John Caird is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm and a freelance writer and director of plays, musicals and operas working world-wide.
His National Theatre productions include Hamlet and Humbleboy both with Simon Russell Beale, Stanley with Tony Sher and his own new version of Bernstein’s Candide for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award.
His recent directorial credits include McQueen at the Haymarket Theatre, Tosca in Chicago and Houston, Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Stratford Festival in Canada, La Boheme in San Francisco, Parsifal in Chicago, Twelfth Night in Tokyo and his own musical Daddy Long Legs off-Broadway.
His work for the RSC included over 20 productions of classic and new plays including co-productions with Trevor Nunn of Nicholas Nickleby, Peter Pan and Les Misérables.
Theatre Craft, his book about how to direct plays and musicals, is published by Faber and Faber.