Adele Thomas

Adele was a recipient of the ITV Theatre Director Scheme (now RTYDS Theatre Director Scheme) and was based at the Royal & Derngate Theatres in Northampton. Other training includes the National Theatre Studio Young Directors course.

Alongside directing projects Adele has developed many new pieces by emerging and established writers for companies such as Traverse, Replay, Pentabus, Royal & Derngate, Sherman Cymru, The National Theatre and Kneehigh.

Awards

2013/4 The Bloody Ballad
Argus Angel @ The Brighton Festival, Music Theatre Network and Whatsonstage Awards for ‘Best Music’ and ‘Best Musical’, Scotsman/Brighton Fringe Award for ‘Emerging Talent’ and Theatre in Wales awards for ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best Music’
2008 ITV Theatre Director Scheme Bursary (now RTYDS)
2008 ITV Theatre Director Scheme Bursary attachment to Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton
2008 Dirty Award – Best Director
2007 Winner Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Committee Award
2005 Winner PMA Award (NSDF) as Director of The River by Lucy Caldwell

2017

NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
Associate Connections Director
BIRDLAND
LAMDA
COSI FAN TUTTE
Northern Ireland Opera

2016

THREE SISTERS
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
MACBETH, THE COMPLETE WALK
Short Film, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
Associate Connections Director
ALL THAT I AM
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Gate Theatre London
MADNESS IN VALENCIA
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

2015

THOMAS TALLIS
Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe
THE ORESTEIA
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
Associate Connections Director

2014

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe
THOMAS TALLIS
Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe
A WARRING ABSENCE- NT Platform
National Theatre
UNUSUAL UNIONS – THE GOLDEN HOURS
Royal Court
NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS
National Theatre
THE BLOODY BALLAD OF MARY MAID
Brighton Fringe/ Latitude

2013

COMPANY OF WOLVES R&D
Kneehigh Theatre
APPARITIONS OF SPIRITS -
WITH THE FORSYTHE SISTERS
Gagglebabble/Theatr lolo
YOUNG STUDIO SEASON
National Theatre Learning
A VAMPIRE STORY
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
GABRIEL
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Associate Director (Director: Dominic Dromgoole)
THE BLOODY BALLAD OF MARY MAID
Soho Theatre/Theatr lolo/Sherman Cymru/Edinburgh Festival/Tour
WRITE HERE
Traverse Theatre
MY PEOPLE
As Director/Writer
National Theatre of Wales
GREATER THAN LOVE
Adapted from book by Caradoc Evans
Co-writer with Dafydd James
National Theatre of Wales

Previous Productions

THE PASSION – ONE YEAR ON
Memory project and exhibition
National Theatre of Wales
A COLD SPREAD
Chapter/Ruthisstrangerthanrichard
THE BLUE LENSES
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
BULLETPROOF
Replay
CITYSCAPE: DELUGE/NO VACANCIES
Sherman Cymru
A DOLL’S HOUSE
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SWANS
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
UNDER MILK WOOD
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
BIG HOPES
National Theatre, Connections Festival
REPEAT
Dirty Protest
THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHWAN
Young Vic (TPR)
SENENDD
Welsh National Opera
THE PUSH AND THE PULL
Sherman Cymru
AN ENEMY FOR THE PEOPLE
Sgript Cymru/Chapter Arts Centre
THE RIVER
Edinburgh Festival Tour
FALLING
Sherman Youth Theatre

As Assistant/Associate Director

IN THE REPUBLIC OF HAPPINESS
Assistant Director to Domminic Cooke
Royal Court Theatre
BIRTHDAY
Assistant Director to Roger Michell
Royal Court Theatre
THE PASSION
Project Associate working with Michael Sheen
National Theatre of Wales
UNDER MILK WOOD
Creative Associate for Taliesin

Other Experience

BULLETPROOF
As Dramaturge for Replay
PITCH IN
A series of creative collaborations between writers for Sherman Cymru
SCRIPT STUDY
Co-producing, devising and organising a series of workshops for experienced writers led by leading theatre practitioners.
Living Pictures/Script Cymru
HURST RESIDENCY
Resident Director of course for young writers at Arvon Foundation
MA DESIGN PROJECT
Consultant Director for RWCMD
OPERA DESIGN CONCEPTUAL PROJECT
Consultant Director for RWCMD
RUTH IS STRANGER THAN RICHARD
Artistic Director
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Artistic Director, Sherman Youth Theatre
PROCESS WEEK
Young Vic
BRECHT WORKSHOP
A RESPECTABLE WEDDING
Young Vic
NEW YOUNG DIRECTOR’S COURSE (2005)
National Theatre Studio