GRAHAM WATTS | CV 

 Theatre 

2019

GARRY

by Sophie Treadwell

White Bear Theatre, London - WORLD PREMIERE

2018

THE UNNATURAL TRAGEDY 

by Margaret Cavendish
White Bear Theatre, London - WORLD PREMIERE

2017

ROMEO & JULIET

East 15 Acting School, tour

2016

OTHELLO

English Theatre of Hamburg, Germany

2015

THE SEA VOYAGE

by John Fletcher & Philip Massinger
Oval House Theatre, London - First production in 350 years

2014

THE UNNATURAL TRAGEDY (1662)

by Margaret Cavendish
Oval House Theatre, London - Workshop production

DEPRAVITY (Radio Play)
Written and directed by Graham Watts
www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BULLDOZER 

by Deanna Walker (Radio Play)
www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

2013

LOVE'S CURE

by Beaumont & Fletcher
Oval House Theatre, London - First production in 400 years.

 

THE MAN WHO TENDED DAHLIAS (Radio Play)
Written and directed by Graham Watts
www.frequencytheatre.co.uk

MACBETH II - The Seed of Banquo 

by Noah Lukeman
Guildford Shakespeare Company (Staged Reading) - UK PREMIERE

2012

SOYUZ 40

by Kenneth Emson
Frequency Theatre (Radio Play)

HENRY 4TH PART ONE
Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
The English Theatre of Hamburg, Germany

2011

BOUNCERS

by John Godber
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

2010

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

THE STRIP

by Phyllis Nagy
Oval House Theatre, London

2009

ABUSED TOGETHER

by Jemmy Gantley
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin - WORLD PREMIERE

OTHELLO

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

 

KING LEAR

Miller Performing Arts Center, Alfred, New York, USA

MACBETH

Grange Court Theatre, London

2008

THE PRIVATE EAR

by Peter Shaffer
Whitehorse Theatre Company, tour of Germany

FORTUNE FAVOURS

by Derek Williams
King’s Head Theatre, London - WORLD PREMIERE

IN FLAME 

by Charlotte Jones   
Pleasance Theatre, London

WIDOWS

by Ariel Dorfman
Capitol Theatre, Manchester

B MINOR 

by Fin Kennedy
The Langley, London

2007

RICHARD III

S.I.E. Birmingham & UK Tour

DON’T CRY DOCTOR MITCHELL

by Sara Pascoe
Croydon Warehouse Theatre, London (Workshop production) - WORLD PREMIERE 

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 
Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS 

by David Eldridge 
John Gielgud Theatre, RADA

THE GOOD PERSON OF SICHUAN
by Bertolt Brecht

Corbett Theatre, London

2006

HENRY V

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA, and Brisbane, Australia

THE SOPRANO’S LAST SUPPER 

by Len Collin Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

2005

A DAY IN THE LIFE 

by Darron Ward
Croydon Warehouse Theatre, London (Workshop production) - WORLD PREMIERE

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaskan Tour and New York City

MARAT / SADE 

by Peter Weiss
Corbett Theatre, London

SAME OLD MOON 

by Geraldine Aron
Judi Dench Theatre, London

2004

DEADLY NIGHTCAP 

by Francis Durbridge
Vienna’s English Theatre, Vienna, Austria

THE WINTER’S TALE

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, USA, and Canadian / Alaskan tour

CAROL 

by Sharif Samad
Corbett Theatre, London - WORLD PREMIERE

2003

THE COUNTRY WIFE 

by William Wycherley
Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

LITTLE EYASES 

by Graham Watts
Anchorage Community Theatre, Alaska, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

JULIUS CAESAR
Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

LARK RISE 

adapted by Keith Dewhurst
Guildhall Theatre (Promenade Production)

VICTORY 

by Howard Barker
Theatro Technis, London

LUCKY SODS 

by John Godber
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

2002

JEKYLL AND HYDE 

adapted by Peter Griffith
Tour of Germany, White Horse Theatre Company - WORLD PREMIERE

MACBETH
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

LOVEPLAY

by Moira Buffini
Patrick Centre, Birmingham

AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP 

by Shelagh Stephenson
Theatro Technis, London

UP ‘N UNDER 

by John Godber
Newpalm Productions, UK Tour

2001

ROMEO & JULIET

Tour of Germany, White Horse Theatre Company

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska, USA

FEMALE TRANSPORT

by Steve Gooch
Guildhall Studio, London

2000

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Tour of Germany; White Horse Theatre Company

LOVERS & OTHER ENEMIES 

by Nina Rapi
Three Mills Studio, London (Workshop Production) - WORLD PREMIERE

THE ACCRINGTON PALS 

by Peter Whelan
Guilgud Studio, R.A.D.A.

