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  • Abbey Smith directs THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre
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  • Anya Reiss' new adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING tours with Headlong
  • Tom Wainwright's THE ROOM IN THE ELEPHANT tours the UK
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD (touring)
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for A STEADY RAIN at the Ustinov Studio
  • Lisa Spirling directs THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT for Ice & Fire
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TWO INTO ONE at the Menier
  • James Cotterill designs HOBSON'S CHOICE at the Oldham Coliseum
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON
  • Buy Julian Barnes' exquisite LEVELS OF LIFE, out now in paperback
  • Buy Felicity Cloake's mouth-watering PERFECT TOO, out now
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for JULIE MADLY DEEPLY
  • Rob Brydon presents THE GUESS LIST at 9.30pm on BBC1
  • Polly Sullivan designs THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT for Ice & Fire
  • Buy THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French, out now in hardback
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • See Les Dennis starring in THE PERFECT MURDER, on tour
  • Read Robert Lautner's ROAD TO RECKONING out now in hardback and kindle
  • Matthew Rhys stars in THE AMERICANS AT 10.15PM ON ITV
  • Read Louise Levene's THE FOLLOWING GIRLS, out now in hardback

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Blanche McIntyre
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Blanche McIntyre

Director / Writer

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Assistant: Andy Gout
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About

Blanche is an Associate Director at Nuffield

* Winner - Best Director: TMA 2013 UK Theatre Awards

* Winner of the 2011 Critcs' Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award for ACCOLADE and FOXFINDER (both at the Finborough Theatre)

* FOXFINDER: Listed in Independent's top 5 picks for 2011

* ACCOLADE: Best Director and Best Production at Off West End Theatre Awards 2011; Listed in the Spectator's Top Ten Plays for 2011; Time Out's Best Fringe Show 2011

National Theatre Studio Director's Course (2010)

Winner - Leverhulme Bursary (2009)

Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre (2009)

Training - Drama Studio London, Postgraduate Course in Directing (2004/05)

Education - Double First, Classics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1999 - 2003)

