Directors

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

  • Paul Chesterton
  • Kristoffer Huball
  • Miriam Higgins
  • Rebecca Gadsby

Paul Chesterton

“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.” 2017

 

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Directing Credits: Lady Anna: All at Sea by Craig Baxter – National Tour (Resident Director); Chips by Shaun Miller and Withdrawn by Pippa Moss – Open Letter Theatre Company – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016;  Boys by Ella Hickson at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015; Dick – The Adult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

“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.” 2017

 

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.