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Douglas Rintoul

DOUGLAS RINTOUL

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Giles Smart

Douglas is the newly appointed artistic director of The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. He also is a freelance theatre director, runs the national touring company Transport, is a longstanding associate of Complicite and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival 2016. Douglas read Drama & Theatre Arts at The University of Birmingham. He won a Regional Theatre Director Scheme Bursary to train at Salisbury Playhouse, was selected for the Royal National Theatre Studio Young Director's Programme and won an Esmee Fairbairn Regional Theatre Initiative Award. His script for his production ELEGY recently won a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright's Award. His devised production 1001 NIGHTS for the Unicorn Theatre/Transport was nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People. Theatre includes: The Deep Blue Sea, All My Sons and Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre); Elegy, 1001 Nights, As You Like It, Invisible and The Edge (Transport); State Red (Hampstead Theatre); Touched (Trafalgar Studios); The Summer Book, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Unicorn Theatre); The East London Lecture (Jonny Woo at The Rose Lipman Building); Europe (Barbican/Dundee Rep. Theatre); Copenhagen, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Second from Last in The Sack Race, Fen, Sharp Relief, Noel & Gertie, The Shakespeare Revue (Salisbury Playhouse); Private Lives, Travels with My Aunt (New Wolsey Theatre); King Lear (Creation); Closer and Design for Living (Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg). As an associate director: A Disappearing Number, Endgame and Measure for Measure (Complicite); Julius Caesar (dir. Deborah Warner - Barbican) and Fidelio (dir. Deborah Warner - Glyndebourne). He also directs for LAMDA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Central School of Music & Drama.

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below is a list of Douglas Rintoul's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        1001 Nights         Edge, The         Elegy         'Twas The Night Before Christmas


1001 Nights

Synopsis:
1001 Nights collects together some of the greatest folk tales ever told. Here they are re-imagined by Shahrazad - a lively young girl who, torn between her old home in the East and her new life in London, re-tells the extraordinary stories of her childhood to her new-found friend, who understands not a single word she says. . .Using the things she finds around her, Shahrazad fashions saucepans into crowns, old pipes into enchanted telescopes and a mop into a magic carpet to transport us to a fantastical and imagined world of kings, viziers, and genies.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Unicorn Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Children's Theatre

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
https://twitter.com/douglasrintoul

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Edge, The

Synopsis:
A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a great storm surge. Two decades later, their children meet on a beach by an English town that's been abandoned to the sea. She's training to swim the Channel. He's a climate change refugee. Set in the near future, The Edge takes us on a touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship - exploring the mythical place where the land meets the sea and posing vital questions about our future in a rapidly-changing environment.

Notes:
Devised by the company. Conceived and directed by Douglas Rintoul. also @ new Wolsey Theatre 2016

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Transport/a summerday

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
multi media piece

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Elegy

Synopsis:
A young man pieces together a personal story; his is a flight from tragedy through a no-man's land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns. Based on interviews with gay Iraqi refugees, 'Elegy' is a moving and impassioned cri de coeur exposing the horrific realities of life in post-liberation Iraq and the injustice of the UK asylum process.

Notes:
Devised by the company. Conceived and directed by Douglas Rintoul. Winner of a Royal National Theatre Playwright Award

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe     01 Aug 2011

Organisations:
Transport/a summerday

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Gay monologue full length

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Synopsis:
This Christmas, leave your shoes and slippers by the fireplace and settle down to hear one man's story about the night he met a certain twinkly eyed, round-bellied chap! Originally written for his two daughters in 1823, Clement Clarke Moore's much-loved 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is still read to millions of children around the world today. This beautifully delicate adaptation, devised and directed by Douglas Rintoul (1001 Nights), will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Unicorn Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Children's Theatre

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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