Alan Lyddiard is an award winning theatre and film director, producer and writer working across the UK, Europe and beyond. Alan is best known as an advocate of the community arts movement, international collaborations and ensemble theatre practice. He was Artistic Director of The Northern Stage Ensemble, Newcastle upon Tyne (1992-2005), Artistic Director of TAG Theatre Company, Glasgow (1988-1992) and Associate Director at Dundee Rep (1984-1988). His stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 has been produced in theatres world-wide, including long runs across USA, Germany and France. His work has been seen in London, Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Amsterdam and New York as well as many other cities throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.
Alan is currently Artistic Director of The Performance Ensemble a company of performers aged 60 and over. The ensemble starts its work from within a community setting and develops productions over a year long process. It occupies the space in between Community, Amateur and Professional Arts, flourishing in the places where these sectors meet, taking the best aspects of all three of them, including significant collaborations with West Yorkshire Playhouse. Recent freelance work includes Contained for Mind the Gap and a devised community film/theatre presentations for the homeless charity Changing.Lives
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