Jonathan O'Boyle

Director

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Photograph: Nick Rutter

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

Film, TV & Theatre

Jonathan trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and Birkbeck, University of London where he graduated with an MFA in Theatre Directing.  He was previously Trainee Associate Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and Associate Director at Theatre503.

Hair (The Vaults) won the 2018 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ravishingly good … an unalloyed masterwork
The Stage on Aspects of Love

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Seldom has [Pippin] been mounted as coherently or excitingly as it is here in Jonathan O'Boyle's exhilarating staging, which feels – in terms of imagination and ambition – a natural progression from the same director's WhatsOnStage Award-winning take on Hair
What’s On Stage on Pippin

In Development

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2018

Trafalgar Studios 2

By Keith Urban

2018

Park 200

By J.M. Barrie

Theatre

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2018

Bill Kenwright Ltd/UK Tour

By Dan Gordon

2018

Hope Mill Theatre

Music and Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart

2018

Trafalgar Studios 2/Troupe Productions

UK Premiere, starring Tanya Moodie and Elizabeth Berrington
By Joel Drake Johnson

2018

Southwark Playhouse/Hope Mill Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by Roger O. Hirson
11 Off-West End Award nominations including Best Director and Best Musical Production

2018

Headlong/UK Tour

Replica Director
By James Graham
Dir. Jeremy Herrin

2017

Southwark Playhouse

By J.M. Barrie

2017

The Vaults/Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and Music by Galt MacDermot
Winner, What's On Stage Award for Best Off West End Production
Shortlisted, Off-West End Award for Best Musical Production

2017

Dominion Theatre/Playful Productions

Resident Director
Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Book by Craig Lucas
Dir. Christopher Wheeldon
Nominated for Best New Musical, 2018 Olivier Awards

2016 - 2017

Chichester Festival Theatre/Garrick Theatre

Associate Director
By James Graham
Dir. Jeremy Herrin
Nominated for Best Revival of a Play, 2017 Olivier Awards

2016

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto/Brooklyn Academy of Music

Associate Director
By David Hare
Dir. Neil Armfield

2016

Theatre503

By Jake Brunger
Nominated for 2016 Off-West End Award for Best Director

2015

Chichester Festival Theatre/Playful Productions

Associate Director
By Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart
Dir. Jonathan Church

2015

Theatre503

By Ken Urban
Time Out Critic's Choice
Nominated for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play, 2015 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards

2015

Old Red Lion/Aria Entertainment

Book, Music and Lyrics by Andy Collyer

THE SURPLUS

2015

Young Vic

Schools Theatre Production

2015

Young Vic

Associate Director
By Mike Bartlett
Dir. Clare Lizzimore
2015 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

2015

Old Red Lion

By Ella Carmen Greenhill
* * * * ... incandescent with feeling ... O’Boyle’s production is so intense, so contained - The Times

2014

Sheffield Lyceum/UK Tour

Associate Director
By Tim Firth
Dir. Daniel Evans

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE

2014

Young Vic 5 Plays

New play by Neil LaBute

2014

Theatre503

By Christopher A. Adams

2014

Trafalgar Studios 2

West End transfer
Time Out Critic's Choice
Nominated for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play, 2014 Broadway World Awards

BASH

2014

Old Red Lion

By Neil LaBute
* * * * ... entirely gripping - What's On Stage
Compelling, confident and provocative - The Stage

THE MONSTER BRIDE

2013

Tristan Bates Theatre

By Brendan Cull

LAST ONLINE TODAY

2013

Sheffield Crucible New Writing Project

By Dominic Aitken

GUINEA PIGS

2013

Sheffield Crucible New Writing Project

By Matt Medlock

AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

2014

Chichester Festival Theatre

By Peter Shaffer
Dir. Jonathan Church

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

2013

Young Vic

By Kander & Ebb
Dir. Susan Stroman

THIS IS MY FAMILY

2013

Sheffield Crucible Studio

By Tim Firth
Dir. Daniel Evans

BULL

2013

Sheffield Crucible Studio/59E59, New York

By Mike Bartlett
Dir. Clare Lizzimore

MY FAIR LADY

2013

Sheffield Crucible

By Lerner & Loewe
Dir. Daniel Evans

THE VILLAGE BIKE

2012

Sheffield Crucible Studio

By Penelope Skinner
Dir. Jonathan Humphries

SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME

2012

Southwark Playhouse

By Frank McGuinness
Dir. Jessica Swale

THE PROVOKED WIFE

2012

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

By John Vanbrugh
Dir. Nick Bagnall

Opera

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MANON

2013

Royal Opera House

By Massenet
Assistant Director
Dir. Laurent Pelly, Revival Dir. Christian Rath

Other

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WORKSHOPS

Young Vic

Taking Part workshops; Talk Back and Q&A; Onstage workshops; Parallel Production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

WORKSHOPS

Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield Theatres Summer School 2013; NT Connections 2013; The Lab: Drama School Auditions; Page to Stage workshops

DIRECTING WORKSHOP

National Student Drama Festival