Justin Murray

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018a mile-high, supercharged, riveting, and totally unpredictable ride
Jo Macaulay
twitter.com
2017★★★★ - 'Written by Chris Vlachopoulos and directed by Justin Murray, this adaptation is highly intelligent'
Nico Cull
theupcoming.co.uk
2017a bold and thought-provoking new play
Mark Lawson
theguardian.com
2017★★★★★ - 'Blocking and staging nicely mirror the constantly changing status of both leads, without ever being too obvious'
Oliver Lennard
broadwaybaby.com
2017★★★★★ 'a thing of dance, passion, total beauty... a complete life-enhancement'
Ruth Gledhill
londontheatre1.com
2017★★★★ - 'Apparently, this show lasted 90 minutes, it honestly felt like less than half an hour. Raw, passionate, well-paced'
Chris Omaweng
londontheatre1.com
2017★★★★ - 'I suspect we will always need a play such as Rounds'
Peter Davis
femalearts.com
2017a believable, compassionate, sometimes funny and towards the end very moving performance.
Keith McKenna
britishtheatreguide.info
2017★★★★ 'Justin Murray's moving production is both timely and hugely ambitious'
Peter Brown
actdrop.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Director
Theatre
Ashurbanipal
Justin Murray
Catharsis
The Crypt Gallery
2018Director
Theatre
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Justin Murray
Gods and Monsters
The Scoop
2018Director
Theatre
A Beautiful Day Forever
Justin Murray
RedSand Theatre
Reykjavik Fringe Festival / Touring
2018Assistant Director
Theatre
The Cherry Orchard
Phil Wilmott
Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
2018Associate Director / Dramaturg
Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Francesca Bridge-Cicic
The Court Theatre Training Compani
The Courtyard
2017Director
Theatre
The Complete Greek Tragedies (In One Hour) scratchCatharsis
The Pleasance, Islington
2017Director
Theatre
The Complete Greek Tragedies (In One Hour)Catharsis
The Rosemary Branch Theatre
2017Director
Theatre
Miracle At Montecristi
Justin Murray
Theatre 503
Theatre503
2017Associate Director
Theatre
Calcutta
Francesca Bridge-Cicic
Ensemble Tempus Fugit
St Bartholemew's Church's Brighton
2017Assistant Director
Theatre

Phil Wilmott
Gods & Monsters
The Scoop
2017Assistant Director
Theatre
The Chechnya Plays
Scott Le Crass
5pound5 Theatre
The King's Head
2017Associate Director
Theatre
FILTH
Anna Marshall
Skin & Bone Theatre
Etcetera Theatre
2017Director (short play)
Theatre
Monstrification of Eastern EuropeEncompass Productions
Arts Theatre Leicester Square
2017Assistant Director
Theatre
The Chechnya Plays
Scott Le Crass
5pound5 Theatre
Theatre Delicatessen
2016 - 2017Director
Theatre
Antigone R&D
Justin Murray
Actors Of Dionysus
Redbridge Drama Centre
2017Director
Theatre
LAB
Dan Bird
Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
2016 - 2017Director
Theatre
purged
Justin Murray
Catharsis
Blue Elephant Theatre / The Hope Theatre / Brighton Fringe
2016 - 2017Associate Director
Theatre
Rounds
Anna Marshall
Resuscitate
Southwark Playhouse / New Wimbledon Studio / Bolton Octagon / Blue Elephant Theatre
2016Assistant Director
Tour
Helen
Jonathan Young
Actors Of Dionysus
Malvern Theatre / Bridge Theatre Warwick / Brighton Fringe
2016Director
Theatre
So An Englishman Walks Into An Irish Bar
Justin Murray
London Irish Rep
Kingsgate Theatre West Hampstead
2016Assistant Director
Theatre
Bacchae
David Stuttard & Tamsin Shasha
Actors Of Dionysus
Osterley House
2016Director
Theatre
Žmones, vietos, ir daiktus (translated extract of People, Places & Things)
Sandra Latanauska
Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre, Lithuania
Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre, Lithuania
2014 - 2016Director
Theatre
HippolytusCatharsis Theatre
2015Assistant Director
Theatre
Humanity On The Edge
Michela Sisti
Roughcast
Invention Festival
2015Director (short play)
Theatre
Wisdom
Justin Murray
Sheer Height Theatre
The Arts Theatre
2015Director (short play)
Theatre
Lost Love
Christos Callow
TALOS Science Fiction Theatre Festival
Chelsea Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy
Justin Murray
Wound Up Theatre
Hen & Chickens Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe
2015Director
Theatre
Hecuba
Justin Murray
Catharsis
White Bear Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
BreathlessGoblin Baby Theatre Co.
The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham
2014Assistant Director
Theatre
HelenActors Of Dionysus
The Castle Wellingborough, The Lowry, Harlow Playhouse, York Theatre Royal
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014ClassicsDurham University

    Referees

    Anna Marshall

    Artistic Director

    Resuscitate

    **contact removed**

    Tamsin Shasha

    Artistic Director

    Actors of Dionysus

    **contact removed**

    About me

    Director & deviser with special interest in making and remaking new versions of Greek drama & other ancient forms. I seem to keep making shows about time, mental health, memory, and how the past is never very far away.

    My other interests include:

    Physical theatre and movement in storytelling

    incorporating text and good storytelling into devising

    Script development & collaborating with writers

    I've been Associate Director for Actors of Dionysus for the last six months. I am also Artistic Director of Catharsis and have directed their last three shows.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Devised
    • Fringe
    • New Writing
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    DBS checked
    • No