PAUL GARNAULT

DIRECTING CURRICULUM VITAE

TRAINING:

East 15 Acting School, London                                        

One of the leading drama schools in the UK was founded by and works in the Joan Littlewood style and is one of the few drama schools in the world to have grown out of the work of a professional theatre company. It is this relationship with the real world of theatre remains as part of the mission of the school

Reviews

The most engaging Shakespeare you ll see   - The Glasgow Herald

WAC has such a strong reputation for producing first-rate theatre

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"Vigorously enjoyable"        The Western Mail

1991 production of Cymbeline was the hit of that years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, being described by The Scotsman as masterly and inspired.'

Outstanding, inspired one of the highest points of this years festival said The Scotsman, 1991, the last time Wales Actors came to EdinburghÉ

DIRECTORIAL EXPERIENCE:

Artistic Director                                                                                Caerphilly

As Artistic Director of one of Wales most successful professional national touring theatre companies I have spent twenty years touring high quality, innovative theatre productions in the UK, Ireland and France. The productions have been both indoors, in conventional theatre settings as well as outdoors in historic buildings including castles, abbeys and other monuments across the UK. Over the past twenty years the company has built up an audience of over 10,000 people per production. Among others, I have directed Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, The Rover by Aprha Behn, Macbeth and A Midsummer Nights Dream.

The company has worked with some of the foremost writers in the UK including Ian Rowlands (The Sin Eaters), Greg Cullen, Edward Thomas (House Of America) and Boyd Clack (Satellite City) as well as actors such as Sir Anthony Hopkins (former patron of WAC), and Ian Hughes (of the RSC).

Producer co-direction

1985    Germinal

1986    Othello

1987    Testament of Youth

1988    The Sin Eaters                        Seven week tour including Ireland and France

1989    As You Like It

1990    The Tempest

1991    Cymbeline

1992    Midsummer Nights Dream

1993    Romeo and Juliet

1994    Doctor Faustus  Sherman Theatre

1995    King Lear                                                                     Three week tour

1996    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead                     Sherman Theatre

1997    Tissue Two-week tour

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

1998    Twelfth Night                                                              Five week tour

1999    Hamlet     Five week tour

2000 Henry V     Five week tour

2001 Romeo And Juliet Six week tour

2002 Midsummer Nights Dream   Six week tour

2001    Macbeth

Six week outdoor tour of castles and abbeys in Wales.

A night to treasure in the memory Western Mail

2002                The Rover

The Rover by Aphra Behn is a restoration comedy set in 17th Century Spain during carnival time. The play is about masks, mistaken identity, disguise and treachery.

Paul Garnault gets the best joke in the cameo of Don Pedro, but his main contribution came in adapting and directing this great romp. Western Mail

2003                Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Four week, indoor tour of theatre spaces in Wales and England.

The use of CCTV and new media is the key brilliance to this modern production. The hells of the mind have been wrestled with for millennia but the salutary tale of Doctor Faustus is relevant to todays increasingly Godless society because we may never have been so alone in our own universes as we find ourselves today. Jane Oriel – The Big Issue.

2003                The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Six week outdoor tour of castles and abbeys in Wales

Forceful and compelling the dramatic impact was irresistible  - The Stage 

WAC has such a strong reputation for producing first-rate theatre.

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Tremendously vibrant, witty and enjoyable (The Scotsman)

Paul Garnaults speaking of Shakespeare's text is a joy throughout, full of a confident, lilting sense of rhythm and meaning that reminds us just how rarely we see modern actors look absolutely at ease with the language of our greatest playwright.

(The Scotsman)

2004                Much Ado About Nothing

Six week outdoor tour of castles and abbeys in Wales

"One of the most successful theatre companies in Wales" - Western Mail

King Lear- tour 2007

West of London Musical 2007

Education/youth theatre

Director:

Oh What A Lovely War Musical

City Of Angels Musical

Macbeth

Julius Caesar

King Lear

Scrooge (devised)                                                                  Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate factory   Musical

Alice In Wonderland (devised)                                                Musical

Romeo And Juliet

Beauty and the Beast                                                             Musical

Art of War                                                                               Musical

Romeo And Juliet

Suitcase Cabaret

INTERART (European Project)

Trainer/ director for international youth project                      Denmark