Directors

We are delighted to be joined by four exceptional directors for the Summer 2017 shows.

  • Paul Chesterton
  • Kristoffer Huball
  • Adam Morley
  • Dominic Waldron

Paul Chesterton – The Taming of the Shrew | The Secret Garden

“I am so pleased to be joining the Heartbreak team for the first time this year and delighted to be directing two shows: a funny, joyous and charming take on a family-favourite alongside an extraordinary and feisty take on the most unconventional love story in English literature.”

 

Paul is a director and actor, having graduated in 2000 from Guildford School of Acting. Paul was born in London, but grew up in South Africa and America. He is also a teacher and facilitator, teaching students from primary to undergraduate level.

Directing Credits: Lady Anna: All at Sea by Craig Baxter – National Tour (Resident Director); Chips by Shaun Miller and Withdrawn by Pippa Moss – Open Letter Theatre Company – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016;  Boys by Ella Hickson at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015; Dick – The Adult Panto at The Star Inn Guildford, Titus Andronicus (assistant director) – Bold Tendencies Car Park, London; The Roses of Eyam by Don Taylor and Mike Bartlett’s 13 at G-Live Studio Theatre and Coram Boy at The Holy Trinity Church in Guildford.

Acting credits include The Alchemist; Present Laughter; The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other and The Odyssey at The Royal National Theatre; After Dido – The Young Vic; A view from The Bridge – The Touring Consortium and Theatre Royal Nottingham; Dracula at The Birmingham Rep. Laertes in Hamlet; Paris in Romeo and Juliet; Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream for Creation Theatre Company. Sir George Versatile in He’s Much to Blame at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds; After Dido at The Young Vic; Terry, Martin, Stewart and Earnest in Confusions; Brian in Joking Apart at The Mill at Sonning.

 

Kristoffer Huball – Murder on the Terrace

“I am thrilled to be working with Heartbreak Productions  and really enjoying the opportunity of working with such a great team of actors to bring this riotous comedy to life.”

 

Kristoffer is a graduate of the Lecoq school in Paris. He is a co-founder of the award-winning Rhum & Clay Theatre Company and worked internationally with The Royal Academy of Music, Annish Kapoor, The Stuttgart Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and The National Theatre. He is a member of the Young Director Directors’ Network, a mentor at The Central School of Speech and Drama and Associate Artist of the Newbury Corn Exchange Theatre. As a director he has developed work with The National Theatre of Wales, The Elevator Repair Service Theatre Company in New York, Le Louvre in Paris, The British Museum and The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace where he worked on generating content based on the Da Vinci anatomical drawings. Last year he worked alongside Audrey Sheffield (Headlong, RSC/The Wooster Group) on The Scar Test, which was supported by Zadie Smith, Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance. He is currently developing The Intergalactic Caravan, an outdoor touring clown show with participants aged over 60 touring to Latitude, Boom Town and Green Man festivals over the Summer and Greenham: War and Peace, a site specific piece on an ex-USAF cruise missile base with over 1000 community participants.

 

Adam Morley – Billionaire Boy

“I am  really enjoying the opportunity of working with such a great team of actors to bring this wonderful new adaptation to the unique and wonderful platform that these exceptional venues offer for open air theatre.”

 

Adam is an award winning Director/Writer/Producer, Artistic Director of regional touring Baroque Theatre Company and is the Associate Director of the Canal Café Theatre in London, home of the Guinness Book of World Records holder world’s longest running live comedy show ‘Newsrevue’ which he has directed many times in London and Edinburgh. He is the Executive Producer of Actors Awareness promoting gender equality and diversity in the arts. His work in film and advertising has twice been nominated at Cannes Lions winning in 2006 in the same year he was named as one for the creatives of the year in Creative Review Magazine. He won an Editor’s Choice Award as Artistic Director for best new venue, Edinburgh 2008. He directed the winning show for the national new writing competition for Writers Avenue (Seconds) which received a transfer to the Pleasance Main House. He was awarded “Best Director for Theatre & Film” at the Fringe Report Awards 2012. Adam directed an acclaimed UK tour of ‘Great Expectations’ for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens birth with Baroque Theatre Company . He directed ‘Dracula’ in the West End in a limited sold out run starring Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval).
He has directed new writing based on the life of Woody Allen at The Pleasance Theatre starring James Phelps (Fred Weasley, Harry Potter film series), as well directing for various Drama Schools across the UK . He directed Moliere and Lorca in French and Spanish language for the sold out five star seasons at The Barons Court Theatre and internationally. Further credits include ‘The Birds’ by Conor McPherson from the story by Daphne du Maurier. Inspector Morse “House of Ghosts”, “The Haunting of Hill House”, “Up Pompeii”, “Kindly Leave the Stage” and many others for Baroque Theatre Company.  He is delighted to be Directing the World Premiere of Billionaire Boy by David Walliams for Heartbreak Productions as well as three further European premiers and a world premiere touring the UK in 2017 and 2018.

Adam is a tireless campaigner for equality and diversity in the arts and has had great success in creating gender equality becoming one of the most prolific employers of female directors in comedy globally and actively pursuing and enacting a blind casting policy. He had commissioned five new plays for the next few years development and has recently launched The Adam Morley New writing Bursary across the UK

For further details www.adammorley.com

Dominic Waldron – Northanger Abbey

“I am so pleased to be joining Heartbreak Productions on this world premiere of Northanger Abbey and excited to be directing such a funny, unique and energetic take on a Jane Austen classic.”

 

Dominic gained his BA Honours with the Open University, and studied drama, acting, and directing with an eclectic mix of training bodies. The most influential being the Bradon Forest Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s National Theatre, Mike Chase Masks, British Academy of Dramatic Combat, Surface of a Bubble, and Gonzo Moose Theatre Company.

Dominic has directed critically acclaimed revivals, classics, and contemporary works throughout the south west, the midlands, and London. He is delighted to be working with “the UK’s friendliest Theatre Company” Heartbreak Productions on this world premiere of Northanger Abbey and hopes the audiences will thoroughly enjoy this funny, unique, and energetic take on a Jane Austen classic.