Mike Ashcroft

Movement Director

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Photograph: RSC - The Witch of Edmonton

Film, TV & Theatre

Associate Agent: Cat Palethorpe

Film, TV & Theatre

For Glyndebourne Opera: Uprising- a new opera composed by Jonathan Dove to premiere in 2025, Alcina and The Wreckers to open in 2027. 

Les Miserables for Cameron Mackintosh LTD – opened in Cardiff (2010) then on Broadway (2014) and now playing in the West End, USA, South Korea, Holland and Japan.

Mike is an Associate Artist of The Royal Shakespeare Company

Mike received a 2015 Helpmann Award® nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical – Les Misérables.

Mike’s history as a performer, director and deviser of theatre, which encompasses the world’s longest running musical, countless Shakespeare productions, classical and commercial theatre, circus, dance, opera, 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

ROBIN HOOD: The Legend

Regent's Park Theatre

Dir. Melly Still

FATAL ATTRACTION

Theatre Royal Brighton

Dir. Loveday Ingram

THE WRECKERS

Glyndebourne Opera

Dir. Melly Still

DMITRY

Marylebone Theatre

Dir. Tim Supple

RAVENS: SPASSKY VS. FISCHER

2021

Hampstead Theatre

Dir: Annabelle Comyn

ALCINA

Glyndebourne

Dir. Francesco Micheli

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 CUNNING 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.