Abdul Shayek


Abdul is the Artistic Director of Tara Theatre. He holds a BA in International Theatre Studies from University of East London. He trained at the National Theatre Directors’ Course, Live and Direct, Old Vic New Voices and ATC Directors Programme. He has previously worked as associate or assistant director at Theatre Royal Stratford East, English National Opera and The Belgrade Theatre with directors including Emma Rice, John McGrath and Dawn Reid.

Theatre credits: White Riot (The Space), The Mountaintop (Other Room and Welsh National Tour), Swarm (Site-specific Welsh Tour), Death and The Maiden (Other Room), The Island (UK Tour), 2020 Monologues series (Tara Theatre), Final Farewell (Tara Theatre & UK outdoor festivals tour), Dawaat (Tara Theatre and site specific tour).

Film/ TV credits: Rearranged (Welsh National Opera), Gizmo (short film), Fiver (short film).

Current projects: Amma (VR experience), Migrations (Welsh National Opera), Silence (Tara Theatre & Donmar), A Beautiful Lie (UK Tour) 

Associate/ Assistant Director credits: Migrations (Welsh National Opera), Orpheus in the Underworld (English National Opera), Superkids: Breaking Away from Care (Channel 4), Mad Blud (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Hansel and Gretel (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

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