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
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.