Directors

2016 season

Jeremy Gray is joint artistic director of Bampton Classical Opera and also director of productions. His work has brought together his interests in history, theatre, stage design and music and he has learned to enjoy translating libretti and even fundraising. His directorial work has been consistently well-received, and he has built up an enviable reputation for intelligent humour and freshly accessible productions. He currently teaches at Queen's College London. In more restful days he read theology and history of art at Cambridge and for a PhD on medieval manuscript illumination at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Triona Adams (movement director) is a writer, lecturer, performer, director and past West End Theatrical Agent.  As a teenager she sang in the prestigious Finchley Children’s Music Group and New London Children’s Choir regularly performing at The Proms, The Aldeburgh Festival etc.  She read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and on the  ‘Text and Performance’ MA at RADA / Kings College London.  She wrote and performed ‘Nun The Wiser’ at the Edinburgh Fringe (Gilded Balloon, 2009) and toured the UK and Ireland for 2 years (James Seabright Prods). Her Radio 4 Afternoon Play The Lemon Squeezer featured Margaret Tyzack (director, Gaynor MacFarlane).  She taught ‘Modern British Drama’ and ‘Summer Shakespeare’ for the University of Connecticut; other courses, classes  and semi-staged performances include those for The Theatre Museum ( Covent Garden ), Alexandra Palace Theatre,  The Society for Theatrical Research, The Barbara Pym Society ( Oxford and Harvard )  and agents’ audition panels at Mountview, Rose Bruford and Urdang Academy theatre schools.  Currently Events Consultant to St Hildas College, where she is Chair of the Media Network, she regularly contributes to The Times Oxford Literary Festival, talking with Katherine Parkinson about Women In Comedy and with Oliver Ford Davis in a performance she devised of the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin.

 

Past productions

Directors

John Arthur
Alexander Clifton
Jeremy Gray
Thomas Guthrie

Movement director

Triona Adams
Karen Halliday

Assistant and revival directors

Clare Dodd
Harry Fehr
Gillian Pitt
Jonathan Richards
Nicola Samer
Hannah Smallman
Alessandro Talevi
John Wilkie