Mr. McDougall’s impressive list of credits include work in both theatre and television in England, Scotland, Canada, the U.S., and a 1973 British Council visit to study theatre in Czechoslovakia. He has served as Artistic Director of the Oxford Playhouse company since 1974, and as Artistic Director of the Oxford Music Theatre since 1977.
British director Julian Amyes first visited Davis in the Fall of 1982 when he taught graduate directing classes and staged Chekhov’s Three Sisters for the University Theatre Season. Since then he has directed a four-part television version of Jane Eyre for the BBC (which recently aired on the Arts and Entertainment Network in the United States), a new drama by Scottish playwright Alma Collen, Winter Sunlight, and the television serial Charters and Caldicott for the BBC.
Frank Hauser began his professional career in 1948 as a drama producer for BBC radio, working with such noted actors as Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, Pamela Brown, and John Gielgud. While at the BBC, he also engaged Richard Burton, then an unknown young Welsh actor, to play Henry V.
Stuart Burge began his career as an actor with the Old Vic, the Bristol Old Vic, and the Oxford Playhouse. In 1952 he started to direct in repertory companies and the West End. He then went on to direct at the Old Vic, the Chichester Festival, the Dubrovnik Festival, and Stratford, Ontario. In 1968 he became director of the Nottingham Playhouse, and directed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1976 and the National Theatre in 1977; in February 1977, he took over as Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre.
In his long and distinguished career, Richard Cottrell has directed in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Stratford (Ontario), Milwaukee, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. He has been director of such noted British companies as the Bristol Old Vic, the Hampstead Theatre Club, and the Cambridge Theatre Company. In 1986, he received Australia’s major theatre honor, a Sydney Critics Award, for his direction of the Nimrod Theatre Company, one of the country’s leading troupes.
Guy Slater is an actor, writer and director whose distinguished career spans British theatre, television and radio; his most recent success came as the director of last July’s widely acclaimed BBC-TV production of Only Yesterday with Paul Scofield and Wendy Hiller.
Pip Simmons has an impressive record in experimental theatre. In England he has worked primarily in the Fringe Theatre (similar to New York’s Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway), and he is equally well known for his avant-garde productions throughout Europe.
Jenny Killick first came to the theatrical world’s attention in 1985, when she was named Artistic Director of the celebrated Traverse Theatre Club in Edinburgh. Britain’s youngest artistic director, she was the first woman to hold the position at the Traverse. After her outstanding tenure at the traverse, Killick has directed at such celebrated theatres as the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal National Theatre Studio, the Haymarket Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, and the Oxford Playhouse.