Matthew Warchus Biography (1966-)

Born October 24, 1966, in England; father, an actor and later a vicar; married Lauren Ward, January 2002. Addresses: Agent: c/o The Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8BQ, England.

Director, writer
Birth Details
October 24, 1966
United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Director
  • Sejanus: His Fall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1987
  • Much Ado about Nothing, London, 1992
  • True West, Donmar Warehouse, London, 1994
  • Volpone, National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, 1995
  • Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1995
  • The Devil Is an Ass, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre,1996
  • Art, London, 1996, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1998-1999,later Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles, then Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1999
  • Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1997, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1998
  • The Unexpected Man, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Pit, London, then Duchess Theatre, London, 1998, later off-Broadway production, 2000
  • True West, Circle in the Square, New York City, 2000
  • Follies, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Life X 3, Royal National Theater, London, 2001
  • The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, Roundhouse, London,2002
  • Our House, Cambridge Theatre, London, 2002
  • Tell Me On Sunday, Gielgud Theatre, London, 2003
  • Director of plays at West Yorkshire Playhouse, including Betrayal,Coriolanus, Death of a Salesman, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, The Plough and the Stars, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; directed Coriolanus and The Suicide, for England's National Youth Theatre, The Life of Stuff, at Donmar Warehouse Theatre, Master Harold and the Boys, at Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, England.
  • Opera Director
  • Troilus and Cressida, English National Opera, 1994-1995
  • Falstaff, English National Opera, 1997-1998
  • Directed The Rake's Progress, for Welsh National Opera.
  • Film Work
  • Director and coproducer, Simpatico, Phaedra Cinema, 1999
  • Screenplays
  • Simpatico (adapted from the play by Sam Shepard), Phaedra Cinema,1999

Further Reference


    • Back Stage, April 17, 1998, p. 19

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