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Cal McCrystal BIO

Cal McCrystal has directed extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio around the world. He is the comedy director on Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, Solstrom and Zumanity in Las Vegas.

Cal McCrystal Productions

[West End, 2022]
[Broadway, 2015]
Comedy Direction
[Broadway, 2012]
Physical Comedy Director
[West End, 2011]
Physical Comedy Director

Cal McCrystal News

Critics' Pick: Franco Milazzo's Best of 2023 in Review

What a year! I pulled out my notebook over a hundred times and came away, more often not, with a happy heart. Below is a condensed list of the very best - and worst - that I saw.


Jean-Luc Choplin continues to bring Sondheim to Paris

Giffords Circus Reveals Theme For its 2024 Tour AVALON

AVALON is a show that will immerse the audience in a colourful medieval world of pageantry and Arthurian legend, with lavish costumes, an opulent set, and a live band all conjured up by award winning international acclaimed performance designer takis, whose innovative and diverse body of work encompasses West End and leading UK theatre.

Review: IOLANTHE, London Coliseum

If a revival is akin to colouring in someone else’s artwork, Cal McCrystal’s Iolanthe for the ENO does so with every shade under the sun.

Photos: First Look at IOLANTHE at the London Coliseum

Following a series of successful hits which have cemented the English National Opera’s (ENO) place as a major home for Gilbert & Sullivan’s works, Cal McCrystal’s  Iolanthe returns to the London Coliseum for its first revival this October. Check out all new production photos here!

Richard Kind & John Owen-Jones to Lead Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Paris

Richard Kind will star as Pseudolus in the upcoming Paris production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, which will be the inaugural production of the new Lido 2 Paris. John Owen-Jones will take on the role of Miles Gloriosus.

GARRY STARR  PERFORMS EVERYTHING Comes to Southwark Playhouse in November

GARRY STARR  PERFORMS EVERYTHING comes to Southwark Playhouse in November. Performances run 29 November - 23 December. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

IOLANTHE Returns to the London Coliseum in October

Cal McCrystal’s Iolanthe returns to the London Coliseum for its first revival this October. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

Glyndebourne Reveals 2024 Season Lineup

As the 2023 Festival draws to a close, Glyndebourne has announced the programme for 2024, when the company marks its 90th anniversary year.

Roundabout Names 2023-24 Directing Fellow and Directors Group

Discover the individuals who will be shaping the future of Roundabout Theatre Company. Get to know these emerging artists and learn about Roundabout's prestigious program that nurtures and supports their artistic growth.

Review: GIFFORDS CIRCUS: LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS, Chiswick House and Gardens

National treasures Giffords Circus return for their annual tour of village greens and stately homes with another show, another theme and, it appears to be, another hit.

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for THE TEMPEST at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre & the Unicorn Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for The Tempest re-imagined for everyone aged six and over, revised and directed by Jennifer Tang. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Giffords Circus' LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS to Tour the UK Beginning April 2023

Giffords Circus has revealed the name of it’s 2023 show: Les Enfants du Paradis will take inspiration from French Romanticism in the mid-19th Century.

MOTHER GOOSE Starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop Announces Additional Venues For UK and Ireland Tour

The smash-hit production of MOTHER GOOSE starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop, will also visit Leicester, Salford and Bristol as part of their UK and Ireland tour.

Photos: First Look at Ian McKellen, John Bishop & More in MOTHER GOOSE UK & Ireland Tour

See photos of the UK and Ireland tour of MOTHER GOOSE starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop.

Photos: First Look at Ian McKellen and John Bishop in MOTHER GOOSE

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions has released a new production photo of Ian McKellen and John Bishop in the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE. The production is currently running at Theatre Royal Brighton before the show transfers to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre (15 December – 2 January 2023) ahead of a UK and Ireland Tour until April 2023.

The Cast of MOTHER GOOSE Arrive at Theatre Royal Brighton

A giant golden egg greets commuters at Brighton station in anticipation of Mother Goose opening at Theatre Royal Brighton this weekend.

Theatre Royal Brighton's New Season Guide Is Out Now

Theatre Royal Brighton's brand new What's On Guide is out now! Packed with top quality entertainment, there's a fabulous choice of shows this season from Mother Goose starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop this December, to Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons starring Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman next March.

Tickets from £30 for Ian McKellen and John Bishop in MOTHER GOOSE

The West End is flocking to see Ian McKellen and John Bishop as they join forces to bring you a hilarious family-friendly panto. Mother Goose is the ultimate theatrical feast - full of fun, farce and surprises that will make you honk out loud.

Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTHER GOOSE

Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company

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