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Richard Eyre was director of the Royal National Theatre (1988-1997). He has directed many classics and new plays by David Hare, Christopher Hampton, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Trevor Griffiths, Tony Harrison and Nicholas Wright. He directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Broadway in 2001 and Hedda Gabler in the West End in 2006. He has won five Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard Awards, three Critics Circle Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild. He has directed many award-winning films for TV and four feature films: The Ploughman’s Lunch, the Oscar®-nominated Iris (which he co-wrote), Stage Beauty and the upcomingNotes on a Scandal (late 2006 with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett).

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Richard Eyre Productions

[West End, 2021]
[West End, 2021]
[Broadway, 2020]
[London, 2018]
[West End, 2018]
[West End, 2013]
[West End, 2013]
[Broadway, 2011]
[West End, 2011]
[US Tour, 2009]
[Broadway, 2006]
[Broadway, 2003]
[Broadway, 2002]
[Broadway, 1999]
[Broadway, 1998]
[West End, 1996]
[Broadway, 1996]
[Broadway, 1995]
[West End, 1982]



Richard Eyre Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Director

Richard EyreGhosts

Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Director

Richard EyreGhosts

Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Director

Richard EyreHedda Gabler

Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Director

Richard Eyre, Mary Poppins

Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director

Richard EyreVincent In Brixton

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Direction of a Play

Richard Eyre, The Crucible

Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Director

Richard EyreKing Lear

Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Director

Richard EyreJohn Gabriel Borkman

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Play

Richard Eyre , Skylight

Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Director

Richard EyreSkylight

Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Director of a Play

Richard EyreRichard III

Olivier Awards - 1989 - Director of the Year

Richard EyreRacing Demon and The Voysey Inheritance

Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Best Director

Richard Eyre, Guys and Dolls

Richard Eyre Videos

Richard Eyre News

Meet the Cast of HOME, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

Samm-Art Williams' Home is coming Broadway, in a production directed by Kenny Leon.  Previews begin tonight, May 17, at the Todd Haimes Theatre. Meet the cast of Home here!

In the summer of 1962, Sir Laurence Olivier invited lighting designer Richard Pilbrow to 'sort out the bloody awful lighting' at Chichester Theatre two days before it opened. Pilbrow replied there was nothing he could do in so short a time. 'Well, you're no bloody use, are you?' Olivier quipped.
Theater Resources Unlimited Town Hall: Adding Accessibility To The D.E.I. Conversations In-Person & Virtual

Join Theater Resources Unlimited for their live monthly panel discussion on adding accessibility to D.E.I. conversations. The event, held both in-person and virtually, will be co-hosted by actor Carey Cox.
Tory Kittles, Brittany Inge & Stori Ayers to Star in HOME on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the complete cast for the new production of Home by Samm-Art Williams, not seen on Broadway in more than 40 years, directed by Kenny Leon. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
MARY POPPINS Will Embark on New UK and Ireland Tour in 2024

Direct from the West End, Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Group have announced that MARY POPPINS will embark on a 2024/2025 UK and Ireland tour.
Sandra Oh, Ann Harada & More to Star in THE WELKIN at Atlantic Theater Company

The complete cast has been revealed for the American premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson at Atlantic Theater Company. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024�"25 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.
Video: Christopher Wheeldon On 75 Years of the Extraordinary at NYC Ballet

With a repertory so vast, it is not uncommon for dancers to perform in all the works on a New York City Ballet program. Watch as Christopher Wheeldon remembers figuring in a new kind of triple bill that signified a watershed moment in his choreographic career.
Review: LA TRAVIATA, London Coliseum

Much shorter than Richard Eyre’s three-hour plus version for the ROH, Peter Konwitschny’s La Traviata perhaps should be renamed La Trav or L’ Abbreviata. Its breathless sprint over 105 uninterrupted minutes takes more than it gives but there’s an admirable boldness to it all.
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Presents First Annual Crashbox Festival of Short Live Audio Plays

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre has announced their first annual Crashbox Festival of Short Live Audio Plays, running November 16-19 at the Edge Off Broadway Theatre.
BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.
George & Nora London Foundation Presents Mezzo-Soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, October 22

Join us for an enchanting recital by mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, presented by the George & Nora London Foundation. 'Serenading the Hours: A Day to Night Recital' will take place on October 22, 2023, at The Morgan Library and Museum.
Dame Judi Dench Will Make Panto Debut in SNOW WHITE at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Dame Judi Dench is making her panto debut as the voice of the Magic Mirror in Snow White at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Rupert Everett Will Lead UK Tour of A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER; Full Cast Revealed!

BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett will star in John Mortimer's celebrated autobiographical play A Voyage Round My Father, which will open at Theatre Royal Bath, with performances from 28 September, before embarking on a UK tour. Learn more about the full cast here!
Review: GHOSTS at Star Theatres

This is a compelling production.
Review: RE-MEMBER ME, Hampstead Theatre

Athletes have the Olympics. Chefs have Michelin stars. Actors have Hamlet. Citius, altius, fortius, Danish. In his one-man show Re-member Me (co-devised and directed by Jan Willem Van Den Bosch), Dickie Beau ponders death, mortality and legacy but not in a morbid way; it’s less a shoegazing mope and mumble about whether “to be or not to be”, more a defiant exploration of what it is “to be and not to be”.
George And Nora London Foundation For Singers 2023-24 Season: Lindsay Kate Brown, Blake Denson, And 52nd Competition

Recitals by rising young opera stars and one of the vocal world's most prestigious competitions comprise the George and Nora London Foundation for Singers 2023-24 season of events at New York's Morgan Library and Museum. Mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, a 2020 George London Award winner, and baritone Blake Denson, who won his George London Award in 2022, each performs a solo program, and the 52nd year of the foundation's competition for American and Canadian opera singers will confer 2024 George London Awards on five of the opera world's most promising young artists.
Independent Theatre's GHOSTS Comes to Adelaide This Winter

More than a hundred years since it appalled critics, excited audiences and was reviled by the press, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts remains as engaging and challenging as ever. Independent Theatre will bring this controversial masterpiece of world theatre to Adelaide audiences this winter. 
Photos: World Stage Premiere Of HAMNET Opens In The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Last night (Wednesday 12 April), the Royal Shakespeare Company and Neal Street Productions, in association with Hera Pictures, welcomed special guests to the world stage premiere of Hamnet, which opened its sold-out run in the newly restored Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. See photos from inside opening night!
Meet the Cast of SUMMER, 1976; Beginning Previews Tonight!

Summer, 1976 officially begins previews tonight, April 4, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast of Summer, 1976 here!


How many shows has Richard Eyre written?

Richard Eyre has written 1 shows including High Society (Bookwriter).

What awards has Richard Eyre been nominated for?

Richard Eyre has been nominated for several awards including Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Ghosts," "Hedda Gabler," "Mary Poppins," "Vincent In Brixton," "King Lear," and "John Gabriel Borkman." He was also nominated for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Crucible" and "Skylight." Eyre won Director of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Racing Demon" and "The Voysey Inheritance" and Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Ghosts" and "Guys and Dolls."

What awards has Richard Eyre won?

Richard Eyre has won several awards for his work in the theater, including Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Ghosts" and "Guys and Dolls," as well as Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Hedda Gabler" and "King Lear."

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