John R. Wilkinson

Director

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John R. Wilkinson in rehearsals for Winter at Young Vic Theatre © Leon Puplett-06786.jpg

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

John is the tenth recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic.  He consequently directed a sold-out production of Winter, by Norwegian author and dramatist Jon Fosse, in February 2018.

He is currently Director in Residence at Leeds Playhouse, and Associate Artist at York Theatre Royal – for whom he directed a critically acclaimed revival of Richard Cameron’s Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down.

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

 

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

The Stage

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

AS DIRECTOR

TALKING HEADS

2018

West Yorkshire 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

West Yorkshire 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