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Lyndsey Turner is a British theatre and film director known for her innovative and thought-provoking productions. She was born in 1980 in Sheffield, England, and grew up in the nearby town of Doncaster. After studying English at the University of Cambridge, she trained as a director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
Turner made her debut as a director in 2006 with a production of "The Grace of Mary Traverse" by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Arcola Theatre in London. Since then, she has directed a wide range of plays, from classic works by Shakespeare and Chekhov to contemporary plays by Caryl Churchill and Lucy Kirkwood.
One of Turner's most notable productions was the 2014 revival of "Hamlet" at the Barbican Centre in London, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production was praised for its modern and visually striking interpretation of the play, which featured live video projections and a revolving stage.
Turner has also directed several productions at the National Theatre in London, including a critically acclaimed revival of Brian Friel's "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" in 2012. Her other National Theatre productions include "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire" by Caryl Churchill and "Chimerica" by Lucy Kirkwood, both of which received widespread critical acclaim.

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[West End, 2023]
[West End, 2022]
[West End, 2022]
[West End, 2020]
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
[West End, 2018]
[West End, 2017]
[West End, 2017]
[West End, 2015]
[Broadway, 2014]
[West End, 2013]
[West End, 2012]
[West End, 2012]
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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FLEABAG, OTHELLO, HEX, and More Join National Theatre at Home's Autumn Streaming Lineup

The National Theatre has revealed its autumn season on the National Theatre at Home streaming platform. Learn more about the productions available to stream this autumn here!

National Theatre Celebrates 60 Years With Free Tickets for 16�"25-Year-Olds

As the National Theatre prepares to mark 60 years of entertaining and inspiring audiences around the world on 22 October, a birthday present of 3,600 free tickets, 60 tickets for 60 performances in October, will be available for 16–25-year-olds to book for productions on the South Bank and in the West End. Learn more about the initiative and how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For THE WITCHES at the National Theatre

Casting has been set for Roald Dahl's The Witches, coming to the National Theatre in November. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Save Up To 46% on THE CRUCIBLE in the West End

Olivier Award-winner Lyndsey Turner directs this electrifying new production with set design by Es Devlin in a ‘magnificent restaging’ (The Telegraph) of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, a gripping parable of power and its abuse. 

Tickets from £35 for THE CRUCIBLE in the West End

The National Theatre’s acclaimed new production of The Crucible transferred to the West End this June for a strictly limited season, featuring Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) as Abigail Williams, Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex) as Elizabeth Proctor, and Brian Gleeson (Bad Sisters) as John Proctor. 

Irvine Barclay Theatre Reveals Upcoming Season

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced more shows for its 2023-24 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre presents renowned artists in a wide range of genres, from jazz, classical, country, Motown, and global music, to comedy, dance, theater, captivating speakers, and more.

Video: First Look at an All-New Trailer For THE CRUCIBLE in the West End

An all new trailer has been released for the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed West End transfer of Lyndsey Turner’s production of The Crucible. Check out the video here!

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of THE CRUCIBLE, Starring Milly Alcock?

The National Theatre’s acclaimed new production of The Crucible has now opened in the West End for a strictly limited season. Featuring Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) as Abigail Williams, Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex) as Elizabeth Proctor, and Brian Gleeson (Bad Sisters) as John Proctor.

Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Gielgud Theatre

Brian Gleeson and House of the Dragon's Milly Alcock shine in this revival.

National Theatre Confirms Twelve New Productions

The National Theatre has announced twelve new productions including a new play by Tim Price and Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith. Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Frecknall will make her National Theatre directorial debut with Federico García Lorca’s modern masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, starring Harriet Walter.

Photos: First Look at the National Theatre's West End Transfer of THE CRUCIBLE

New production photos have been released for the National Theatre’s highly anticipated West End transfer of Lyndsey Turner’s acclaimed production of The Crucible. 

The Roald Dahl Story Company Will Perform a Series of Three Upcoming New Theatre Productions

The Roald Dahl Story Company has announced three exciting new theatre productions. The productions have been created and developed by the Roald Dahl Story Company's in-house theatre division.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE CRUCIBLE Transferring From the National Theatre

The National Theatre has released rehearsal photos for the highly anticipated West End transfer of director Lyndsey Turner’s acclaimed production of The Crucible.

National Theatre Will Present Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES From Dave Malloy and More

The National Theatre has announced two new productions, Roald Dahl's The Witches, in a co-production with the Roald Dahl Story Company, and The Effect, in association with The Jamie Lloyd Company.

Full Cast Revealed For The National Theatre's THE CRUCIBLE

The National Theatre announced full casting for the highly anticipated West End transfer of director Lyndsey Turner's acclaimed production of The Crucible.  With set designed by Es Devlin, this contemporary new staging of Arthur Miller's gripping parable of power and its abuse will play at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 June until 2 September, with a press night on 15 June 2023. 

Lyndsey Turner's THE CRUCIBLE Receives West End Transfer

Lyndsey Turner’s acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, The Crucible, will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End for a strictly limited run from June

Joseph Fiennes to Play Gareth Southgate in James Graham's DEAR ENGLAND

The National Theatre has announced Dear England, a new play by James Graham telling the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate. Directed by Rupert Goold, Dear England will play in the Olivier theatre from June with Joseph Fiennes cast as Gareth Southgate.

2022 Year in Review: Cindy Marcolina's Best of 2022

After two years of absolute doom and uncertainty, 2022 began with a sprinkle of glimmer on the horizon. Masked up and cautious, we came back to theatres properly. Admittedly and unfortunately, I found the return underwhelming and gave very few glowing 5-star reviews. I still loved a good number of productions, but it’s a far cry from struggling to whittle it down to a Top 10. Nonetheless, it was an exciting year.

THE BEACH HOUSE Will Have its World Premiere at the Park Theatre

The Beach House will premiere at Park Theatre having been shortlisted for Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize. The cast comprises Gemma Barnett (Offie winner Best Actress for A Hundred Words for Snow) Kathryn Bond (Breach Theatre's It's True, It's True, It's True) and Gemma Lawrence (A Dead Body in Taos).

National Theatre Announces DANCING AT LUGHNASA, DIXON AND DAUGHTERS, and More

The National Theatre has announced three new productions for 2023 and the revival of the critically acclaimed The Father and the Assassin. A new production devised by The PappyShow will tour directly to 55 schools across England, and National Theatre Live brings The Crucible, Othello and GOOD to cinema goers around the world.


Lyndsey Turner has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Best Director at the Olivier Awards for her work on the play "Chimerica." Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the production of "Machinal." Turner was also nominated for Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for her direction of "Chimerica." These nominations highlight her talent and recognition in the field of directing.

Lyndsey Turner has won the Best Director award at the Olivier Awards for her work on the show Chimerica.

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