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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 and nominations

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

Productions

2018

MACBETH The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

2017

THE WEIR English Touring Theatre
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

Young Vic

A RESPECTABLE WEDDING

 

NEW YOUNG DIRECTOR’S COURSE (2005)

National Theatre Studio

RT @NicolaCarr: Brilliant adaptation of Ulysses by Dermot Bolger @AbbeyTheatre Ulysses - Abbey Theatre https://t.co/TDQ0GmhDZx

RT @DonmarWarehouse: ★★★★ from Financial Times for #TheLadyfromtheSea 'Ibsen's drama is convincingly relocated to a Caribbean island' https…

RT @TheAldwych: So excited about @TinaTheMusical opening at our Theatre in March 2018 https://t.co/qciEzEHHoL

RT @DonmarWarehouse: ★★★★ from the Independent for 'Elinor Cook's sharp adaptation' of #TheLadyfromtheSea https://t.co/SBXKCLLHNP