2 Pianos 4 Hands

The Award Winning Play
14 SEP - 17 OCT 2009
 
 

Julian Woolford


Julian is delighted to return to Vienna’s English Theatre where he directed I Do! I Do! and Deadly Murder. Most recently Julian directed The Bed Before Yesterday at the Mill At Sonning and the British national tours of Fiddler on the Roof and South Pacific.

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).

He 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.

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 and 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, will soon be available as a podcast and played at the Latitude Festival.

Julian’s other writing work includes 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.

www.woolfordandjohn.com