Marksman @ Slunglow
by Matthew Floyd Jones
'Russell Lucas' captivating production' - A Younger Theatre
'This is Harold Pinter territory Jauntily Usurped' Michael Coveney
'The Director's Series' (Post-production, released 2018)
'Psychopomp' by Roger Benington (CCT)
'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)
'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
'Psychopomp' by Roger Benington, Canal Cafe Theatre, November 2017
'Toiling Upwards in the Night' (Producer) curated by Hendog leisure, 2017
'Dollywould' by Shit Theatre (CPT, Bristol Old Vic, May Fest), 2016
'Dollywould' by Shit Theatre (Contributions to Edinburgh and Soho Theatre version) 2017/18
'I Am...I Said' by Henry Davis. installation performance & two short films (CU), 2017
'Royal Vauxhall' (scratch) by Desmond O' Connor (Royal Vauxhall Tavern), 2016
'Vernon God Little' by Tanya Ronder (Stanwix Theatre), 2015
'Care' interviews by Unhinged/dramaturgy by Martin Malcolm (The Rosemary Branch), 2015
'The Tape Face Xmas Special' by Sam Wills (Pleasance, Queen Dome), 2015
'Atrophy' by Heather Uprichard from Shunt Collective (Etcetera Theatre), 2015
'The Earthworks' (short) by Tom-Morton Smith (Soho Theatre), 2014
'Henry V' by William Shakespeare (Stanwix Theatre), 2014
'Women's Hour' by Shit Theatre (Movement direction / UK Tours), 2014
'Titus Andronicus' by William Shakespeare (The Cockpit), 2014
'Nightbus' (and Co-devised/edited) by Young/Marlowe (The Pleasance, Edinburgh), 2014
'The Fat Man's Wife' by Tennesse Williams, Canal Cafe Theatre, 2014
'Julie Madly Deeply' (+ co-devised) by Sarah-Louise Young (Trafalgar Studios2, Panasonic Canada, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Gilded Balloon & continuing UK tour) , 2013 -
'Heels of Glory' (scratch) by Tricity Vogue/Richard Link (The Albany), 2012
'Icarus' (short) by Martin Malcolm (Southwark Playhouse), 2012
'Tall, Thin and Blonde/A.N.D.' (and edited) GOLDSMITHS & Tristan Bates, 2011
'Tara' by City of the Moon (redirection / Theatre Kubrik) , 2011
'Man to Man' by Manfred Karge, (Theatre Bookshop, Waterloo), 2010
'Uncle Vanya' by Anton Chekhov (The Theatre, Sandwell)
'Find Me' by Owen Wynmark (Theatre, Sandwell)
Pantomimes for PH Associates of London 2005-09:
'Snow White' 'Sleeping Beauty'
'Aladdin' 'Dick Whittington'
Knife & Fork Applied Theatre (and writer/choreographer/production manager) 1995-2000:
'Environ' 'Environ 2' 'Pongo' 'Mother Knows Best'
Young People's Theatre 2000-10:
'My Fair Lady' 'Fame' 'Annie' 'Scrooge''The Secret Garden' 'Guys & Dolls' 'Sweet Charity' 'West Side Story''Carousel' by Rodgers & Hammerstein 'Barnum' 'The Wizard of Oz' 'Bugsy Malone' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' 'Les Miserables' 'Crazy for You' 'Me & My Girl' 'Stags & Hens' 'Clockwise' 'Trafford Tanzi' 'Blood Brothers'
The Donmar Warehouse
Continuing freelancer for response pieces, education and public workshops (2013 - )
The Director and Actor Forum
Hosted by Hackney Arts, this biannual event brings actors and directors together discussing their expectations from each other.
The Actor's Study
A weekend workshop focused on having the actor stop and take some time out; look at their career's and then forge forward after learning from their present state.
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
'Everyone is good under Russell Lucas' direction' - The Londonist
'Astutely directed by Russell Lucas.'
by Matthew Floyd Jones
Photo by Lee Watson
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.
by Theresa Rebeck
Leonard Sillevis by Simon Annand
'Directed by Russell Lucas and brilliantly presented in the round...'
Driving Miss Daisy
'Slung Low shows how regional theatre can stay fresh.'
Julie Madly Deeply
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 over twenty years, encompassing plays, cabaret, music theatre, mime, revues, choreography, pantomime, new writing and youth based arts. His practice includes devising, dramaturgy and editing for artists such as Shit Theatre, Callum P Crouch (Shunt Collective), Linda Marlowe, Sarah-Louise Young and The Boy with Tape on His Face. He is co-creator and the director of global-hit 'Julie Madly Deeply' (London/Australia/Canada) and often collaborates with artist Henry Davis, recently directing his installation film 'I Am I Said' (London, Lubomoriv Angus-Hughes Collection, Greece) and 'Beautiful Noise'
He also ran The American Season in London funded by The CCT over 2016/17 and was key to commissioning the NYC writer, Roger Benington to write 'Psychopomp' for the London theatre scene. He's currently funding and producing 'The Director Series' which interviews lesser-known theatre directors (now identifying as Theatre Makers), from the UK, and has spent two years financing and exploring a new play 'Warped' by playwright Martin Malcolm about the glamorisation of the Krays.
Working with published text, he directed the UK premier of both Tennessee Williams's 'The Fat Man's Wife' and Theresa Rebeck's 'The Understudy'
In young people's theatre he's directed bold student adaptations of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' & 'Titus Andronicus' for East 15, Tanya Ronder's 'Vernon God little' for CU and 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 and with voice experts Mark Meylan and Sarah Wright-Owens.
'...the direction, acting and staging all help to intensify the production.'
West End Wilma
The American Season, London, Canal Cafe Theatre
Trafalgar Studios & Mirvish Panasonic, Toronto
Shit Theatre touring to The Soho Theatre, Pulse and Edinburgh 2017/18
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 2014 -
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 American Season, London, Canal Cafe Theatre 2017
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...'
London / Lubomoriv Angus-Hughes Collection, Greece 2016/17