In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
HIPPOPOTAMUS
(2010)
Electric Shadow CompanyFeature film script based on the novel by Stephen Fry (as writer)
Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
LOST HEARTS
(2005)
also as Writer (screenplay)
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
(2014)
Shakespeare's GlobeBy William Shakespeare
TONIGHT AT 8.30
(2014)
Nuffield / English Touring TheatreNine one-act plays by Noël Coward
THE NUTCRACKER
(2013)
NuffieldBy Hattie Naylor
Songs & lyrics by Paul Dodgson
CIPHERS
(2013)
Out Of Joint / Bush Theatre / Northcott Theatre (Exeter)Touring production
By Dawn King
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
(2013)
Manchester Royal ExchangeBy Harold Pinter
THE SEAGULL
(2013)
Headlong Theatre / Nuffield / Derby Theatre / UK TourBy Anton Chekhov in a new version by John Donnelly
* Winner - Best Director: TMA 2013 UK Theatre Awards
THE GRACE OF MARY TRAVERSE
(2013)
Out Of JointRehearsed reading
LIAR, LIAR
(2013)
Unicorn TheatreBy E V Crowe
THE ONLY TRUE HISTORY OF LIZZIE FINN
(2012)
Jagged Fence / Southwark PlayhouseBy Sebastian Barry
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
(2012)
Salisbury PlayhouseBy George Axelrod
REPENTANCE; BEHIND THE LINES
(2012)
ANGLE Theatre / Bush TheatreBy Media Ahmed and Neil Daley respetively
FOXFINDER
(2011)
Finborough TheatreBy Dawn King
Part of the Papatango Playwriting Festival
* Listed in Independent's top 5 picks for 2011
WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE MY MOTHER?
(2011)
Trafalgar Studios - Studio 2By Christopher Hampton
IN WORLD
(2011)
Finborough TheatreRehearsed reading
ROBIN HOOD
(2011)
Latitude Festival / National Student Drama FestivalBy Chris Thorpe
PINCHING FOR MY SOUL
(2011)
Focus Theatre, DublinBy Elizabeth Moynihan
OPEN HEART SURGERY
(2011)
Southwark PlayhouseAs part of Theatre Uncut project
ACCOLADE
(2011)
Finborough TheatreBy Emlyn Williams
* Best Director and Best Production at Off West End Theatre Awards 2011
* Listed in the Spectator's Top Ten Plays for 2011
* Time Out's Best Fringe Show 2011
SCARRED
(2010)
Out Of JointRehearsed reading of play by Kathryn O'Reilly
THE BIG FELLAH (2010/11)Out Of Joint / Lyric Hammersmith / Tour / 2011 Revival Touras Associate Director; dir. Max Stafford-Clark
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
(2010)
Finborough TheatreRehearsed reading
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
(2010)
Changeling Theatre Company touras Associate Director;
dir. Robert Forknall
THE VOICE OF SCOTLAND
(2010)
Finborough TheatreRehearsed reading
A MODEL FOR MANKIND
(2010)
Cock Tavern TheatreWritten by James Sheldon
MOLIÈRE, OR THE LEAGUE OF HYPOCRITES
(2009)
Finborough Theatre
BIRDS
(2009)
Southwark Playhouse - Secrets season
DIRT
(2009)
National Theatre StudioRehearsed reading
GREEN
(2009)
Finborough TheatreRehearsed reading
THE GRAND IRRATIONALITY
(2009)
National Theatre StudioRehearsed reading
By Jemma Kennedy
THE FLIES
(2009)
Echange Theatre Company / Camden People's Theatreas Assistant Director; dir. David Furlong
MEDEA
(2009)
Humble Theatre Company / Prince Edward Bayswateras Assistant Director; dir. Jodi de Souza
THREE HOURS AFTER MARRIAGE
(2008)
Union Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
(2008)
Changeling Theatre Company / Kent touras Associate Director; dir. Rob Forknall
CAN'T PAY? WON'T PAY!
(2008)
Arcola Theatreas Assistant Director; dir. Kate Moyse; Youth Theatre
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
(2007)
Birmingham / Midlands tour
ALADDIN
(2007)
Oxford Playhouseas Assistant Director; dir. Peter Duncan
MEETINGS
(2007)
Blue Hug Theatre Company / Arcola Theatreas Assistant Director; dir. Dan Barnard
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
(2007)
Changeling Theatre Company / Kent touras Assistant Director; dir. Rob Forknall
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
(2007)
Changeling Theatre Company / Kent touras Assistant Director; dir. Rob Forknall
CHARLIE AND HENRY
(2007)
Good Stuff Productions / New End Theatreas Assistant Director; dir. Jason Lawson
DOCTOR FAUSTUS / THE DEVIL IS AN ASS
(2006)
White Bear Theatre
MACBETH
(2006)
Changeling Theatre Company / Kent / London touras Assistant Director; dir. Rob Forknall
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
(2006)
Changeling Theatre Company / Kent / London touras Assistant Director; dir. Rob Forknall
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE AS TOLD TO CARL JUNG BY AN INMATE OF BROADMOOR ASYLUM
(2005)
White Bear Theatre
THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY
(2005)
Battersea Arts Centre
LOST HEARTS
(2005)
Edinburgh Fringealso as Writer
FAMILY FORTUNES
(2005)
Soho Theatre StudioRehearsed reading
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
(2004)
Greenwich Playhousealso as Writer (adaptation)
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
ASKING FOR IT
(2008)
as Writer; original script
NANCY THE WATERMAN
(2007)
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albansas Writer; Libretto for Stephen Dodgson's premiering production
THE SALAMANS
(2008)
as Writer; treatment and pilot for 13-part TV series, commissioned by Mike Wallis (2006 - 08)
Further Information

REVIEWS
THE SEAGULL

"Extraordinary ...Director Blanche McIntyre gets bolder and better with every production ...This is an extraordinary take on Chekhov’s play: layered, feisty, gorgeously melancholic and, lest I forget, frequently droll" (Matt Treuman, Telegraph *****)

"short, sharp reinvention blows away the cobwebs so thoroughly that Chekhov’s classic offers the shock of the new once again ...McIntyre’s astute staging leaves plenty to the imagination ...this mix of old and new is always absorbing, and sometimes revelatory" (Dominic Maxwell, Times ****)

"there's never a dull moment …edgy and fascinating" (Lyn Gardner, Guardian ****)

"We're living in an era of strong and radical Chekhov productions … Blanche McIntyre's staging of The Seagull is up there with the best … Nothing is fidgety. Action and speech are muscular and concentrated … The next time the artistic directorship of a substantial theatre comes round, it should be hers for the taking" (Susannah Clapp, Observer)

"McIntyre’s production for once lives up to the cliché about making a classic seem new" (Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times ****)

"an outstanding production by Blanche McIntyre ...it is fresh, funny, absolutely original and still properly attentive to the core themes of artistic aspiration, emotional cruelty and the changing theatre." (Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage ****)

THE ONLY TRUE HISTORY OF LIZZIE FINN
"It's so exhilarating to look into the face (a female one) of the future... the news about The Only True History of Lizzie Finn is the director, Blanche McIntyre" (Susannah Clapp, The Observer)

"Blanche McIntyre is a young director who has already earned considerable plaudits. Here, in a first British staging of this bittersweet Nineties play by Sebastian Barry, she shows why" (Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard)

"McIntyre – who this year won the Critics' Circle Most Promising Newcomer award – wisely allows the action to develop naturally... Not a noisy play, but one of extraordinary elegiac power" (Guardian ****)

