Middleton Productions after 1985: by play

List compiled by Kate Lechler


A Chaste Maid in Cheapside:

1997, Shakespeare’s Globe, dir. Malcolm McKay

2002, Almeida Theatre, dir. Ben Harrison (toured)

2010, Edward’s Boys, London, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon (all boy cast)

2011, Vile Passeist Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, dir. Dorian Lang (in rep. with Revenger’s Tragedy)

2014, Classical Actors Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN (in rep. with Romeo and Juliet)


A Trick to Catch the Old One:

1994, White Bear Pub, Instant Classics

1997, National Theatre Studio, dir. Jenny Eastop (one night)

2011, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2008, Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series, dir. James Wallace

2014, Rose Theatre, dir. Jenny Eastop


A Yorkshire Tragedy:

1987, National Theatre Studio, dir. Stephen Unwin (one night)

1997, Richmond Shakespeare Society, dir. Gerald Baker (called All’s One)

2006, Friargate Theatre, York, dir. Mark France

2010, White Bear Pub, Tough Theatre Company

2012, Vile Passeist Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, dir. Dorian Lang


No Wit/Help Like a Woman’s:

2013, Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series


A Mad World, My Masters:

1998, Shakespeare’s Globe

2012, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2013, Swan Theatre, RSC, dir. Sean Foley


Michaelmas Term:

2007 Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series


The Changeling:

1986, Buxton Festival, Edinburgh, Yorick Theatre Company, dir. Michael Batz

1986, Arts Centre, Cambridge, dir. Bill Pryde

1988, National Theatre (Lyttelton), dir. Richard Eyre

1989, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario

1990, Newcastle Playhouse, RSC, part of Fringe events

1990, Finborough Theater Club, British Chinese Theater, dir. Mark Rylance

1992, Swan Theatre, RSC, dir. Michael Attenborough

1992, Tower Theatre Company, London

1993, London Pit, revival of 1992 RSC production

1997, Theatre for a New Audience, dir. Robert Woodruff.

1998, Battersea Art Centre, dir. Tassos Stevens

1999, The Kneehigh Theatre Company, dir. Emma Rice (Called “The Itch”; toured)

1999, Salsberg Studio, Salisbury, dir. Guy Retallack

2001, BAC, London, Third Party Productions, dir. John Wright

2001, Phoenix Theater, Exeter, Graeae Theatre Company, dir. Jenny Sealey

2002, Southwark Playhouse, Mamamissi Theatre Company, dir. Dawn Walton

2004, Tobacco Factory/The Pit, Bristol/London, dir. Andrew Hilton

2005, Courtyard Theatre, London, KDC Theatre, dir. Sarah Drinkwater

2006, Barbican, London, Cheek By Jowl, dir. Declan Donnellan

2007, Nottingham Playhouse, English Touring Theater, dir. Stephen Unwin

2007-2008, Gli Incostanti (Italian translation of The Changeling), Teatro Astra, trans. Luca Fontana, dirs. Karina Arutyunyan and Walter Le Moli

2008, Tower Theatre Company, dir. Brian Adambrooke (made Tomazo a female, Tomazia)

2009, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2011, Southwark Playhouse, dir. Michael Oakley

2012, Resurgens Theatre Company, dir. Brent Griffin

2012, The Young Vic, dir. Joe Hill-Gibbons


The Ghost of Lucrece (staged reading):

1997, Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series, dir. Claire van Kampen/Jenny Tiramini


The Honest Whore:

1998, Shakespeare’s Globe, dir. Jack Shepherd

2012, The Flea, NYC (part of a series in which five different teams of actors helmed by five different directors each perform an act of “a classic forgotten drama.”)


The Lady’s Tragedy:

1994, Show of Strength, Bristol, dir. Alan Coveney

1995, Upstart Crow Theatre, Boulder, CO,

1995, Unseam’d Shakespeare, Pittsburgh PA (called Cardenio)

1995, Palm Beach Shax Fest, pro. Kevin Crawford   (called Cardenio)

1998, Next Theatre, Evanston, IL, dir. Kate Buckley (called Cardenio)

2002, Lone Star Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA (called Cardenio)

2004, White Bear Theatre, London, Blue Eyes (called Cardenio)


The Old Law:

1990, The Lyric Studio, Commonweal Theatre Company, dir. Tony Hegarty

2005, The Swan, RSC, dir. Sean Holmes (called A New Way to Please You; part of “The Gunpowder Season” about revolution)


The Phoenix:

2007 Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series, dir. James Wallace


The Puritan:

1986, Shakespeare Globe Museum, dir. Patrick Spottiswoode


The Revenger’s Tragedy:

1987, The Swan Theatre, RSC, dir. Di Trevis

1988, London Pit, revival of 1987 RSC production

1988, The People’s Theatre

1996, Protean Theatre, NYC, dir. Anthony Sher

1997, The Studio, Stratford College

2000, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2005, Red Bull Theatre, dir. Jesse Berger

2006, Southwark Playhouse, Doublethink Theatre and Halflight, dir. Gavin McAlinden (adapt. Meredith Oakes)

2008, National Theatre, dir. Melly Still

2008, Royal Exchange, Manchester, dir. Jonathan Moore

2009, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2010, Vile Passeist Theatre, Halifax, dir. Dan Bray and Colleen MacIsaac (abridged, commedia dell’arte verson)

2011, Vile Passeist Theatre, Halifax, dir. Dorian Lang

2012, Old Red Lion, dir. Nicholas Thompson (in rep. with Henry V; cross-gender casting)

2012, Hoxton Hall, dir. Suba Das

2012, Hen and Chickens Theatre, Immersion Theatre, Dir. James Tobias


The Roaring Girl:

1999, Shakespeare’s Motley Crew, Chicago (adapt. Penny Penniston and Jeremy Wechsler)

2000, Shenandoah Shakespeare, touring

2000, The Steam Industry, Finborough Arms, dir. Abigail Anderson

2013, Vile Passeist Theatre, Halifax, dir. Dan Bray (musical version)

2014, Swan Theatre, RSC, dir. Jo Davies (upcoming)


The Witch:

2008, Blackfriars Playhouse, ASC

2013, The Lord Stanley, Little Goblin Productions, dir. Chris Diacopoulos


Women Beware Women:

1986, Royal Court Theatre, dir. William Gaskill, adapt. Howard Barker

1989, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

1994, Duke of Cambridge, London, Buttonhole Theatre, dir. Christopher Geelan

1994, Lilian Baylis Theatre, London, GBH Theatre Company (Barker adaptation)

1995, Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre, dir. Philip Prowse

2006, Swan Theatre, RSC, dir. Laurence Boswell

2008, Red Bull Theater, New York, dir. Jesse Berger

2010, Constellation Theatre Company, Allison Arkell Stockman (Berger adaptation)

2010, National Theatre (Olivier), dir. Marianne Elliot


Your Five Gallants:

1991, Shenandoah Shakespeare, dir. Ralph Alan Cohen

2008, Shakespeare’s Globe, Read Not Dead series, dir. James Wallace