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James Baker

 
Bio:
James is a professional freelance director and qualified lecturer on both musical theatre and acting programmes. James has won awards for his teaching practice and directed multiple award-winning monologues for young actors entering the UK Skills competitions. He is now Co-Artistic Director of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
James is a professional freelance director and qualified lecturer on both musical theatre and acting programmes. James has won awards for his teaching practice and directed multiple award-winning monologues for young actors entering the UK Skills competitions. He is now Co-Artistic Director of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Percussion
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Assistant Conductor
Percussion
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Assistant Conductor
Percussion
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Percussion

James Baker Biography

James is a professional freelance director and qualified lecturer on both musical theatre and acting programmes. James has won awards for his teaching practice and directed multiple award-winning monologues for young actors entering the UK Skills competitions. He is now Co-Artistic Director of Assembled Junk Productions Ltd.

James was born in Leicester before attending and graduating from UCLan in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in English and Theatre studies. He then developed his training with East 15 in theatre direction and with acclaimed directors including Alex Clifton (Artistic Director of ChesterPerforms and Head of Acting at R.A.D.A.) and Olivier award-winning director Robin Norton-Hale (OperaUpClose).

He has worked extensively in various capacities in theatre direction and production.





James Baker News

Showtime Documentary Films to Release THE CORRIDORS OF POWER Photo Showtime Documentary Films to Release THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

Directed by Oscar nominee Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers, The Human Factor), THE CORRIDORS OF POWER is a riveting examination of how American leaders have responded to reports of genocide, war crimes and mass atrocities after the fall of the Soviet Union, when America stood as the only global superpower.

Full Cast Revealed For New Version Of MASQUERADE Coming To Liverpool's Epstein Theatr Photo Full Cast Revealed For New Version Of MASQUERADE Coming To Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

A powerful and poignant tale of love, loss, freedom and friendship among Liverpool's LGBT+ community comes to the city's Epstein Theatre next month.

Epstein Theatre Announces Autumn Season Photo Epstein Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

The Epstein Theatre is promising a packed programme of productions and performances to entertain Liverpool audiences this autumn.

UK's Ultimate Michael Jackson Show Returns to the London Palladium By Popular Demand Photo UK's Ultimate Michael Jackson Show Returns to the London Palladium By Popular Demand
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

The UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute show Michael Starring Ben is heading back to the West End with an exclusive one-off performance at the legendary London Palladium.

New Production of MASQUERADE is Coming to Epstein Theatre This Autumn Photo New Production of MASQUERADE is Coming to Epstein Theatre This Autumn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

A brand new production of Masquerade – a play telling a powerful and emotional tale set in an iconic Liverpool gay club in the 1980s – is coming to the city’s Epstein Theatre this Autumn. 

Little LTF Kicks Off Next Week at St Luke's Bombed Out Church Photo Little LTF Kicks Off Next Week at St Luke's Bombed Out Church
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

Little LTF, an event to showcase and celebrate new writing and performing talent from across the North West, opens in Liverpool next week. 

2Gorgeous4U Heads To Liverpool's Royal Court Studio This Summer Photo 2Gorgeous4U Heads To Liverpool's Royal Court Studio This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

An unmissable one-woman show by acclaimed playwright Mark Davies Markham is returning to the Liverpool stage this summer after winning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Line-Up of Shows for 2022 Photo Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Line-Up of Shows for 2022
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Liverpool Theatre Festival has today revealed the exciting line-up of shows set to be premiered at Little LTF, its festival of new works when it returns to Liverpool City Centre next month. The second annual Little LTF will be staged at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church from Tuesday 3 May to Sunday 8 May 2022.

Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF New Works Frin Photo Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF New Works Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2022

Organisers of the award-winning Liverpool Theatre Festival have announced its return in Autumn 2022 to take place for a third consecutive year. Little LTF, the festival's sister event to showcase new works, will also return for a second year in Spring 2022. 

Everyman, Liverpool To Host CHERRY JEZEBEL World Premiere Photo Everyman, Liverpool To Host CHERRY JEZEBEL World Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

Jonathan Larkin's Cherry Jezebel will make its full stage debut at the Everyman from 8-26 March 2022, following the production's sold out run of rehearsed readings in 2021. A frank and hilarious piece of new writing from regular Hollyoaks writer and long-time Everyman collaborator, the production is directed by James Baker (Jerry Springer – The Opera, YANK! The Musical).

James Baker Videos

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of New Season of TRUE DETECTIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2015

Below, get a behind the scenes look at the new season of TRUE DETECTIVE.