Michael Woodwood

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YearReviewPublication
2018Meticulously choreographed the two actors have obviously worked very hard under the superb direction of Michael Woodwood.
Alan Fitter
londontheatre1.com
2017
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2017Under Woodwood's watchful eye, this piece has been polished into a superb composition of music, mime and physical theatre.
Marianna Meloni
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016Dark sadistic subplot dominates ...production is as memorable as it is hilariously entertaining.
Gary Shipton
gbtheatrecompany.com
2016The play is pacy and slick, never stopping for breath or losing the audience’s attention for a minute.
Carol Evans
thereviewshub.com
2016The stories, all following an amorous theme, flow seamlessly into one another.
Peter Coe
thegoodreview.co.uk
2016An absolute treat, a truly first class production filled with ingenious action, impeccable acting and inventive direction by Michael Woodwood.
Philip Tull
britishtheatreguide.info
2016A lightly farcical and endearingly romantic piece of theatre.
Julie Watterson
thestage.co.uk
2016Ibsen's play has lost none of it's power to invoke strong emotions
Joe Coventry
catalystmedia.org.uk
2016Michael Woodwood has used minimal staging which emphasises the physical and emotional collapse of the couple’s relationship
Jill Lawrie
remotegoat.com
2016With the careful direction of Michael Woodwood, the piece is intricately choreographed with exciting scene changes and physical theatre sequences
Katie Haygarth
theatrefullstop.wordpress.com
2016Bump stands out for its stylistic execution. The choreography is fantastically fast-paced
Anthony Maskell
broadwaybaby.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Director and Co-Writer
Theatre
The Coat
Michael Woodwood
Scrambled Egg Theatre Company
Zemaites Theatre, Telsiai, Lithuania
2019Director
Opera
Le nozze di FigaroKaunas Music Academy with Mozarteum, Salzburg
Kenneth More Theatre, London
2019Director
Theatre
Choice of a LifetimeVital Stages
Tour
2018Director and Writer
Theatre
Playing with FireRedbridge Drama Centre (London Tour)
London Tour
2018Director
Theatre
BumpBuckle Up Theatre
Vault Festival London. Prague Festival. Little Venice Theatre Florida.
2018Director
Opera
Le nozze di FigaroKaunas Opera Academy, Lithuania
Kaunas Cultural Centre, Lithuania
2018Director and Co-Writer
Theatre
PortmanteauArcati Productions (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Theatre Sarwanam, Kathmandu, Nepal
2018Director and Co-Writer
Theatre
A Man of No ImportanceScrambled Egg (Donsdorf Festival, Germany)
Donsdorf
2018Co-Director
Theatre
Pandora's BoxNMT Automatics (Greenwich Playhouse and tour)
2017Director
Theatre
BumpBuckle Up Theatre (Tristan Bates, London)
Tristan Bates
2017Director
Theatre
Our Country's GoodIdentity School Of Acting
Omnibus Theatre Clapham
2016 - 2017Director
Theatre
MacbethBuckle Up Theatre with Arcati Productions (Telsiai, Lithuania)
Zemaites Theatre, Telsiai, Lithuania and tour
2016Director
Theatre
The Wonderful Wizard of OzVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2016Dramaturg
Theatre
Dido and Aeneas: RemixedNMT Automatics (Greenwich Playhouse and tour)
Greenwich Playhouse and tour
2016Director and Writer
Theatre
Journeys (Edinburgh Festival)Buckle Up Theatre
Tristan Bates and Gilded Balloon
2015Director
Theatre
Bump (Manchester and Edinburgh Festival)Buckle Up Theatre Company
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
2015Director and Writer
Theatre
Our IslandRedbridge Drama Centre (Tour)
2015Director
Theatre
AladdinVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2015Director and Writer
Theatre
Help Me, I'm NormalVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
A Doll's HouseUK Touring Theatre Company (UK tour)
2014Director
Theatre
CinderellaVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2014Director and Writer
Theatre
Waste of TimeVital Stages
TIE Tour
2013Director
Theatre
Peter PanVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2013Director and Writer
Tour
JourneysScrambled Egg Theatre Company
Zemaites Theatre, Telsiai, Lithuania and tour
2012Director
Theatre
PinocchioVital Stages
Lovegrove Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
Love on the TracksBig Olive Productions and Watermill Newbury
Watermill Newbury and tour
2011Director and Writer
Theatre
The Singing Ringing TreeVital Stages
2011Director
Tour
Twelfth NightGB Theatre Company (UK and Ireland tour)
UK Tour
2010 - 2011Director and Writer
Tour
Choice of a LifetimeVital Stages
2010Director
Theatre
Love on the TracksBig Olive Productions (Soho Theatre)
Soho Theatre
2008 - 2009Director
Theatre
Hidden VoicesParadoxos Theatre Company Ltd
Oakengates Theatre, Telford
2009Director
Theatre
Foundation StoneParadoxos Theatre Company Ltd
Albert Hall, Nottingham
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2003Arts DegreeThe Open University
    1984Three Year ActingLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

    Additional Skills

    I regularly run workshops and teach masterclasses on acting for the Director's Cut Theatre Company in London. I am a regular lecturer and director at the Opera department of Vytautas Magnus Music Academy in Kaunas, Lithuania, and most recently I have been asked to run a series of masterclasses at the Opera Studio of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. I have also given acting masterclasses in Lithuania, Czech Republic, USA, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland and Nepal. I am a very experienced practitioner in the use of Forum Theatre for Community Theatre and have worked for a number of large organisations providing theatre in the workplace for both the private and public sector.

    Referees

    Jonny Siddell

    Head of Centre

    Redbridge Drama Centre

    Churchfield, South Woodford

    Tel **contact removed**

    About me

    I have been working in the theatre for over thirty years as an actor, director and writer having trained at LAMDA. I have been artistic director at the Redbridge Drama Centre from 1995 to 2016. I am also a freelance director and have directed plays from the classical repertoire and new writing.

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Forum Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Shakespeare
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard