Mike Ashcroft

Movement Director

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Photograph: RSC - The Witch of Edmonton

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Cat Palethorpe

Film, TV & Theatre

Mike is an Associate Artist of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

His current productions include The 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh Ltd) now playing on Broadway and in Japan, Spain, Australia, South Korea and Canada.

For the RSC, The Christmas Truce, directed by Erica Whyman. Henry IV parts One & Two and The Witch of Edmonton, directed by Gregory Doran.

For Playful Productions, the present UK tour of Dirty Dancing.

After training at Dartington College of Arts, Mike went on to work as a performer with DV8, The Kosh and ManAct. He was a member of Johnny Hutch’s acrobatic troupe The Halfwits with Danny La Rue and Britt Ekland, and was a Dougie Squires dancer to a TV audience of over 5 million.

Mike’s history as a performer, director, and deviser of theatre, which encompasses the worlds longest running musical, countless Shakespeare productions, and the simple one-man show, makes him unique in his field.

 

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

HAMLET

BBC

Starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, directed by Gregory Doran

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE LOVELY BONES UK TOUR

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Dir. Melly Still

STONES IN HIS POCKETS

Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatre Royal Bath Productions

Dir. Lindsay Posner

CENDRILLON

Glyndebourne

Dir. Fee Dunn

THE WATSONS

Chichester Festival Theatre

Dir. Sam West

ROMEO & JULIET and RICHARD III

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre

Dir. Lindsay Posner

THE LOVELY BONES

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Northern Stage

Dir. Melly Still

VICE VERSA

RSC

Dir. Janice Honeyman

SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY

RSC

Dir. Erica Whyman

THE LITTLE VIXEN

Glyndebourne

Dir. Melly Still

WENDY AND PETER

RSC

HENRY V

RSC

KING LEAR

RSC

Dir. Gregory Doran

HENRY IV PARTS I & II

RSC

Dir. Gregory Doran

HENRY V

Michael Grandage Company

Dir. Michael Grandage

LES MISERABLES

Cameron Mackintosh

Dir. Trevor Nunn

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE

RSC

Dir. Erica Whyman

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON

RSC

Dir. Gregory Doran

THE POWER OF YES

The National Theatre

Dir. Angus Jackson

RESURRECTION BLUES

The Old Vic

Dir. Robert Altman

COSI FAN TUTTE

English National Opera

Dir. Sam West

SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES

RSC

Dir. Rupert Goold

LIFE IS A DREAM

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jonathan Munby

ROSA'S BAR

Wired Aerial Theatre

Dir. Mike Ashcroft

PUNK ROCK

Hammersmith Lyric

Dir. Sarah Francom

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL

RSC

Dir. Josie Rourke

NAKAMITSU

The Gate Theatre

Dir. Mike Ashcroft and Jonathan Munby

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Chichester Festival Theatre

Dir. Sean Holmes

ORESTES & A COMEDY OF ERRORS

Shared Experience

Dir. Nancy Meckler

SEARGEANT MUSGRAVE'S DANCE | THE CONTRACTOR | THE SINGER

Oxford Stage Company

Dir. Sean Holmes

ROMANS IN BRITAIN

Sheffield Crucible

Dir. Sam West

THE LOST CHILD PROJECT

David Glass Ensemble, Cambodia

Dir. David Glass

CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR

Newcastle Playhouse

Dir. Sam West

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Salisbury Playhouse

Dir. Joanna Read

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS | LORD OF THE FLIES

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Dir. Mike Ashcroft

Work for the RSC includes:

HAMLET, RICHARD II, WENDY AND PETER, CARDENIO, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE ROMAN ACTOR, TAMING OF THE SHREW, TAMER TAMED, RICHARD III, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, OTHELLO, A NEW WAY TO PLEASE YOU (Asssociate Director), SEJANUS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE CANTERBURY TALES, JULIUS CAESAR, THE TEMPEST, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, MACBETH, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Musical), A COMEDY OF ERRORS, MACBETH and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.