Adam Ledger – Co-Artistic Director

Adam Ledger, Co-Artistic Director

Adam trained at the Webber Douglas Academy, London, has an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from Rose Bruford College, and a PhD in Performance Practice from the University of Exeter.

Directing includes Where’s My Igloo Gone?,  Caravania!, Car Park Show No1 and Again (The Bone Ensemble/Foursight Theatre); the Irish premiere of the Presnyakov Brothers’ Terrorism (Bone Ensemble/Granary Theatre); Whoredom (Upstairs at The Clink), High Above the Dark Night Sky (Barnet Arts Festival), Big Bang  (international tour) and Tock Tick (UK tour) for Ex Libris Theatre; The Brothers Manaechmus, The Eunuch and a new adaptation of Alice Through The Looking Glass for the St Albans Festival; Bleak House (Bridge Lane Theatre); Fen (Italia Conti Academy), Icecream (SoSA, London), Cloud Nine (University of Hertfordshire); Twelfth Night  (Breakaway Theatre).

Adam has an ongoing interest in site-specific performance, and he has led modules for Birmingham University Drama students in locations including Newman Bros. Coffin Works and Stirchley Baths.  In May 2018 he will be creating a piece in Highbury Hall, and in 2019 plans are afoot for a performance at the Roundhouse, by the canals.

International work includes site-based work in Austria and Denmark (Voice In-Site), and devised work in Germany and the Czech Republic for several organisations (including The Red Shoes and The Cheap Flight Show). Extensive work for young people includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (St Albans Festival), A Christmas Carol (Theatrix) and video dramas including Four (Barnet Arts Service). Other work includes The City Speaks (a new play by Oonagh Kearney for UCC MA Drama & Theatre Studies); The Secret Vice and the Irish premiere of Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Euripides’ Women of Troy (UCC BA Drama & Theatre Studies) and Simon Stephens’ Pornography (University of Birmingham).

Rehearsed readings of Far AwayRequest Concert and Terrorism for the Granary Theatre and several rehearsed readings for the well-known Playwriting course at the University of Birmingham and for Script Yorkshire at WYP. Adam has taught and directed at several drama schools and universities and is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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