a Musical about Marriage
30 March - 09 May 2009

Julian Woolford

Julian is delighted to return to Vienna where he directed last season’s Deadly Murder. In Britain he recently directed the recent national tours of Fiddler on the Roof and South Pacific.

Julian has been Artistic Director of Sevenoaks Playhouse, The Global Search for New Musicals at The International Festival of Musical Theatre and Associate Director of the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

London productions include The Musical of Musicals, (King’s Head Theatre and Sound Theatres) BlueBirds (Cochrane Theatre), In Your Hands (New End); 2 Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winter’s Night (Arts Theatre); the premiere of Let Him Have Justice (Cochrane Theatre); Oh Carol! (Covent Garden Festival); Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris and Of Mice and Men (King’s Head).

Internationally, Julian directed the premieres …And The Pursuit of Happiness (Off-Broadway, New York); Wuthering Heights (European tour) and Nostradamus (Australia).

As Artistic Director of the Sevenoaks Playhouse he directed Vita & Virginia, The Railway Children, Wallflowering, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (the play), Wind in the Willows and The Turn of the Screw.

Julian directed the 2003/4 national tours of Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel and Murdered to Death and his other regional productions include Fiorello! (Mill Studio Guildford), Turn Of The Screw, Dames At Sea, The Sound Of Music, The Fifteen Streets, Who’s Under Where?, The Underworld Project and four Christmas musicals all at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch; Me And My Girl (Eastbourne); The Oedipus Complex and Oedipus Rex (Bristol New Vic); and The Comedy Of Errors (Worthing).

Julian is the author of plays, librettos and lyrics, working with composer Richard John.† Their musical versions of The Railway Children and The Wind In The Willows both played at Sevenoaks Playhouse. The Railway Children has had a number of productions in Britain. Their musical about airport security staff, Terminal Four Play is part of Theatre 503’s Urban Scrawl project, and will soon be available as a podcast.

Julian’s other writing work includes book and lyrics for and The Snow Queen (Theatre North); BlueBirds (Cochrane) narration for Broadway Hall of Fame: Cole Porter and Broadway Hall of Fame: Leonard Bernstein for BBC Radio 3. His musical Oh Carol! won the Covent Garden Festival Search for a New Musical and he co-wrote Let Him Have Justice, (Covent Garden Festival). His first play The Oedipus Complex, premiered at Bristol New Vic and his play B.Y.M (Beautiful Young Man) was presented as part of the Pride Encore Benefit Season in New York.