Christopher Luscombe


Christopher Luscombe read English at Cambridge. He started his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. During this time he directed The Shakespeare Revue, which transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in London. His subsequent productions at Stratford include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, both of which transferred to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. His recent production of Twelfth Night was relayed live to cinemas earlier this year. He is an Associate Artist of the RSC. His directing credits in London include Star Quality and The Madness of George III (Apollo); Home and Beauty (Lyric); Fascinating Aïda (Harold Pinter - Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment); The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe); Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo – Olivier Award for Best New Comedy); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Enjoy (Gielgud); Alphabetical Order (Hampstead); When We Are Married (Garrick - Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival); Travels With My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Spamalot (Playhouse). Other directing credits include Masterpieces (Birmingham Rep); Little Shop of Horrors and The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Things We Do for Love (Harrogate); Candida (Oxford Stage Company); The Likes of Us (Sydmonton); Arms and the Man (Salisbury); A Small Family Business (Watford); Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield); Hay Fever (Minneapolis); Henry V and Nell Gwynn (Chicago); While The Sun Shines (Bath); Candide (Grange Festival) and tours of The Importance of Being Earnest, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lady in the Van, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Single Spies, Dandy Dick, Blue/Orange and The Nightingales. His production of The Rocky Horror Show has toured for the last thirteen years. It has completed three seasons in the West End, three Australian tours and also been broadcast in cinemas worldwide. In 2019 he will be directing The Winter’s Tale in Cincinnati and Verdi’s Falstaff at the Grange Festival.