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Julian Webber

 
Bio:
Julian was Associate Director for Stephen Daldry’s award winning production of An Inspector Calls, and has been responsible for three successful national tours of the UK as well as five recasts for the West End. Julian was also Associate Director at Liverpool Playhouse, where his production of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Julian was Associate Director for Stephen Daldry’s award winning production of An Inspector Calls, and has been responsible for three successful national tours of the UK as well as five recasts for the West End. Julian was also Associate Director at Liverpool Playhouse, where his production of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Associate Director[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Associate Director
 
[West End, 2005]
Associate Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter

Julian Webber Biography

Julian was Associate Director for Stephen Daldry’s award winning production of An Inspector Calls, and has been responsible for three successful national tours of the UK as well as five recasts for the West End.

Julian was also Associate Director at Liverpool Playhouse, where his production of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men toured nationally. He adapted and directed The Three Musketeers at the Young Vic Theatre, which was nominated for a Barclay’s Theatre Award in 2002.

More recently Julian directed the West-End revival of The Shape of Things by Neil Labute at the New Ambassadors and directed The Barber of Seville at the Bristol Old Vic in a new adaptation by Lee Hall.

For eight years, Julian was Artistic Director of Soho Rep, New York, and also directed at American regional theatres including Yale Rep and the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville. He has directed On-Broadway (Faulkner’s Bicycle starring Kim Hunter) as well as many shows Off off Broadway (including Serves You Right written by Steve Buscemi).

His operatic productions include From the House of the Dead, Wozzeck, Il Tabburro and Vollo Di Notte all for Long Beach Opera in California and more recently Messalina at Battignano.




Julian Webber News

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS: Gripping Revival Rings True Photo BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS: Gripping Revival Rings True
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 17, 2019

The U.S. tour of the National Theatre's multiple award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, features masterful direction by Stephen Daldry (who also directed the 1992 West End revival), Ian MacNeil's grand-scale set, spectacular design elements (lighting, sound, and music), as well as a sterling cast of British actors in the principal roles, making you feel as if you have crossed the pond and are in attendance at the venerable National Theatre. Written in 1945 at the end of World War II, Priestley set the action in the fictional town of Brumley, England, in 1912, when the winds of the Great War were in the offing, and these bookends provide a sociopolitical arc to the plot. Pitting the attitudes of the wealthy proponents of industrial capitalism against the socialist view of the needs of the working class, the play strikingly resonates with the current climate of privilege, income inequality, and #MeToo.

Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS Photo Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning production of JB Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed by the Evening Standard as "an epic for our epoch, a thrillingly physical piece of theatre-with the power to stir the heart as much as the mind." The production is staged by Stephen Daldry, whose extraordinary career spans genres from the hit Netflix series The Crown; to films, with Oscar-nominated pictures like The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; to the stage, where his Billy Elliot the Musical was honored with ten Tony Awards, and his current production of The Inheritance is enjoying an acclaimed run in London's West End.

Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS Photo Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning production of JB Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed by the Evening Standard as "an epic for our epoch, a thrillingly physical piece of theatre-with the power to stir the heart as much as the mind." The production is staged by Stephen Daldry, whose extraordinary career spans genres from the hit Netflix series The Crown; to films, with Oscar-nominated pictures like The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; to the stage, where his Billy Elliot the Musical was honored with ten Tony Awards, and his current production of The Inheritance is enjoying an acclaimed run in London's West End.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018.

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich).

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by Liz Cearns - Sep 8, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool),Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016.

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich).

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company. 

BILLY ELLIOT to Bid West End Farewell with All Four Pint-Sized Stars on Stage
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

An extra bunch of Billys will take the stage when the beloved Billy Elliot plays its final performance this Sunday at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust.

Julian Webber Videos

STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Meet the West End's New 'Billy' - Ollie Jochim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, 12-year-old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher, and becomes the thirty-eighth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-fifth boy to perform the role world-wide. Scroll down for an interview with the new star!

BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Happy 3rd Broadway Birthday BILLY ELLIOT- The Celebratory Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2011

On November 15, the 2009 Tony Award winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT, celebrated their third Broadway birthday. Original Billys and Tony winners David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish, joined the current cast in celebration and below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the curtain call!

STAGE TUBE: BILLY ELLIOT Visits Houston's Hobby Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2011

The kids from the national tour of BILLY ELLIOT recently stopped by Houston's 'Great Day' to chat about the show and give jumping lessons. The show runs at The Hobby Center through March 13. Click below to check it out.


Julian Webber Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Julian Webber written?
Julian Webber has written 1 shows including Bridget Jones' Diary (Bookwriter).