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Tim Supple


Pick up a speech from King Lear with Tim Supple, open your mouth and begin to play...sixty minutes (?) of investigation, imagination and - if we are lucky - illumination! A relaxed group session in which all levels of experience, skill and English are welcome.

Tim Supple has created theatre throughout the world, working regularly at the National Theatre, the RSC and in London’s West End. Tim was Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre in the 1990s. His work has toured extensively in UK, Europe, Australia and North America. For his company Dash Arts he created an internationally celebrated multi-lingual Indian production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2006. Tim’s six-hour adaptation of The One Thousand and One Nights, created with artists from the Arabic-speaking world, was the sell-out success of Edinburgh International Festival 2011. He is currently developing an epic new production with artists from the post Soviet States for 2017; an adaptation of the great Persian epic The Shahnameh and undertaking a worldwide research project into the great theatre traditions, that will lead to a multi-lingual, cross-national production of King Lear in 2018.

Awards and nominations include: Time Out, Evening Standard, TMA, Olivier, BAFTA, Herald Angel, Dora (Toronto), Yapi Kredi Afifi (Istanbul).

Dash Arts' A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tim Supple, Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon, 2006: taken by Tristram Kenton