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Edward Hall Productions

[West End, 2017]
[West End, 2012]
[Broadway, 2005]

Edward Hall Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director - Play

Edward HallA Midsummer Night's Dream

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Review: RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

If new Artistic Director Edward Hall's RICHARD III is any indication of what Chicago audiences can come to expect during his tenure, they would do well to cheer, 'Long live the king.' The darkly comic historical thriller runs through March 3 at CST's Courtyard Theater.

Video: Get A First Look At RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3 in all new video!

Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3. Power, greed, ambition. A world where to win is everything. And to win at all costs. This marks the first major US production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare

Watch as Director Edward Hall and Katy Sullivan (Richard III) discuss reuniting to take on this epic political thriller RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare. Tony Award-nominated actor, Paralympic champion, and bilateral above-knee amputee Katy Sullivan makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut in the title role.

Robbie Fairchild, Ricky Ubeda & More to Star in Justin Peck & Jackie Sibblies Drury's ILLINOISE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast of the highly anticipated Illinoise, a new kind of musical based on Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Broadway Averts a Strike, Dallas Arts Groups Need More Than a Band-Aid

Last week, Broadway narrowly avoided joining Hollywood by coming to a tentative agreement on the Pink contract, after IATSE had voted to authorize a strike if they couldn’t find a deal. Amidst wide industry challenges, Cara Joy David explores the revenue side of the equation and the regional theatre subscription model.

Chicago Shakespeare Welcomes New Artistic and Executive Leadership to Drive Innovation and Creativity in Theater

Chicago Shakespeare is welcoming new artistic and executive leadership, who are set to bring fresh ideas, innovation, and creativity to the theater scene. Prepare to be amazed by the exciting changes happening at Chicago Shakespeare.


Ellen Geer’s new compilation of Shakespeare's best-known history plays does nothing to address the misogynistic, xenophobic views that have led to Margaret of Anjou’s historical presentation (or any other woman’s) as a stereotypical villain. But in other ways, it succeeds in illuminating Margaret as what she actually was - a force to be reckoned with.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Reveals Lineup For 2023-24 Season

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces its 2023/2024 productions and programming, featuring bold interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays in conversation with visionary artists of today, world premiere productions, theater from across the globe through the WorldStage series, and much more.

Rebecca Thornhill and Evelyn Hoskins Will Lead GYPSY at The Mill at Sonning Theatre

Rebecca Thornhill will star as Mama Rose and Evelyn Hoskins will play her daughter Louise in 'Gypsy' at The Mill at Sonning Theatre, running from 24 May - 15 July, 2023.

THE OAK TREE Comes to The Byford Secondary College Performing Arts Centre Next Month

A Wungong oak tree more than 150 years old is the inspiration for a new play by local writer Fiona Blakeley. 

Return Engagement Announced for THOU SHALT NOT at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist

THINKERY & VERSE announced the return engagement of Thinkery & Verse’s THOU SHALT NOT: A Site-Specific Play about the Hall-Mills Double Homicide, directed by Karen Alvarado and recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the crime. THOU SHALT NOT will play a site-specific limited engagement in the Assembly Hall at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

BORIS LIVE Comes to Riverside Studios

For the fraction of the cost of a Fixed Penalty Notice, pose your question to our fearless leader at BORIS LIVE at FIVE, a chat-show-cum-'Question-Time'-cum-work-event (wine/cheese/cake/wallpaper available at bar).  You really can ask him anything you like!  

THOU SHALT NOT Comes to Assembly Hall at St.John's

In 1922, near the banks of the Raritan River, a small city priest and a choir singer were slaughtered in the most infamous unsolved double homicide of the 20th century. Incompetent cops, political operatives, and the poorest and most powerful families in New Jersey were all swallowed in the circus that followed.

HBO Sets Premiere for Season Two Of Drama Series GENTLEMAN JACK

The cast features Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister, Timothy West as Jeremy Lister, Jodhi May (Lady Vere Cameron), Katherine Kelly (Elizabeth Sutherland), Derek Riddell (Captain George Sutherland), Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker), Peter Davison (William Priestley), Amelia Bullmore (Eliza Priestley), Vincent Franklin (Christopher Rawson), and more.

STILL LIFE Will Be Performed Site Specific In The Waterwheel Bar At The Mill At Sonning

The bar is to be transformed into the refreshment room at Milford Junction railway station. The year is 1936. The play is STILL LIFE, that poignant and romantic tale of forbidden love written by Noël Coward, the inspiration for David Lean's classic film BRIEF ENCOUNTER.

Stars Of Stage And Study Come Together To Launch Online Learning Platform A BIT LIT

A brand-new digital learning platform is set to launch with the aim of making the latest academic research available to anyone, anywhere, in a fun and interactive format.

Sydney Wesson, Leah Platt and More to Star in MOMS: THE MUSICAL Investor Workshop

Moms: The Musical is a fast and furious ride through the uproarious and heartfelt journey of becoming a new mom. It follows two first-time mothers who, from an unlikely friendship, discover how strong they are as they take on their role as mothers while unapologetically preserving who they are as individual women.


Edward Hall has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Director at the Olivier Awards for his production of "Rose Rage." These nominations highlight Hall's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

Edward Hall has won the Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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