COLD CALLING 

by Sally Heywood
Riverside Studios, London (Workshop Production) - WORLD PREMIERE

AS YOU LIKE IT
London Schools Tour

1999

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 

by Christopher Mitchell
Scottish Tour. M&M Productions

WORKSHOP TOUR OF PAKISTAN
British Council – Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi

MESSALINA 

by Nathaniel Richards
Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Performance with scripts)

TRUE DARE KISS 

by Debbie Horsfield
GBS Studio, R.A.D.A

THE HOSTAGE 

by Brendan Behan
Royal National Theatre (NT2000)

1998

ON THE PISTE 

by John Godber (Nominated For “Irish Times” Award)
Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

THE ELEPHANT MAN 

by Pacho Beltran
TeatreNeu, Barcelona - WORLD PREMIERE

THE JEWES TRAGEDY 

by William Heminges (Performance with scripts)
Shakespeare’s Globe, London

(For rest of 1998 see the Television page)

1997

THE WONDER KID 

by Danni Campi
TeatreNeu, Barcelona - WORLD PREMIERE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

(Included Filmed Sequences) UK Tour

FUNNY PECULIAR 

by Mike Stott
Perth Repertory Theatre, Scotland

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Courtyard Theatre, London

LETTICE AND LOVAGE 

by Peter Shaffer
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and No 1 Tour

HARD TIMES 

adapted by Stephen Jefferies
Courtyard Theatre, London

1996

FAST FORWARD 

by Danni Campi
TeatreNeu, Barcelona - WORLD PREMIERE

MACBETH

UK Tour (Revived in 1998/99)

SHIRLEY VALENTINE 

by Willy Russell
Hull Truck Theatre and English Theater, Frankfurt (Two separate
productions)

PRETTY EYES, UGLY PAINTINGS

by Mario Vargas Llosa
Soho Theatre Company/Courtyard Theatre - WORLD PREMIERE

DRACULA 

by John Godber & Jane Thornton
Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour) - WORLD PREMIERE

1995

EASY MONEY 

by Danni Campi
TeatreNeu, Barcelona - WORLD PREMIERE

BOUNCERS 

by John Godber
Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

UP ‘N’ UNDER 

by John Godber
Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

SALT OF THE EARTH 

by John Godber
Courtyard Theatre, London

TEECHERS 

by John Godber
Hull Truck Theatre Co (Tour)

 

1992 - 1994

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER
Productions included:

LOST IN YONKERS 

by Neil Simon (Regional Premiere)

SHIRLEY VALENTINE 

by Willy Russell

ROMEO & JULIET

AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER 

by Chris England & Arthur Smith (UK Tour)

JAMAICA INN 

adapted by David Horlock

DANGEROUS OBSESSION 

by N.J. Crisp

MOLL FLANDERS (Musical)

by Claire Luckham

ON THE PISTE 

by John Godber

4 x Young Writers Plays and 3 x Street Theatre Plays As Associate was also responsible for Education and Outreach
Projects.

 

1987 - 1992

PALACE THEATRE, Westcliff

ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler

AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J B Priestley

 

WYVERN THEATRE Swindon & Tour

HESS by Michael Burrell
 

 

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE - Staff Director

WHALE by David Holman (Dir: Tim Supple)

 

 

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY - Assistant Director

THE WINTER'S TALE (Dir: Terry Hands)

 

WANTING by Kate Dean (Dir: Graham Watts) - WORLD PREMIERE

 

DIDO & AENEAS by Andrew Waldron (Dir: Graham Watts) - WORLD PREMIERE

 

THE SHOP ASSISTANT by Simon Kent (Dir: Graham Watts) - WORLD PREMIERE

 

