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John Tiffany


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John Tiffany: Director

John Tiffany trained at Glasgow University gaining an MA in Theatre and Classics.  He was Literary Director for the Traverse Theatre and Associate Director for Paines Plough and the National Theatre of Scotland. He is currently an Associate Director for the Royal Court Theatre. During 2010-11 John was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University.

Work for the Royal Court includes: ROAD, THE TWITS, HOPE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and THE PASS.

Work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, MACBETH, ENQUIRER, PETER PAN, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, TRANSFORM CAITHNESS: HUNTER, BE NEAR ME, NOBODY WILL EVER FORGIVE US, THE BACCHAE, BLACK WATCH, ELIZABETH GORDON QUINN and HOME: GLASGOW. For BLACK WATCH, John won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director and a Critics’ Circle Award.

On Broadway, John directed THE GLASS MENAGERIE (also A.R.T.), MACBETH, and ONCE, which won 8 Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

Other work includes: THE AMBASSADOR (Brooklyn Academy of Music), JERUSALEM (West Yorkshire Playhouse), LAS CHICAS DEL TRES Y MEDIA FLOPPIES (Granero Theatre, Mexico City and Edinburgh Festival Fringe), IF DESTROYED TRUE, MERCURY FUR, HELMET and THE STRAITS (Paines Plough), GAGARIN WAY, ABANDONMENT, AMONG UNBROKEN HEARTS, PERFECT DAYS and PASSING PLACES (Traverse, Edinburgh).

John most recently directed the stage play of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, which opened in the West End in June 2016 and has garnered an unprecedented eight WhatsOnStage 2017 and nine Olivier 2017 Awards, including Best Director and Best New Play (the script by Jack Thorne was based on an original new story by John, Jack and J.K.Rowling).



 


BLACK WATCH, Winner of four Olivier Awards (2009): Best New Play, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Sound Design. 


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