Bill Buckhurst

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Bill has a degree in French from Birmingham University and then studied Acting at Webber Douglas.  He is Associate Director of Tooting Arts Club. 

Sweeney Todd transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre, New York in February 2017 where it is currently booking until 31st December 2017.

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Time Out (New York), The Times, Financial Times, Evening Standard on Sweeney Todd

Wondrous … full of sudden shocks of pain, visual surprise, and devilish laughter
The New Yorker on Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street)

A bloody good time
Entertainment Weekly on Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street)

grimly funny, gripping, unnerving and unforgettable
The Times on Sweeney Todd (West End)

this superlative revival ... an unforgettable show
The Independent on Barbarians

Bill's showreel is available to view here.

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes
2017

Print Room

Adapted by Glyn Maxwell from the story by Karen Blixen

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes
2017

Barrow Street Theatre, New York

2016

Watermill Theatre

By Rufus Norris

2016

St Lucia Jazz Festival

Transfer of 2015 production

2016

Shakespeare's Globe

2016

National Theatre/Moving Stories

By Emlyn Williams, adapted by Matthew Woodyatt

2015

Shakespeare's Globe: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Revival of 2014 production

2015

Tooting Arts Club

Revival of 2012 production,staged at Central St Martins, Charing Cross Road
The Observer's Top 10 Theatre of 2015
'Bill Buckhurst’s wonderfully vivid production' Evening Standard

HAMLET

2015

Central School of Speech and Drama

2015

Tooting Arts Club

Transfer (and two subsequent extensions) to Shaftesbury Avenue by Special Arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh
'what a show it is ... soaked in an atmosphere of thrilling intimacy' Evening Standard

2015

Shakespeare's Globe

2014

Tooting Arts Club

Best Musical Production, 2014 Off West End Awards
Nominated for Best Director, 2014 Off West End Awards
Nominated for Best Direction of a New Production of a Musical, Best Revival of a Musical and Best New Production of a Musical, 2015 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards

2014

Shakespeare's Globe/UK and International Tour

Four nominations in 2015 Helen Hayes Awards, including Best Visiting Production

2014

Shakespeare's Globe: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Also writer of the adaptation of Derek Walcott's poem

2014

Shakespeare's Globe/World Tour

Co-directed with Dominic Dromgoole

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

2014

Shakespeare's Globe

ROMEO AND JULIET

2013

LPO/The Globe - Royal Festival Hall

RICHARD II

2013

Central School of Speech and Drama

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2013

Tooting Arts Club

2013

Shakespeare's Globe/UK and International Tour

2013

Shakespeare's Globe/UK and International Tour

HAMLET

2012

Shakespeare's Globe/UK and International Tour

BARBARIANS

2012

Tooting Arts Club

By Barrie Keefe
Nominated for Best Director, 2012 Off West End Awards

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2012

Shakespeare's Globe/UAE Tour

TINDERBOX

2011

Tooting Arts Club

By Lucy Kirkwood

MACBETH

2011

Shakespeare's Globe

Revival of 2010 production

MACBETH

2010

Shakespeare's Globe

RIFF RAFF 

2010

Arcola Theatre

By Laurence Fishburne

ROMEO AND JULIET                             

2009

Shakespeare's Globe

HAMLET

2008

Stafford Festival Shakespeare

THE VEGEMITE TALES

2007

The Venue, London/Old Red Lion/Riverside Studios

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes
2016

Shakespeare's Globe

Part of 'The Complete Walk'
Starring Omid Djalili and Phil Davis

2016

Shakespeare's Globe

Part of 'The Complete Walk'
Starring Kenneth Cranham

2016

Shakespeare's Globe

Part of 'The Complete Walk'
Starring James Norton