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Rufus Norris

 

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[West End, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[West End, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director


Rufus Norris Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Director
Rufus NorrisThe Amen Corner
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Director
Rufus NorrisLondon Road
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Rufus Norris, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Director
Rufus NorrisFesten
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2003 - Best Director Gold Star
Rufus NorrisFesten
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2001 - Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer Gold Star
Rufus NorrisAfore Night Come

Rufus Norris News

Donmar Warehouse to Host A SONG FOR LUCE Tribute Concert In Memory of Lucinda Shaw Photo Donmar Warehouse to Host A SONG FOR LUCE Tribute Concert In Memory of Lucinda Shaw
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

On Sunday November 20th, Donmar Warehouse will host A Song For Luce, a tribute concert in memory of the late Australian-born UK performer Lucinda Shaw. The event will include live music, stories, laughter and the joy of coming together to share wonderful anecdotes about Lucinda. The performance will be at 18:00.

Cast Announced For the UK and Ireland Tour of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Photo Cast Announced For the UK and Ireland Tour of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Casting is announced for the National Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman. Adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship will visit 29 towns and cities, across the UK and Ireland and will come to Milton Keynes Theatre on 27 June 2023.

Full Cast Announced For The National Theatre's New Musical HEX Photo Full Cast Announced For The National Theatre's New Musical HEX
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The National Theatre's new musical Hex returns to the Olivier theatre for Christmas, after its original 2021 opening was delayed due to covid. The full company performing in this new production is announced before starting rehearsals at the NT on Monday 3 October.

Wolverhampton Grand and National Theatre Launch Speak Up Schools Programme Photo Wolverhampton Grand and National Theatre Launch Speak Up Schools Programme
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Following a successful pilot phase that began in Autumn 2021, the National Theatre's Speak Up programme will work with young people in five secondary schools in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford across the next three years.

Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

New Adventures Etta Murfitt Receives MBE, Robert Noble Receives OBE Photo New Adventures Etta Murfitt Receives MBE, Robert Noble Receives OBE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

New Adventures congratulates¬†Associate Artistic Director¬†Etta Murfitt¬†on her¬†Member of the British Empire¬†and Group Managing Director¬†Robert Noble¬†on his¬†Order of the British Empire¬†in The Queen‚Äôs Birthday Honours 2022. Etta Murfitt receives her honour for ‚ÄėServices to Dance‚Äô and Robert Noble receives his honour for ‚ÄėServices to the Performing Arts‚Äô.

National Theatre's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Announced For Milton Keynes Photo National Theatre's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Announced For Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The National Theatre's critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman's THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE will tour the UK and Ireland later this year, direct from the West End, visiting Milton Keynes Theatre from 27 June to 1 July 2023.

National Theatre's OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2023 Photo National Theatre's OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The National Theatre‚Äôs critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman‚Äôs¬†THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE¬†comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, direct from the West End from Tuesday 26 ‚Äď Saturday 30 September 2023.

Book SMALL ISLAND Tickets Now With Our Exclusive Prices Photo Book SMALL ISLAND Tickets Now With Our Exclusive Prices
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2022

Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Small Island follows their lives through the Second World War until the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury, where hopes for the future soon meet the stubborn reality of post-war Britain.

Photos: First Look at Jude Christian and Tinuke Craig's Retelling of HAMLET Photo Photos: First Look at Jude Christian and Tinuke Craig's Retelling of HAMLET
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

An energetic retelling of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy, Hamlet, is performing in the Dorfman Theatre until 6th April 2022 and as part of a tour to state schools in Liverpool, Wolverhampton, South Essex and Sunderland.

Rufus Norris Videos

VIDEO: Josh O'Connor, Jessie Buckley & the Cast of ROMEO & JULIET Play 'William Shake Videoplay
VIDEO: Josh O'Connor, Jessie Buckley & the Cast of ROMEO & JULIET Play 'William Shakespeare or Taylor Swift?'

by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2021

In this contemporary rendering of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic tragedy, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate.

VIDEO: Watch Josh O'Connor & Jessie Buckley in the Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: RO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Josh O'Connor & Jessie Buckley in the Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: ROMEO & JULIET

by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2021

An original film for television by the National Theatre, Great Performances: Romeo & Juliet premieres Friday, April 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.

VIDEO: Lily James Talks MAMMA MIA 3 Rumors Videoplay
VIDEO: Lily James Talks MAMMA MIA 3 Rumors

by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

Lily James shares how she lost her voice before finding out she scored her role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, addresses rumors about a third Mamma Mia! film and sets up what her film Rebecca is about.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The First UK Revival Of MAME Starring Tracie Bennett Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The First UK Revival Of MAME Starring Tracie Bennett

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first professional UK revival of Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME with Tracie Bennett in the title role.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 21 - Happy Birthday, Benjamin Walker Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 21 - Happy Birthday, Benjamin Walker

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019

On this day we're celebrating the birthday of actor Benjamin Walker, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revivial of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, opposite Tracy Letts and Annette Bening.

VIDEO: Royal Philharmonic Society Honours Stephen Sondheim Videoplay
VIDEO: Royal Philharmonic Society Honours Stephen Sondheim

by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2019

The acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has been made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in recognition of his outstanding services to music.

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song! Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hos Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

The New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a one-night-only multidisciplinary event conducted and hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, concluding his tenure as The Marie-Jos e Kravis Composer-in-Residence. The concert, Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., will feature Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, accompanied by the World Premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner; Dan el Bjarnason's Violin Concerto, with Pekka Kuusisto in his New York Philharmonic debut; and Obsidian Tear, a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor performed by members of the Boston Ballet (Philharmonic debut) and set to Mr. Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt. Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event.

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside GRAND HOTEL Rehearsals at Southwark Playhouse!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jul 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning tream behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. Below, peek inside the rehearsal room as the cast prepares to open in a week and a half!

STAGE TUBE: Victoria Sierra Previews New GRAND HOTEL Song by Maury Yeston
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2015

Check out this video of Victoria Serra as Flaemmchen, a pretty young typist who has theatrical ambitions, singing her big Act 1 number, the sublime 'The Girl in the Mirror,' by Maury Yeston!


Rufus Norris Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Rufus Norris been nominated for?
Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Amen Corner , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for London Road , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Festen Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Festen and Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer (Evening Standard Awards) for Afore Night Come .

What awards has Rufus Norris won?
Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Festenand Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer (Evening Standard Awards) for Afore Night Come.