ABOUT BRUCE GUTHRIE - DIRECTOR
Bruce recently assumed the role of HEAD OF THEATRE & FILM at the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFOMING ARTS in Mumbai, India.
On taking up his role at NCPA, Bruce shares his vision, "It is a tremendous honour to have been asked to be the Head of Theatre & Film at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. During my first visit here to direct Mansi Multani & Jim Sarbh in CONSTELLATIONS in November 2018 (which will play again in November 2019 with the same cast), I couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by the theatre team, the staff and members of the talented theatre and film community. I look forward to getting to know the many celebrated theatre companies and actors, across the vast range of languages, traditions and styles during the coming months and working with the community. As I join, we are celebrating 50 years of NCPA. This organisation represents ambitious dreams being realised. Our goal is to honour that ambition by creating, facilitating and curating work side by side with rigorous creative training programmes that push the limits of the possible. I look forward to collaborating with local, national and International Artists create, facilitate and curate work that will capture the imagination of the people of Mumbai, India and the World."
Directing credits include: CONSTELLATIONS (NCPA, Mumbai); MAN TO MAN (Wilton’s Music Hall, UK tour & Brooklyn Academy of Music); RENT (St James Theatre & UK tour); THE LAST MERMAID with Charlotte Church (Festival of voice Wales Millennium Centre); MAN TO MAN by Manfred Karge (Wales Millennium Centre & Edinburgh Festival 2015); LOTTY'S WAR by Giuliano Crispini & Clare Slater (UK Tour); BAKERSFIELD MIST starring Kathleen Turner & Ian McDiarmid (Duchess Theatre); AN INCIDENT AT THE BORDER by Kieran Lynn (Finborough & Trafalgar Studios); THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OTHELLO & TWELFTH NIGHT for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore); STORIES BY HEART written by and starring multi award-winning actor John Lithgow (Lyttelton NT).
Leadership roles: Member of The Guildford School of Acting's Advisory Board; Artistic Director of the NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE OF WALES, directing THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE in 2015 and ROMEO & JULIET in 2016; Associate Artist for Papatango 2011 & 2012.
Concerts & Events: HRH The Prince of Wales 70th Birthday Celebration SW7: Sam Warburton's Testimonial Year for NSPCC Wales 2018 & 2019; The Welsh Guards Centenary Celebration in 2015 for the Welsh Guards Charity; St David's Day Celebration for HRH The Prince of Wales 2013.
Training: BA Honours in Acting at Guildford School of Acting. As a Director: The National Theatre Studio and with Howard Davies, Sir Richard Eyre, Deborah Warner & Sam Mendes.