Paddy Glynn in Driving Miss Daisy, photo by Simon Annand
Marksman @ Slunglow
by Matthew Floyd Jones
'Goes beyond a mere comedy routine in its fluid arrangement on a bare stage' - WoStage
'Russell Lucas' captivating production' - A Younger Theatre
'Pure art this, I felt...' Exeunt
'Kate Like' new scratch at The Albany based on the zeitgest of Kate Bush
'It's Very Very Likely We'll Be Ok' by Hendog Leisure, Peckham 2017
'Warped' (The Cult of the Krays) by Martin Malcolm (Scratch The Arts, London, November)
'Price' by Heather Uprichard (Work in progress)
'Marksman' by Matthew Floyd Jones (Preview, Slung Low 2017)
'Lost Love Letters' by Julian Machin
THE AMERICAN SEASON in London, UK:
'Driving Miss Daisy' by Alfred Uhry, Canal Cafe Theatre, October 2016
'The Understudy' by Theresa Rebeck, Canal Cafe Theatre, February 2017
Play #3 coming October 2017
'Toiling Upwards in the Night' (Producer) curated by Hendog leisure
'Dollywould' by Shit Theatre (CPT, Bristol Old Vic, May Fest)
'Dolywould' by Shit Theatre (Edinburgh 2017) 'with contributions by'
'I Am...I Said' by Henry Davis. installation performance & two short films (CU)
'Royal Vauxhall' (scratch) by Desmond O' Connor (Royal Vauxhall Tavern)
'Vernon God Little' by Tanya Ronder (Stanwix Theatre)
'Care' interviews by Unhinged/dramaturgy by Martin Malcolm (The Rosemary Branch)
'The Tape Face Xmas Special' by Sam Wills (Pleasance, Queen Dome)
'Atrophy' by Heather Uprichard from Shunt Collective (Etcetera Theatre)
'The Earthworks' (short) by Tom-Morton Smith (Soho Theatre)
'Henry V' by William Shakespeare (Stanwix Theatre)
'Women's Hour' by Shit Theatre (Movement direction / UK Tours)
'Titus Andronicus' by William Shakespeare (The Cockpit)
'Nightbus' (and Co-devised/edited) by Young/Marlowe (The Pleasance, Edinburgh)
'The Fat Man's Wife' by Tennesse Williams, Canal Cafe Theatre
'Julie Madly Deeply' (+ co-devised) by Sarah-Louise Young (Trafalgar Studios2, Panasonic Canada, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Gilded Balloon & continuing UK tour)
'Heels of Glory' (scratch) by Tricity Vogue/Richard Link (The Albany)
'Icarus' (short) by Martin Malcolm (Southwark Playhouse)
'Tall, Thin and Blonde/A.N.D.' (and edited) GOLDSMITHS & Tristan Bates
'Tara' by City of the Moon (redirection / Theatre Kubrik)
'Man to Man' by Manfred Karge, (Theatre Bookshop, Waterloo)
'Uncle Vanya' by Anton Chekhov (The Theatre, Sandwell)
'Find Me' by Owen Wynmark (Theatre, Sandwell)
Pantomimes for PH Associates of London:
'Snow White' 'Sleeping Beauty'
'Aladdin' 'Dick Whittington'
Knife & Fork Applied Theatre (and writer/choreographer/production manager):
'Environ' 'Environ 2' 'Pongo' 'Mother Knows Best'
Young People's Theatre:
'My Fair Lady' by Lerner & Lowe (Direction, & choreography)'Fame' by Pitchford (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Annie' by Strouse (Direction & choreography)
'Scrooge' by Bricusse (Direction, & choreography) 'The Secret Garden' by Hodgson-Burnett (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Guys & Dolls' by Loesser (Direction, & choreography) 'Sweet Charity' by Coleman (Direction, & choreography) 'West Side Story' by Bernstein (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography) 'Carousel' by Rodgers & Hammerstein (Direction, & choreography) 'Barnum' by Bramble (Direction, design & choreography) 'The Wizard of Oz' by Arlen (Direction, design (with Ben Prior) & choreography)
'Bugsy Malone' by Williams (Direction, & choreography) 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Rice (Direction, design & choreography) 'Les Miserables' by Schonberg (Direction, & choreography)
'Crazy for You' by Gerswhin (Direction, & choreography) 'Me & My Girl' by Gay (Direction, & choreography) 'Stags & Hens' by Willy Russell, (The Theatre, Sandwell) 'Clockwise' by Michael Frayn, (The Theatre, Sandwell) 'Trafford Tanzi' by Luckham, (The Theatre, Sandwell)
'Blood Brothers' by Russell, (The Theatre, Sandwell)
The Donmar Warehouse
Continuing freelancer for response pieces, education and public workshops (2013 - )
Make Your Show
A workshop aimied at new theatre makers. Using devising techniques, collaboration and improvisation thsi workshop brought together new writers to study the art of making new, relevant and original theatre.
