John Haidar


John holds an MA in English from Trinity College, Cambridge and an MSt in English (1900-Present) from Merton College, Oxford. He trained at RADA and on the National Theatre Directors’ Course. He has previously worked as associate or assistant director at the Royal Court, the National Theatre and in the West End with directors including Howard Davies, Michael Grandage and James Macdonald. He also writes plays and screenplays, including adaptations. 

Directing credits: Hamlet (Bristol Old Vic and Altitude Films/BBC), Oppenheimer (RWCMD), Afterplay (Coronet Theatre), Othello (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Richard III (Headlong), Our Town, The Drowned World, Mercury Fur and Saved (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios and Irish Repertory Theatre, New York), Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse), The Little Match Girl (Birmingham REP and UK Tour), The New Electric Ballroom (RADA), The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West (CAM FM), Macbeth (Cambridge American Stage Tour), The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Glass Menagerie (Corpus Playroom), Romeo and Juliet and The Alchemist (ADC Theatre). 

Associate or assistant directing credits: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), I See You (Royal Court), Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), The Changeling, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe). 

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