Sean Turner

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016Remarkable
Jane Shilling
telegraph.co.uk
2016‘No Villain’ won Miller the money and this visceral production has made a winner of Turner as well. Critics Choice
Honour Bayes
timeout.com
2016A Thrilling Discovery
Mark Lawson
theguardian.com
2014This is a superb premise for a play and the characters are all totally believable
Tristan White
remotegoat.com
2014Turner’s direction made the play easy to understand for newcomers and also gave a fresh take to the dialogue
Daniel Perks
blog.londonboxoffice.co.uk
2014An excess of everything that is most wonderful about Shakespeare ★★★★★
Jon Wainwright
thepublicreviews.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2019Associate Director
Theatre

Mark Bell
Mischief Theatre / Kenny Wax
Duchess Theatre
2017Director
Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong - AustraliaLunchbox Theatricals
Melbourne Comedy Theatre & Touring
2017Associate Director
Tour

Mark Bell
Kenny Wax Ltd
Number 1 UK Tour
2017Director
Theatre
Talk RadioCovent Garden Productions
Old Red Lion Theatre
2016 - 2017Director
Theatre
No Villain (West End Transfer)ATG / Covent Garden Productions
Trafalgar Studios
2016Director
Theatre
London RoadUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2015 - 2016Director
Theatre
No VillainTurner Theatre Limited
Old Red Lion Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
NahdaSandpit Arts
Bush Theatre
2015Director
Tour
Romeo & JulietPermanently Bard
Touring
2015Director
Theatre
FavoritRoyal Court Writers Group
Bread and Roses Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
Brother's KeeperCSSD
Central School of Speech and Drama
2015Director
Theatre
You Take the 321Ballast Theatre
Brockley Jack
2015Director
Theatre
The Shakespeare Shuffle: MacbethPermanently Bard
Greenwich Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
The Girl With the ImaginationMoon Mission Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
2015Co-Director
Theatre
Boris GodunovBallast Theatre
Brockley Jack
2014Director
Theatre
Fearful ResponseVertical Line
COGarts
2014Director
Theatre
Bat Boy the MusicalUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
Devised Project (as yet unnamed)Complicite
Hackney Downs Studios
2014Facilitator
Theatre
Impact (R & D)Hot Coals Ensemble
RADA Studios
2014Director
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamPermanently Bard / Fuller's Inns
Open air Tour
2014Director
Theatre
The Pal Street BoysVertical Line
Greenwich Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
AbsentiaCSSD
CSSD
2014Director
Theatre
Shakespeare's LoversThe Faction
Bridewell Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
Babycakes (Rapid Write Response)Theatre 503
Theatre 503
2014Director
Theatre
Rapid Write ResponseTheatre 503
Theatre 503
2014Director
Theatre
Blind; a new play by Doug LucieTriple Jump Productions
The Courtyard Theatre
2013Director / Facilitator
Other
Creating Lines (Workshop)Vertical Line
Greenwich Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
Twelfth NightPermanently Bard
Rose Theatre, Bankside
2013Director / Dramaturg
Theatre
Wolf The MusicalMorrison Aspinall
Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
Ashes To AshesPauline Fleming Productions
Arundel Jailhouse
2013Director
Theatre
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in The Garden)Permanently Bard
Various (Touring)
2013Director
Theatre
Collective EnergyShort Plays By...
Soho Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
Sexy CockfaceKristopher Milnes Present's
Soho Theatre
2013Director / Facilitator
Other
Stage Combat WorkshopMaster Class
Theatre Royal Haymarket
2013Director
Theatre
Suffering in Sirens (Line Up Three)Vertical Line
Greenwich Theatre
2013Director
Other
Teak Show's Mind Warp (Sketch Show)Teak Show
The Victorian Vaults (London Sketch Fest)
2013Director / Dramaturg
Theatre
Elevensies (Research and Development)Old Vic New Voices
Old Vic New Voices Lab
2013Director / Curator
Other
@ThePlayLiveThe Play Live
Twitter
2013Director
Theatre
AbandonmentShort Plays By...
Soho Theatre
2013Director / Dramaturg
Theatre
The Canterville GhostLazy Dog Theatre
Loudwater Farm (Site Specific)
2013Director
Theatre
To the End of Love (Love Vs Hate)Lonesome Schoolboy Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Director / Dramaturg
Theatre
Love Thy BrotherThe Bells Theatre
The Courtyard Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
The Dumb WaiterTwo of a Kind
The Courtyard Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
Trash Christmas (On a spree)Lonesome Schoolboy
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
All HiddenBarefaced Theatre
Portobello Pop Up
2012Director
Theatre
The Communion of LiliesPrimrose Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
Three of HeartsFive One Productions
Camden Etcetera Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
Lethal InjectionFive One Productions
Hen and Chickens Theatre
2012Director
Theatre
The ScrewRada (Royal Court Studio Writers at Rada)
Rada
2011Director
Theatre
Lethal Injection (Edinburgh Version)Five One Productions
C Eca
2011Director
Theatre
Three of HeartsFive One Productions
C Eca
2010Director
Theatre
Sunday Morning at the Centre of the WorldComeback Kid Theatre
Tooting Tram and Social
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20142 week intensive courseComplicite Young Company
    20083yr ActingAcademy of Live and Recorded Arts
    2005Foundation in ActingEast 15 Acting School

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    rehearsal space

    Additional Skills

    Physical theatre work, movement direction, circus skills, immersive theatre, rehearsed readings, childrens theatre, producing, events organisation / management, education and workshops, theatre with young people, dramaturgy, graphic design.

    Additional Information

    Referees

    Doug Lucie - Playwright

    Niall Philips - Artistic Director, Lonesome Schoolboy Productions

    Kristopher Milnes - Producer, Short Plays By...

    Contact details on request.

    Industry Awards

    Nominated 'Best Director' 'Off West End Awards 2012 along with four other nominations for Three of Hearts (Etcetra Theatre)

    Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2011 for Lethal Injection (C Eca Edinburgh)

    Selected as 'Masterclass Guest Director' - Theatre Royal Haymarket 2013

    About me

    I am a Freelance Theatre Director based in South London.

    I am experienced in many areas of theatre and my work is wide and varied. though I work mainly as a Theatre Director, I also provide services as a Dramaturge, Facilitator and Workshop Leader.

    I Trained at both East 15 and the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.

    Recent credits include: Complicite, The Faction, Soho Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Central School of Speech and Drama.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Devised
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes

    Professional Recommendations

    Richard Melkonian Composer

    Sean is a highly devoted, energetic and amicable director. He manages to maintain his vision whilst still being open and is extremely stimulating to work with. I would absolutely recommend Sean as a director.

    Tiffany Al- Shakhli Dresser

    Sean is innovative and inspirational and understands how to get the best out of the cast and crew. Its been an amazing experience to work with him.

    Robert Swinton Director

    I trained Sean as an actor at ALRA, and he was keen to learn and to apply what he learnt. He started up a play reading group to promote understanding amongst students who did not necessarily know as many plays as they should. he turned in good performances. I am not surprised to find him turning to direction, following a passion for new writing, and his work shows increasing sureness of touch. He is dedicated, passionate, thoughtful and daring. To be taken seriously.

    Cas Hodges Producer

    Sean is a hardworking, organised and a hugely talented director one to watch!