Paddy Glynn in Driving Miss Daisy, photo by Simon Annand

RUSSELL LUCAS

Marksman @ Slunglow

by Matthew Floyd Jones

'Russell Lucas' captivating production' - A Younger Theatre

'This is Harold Pinter territory Jauntily Usurped' Michael Coveney

'Beautiful Noise' by Henry Davis (filming July 2017)

'Lost Letters' by Julian Machin (radio play in development about E.M.Forster for 2018)

'Fan Like' new scratch at The Albany based on the culture of superfans

'It's Very Very Likely We'll Be Ok' by Hendog Leisure, Peckham Project 2017

'Warped' (The Cult of the Krays) by Martin Malcolm (Scratch The Arts, London, November)

'Price' by Heather Uprichard (Work in progress, 2017)

'Marksman' by Matthew Floyd Jones (Slung Low 2017)

 

THE AMERICAN SEASON in London, UK:

'Driving Miss Daisy' by Alfred Uhry, Canal Cafe Theatre, October 2016

'The Understudy' by Theresa Rebeck, Canal Cafe Theatre, February 2017

Play #3 coming October 2017

 

'Toiling Upwards in the Night' (Producer) curated by Hendog leisure

'Dollywould'  by Shit Theatre  (CPT, Bristol Old Vic, May Fest)

'Dollywould' by Shit Theatre (Edinburgh 2017) 'with contributions by'

'I Am...I Said' by Henry Davis. installation performance & two short films (CU)

'Royal Vauxhall' (scratch) by Desmond O' Connor (Royal Vauxhall Tavern)

'Vernon God Little' by Tanya Ronder (Stanwix Theatre)

'Care' interviews by Unhinged/dramaturgy by Martin Malcolm (The Rosemary Branch)

'The Tape Face Xmas Special' by Sam Wills  (Pleasance, Queen Dome)

'Atrophy' by Heather Uprichard from Shunt Collective (Etcetera Theatre)

'The Earthworks' (short) by Tom-Morton Smith (Soho Theatre)

'Henry V' by William Shakespeare (Stanwix Theatre)

'Women's Hour'  by Shit Theatre (Movement direction / UK Tours)

'Titus Andronicus' by William Shakespeare (The Cockpit)

'Nightbus' (and Co-devised/edited) by Young/Marlowe (The Pleasance, Edinburgh)

'The Fat Man's Wife' by Tennesse Williams, Canal Cafe Theatre

'Julie Madly Deeply' (+ co-devised) by Sarah-Louise Young (Trafalgar Studios2, Panasonic Canada, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Gilded Balloon & continuing UK tour)

'Heels of Glory' (scratch) by Tricity Vogue/Richard Link (The Albany)

'Icarus' (short) by Martin Malcolm (Southwark Playhouse)  

'Tall, Thin and Blonde/A.N.D.' (and edited) GOLDSMITHS & Tristan Bates

'Tara' by City of the Moon (redirection / Theatre Kubrik)  

'Man to Man' by Manfred Karge, (Theatre Bookshop, Waterloo)

'Uncle Vanya' by Anton Chekhov (The Theatre, Sandwell)

'Find Me' by Owen Wynmark (Theatre, Sandwell)

 

Pantomimes for PH Associates of London:

'Snow White' 'Sleeping Beauty'

'Aladdin' 'Dick Whittington'

 

Knife & Fork Applied Theatre (and writer/choreographer/production manager):

'Environ' 'Environ 2' 'Pongo' 'Mother Knows Best'

 

Young People's Theatre:  

'My Fair Lady' by Lerner & Lowe  (Direction, & choreography)'Fame' by Pitchford  (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Annie' by Strouse (Direction & choreography)

'Scrooge' by Bricusse (Direction, & choreography) 'The Secret Garden' by Hodgson-Burnett  (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Guys & Dolls' by Loesser (Direction, & choreography) 'Sweet Charity' by Coleman  (Direction, & choreography) 'West Side Story' by Bernstein  (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Carousel' by Rodgers & Hammerstein (Direction, & choreography) 'Barnum' by Bramble (Direction, design & choreography) 'The Wizard of Oz' by Arlen (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography)

'Bugsy Malone' by Williams  (Direction, & choreography) 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Rice (Direction, design & choreography) 'Les Miserables' by Schonberg (Direction, & choreography)

'Crazy for You' by Gerswhin (Direction, & choreography) 'Me & My Girl' by Gay  (Direction, & choreography) 'Stags & Hens' by Willy Russell, (The Theatre, Sandwell) 'Clockwise' by Michael Frayn, (The Theatre, Sandwell) 'Trafford Tanzi' by Luckham, (The Theatre, Sandwell)

'Blood Brothers' by Russell, (The Theatre, Sandwell)

 

Workshops:

The Donmar Warehouse

Continuing freelancer for response pieces, education and public workshops (2013 - )

 

Make Your Show

A workshop aimied at new theatre makers. Using devising techniques, collaboration and improvisation thsi workshop brought together new writers to study the art of making new, relevant and original theatre.

 

Hackney Arts - Theatre play in a day

A workshop aimed at writers actors and fans of theatre.

 

Directors Guild of Great Britain

A bespoke workshop deconstructing the  relationship between director and actor.

With Sarah-Louise Young .

 

Old Vic New Voices (Greater London Academies)

Delivered pre-show workshops for Mark Rylance's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

 

Lyric, Hammersmith (Hammersmith Primary Focus)

Engaging children using the performing arts working to the Arts Award.

 

The Princes Foundation (The Lyric, Hammersmith)

Workshops to inspire teachers to use the creative arts within their practice.

 

The National Youth Theatre (LABAN)

A 2 week programme written and delivered by myself to introduce students to

the basics of performance.

 

The Verbier Festival, Switzerland

In partnership with Artis, delivered worshops to invigorate the world class festival amongst the local community

 

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'Everyone is good under Russell Lucas' direction' - The Londonist

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'Astutely directed by Russell Lucas.'

 

The Times

by Matthew Floyd Jones

Photo by Lee Watson

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by Sarah-Louise Young

Photo by Steve Ullathorne

This is an immensely polished, professional and stylish evening which marks another example of how contemporary cabaret is still exploring and pushing at the boundaries of how to best combine words and music.

 

British Theatre

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by Theresa Rebeck

Leonard Sillevis by Simon Annand

 

'Directed by Russell Lucas and brilliantly presented in the round...'

 

Broadway World

Driving Miss Daisy

'Slung Low shows how regional theatre can stay fresh.'

The Guardian

Marksman

Julie Madly Deeply

The Understudy

Film/Installation

WARPED

By Martin Malcolm

James Ferguson & Alex Boxall

by Russell Lucas

Russell has been a performer since the age of seven and a theatre maker for twenty years encompassing plays, music theatre, mime, revues, choreography, pantomime, new writing and youth based arts. His traditional directing practice also includes collaboration, devising, dramaturgy and editing  for artists such as Shit Theatre, Heather Uprichard (Shunt Collective), Linda Marlowe, Sarah-Louise Young and The Boy with Tape on His Face.

 

He is currently running an American Season of work in London funded by CCT and is in pre-production for the short film BEAUTIFUL NOISE.

 

Russell also regularly works with published works directing the UK premier of Tennessee Williams's 'The Fat Man's Wife', bold student adaptations of Shakespeare's 'Henry V'  & 'Titus Andronicus' for East 15 and Tanya Ronder's 'Vernon God little'

 

He is co-creator and the director of global-hit 'Julie Madly Deeply' by Sarah Louise-Young (London/Australia/Canada) and often collaborates with artist Henry Davis.

 

Russell also directs and produces art installation films including I AM I SAID (London, Lubomoriv Angus-Hughes Collection, Greece). He often makes his own work and is currently devising a new play 'Warped' with playwright Martin Malcolm about the glamorisation of the Krays.

 

In young people's theatre he's partnered with the education departments of The Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, The Lyric, Hammersmith and created training weeks for The National Youth Theatre, The Princes Trust, Goldsmiths, East 15 and Cumbria University, plus The Directors Guild of Great Britain where he explored ways to pull down the imagined walls between the director and actor.

 

Russell  trained as an actor at Colchester Mercury Youth Theatre then in Birmingham at The Russian School of Acting and Sandwell College. He completed his training at Wolverhampton University when he simultaneously achieved his Certificate in Education, LAMDA acting diploma, IDTA dance and London College of Music exams studying with voice experts Mark Meylan and Sarah Wright-Owens.

 

Performance work includeds Bobby Kennedy for National Geographic's 'Seven Days that Made a President' and commercials for DFS,

Channel 5 and Heineken.

 

Portfolio:

 

'...the direction, acting and staging all help to intensify the production.'

West End Wilma

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@Russelucas

The American Season, London, Canal Cafe Theatre

Slung Low

Trafalgar Studios & Mirvish Panasonic, Toronto

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Shit Theatre touring to Camden People's Theatre, Pulse and Edinburgh 2017

DollyWould

by Shit Theatre

Contributions by Russell Lucas

Image by Field & McGlynn

 

'Goes beyond a mere comedy routine in its fluid arrangement on a bare stage' - WoStage

Trafalgar Studios & Mirvish Panasonic, Canada

 

Photo by Steve Ullathorne

by Sarah Louise Young

'Astutely directed by Russell Lucas, the evening often feels like a demented three-dimensional  Wikipedia page.'

 

The Times

The American Season, London, Canal Cafe Theatre

By Theresa Rebeck

 

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by Alfred Uhry

Paddy Glynn and Geoff Ahmer by Simon Annand

Leonard Silevas by Simon Annand

Biog & Portfolio

'Pure art this, I felt...'  

 

Exeunt

London / Lubomoriv Angus-Hughes Collection, Greece