"McIntyre’s production is simple and effective" (Telegraph ****)

"McIntyre – who won the Critics' Circle most promising newcomer – is an attentive, unpretentious director who here exceeds expectation. She brings out the play's humanity, singularity and charm" (Kate Kellaway, The Observer)

"Striking fringe gold again, rising directorial star Blanche McIntyre manages to make Weston-super-Mare seem positively alluring... McIntyre's finely acted production has a dreamy lyricism and swooping sense of romance" (Time Out **** Critics’ Choice)

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
"Thankfully the 2012 revival presents the sophisticated, grown-up comedy of human frailty that the author intended... Blanche McIntyre’s witty and imaginative direction" (Whatsonstage ****)

"Blanche McIntyre’s smart, slick production... very nicely done" (The Times)

REPENTANCE / BEHIND THE LINES
"Superbly directed by Blanche McIntyre" (Telegraph)

"Staged, with enormous flair, by Blanche McIntyre... it is McIntyre's production that gives the play visual impetus" (Guardian)

"The atmosphere is intimate, and director Blanche McIntyre, a rising star, makes ingenious use of the constrained space" (Evening Standard)

"The double bill, intelligently blended by Blanche McIntyre's direction, has a polished rawness to it" (Official London Theatre)

FOXFINDER
"The piece is realised with absolute imaginative authority in Blanche McIntyre's tense, darkly atmospheric production" (Independent ****)

"Exceptionally directed... a superlative achievement from all involved.  [The script is] evocatively realised by director Blanche McIntyre... Simply put, this show is little short of flawless... one can only hope that future directors have the same tact.  A truly terrific production, and an absolute must-see" (Whatsonstage *****)

"Director Blanche McIntyre follows last year’s dazzling Finborough revival of Accolade with another first-rate production.  She keeps the staging stark and simple, and makes chilling use of prolonged silences" (Guardian ****)

"Blanche McIntyre's sparse, bleak production never lets the tension drop" (Telegraph ****)

"Blanche McIntyre’s production is grippingly atmospheric, dark and tense and confident enough to revel in the sort of stillness and silence that ratchet up the tension" (Evening Standard ****)

"Blanche McIntyre's fabulous production... this is a bold and often brilliant stab at something new" (Times)

"McIntyre’s atmospheric production... Rich, rare and deeply unsettling" (Time Out **** Critics’ Choice)

"Blanche McIntyre's riveting, stripped-down production... McIntyre has an impressive command of visuals as well as text and actors, harnessing the length of the stage to build a mood of paranoia with characters looming out of darkness" (Variety)

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE MY MOTHER?
"Blanche McIntyre’s direction is crisp and impressively assured" (The Spectator)

"Director Blanche McIntyre has teased the very best from her young cast, and gives the play the unfussy, faithful revival it richly deserves" (Whatsonstage)

"...this strong revival by Blanche McIntyre... Maybe these are just the gap-year blues, but you've never heard them sung like this" (The Times)

"Director Blanche McIntyre treats this like the period piece it is... McIntyre has found an actor up to the task of playing the self-pitying and dangerously manipulative Ian" (The Guardian)

ACCOLADE
"Blanche McIntyre's suspense-filled, utterly authentic exhumation ...Upcoming director McIntyre is alive to the play's every emotional nuance ...McIntyre's first-rate production ensures that its dilemmas reain timeless and gripping" ...James Cotterill's set "gives the actors and the play's world true solidity while subtly underlining the notion of prying eyes looking in" (David Benedict - Variety).

"McIntyre's superbly acted production captures precisely the feel of a period of double-lives and double-standards" (Michael Billington - Guardian ****).

"A forgotten gem... Accolade is humorous, humane and subtle in its suspenseful twists, and McIntyre's up-close staging enthralls.  A talented young director and an exceptional fringe revival (Kate Bassett - Independent on Sunday)

"With Emlyn Williams' 1950 drama we are well into revelation... Blanche McIntyre's production matches the play in quality and approach... With a fraction of the budget and playing space, this is the production last year's National Theatre revival of Rattigan's After The Dance wanted to be - and perhaps the play it wanted to be as well" (Ian Shuttleworth - Financial Times *****).

"At an early date, Accolade already classifies as one of the definng rediscoveries of this theatrical year... Blanche McIntyre's career-making production... The praise afforded Accolade, one senses, has only just begun" (Matt Wolf - New York Times).

"Director Blanche McIntyre unearths a potent broadside directed at English prurience and hypocrisy... Witty and sad, tense but chary of melodrama, Accolade is an elegantly understated piece with a palpable fury in its depths... blessed with just about the finest cast I've ever seen in a fringe show" (Andrzej Lukowski - Time Out **** Show of the Week).

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