EVERYWOMAN by Sarah Woods (Dir: Graham Watts) - WORLD PREMIERE

 

Founder/Director RSC Young Writers Project

 

ENGLISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 

(World Tour) – Resident Director

 

CORIOLANUS (Dir: Michael Bogdanov)

 

THE WINTER'S TALE (Dir: Michael Bogdanov)

 

PERICLES – Performance with scripts (Dir: Graham Watts)

 

TRAMPOLINE PRODUCTIONS - Founder and Director

 

PENTAMETERS THEATRE

A WOMAN IS A WEATHERCOCK 

by Nathan Field
Nominated for ‘Time Out' Award

 

CORNER THEATRE
RASPBERRY by Tony Marchant

 

NOT THE RSC Director of Company responsible for producing the Fringe Festivals at the Almeida;
Howard Barker’s THE POSSIBILITIES (acted in) and other events.

 

 

ALMEIDA THEATRE

THE BITE OF THE NIGHT by Howard Barker - WORLD PREMIERE

 

 

RIVERSIDE STUDIOS/BRISTOL EXPRESS

GARDEN TIGER by Peter Reynolds - WORLD PREMIERE

 

 

KINGS HEAD THEATRE

THE SHOP ASSISTANT by Simon Kent - WORLD PREMIERE

 

 

LILLIAN BAYLIS THEATRE

WORKING OUT by Louise Page - WORLD PREMIERE
 

 

GREENWICH STUDIO THEATRE

RIDERS TO THE SEA/IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN & THE TINKERS WEDDING by J M Synge

 

 TV & FILMs 

2005

TO THE MANOR DRAWN
By Mick Bower & Graham Watts

Finalist in Leicester International Short Film Festival.

Copy of this film available on request

2003

PREY FOR THE FUTURE
By Mick Bower

Finalist in the Southend and Wood Green Film Festivals
Copy of this film available on request

2001

JUST A MINUTE
by Graham Watts

Numerous showings at UK film festivals and online at “3btv”.

All films available on request on whatever format you require including USA compatibility.

1998

LIVETIME
Granada Television (Producer)

 

HEALTHBEAT
Granada Television (Producer)

 

“ZEST” BEAUTY SHOW
Granada Television (Directed Strands)

 Drama Schools & Education 

Numerous Productions & Workshops including:
R
ada, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, Central, Mountview, Guildford, East 15, Birmingham T. S., Birmingham S of Acting, Arts Ed Acting Company, Drama Studio, Redroofs TV Course, Academy, School of Science of Acting, Court Training Company, LAPA, City Lit, Poor School, Actors Centre, the British American Drama Academy, USA National Theatre Institute, Fairbanks Arts Festival USA, Fairbanks University Alaska USA, Valdez Conference, Alaska, ACT Anchorage, Essex University, RSC & ESC.Graham is also Senior Assessor in Acting for Trinity College International Examinations Board.
BRITISH COUNCIL Workshops for University students in Poland for 3 years and Pakistan in 1999.
Regular workshops for the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, including work with the deaf.

 Writing 

(All scripts available on request)
Graham has adapted “Who Killed Palomino Molero?” by Mario Vargas Llosa for the stage and "Little Eyases" a play & workshop programme that introduces the under 12's to Shakespeare.
He has also written three short films entitled LEITH ENCOUNTER (with Story Board), JUST A MINUTE, and MY GUY and the major screenplay of C. S. Forester’s PLAIN MURDER. Currently he is writing a screenplay based on Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” called MEASURE 4.

 Training 

BA Hons 2:1 Theatre Studies, Warwick University
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – Post Graduate Course

 

Courses:
 

Television & Film:

“Film Directing”: Patrick Tucker@Raindance
 

“Directing on Film”: 4 Corners Film Workshop
 

“Directing on DV” @ Raindance
Director’s Guild Director Observer “McLibel” (Dir: James Cellan Jones) Channel 4 (Multi-camera)

"Writer’s Lab" – Screenplay intensive : Elliot Grove @ Raindance

“Scripting For Video”: Connections Communications

 

 

Other:
Computer Literate (CLAIT & IBTT II)
Conversational Spanish

 Awards 

Winner of the 1988 Rose Bruford Memorial Trust Directors Award