Career highlights include...

Nordost – Company of Angels, Salisbury Playhouse / tour (“If you only see one thing this month... yes it really is that good” British Theatre Guide; five stars Exeunt, Oxford Review)

Lie of the Land – Arcola / Edinburgh (Fringe First and Total Theatre nominations, five stars British Theatre Guide; four stars “unforgettable” Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Scotsman, The List)

Patience – Activated Image, Finborough (“Pacy, assured direction... A triumph” critic’s choice Evening Standard; “...skilfully handled in Adam Barnard’s engaging production” critic’s choice Independent; “Confident, well-paced direction” The Stage)

Latin! – King’s Head / tour (“Outrageously good... Director Adam Barnard understands this subtle play very well” Daily Mail; “One of the sharpest hours of theatre I have sat through this year” Evening Standard; “An assured revival” Telegraph)

Extensive work at London’s Orange Tree Theatre including: O’Flaherty VC / Press Cuttings (“Adam Barnard’s productions practically dance with wit” The Times; “Beautifully directed by Adam Barnard” Independent); The Company Man (four Off-West End Award nominations, “A theatrical tour-de-force” Stage); The Story of Vasco (“Some of the most imaginative work to be seen in London” British Theatre Guide); Three In The Back Two In The Head; The Little Years (“Without doubt one of the best plays I’ve seen this year” TheatreWorld; “Excellent in-the-round staging” What’s On); various readings and ‘Shakespeare for Schools’ tours.

And many others including... Pro-Active, White Lies, Face Value and The Swing of Things (all Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Look Back In Anger (Lichfield Garrick); You Were After Poetry (HighTide); Amy Evans’ Strike, The Straight Man (“Directed with a precision that leaves the competition floundering” five stars Metro), The Principle of Motion (all Edinburgh Fringe with Activated Image); Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios); The Map Maker’s Sorrow (Eklektisk, Copenhagen); The Commissioners (various short plays) – Company of Angels 2012-13 & Latitude Festival.

Also, productions for Drama Centre London, Oxford School of Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Vienna’s English Theatre. Readings and short plays in many places including the inaugural Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays. Radio play directing for Bunbury Banter and Reprezent FM. Workshops for Oslo International Theatre, iceandfire, Jersey Arts Trust.

Nordost, Salisbury Playhouse

(photo: Richard Davenport)

The Map Maker’s Sorrow, Copenhagen

Emily Bowker and Chris Harper in

Lie of the Land, Arcola

Isla Blair and Bruce Alexander in

The Company Man, Orange Tree

(photo: Robert Day)

Rod Beacham in

Three In The Back Two In The Head,

Orange Tree

Adam Barnard has directed more than 30 professional theatre productions across the UK and abroad.

He has served as Joint Director of Company of Angels and Artistic Director of Activated Image.

Recent directing work includes Quentin Blake’s Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave (London / touring, 2016); Closer Scrutiny at the Orange Tree Theatre, London and Nordost (Salisbury Playhouse / touring).