Adrian Noble Biography (1950-)

Full name, Adrian Keith Noble; born July 19, 1950; son of William John and Violet Ena (Wells) Noble. Addresses: Office: Royal Shakespeare Company,Barbican Theatre, London E.C.2, England.


Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Director
  • The Recruiting Officer, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979.
  • The Forest, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Warehouse Theatre, London, 1981, revived at Aldwych Theatre, London, 1982.
  • The Duchess of Malfi, Round House Theatre, London, 1981.
  • A Doll's House, The Pit, London, 1982.
  • Antony and Cleopatra, RSC, The Other Place Theatre, Stratford, England, then The Pit, 1983.
  • King Lear, RSC, Barbican Theatre, London, 1983.
  • Measure for Measure, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1984.
  • The Comedy of Errors, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1984.
  • A New Way to Pay Old Debts, RSC, The Pit, 1984.
  • Henry V, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1985.
  • The Desert Air, RSC, The Pit, 1985.
  • As You Like It, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1985.
  • Mephisto, Barbican Theatre, 1986.
  • The Art of Success, RSC, The Other Place Theatre, 1986, then The Pit, 1987, later Manhattan Theatre Club/Stage One, New York City, 1989-90.
  • Macbeth, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1987 and 1989.
  • "Richard III: His Death," The Plantagenets, RSC, Barbican Theatre,1989.
  • The Master Builder, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1989.
  • Three Sisters, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, then Royal Court Theatre, London, 1990.
  • Directed Carrie on Broadway; other plays include Ubu Rex, 1977, A Man's a Man, 1977, A View from the Bridge, 1978, Titus Andronicus, 1978, The Changeling, 1978, Love for Love, 1979, Timon of Athens, 1979, Dr. Faustus, 1981, Kiss Me, Kate, 1987, and Henry IV, Parts I and II, 1991. Operas include Don Giovanni, Kent Opera Theatre, Kent, England, 1983; and The Fairy Queen, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1989. Toured as director of the RSC production The Winter's Tale, western British cities, 1984.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • "Living Shakespeare: A Year with the RSC," A&E Stage, Arts andEntertainment, 1992.

Further Reference


  • Theater Week, December 18, 1989, p. 20.

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