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The kind of magnificent production that leaves the poor reviewer scrabbling for superlatives.

The Guardian

This intensely comic, moving and satisfying production

Arts Knoxville

Three Sisters

...the pace was so fast, the actors so skilled at grabbing our attention and the production executed with such virtuosity that time fairly flew by and in a fascinating fashion..

ACE show report

Lebensraum

A very funny and thought-provoking production that has the courage to deposit its audience in a place they almost certainly hadn't expected to find themselves come the end of it.

BBC Berkshire

Japes

The kind of magnificent production that leaves the poor reviewer scrabbling for superlatives.

The Guardian

Richard III

Ingenious, energetic and inventive. It offers a chance that should not be missed to see Congreve's strangely neglected comedy.

The Times

The Old Bachelor

A zippy and outrageous production which knocks West End star vehicles into a cocked hat.

What's On In London

The Old Bachelor

Avoiding all the Jacobean traps, The Traitor is, in Michael Fry's confident production, well worth reviving.

Financial Times

The Traitor

A delightful new play, stylishly directed by Michael Fry.

Sunday Telegraph

A Perfect Gentleman

A profoundly memorable, almost unbearably poignant evening. This was certainly the most immersive theatrical experience I have ever had.

The Stage

Oh What a Lovely War

Despite the unexpected moments of humour and charm, the audience was left drained, moved and devastated.

The Guardian

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Pick of the Week.

Time Out

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

An effective premiere in a superbly tight production.

Independent

Shoot the Archduke!


The best Christmas production I've seen this year.

The Guardian

Christmas Cat and the Pudding Pirates

Shared Experience did it; the Royal Shakespeare Company did it; now Michael Fry and his company have dramatised a classic novel to show how the gloriously eclectic medium of theatre can lend its own particular charm and insight into the work of a famous writer. Pick of the Week

Time Out

Emma

PRODUCTIONS (selected)

Oct 2017

THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov, new version by Libby Appel

Clarence Brown Theatre, Knoxville

Mar 2017

TENDERLOIN British Premiere
by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Jerome Weidman

Corbett Theatre, Loughton

Jun 2014

BLACK SNOW
by Keith Dewhurst, after Bulgakov

Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Jul 2011

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

East 15 50th Anniversary Event

Jun 2009

TO TELL SAD STORIES
by Tennessee Williams

Actors' Centre Season, London

Jun 2009

REDEVELOPMENT
by Vaclav Havel

Actors' Centre Season, London

Jun 2009

THE BROWNING VERSION
by Terence Rattigan

Actors' Centre Season, London

Sep 2008

TARTUFFE
by Molière, adapted by Michael Fry

Not The National Theatre Tour

Sep 2007

WILD EAST
by April de Angelis

Not The National Theatre UK Tour

Apr 2006

JAPES
by Simon Gray

Not The National Theatre UK Tour

Jan 2005

THE LADY FROM MAXIM's
by Feydeau, translated by John Mortimer

Ellen Terry Theatre, Coventry

May 2004

THE TRUMPET-MAJOR
new musical play by Michael Fry after Thomas Hardy

Bridewell Theatre, London

Sep 2003

PATTI PATTI PATTI
new musical play by Michael Fry

Corcoran Theatre & US Tour

May 2002

A PERFECT GENTLEMAN
new play by Herbert Appleman

King's Head Theatre London

May 2002

LEBENSRAUM
new play by Israel Horovitz

King's Head Theatre / Gloucester Stage USA

May 1999

SARAH'S 'EMMA' AFTER JANE
new adaptation by Michael Fry

King's Head Theatre, London

Apr 1996

TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
adapted by Michael Fry

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester & Tour

Mar 1994

CANDIDA
by Bernard Shaw

Repertory Theatre of St Louis, USA

oct 1993

THE ART OF SUCCESS
by Nick Dear

Edison Theatre, St Louis, USA

Feb-June 1992

THE GREAT GATSBY
new adaptation by Michael Fry

No. 1 Tour (Michael Rose/E&B Productions)

Sep 1992

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Romanian Arts Council / British Council Tour

Sep 1991

SHOOT THE ARCHDUKE!
new play by John Clifford

Great Eastern Stage / Soho Theatre Co-Production

Jul 1990

LA PARISIENNE
by Henri Becque, new translation by Michael Fry

Great Eastern Stage / Lyric Hammersmith Co-Production

Jul 1989

THE OLD BACHELOR
by William Congreve

Great Eastern Stage / Lyric Hammersmith Co-Production

Apr 1989

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith

Great Eastern Stage (Middle Scale Touring)

Feb 1989

Richard III
by William Shakespeare

Great Eastern Stage (Middle Scale Touring)

Sep 1989

DEIRDRE
by W.B. Yeats

Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

Jun 1989

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Benjamin Britten (Assistant to Peter Hall)

Glyndebourne Opera

Jun 1989

L'HEURE ESPAGNOL
Assistant to Frank Corsaro and Maurice Sendak

Glyndebourne Opera

Jun 1989

L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
by Maurice Ravel

Glyndebourne Opera

Mar 1989

TEASER
new play by Mick Yates

Gate Theatre

Jun 1988

THE TRAITOR
by James Shirley

The Young Vic

Apr 1987

BORDERLINE
by Hanif Kureishi

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Feb 1987

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE
by Joe Orton

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Dec 1986

CHRISTMAS CAT & THE PUDDING PIRATES
children's musical by Chris Lillicrap

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Nov 1986

GREASE
by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs

Gateway Theatre, Chester

Mar 1986

The Caretaker
by Harold Pinter

Gateway Theatre, Chester

Jan 1986

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Nov 1985

THE GOOSE OF CAIRO
by Mozart

Trinity College of Music

Oct 1985

A CHANCE TO DREAM
devised by Crispin Thomas (Assistant to Richard Digby Day)

Welsh National Opera

Aug 1987

NO!
new musical by Michael Meyer and Michael Flanders, based on Heiberg

Edinburgh Festival

Aug 1984

THE DUENNA
new musical based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Fringe First Winner)

Edinburgh Festival

Drama School productions: Charley's Aunt, Epsom Downs, Ivanov, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, The Duchess of Malfi, The Man of Mode, The Visit, The Crucible, Scapin, Cabaret, Carousel, French Without Tears, Last Days of Don Juan, The Marriage of Figaro.