John R. Wilkinson

Director

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Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

“The myth that theatre directors have to be loud, dominant rehearsal room wrecking balls is neatly skewered by a quiet rising star”

The Stage

 

John is the tenth recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic.  He is Artistic Associate at York Theatre Royal.

For York Theatre Royal: Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down.

Other Directing Credits: Talking Heads (Leeds Playhouse, co-directed with James Brining and Amy Leach) and Winter (Young Vic).

As Associate Director: Sunshine on Leith (Leeds Playhouse and Phil McIntyre Entertainments).

John was on the Steering Group for IETM Hull 2019.  He is proud to be a member of Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Artistic Advisory Group and a Trustee of Middle Child.  He is also currently undertaking research into new work, and touring companies, as part of Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice with English Touring Theatre, Out of Joint, Wise Children and the Royal Court.

He studied for a first-class degree at Bretton Hall College and trained on the National Theatre Directors' Course.

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

AS DIRECTOR

HELLO AND GOODBYE

2019

York Theatre Royal

By Athol Fugard

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

2019

York Theatre Royal

From the novel by Arthur Ransome, Stage Adaptation by Helen Edmondson
Co-Directed with Damian Cruden

TALKING HEADS

2018

Leeds Playhouse

By Alan Bennett
Co-Directed with James Brining and Amy Leach

WINTER

2018

Young Vic

By Jon Fosse, Translation Ann Henning Jocelyn
*Winner – Genesis Future Directors Award 2018

THE DROWNED WORLD

National Theatre Studio

Research and Development Week

CAN’T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN

2013

York Theatre Royal

By Richard Cameron

AS ASSOCIATE/ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

SUNSHINE ON LEITH

2018

Leeds Playhouse

By Stephen Greenhorn
Dir. James Brining

NT CONNECTIONS

2017

National Theatre

(UNTITLED R&D)

National Theatre

Dir. Rufus Norris

LAUREL AND HARDY

2011

By Tom McGrath
Dir. Damian Cruden

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

2011

From the autobiography by Gerald Durrell, stage adaptation by Janys Chambers
Dir. Damian Cruden

AS DRAMATURG

YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING

2017

Dark Horse Theatre – UK Tour

Writer & Director: Lucy Campbell

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

2011

York Theatre Royal – UK Tour

From the novel by Harper Lee, stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel
Dir. Damian Cruden

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

FINALIST REGIONAL THEATRE YOUNG DIRECTORS SCHEME

2017

Birmingham Rep, Sheffield Theatres, Manchester Royal Exchange

FINALIST ROYAL THEATRICAL SUPPORT TRUST DIRECTOR AWARD

2016

Sheffield Theatres

Inaugural Year

OBSERVER MONDAYS BLINDSIDED

Manchester Royal Exchange

Dir. Sarah Frankcom