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Name  Damian Cruden

Role  Theatre Director
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Education  The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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Damian Cruden is artistic director of York Theatre Royal.

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Career

Damian Cruden trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, 1982–1986. He then worked for the Tron Theatre and the TAG Theatre Company, and was tutor for the Scottish Youth Theatre. Moving to England, he became co-artistic director for the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre, then associate director for Hull Truck in the early 1990s. Since 1997 he has been artistic director at York Theatre Royal.

Notable productions

Amongst the dozens of his productions in York are the following:

  • Pygmalion, with Sarah Quintrell, June 2006
  • The Railway Children, stage adaptation written by Mike Kenny featuring a real steam locomotive and staged in 2008 and 2009 at the National Railway Museum in York. Subsequently restaged at the Waterloo International railway station. and at John Street Roundhouse in Toronto. The production at Waterloo won the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
  • The White Crow, by Donald Freed, May 2009
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted by Christopher Sergel, February 2011, starring Duncan Preston
  • My Family and Other Animals, adapted by Janys Chambers, June 2011
  • Forty Years On, September 2011
  • References

    Damian Cruden Wikipedia


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