MICHAEL BOYD: OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTIONS SO FAR

Posted on 28 August 2019.

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MICHAEL BOYD: OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTIONS SO FAR

This autumn marks the highly anticipated return of award-winning director Michael Boyd to Hampstead following his critically acclaimed production of Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures in 2016. As former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Boyd's work has earned him both national and international recognition - including four Olivier awards and a knighthood for services to drama in 2012. With Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's blazing new thriller The King of Hell's Palace just around the corner, we take a look back at some of our favourite Michael Boyd Productions so far… 


 

TAMBURLAINE (2018)
THE SWAN, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

★★★★★ 'Magnificently grotesque... triumphant' The Times

Jude Owusu in Tamburlaine, directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Ellie Kurttz)

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD (2018)
bristol old vic

★★★★ 'Michael Boyd's exquisite Chekhov debut...The former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company brings a mastery of mood to the Russian classic' The Guardian

The Company of The Cherry Orchard, directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Jon Rowley)

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PELLEAS ET MELISANDE (2017)
Garsington Opera

★★★★ 'An innovative, striking production' The Guardian

Andrea Carroll & Paul Gay in Pelleas et Milisande, directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Clive Barda)

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THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUALS GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND THE SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES or iho (2016)
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE

★★★★ 'One of the most absorbing dramas on the London stage' The Observer

Tamsin Greig in iHo, directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

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TAMBURLAINE (2015)
Theatre for a New Audience (Off broadway)

'Ingeniously theatrical' New York Times

Winner of Obie, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards.

John Douglas Thompson and Chukwudi Iwuji in Tamburlaine, directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Gerry Goodstein)

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ORFEO (2015)
ROUNDHOUSE

★★★★ 'Packs a powerful punch' The Guardian

Olivier Award Nominated

Gyula Orendt & Mary Bevan in Orfeo directed by Michael Boyd (Photo: Stephen Cummiskey)

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WORLD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (2012)
London Olympics

'Unprecedented in scope and ambition' The Independent

Led by the RSC, the World Shakespeare Festival formed an integral part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad; as 50 companies, from all over the world, performed a colossal total of 69 productions over the course of the summer.

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THE HISTORIES (2006-2008)
RICHARD II, HENRY IV PARTS 1&2, HENRY V, HENRY VI PARTS 1 & 2, RICHARD III
RSC

'One of the most significant events in British theatre' The Telegraph

Over the course of two and a half years Boyd led a 34 actor company (who between them played all 264 parts) in a marathon run of Shakespeare's History plays.

Jonathan Slinger and Ann Ogbomo in Richard III (2007), directed by Michael Boyd (Photo by Ellie Kurttz)

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The King of Hell's Palace plays on the Main Stage from 5 September

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