Hackney Arts - Theatre play in a day
A workshop aimed at writers actors and fans of theatre.
Directors Guild of Great Britain
A bespoke workshop deconstructing the relationship between director and actor.
With Sarah-Louise Young .
Old Vic New Voices (Greater London Academies)
Delivered pre-show workshops for Mark Rylance's 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Lyric, Hammersmith (Hammersmith Primary Focus)
Engaging children using the performing arts working to the Arts Award.
The Princes Foundation (The Lyric, Hammersmith)
Workshops to inspire teachers to use the creative arts within their practice.
The National Youth Theatre (LABAN)
A 2 week programme written and delivered by myself to introduce students to
the basics of performance.
The Verbier Festival, Switzerland
In partnership with Artis, delivered worshops to invigorate the world class festival amongst the local community
'Everyone is good under Russell Lucas' direction' - The Londonist
'Astutely directed by Russell Lucas, the evening often feels like a demented three-dimensional Wikipedia page.'
Paddy Glynn and Geoff Ahmer
Photo by Simon Annand
'....for those who like their performances raw, sans glitter, this is a must see.'
by Matthew Floyd Jones
Slung Low, Leeds 2017
Photo by Lee Watson
by Sarah-Louise Young
Photo by Steve Ullathorne
This is an immensely polished, professional and stylish evening which marks another example of how contemporary cabaret is still exploring and pushing at the boundaries of how to best combine words and music.
Photo by Suzanne Dietz
by Theresa Rebeck
Leonard Sillevis by Simon Annand
'Directed by Russell Lucas and brilliantly presented in the round...'
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
'Slung Low shows how regional theatre can stay fresh.'
Julie Madly Deeply
by Heather Uprichard
By Martin Malcolm
James Ferguson & Alex Boxall
by Russell Lucas
Russell has been a performer since the age of seven and directed for twenty years encompassing plays, musicals, mime, revues, choreography, pantomime, new writing and youth based arts. His directing practice includes collaboration with artists such as Shit Theatre, Heather Uprichard (Shunt Collective), Sarah-Louise Young (Julie Madly Deeply) & Linda Marlowe.
He regularly works with established work; directing the UK premier of Tennessee Williams's 'The Fat Man's Wife', 'Henry V' , 'Titus Andronicus' 'Vernon God little' and Sam Wills (The Boy with Tape on his Face). He is also co-creator and the director of smash-hit 'Julie Madly Deeply' by Sarah Louise-Young (London/Australia/Canada) He often collaborates with artist Henry Davis including the direction of his two short films and is currently devising a new play 'Warped' with playwright Martin Malcolm about the glamorisation of the Krays, plus 'DollyWould' by Sh!t Theatre.
As a trained lecturer Russell also delivers in educational settings for varied programs. He has partnered with The Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, The Lyric, Hammersmith and created training weeks for The National Youth Theatre, The Princes Trust, Goldsmiths, East 15 and Cumbria University, plus The Directors Guild of Great Britain where he explored ways to pull down the imagined walls between the director and actor.
He trained as an actor at Colchester Mercury Youth Theatre then in Birmingham at The Russian School of Acting and Sandwell College. He completed his training at Wolverhampton University when he simultaneously achieved his Certificate in Education, LAMDA acting diploma, IDTA dance and London College of Music exams studying with voice experts Mark Meylan and Sarah Wright-Owens. Russell appeared as Bobby Kennedy for National Geographic's 'Seven Days that Made a President' and in commercials for DFS/Channel 5 and Heineken.
By The Company
Dead of night in the wrong part of the city, waiting for the late-night, or indeed all-night, bus… this is Harold Pinter territory jauntily usurped..
What's on Stage
'...the direction, acting and staging all help to intensify the production and deliver a great evening’s entertainment.' - West End Wilma