which enables him to work in the USA.

    His production of “Much Ado About Nothing” played a season in Washington Square Park, New York City, in the summer of 2005.

    In July 2006 Graham’s “Henry V” performed during the World Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane Australia. (For details see News).

    Companies he has worked for include the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of Great Britain, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London, English Shakespeare Company, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Granada Television, Hull Truck, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (where he was Associate Director), and the English Theatres in Vienna, Hamburg and Frankfurt.

    Graham is particularly known for his work on Shakespeare (having directed 18 separate Shakespeare plays in 30 productions) but also new writing, education, and short films.

    He is always interested in projects large or small, anywhere in the world, and can be reached at grahamwatts@supanet.com

    Graham is represented by Richard Ireson at The Narrow Road Company www.narrowroad.co.uk. All work enquiries should be directed to Richard on +44 (0)207 831 4450 or richardireson@narrowroad.co.uk

    Graham directing his short film "To The Manor Drawn"




    Graham and Katie Jenson rehearsing for "The Winter's Tale" in Fairbanks Alaska, 2004

    “Theatrical ingenuity…near perfect”

    “Outstanding direction from Graham Watts”.

    “This is how Shakespeare should be performed”

    “It is the first time I have appreciated Shakespeare with such clarity”

    Graham and Tom Robenolt rehearsing "Julius Caesar" in Fairbanks Alaska, 2003.

    “Nothing short of stunning from start to finish”

    “I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so much”

    “A cracking show….A rare theatrical treat”

    “From the very first scene you could tell it was going to be something special”


    Henry V

    Graham Watts
    163, Ryedene Place
    SS16 4TF
    United Kingdom

    Telephone: + 44 (0)1268 557236

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