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Bijan Sheibani

Director and Writer

Bijan Sheibani is a writer and director of theatre and film.

His debut play The Arrival was at the Bush Theatre early 2020.

Bijan recently wrote and directed Morning Song, a short film for Film4.

Recent theatre and opera credits include Dance Nation by Clare Barron for the Almeida, The Brothers Size by Tarell McCraney for the Young Vic, Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams for the National Theatre, Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker for Home in Manchester.

Barber Shop Chronicles has toured extensively around the world, from Roundhouse in Camden the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

Bijan was an associate director at the National Theatre for five years, where his credits include Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek (Olivier nomination for Best Director), The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker, Emil and the Detectives by Carl Miller after Erich Kastner’s children’s book, and A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. He was artistic director of Actors Touring Company from 2007-2010 and won the James Menzies Kitchen Award for Young Directors in 2003.

 

Credits

THEATRE
Production (role):
THE ARRIVAL
Company:
Bush Theatre
Project details:
21st November 2019 – 18th January 2020
Production (role):
A TASTE OF HONEY
Company:
National Theatre Productions
Project details:
UK tour: 13th September - 16th November 2019
Production (role):
BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES
Company:
National Theatre, Roundhouse
Project details:
18th July - 24th August 2019
Production (role):
THE BROTHERS SIZE
Company:
Young Vic
Production (role):
DANCE NATION
Company:
Almeida
Production (role):
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
Company:
Home, Manchester
Production (role):
GIVING
Company:
Hampstead
Production (role):
YOU GOT OLDER
Company:
RADA
Production (role):
EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES
Company:
National Theatre
Production (role):
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
Company:
Almeida
Production (role):
THE KITCHEN
Company:
National Theatre
Production (role):
MOONLIGHT
Company:
Donmar Warehouse
Production (role):
THE TYPIST
Company:
Sky Arts/Riverside Studios
Production (role):
OUR CLASS
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Nominated for an Olivier for Best Director
Production (role):
ROMEO AND JULIET
Company:
National Theatre
Production (role):
GHOSTS
Company:
Arcola Theatre
Production (role):
THE BROTHERS SIZE
Company:
Young Vic Maria Studio
Project details:
Nominated for an Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2008
Best International Production at the Barcelona Critics Circle Awards 2008
Production (role):
EURYDICE
Company:
Young Vic Maria Studio and UK Tour
Production (role):
GONE TOO FAR
Company:
Royal Court
Project details:
Winner of an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2008
Production (role):
OTHER HANDS
Company:
Soho Theatre
Production (role):
FLUSH
Company:
Soho Theatre
Production (role):
PARTY TIME and ONE FOR THE ROAD
Company:
Battersea Arts Centre
Production (role):
HAVE I NONE
Company:
Southwark Playhouse
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
MORNING SONG
Company:
Film4
Production (role):
SAMIRA'S PARTY
Company:
BFI/Film London
Project details:
Selected for the BFI London Film Festival and other international festivals
Production (role):
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART
Company:
Royal Court/Guardian
Project details:
Selected for the BFI London Film Festival and other international festivals
OPERA
Production (role):
TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
Company:
Streetwise Opera/Sage Gateshead
Production (role):
NOTHING
Company:
Glyndebourne and Danish National Opera
Project details:
Nominated for a Southbank Award for Best Opera 2017
Production (role):
THE VIRTUES OF THINGS
Company:
Royal Opera House/Aldeburgh/Opera North
Production (role):
THROUGH HIS TEETH
Company:
Royal Opera House
Production (role):
TARANTULA IN PETROL BLUE
Company:
Aldeburgh

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE ARRIVAL
    Company: Bush Theatre
    Project details: 21st November 2019 – 18th January 2020
  • Production (role): A TASTE OF HONEY
    Company: National Theatre Productions
    Project details: UK tour: 13th September - 16th November 2019
  • Production (role): BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES
    Company: National Theatre, Roundhouse
    Project details: 18th July - 24th August 2019
  • Production (role): THE BROTHERS SIZE
    Company: Young Vic
    Project details:
  • Production (role): DANCE NATION
    Company: Almeida
    Project details:
  • Production (role): CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
    Company: Home, Manchester
    Project details:
  • Production (role): GIVING
    Company: Hampstead
    Project details:
  • Production (role): YOU GOT OLDER
    Company: RADA
    Project details:
  • Production (role): EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
    Company: Almeida
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE KITCHEN
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): MOONLIGHT
    Company: Donmar Warehouse
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE TYPIST
    Company: Sky Arts/Riverside Studios
    Project details:
  • Production (role): OUR CLASS
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Nominated for an Olivier for Best Director
  • Production (role): ROMEO AND JULIET
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): GHOSTS
    Company: Arcola Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE BROTHERS SIZE
    Company: Young Vic Maria Studio
    Project details: Nominated for an Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2008
    Best International Production at the Barcelona Critics Circle Awards 2008
  • Production (role): EURYDICE
    Company: Young Vic Maria Studio and UK Tour
    Project details:
  • Production (role): GONE TOO FAR
    Company: Royal Court
    Project details: Winner of an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2008
  • Production (role): OTHER HANDS
    Company: Soho Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): FLUSH
    Company: Soho Theatre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): PARTY TIME and ONE FOR THE ROAD
    Company: Battersea Arts Centre
    Project details:
  • Production (role): HAVE I NONE
    Company: Southwark Playhouse
    Project details:
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MORNING SONG
    Company: Film4
    Project details:
  • Production (role): SAMIRA'S PARTY
    Company: BFI/Film London
    Project details: Selected for the BFI London Film Festival and other international festivals
  • Production (role): GROOVE IS IN THE HEART
    Company: Royal Court/Guardian
    Project details: Selected for the BFI London Film Festival and other international festivals
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
    Company: Streetwise Opera/Sage Gateshead
    Project details:
  • Production (role): NOTHING
    Company: Glyndebourne and Danish National Opera
    Project details: Nominated for a Southbank Award for Best Opera 2017
  • Production (role): THE VIRTUES OF THINGS
    Company: Royal Opera House/Aldeburgh/Opera North
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THROUGH HIS TEETH
    Company: Royal Opera House
    Project details:
  • Production (role): TARANTULA IN PETROL BLUE
    Company: Aldeburgh
    Project details: