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Paul is currently Artistic Director of the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. He graduated with BA (Hons) Theatre Directing from Rose Bruford College.

Awards and Nominations

2024 The Stage Award for Theatre of the Year for The Watermill Theatre

2024 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production for The Lord Of The Rings, The Watermill Theatre

2024 Listed in The Stage 100

2023 Broadway World UK Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lord Of The Rings, The Watermill Theatre

2023 Broadway World UK Award for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play for Notes From A Small Island, The Watermill Theatre

List Of Productions

2023

THE LORD OF THE RINGS | Watermill Theatre

2020

SPIKE | Watermill Theatre & UK Tour

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & MACBETH | Wilton's Music Hall

2019

KISS ME, KATE | Watermill Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & MACBETH | UK Tour

2018

SWEET CHARITY | Watermill Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Watermill Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT | Wilton's Music Hall

2017

CRAZY FOR YOU | UK Tour

THE BORROWERS | Watermill Theatre / UK Tour

ROMEO AND JULIET | UK Tour

TWELFTH NIGHT | UK Tour

2016

ROMEO AND JULIET | Watermill Theatre

2015

ROBIN HOOD AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD | City Varieties Music Hall Leeds

JULIUS CAESAR | Oxford Drama School

2014

YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL | Pentabus

DICK WHITTINGTON | National Youth Theatre / Ambassadors Theatre

PRIVATE PEACEFUL | National Youth Theatre / Ambassadors Theatre

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER | Rose Bruford College

JOURNEY’S END | Watermill Theatre

POCKET HENRY V | Associate Director | Propeller

THE MARLOW SOCIETY SHOWCASE | Cambridge / London

2013

THE ESSAY | Radio 3 – Existentialism Season

POPE JOAN | National Youth Theatre

REVENGER’S TRAGEDY | LAMDA

POCKET MERCHANT | Associate Director | Propeller

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST | Rose Bruford College

DOCTOR FAUSTUS | National Theatre Studio

THE CAPTAIN OF KÖPENICK | as Staff Director | National Theatre

PREVIOUS THEATRE

THE TEMPEST | Watermill Theatre

HUIS CLOS | Trafalgar Studios

GREAT EXPECTATIONS | Watermill Theatre

HEROES | Watermill Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET | UK Tour

SLEEPING BEAUTY | UK Tour

THE NATURAL CAUSE | Battersea Arts Centre

MEASURE FOR MEASURE | Pleasance Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT | UK Tour

THE TEMPEST | Theatre in Education Tour

OTHELLO | Regional Tour

CLOUDS | Regional Tour

WASPS | Regional Tour

AS ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

RED | As Associate Director | Dir: Michael Grandage | John Golden Theatre, Broadway

AS RESIDENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AT THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE

DIMETOS | Director: Douglas Hodge

A DOLL’S HOUSE | Director: Kfir Yeffet

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Rob Ashford

LIFE IS A DREAM | Director: Jonathan Munby

RED | Director: Michael Grandage

AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR EDWARD HALL'S PROPELLER COMPANY

HENRY V & THE WINTER’S TALE

RICHARD III and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Paul has worked as Assistant Director to Fiona Laird at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End has worked as Assistant Director to Jonathan Kent on THE SEA at Theatre Royal Haymarket.