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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 - 2006 - Best Director

Richard EyreHedda Gabler

Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Director

Richard Eyre, Mary Poppins

Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director

Richard EyreVincent In Brixton

Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Director

Richard EyreJohn Gabriel Borkman

Olivier Awards - 1989 - Director of the Year

Richard EyreRacing Demon and The Voysey Inheritance

Richard Eyre Videos

Richard Eyre News

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!

Musical Theatre Network Appoints New Patron and Board Members

Musical Theatre Network (MTN), which brings people and resources together to improve opportunities for new musical theatre, is thrilled to announce its new patron - HOWARD GOODALL CBE, one of Britain's best-known composers of choral music, stage musicals, TV and film scores, and a distinguished music historian and broadcaster.

Dame Judi Dench Comes to Edinburgh Playhouse This Summer

Dame Judi Dench 'I Remember It Well' will provide a rare opportunity to see one of the world's best-loved actresses back on stage. Following multiple sell-out performances in London's West End, this one-off special live show comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 8th August and will see Dame Judi look back at a career spanning almost six decades.

HAMNET to Transfer to the West End's Garrick Theatre this Autumn

The stage production of Hamnet will transfer direct to London's Garrick Theatre this autumn after selling out ahead of its world premiere at the newly restored Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon this April.  


Acclaimed actress, Harriet Robinson (National Theatre's Sweet Bird of Youth) makes a triumphant return to theatre with the debut of her one-person play, 'My Stellar Performance, But I Digress!' written and performed by Ms. Robinson.

Rupert Everett to Star in John Mortimer's A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER

BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett will star in John Mortimer’s celebrated autobiographical play A Voyage Around My Father, which will open at Theatre Royal Bath, with performances from 28 September to 7 October 2023, before embarking on a U.K. tour. Tour venues and schedule to be announced.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Sondheim's ASSASSINS Announced as Part of the New Chichester Festival Theatre Season

Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2023 – the final season programmed by outgoing Artistic Director Daniel Evans – has been announced by Daniel and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.

The Best Of Royal Opera House Stream Will Kick off 2023

This New Year, the Royal Opera House will add six new performances to Royal Opera House Stream for audiences around the world to enjoy: The Cellist, Romeo and Juliet and Sylvia from The Royal Ballet; and La traviata, Fidelio and Madama Butterfly from The Royal Opera.

Sophie Swithinbank Wins Peggy Ramsay Award

Sophie Swithinbank has been awarded the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Film4 2023 Playwrights' Scheme bursary for her play Bacon, winning The Tom Erhardt Bursary, named after the late literary agent and long-time supporter of the Finborough Theatre.

2022 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2022

Some highlights of the last year and some hopes for an uncertain future

Jessica Hecht to Join Laura Linney in the World Premiere of SUMMER, 1976

Tony Award & Emmy Award Nominee Jessica Hecht will join Tony Award & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.

MARY POPPINS Extends For Final Time in Brisbane

Brisbane has welcomed Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of MARY POPPINS. Final tickets have just been released for the strictly limited season now playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, which must close on January 15, 2023 with no possible extensions.


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

Richard Eyre has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his nominations include Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Ghosts," "Hedda Gabler," "Mary Poppins," "Vincent In Brixton," "King Lear," "John Gabriel Borkman," "Skylight," and "Richard III." He was also nominated for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Crucible" and "Skylight." Additionally, Eyre received the Director of the Year award 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."

Richard Eyre has won several awards for his work in the theater industry. Some of his notable wins include Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Ghosts" and "Guys and Dolls." He has also won Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Hedda Gabler" and "King Lear." Eyre's talent and contributions to the stage have been recognized and celebrated through these prestigious awards.

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