A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI

Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams
17 Jan – 22 Feb 2020
 
 

Tim Baker


Tim is delighted to have the opportunity to stage this new version of A Regular Little Houdini for Vienna’s English Theatre.

Tim is a British theatre director, lighting designer and writer. Although based primarily in Wales, Tim has worked in Catalonia, Portland, Patagonia, Norway, and extensively in Japan. Also in England – once (!), where he directed the 2002 National Theatre Production of Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera.

He works in both Welsh and English and has made a lifelong commitment to the development of the professional theatre in Wales. In 2011 he was invested into the prestigious Welsh Gorsedd of Bards, for services to culture in Wales, and in 2014 was made an Honorary Fellow of Glyndwr University, for services to the arts in Wales. In 2008 he was awarded an Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Bursary, enabling him to travel and study theatre internationally, and between 2008 and 2012 Tim served a full term as Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Wales. Between 1997 and 2016 Tim was Associate Director at Theatr Clwyd, (Wales’ largest producing theatre) and Artistic Director of the Theatr Clwyd Theatre for Young People. Recently, after directing over 80 productions there including Shakespeare, Miller, Beckett and Dickens (and writing over 20 plays), and gaining many awards for his work, Tim left to pursue more freelance work.

Tim has recently completed his Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award, which enabled him to travel to small nations all over the world and create conversations with artists and teachers about creativity, change and minority language.

During 2015 Tim took his play Mimosa (charting the experience of the Welsh who left Wales for Patagonia in 1865), with a company of young actors, to Patagonia, touring across the region to great acclaim.
In December 2016 Tim’s play about an encounter between a young Syrian refugee and a young Welsh boy Scattered played at the Good Chance Theatre in the refugee camp in Calais. It was seen again on the South Bank in London in August 2016, and recently was seen during the West Yorkshire Playhouse “Refugee” season. There are plans to tour it further afield.

Tim has adapted many titles for the stage, including works by Dylan Thomas, Dickens, George Eliot and Steinbeck. Two of his adaptations, Great Expectations and The Grapes of Wrath have been published.

Tim has been Adviser to the Arts Council of Wales and also to the Department of theatre, film and television studies at Aberystwyth University, and is an Honorary Associate of Bangor University.

Recently Tim joined Flying Bridge Theatre as joint artistic director.