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Mel Hillyard

Director

Mel was recipient of the JP Morgan Directing Award 2015 and recently spent 6 months as Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio.

Credits

THEATRE
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE BRINK
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre
Project details:
Wr. Brad Birch
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE LATE HENRY MOSS
Company:
Southwark Playhouse
Project details:
Wr. Sam Shepard
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LOVE AND INFORMATION
Company:
The Caird Theatre / RWCMD
Project details:
Wr. Caryl Churchill
Date: 2012
Production (role):
HAMLET
Company:
The Secret Nuclear Bunker / East 15
Project details:
Wr. William Shakespeare
Date: 2012
Production (role):
ONE MILLION TINY PLAYS ABOUT BRITAIN
Company:
Young Vic / The Clare
Project details:
Wr. Craig Taylor
Date: 2012
Production (role):
LITTLE FINDS RICHMIX
Project details:
For SoundBites

Wr. Alice Birch
Date: 2011
Production (role):
WHAT’S INSIDE MY BOX
Company:
DryWrite / The Bush
Project details:
Wrs. Adam Brace and Lola Stephenson
Date: 2011
Production (role):
HARD SHOULDERS
Company:
Latitude Festival
Project details:
Wr. James Graham
Date: 2011
Production (role):
EVEN STILLNESS BREATHES SOFTLY AGAINST A BRICK WALL
Company:
Theatre 503
Project details:
Wr. Brad Birch
Date: 2010
Production (role):
IN AN INSTANT
Company:
Latitude Festival / Theatre 503
Project details:
Wrs. Matthew Dunster, James Graham and Jack Thorne
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE SPIT OF ME
Company:
Southwark Playhouse / Nabokov
Date: 2009
Production (role):
BAREBONES
Company:
Old Red Lion
Project details:
Wr. Kieran Lynn
Date: 2009
Production (role):
SEPPUKU
Company:
Arcola
Project details:
Wr. Kenny Emson
Date: 2008
Production (role):
HIS FACE HER FACE
Company:
King’s Head
Project details:
Wr. Ben Cooper
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THREE IS COMPANY
Company:
King’s Head
Project details:
Wr. Erin McMahon
Date: 2007
Production (role):
GREY DAYS
Company:
Edinburgh Festival
Project details:
Wr. Colin Goodwin
Date: 2006
Production (role):
LOOSE ENDS
Company:
Café Royal, Edinburgh
Project details:
Wr. Stuart Hepburn
ASSISTANT DIRECTING
Date: 2015
Production (role):
LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHMSHIRE
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Lyndsey Turner
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SUNNY AFTERNOON (Associate Director)
Company:
Harold Pinter Theatre / Hampstead
Project details:
Dir. Ed Hall

Led West End transfer
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
3 WINTERS
Company:
National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Howard Davies
Date: 2014
Production (role):
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Associate Director)
Company:
Stratford East
Project details:
Dir. Terry Johnson
Date: 2013
Production (role):
CANDIDE
Company:
RSC
Project details:
Dir. Lyndsey Turner
Date: 2013
Production (role):
TITUS ANDRONICUS
Company:
RSC
Project details:
Dir. Michael Fentiman
Date: 2012-13
Production (role):
OLD MONEY (Associate Director)
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Terry Johnson
Date: 2012
Production (role):
55 DAYS
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Howard Davies
Date: 2010
Production (role):
IS EVERYONE OK (Associate Director)
Company:
Nabokov / UK Tour
Project details:
Dir. George Perrin
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
Company:
Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Mitchell Moreno
Date: 2008
Production (role):
CHERRY DOCS
Company:
King’s Head
Project details:
Dir. Sherrill Gow
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE WINTER’S TALE
Company:
Courtyard Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Phil Willmott
YOUTH / COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Company:
Garsington Opera / RSC
Project details:
Project with Mandeville School

Devised project with musicians and actors - ages 12-18
Date: 2013-15
Company:
NT Learning / RSC Education Dep
Project details:
Projects with young people and schools
Date: 2012
Production (role):
AFTER MISS JULIE
Company:
Young Vic / The Clare
Project details:
Parallel Project

Ages 14-18
Date: 2012
Production (role):
SOUNDBITES
Company:
Roundhouse
Project details:
Devised Project with musicians and actors ages 14-18
Date: 2009
Production (role):
DARK GLAMOUR
Company:
Pleasance / Islington Youth Theatre
Project details:
Devised project (24 hour plays) for ages 14-18
Date: 2009
Production (role):
I AM WHO I AM
Company:
Artsdepot / Paiwand Afghan School, Brent
Project details:
Devised project for ages 10-15, co-led with Lily Einhorn
Date: 2008 - 2011
Company:
Artis / Bigfoot / Helen O’Grady Drama Company
Project details:
Workshops for age ranges from 5-14

Regular drama teaching and devised work
OTHER WORK
Company:
Bruntwood Prize / RSC / Hampstead / Nabokov / Theatre 503
Project details:
Script reading and regular dramaturgy on new plays
Company:
California Shakespeare Theatre
Project details:
Casting Assistant

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE BRINK
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre
    Project details: Wr. Brad Birch
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE LATE HENRY MOSS
    Company: Southwark Playhouse
    Project details: Wr. Sam Shepard
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LOVE AND INFORMATION
    Company: The Caird Theatre / RWCMD
    Project details: Wr. Caryl Churchill
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): HAMLET
    Company: The Secret Nuclear Bunker / East 15
    Project details: Wr. William Shakespeare
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): ONE MILLION TINY PLAYS ABOUT BRITAIN
    Company: Young Vic / The Clare
    Project details: Wr. Craig Taylor
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LITTLE FINDS RICHMIX
    Company:
    Project details: For SoundBites

    Wr. Alice Birch
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): WHAT’S INSIDE MY BOX
    Company: DryWrite / The Bush
    Project details: Wrs. Adam Brace and Lola Stephenson
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): HARD SHOULDERS
    Company: Latitude Festival
    Project details: Wr. James Graham
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): EVEN STILLNESS BREATHES SOFTLY AGAINST A BRICK WALL
    Company: Theatre 503
    Project details: Wr. Brad Birch
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): IN AN INSTANT
    Company: Latitude Festival / Theatre 503
    Project details: Wrs. Matthew Dunster, James Graham and Jack Thorne
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE SPIT OF ME
    Company: Southwark Playhouse / Nabokov
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): BAREBONES
    Company: Old Red Lion
    Project details: Wr. Kieran Lynn
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): SEPPUKU
    Company: Arcola
    Project details: Wr. Kenny Emson
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): HIS FACE HER FACE
    Company: King’s Head
    Project details: Wr. Ben Cooper
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THREE IS COMPANY
    Company: King’s Head
    Project details: Wr. Erin McMahon
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): GREY DAYS
    Company: Edinburgh Festival
    Project details: Wr. Colin Goodwin
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): LOOSE ENDS
    Company: Café Royal, Edinburgh
    Project details: Wr. Stuart Hepburn
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHMSHIRE
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Lyndsey Turner
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SUNNY AFTERNOON (Associate Director)
    Company: Harold Pinter Theatre / Hampstead
    Project details: Dir. Ed Hall

    Led West End transfer
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): 3 WINTERS
    Company: National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Howard Davies
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Associate Director)
    Company: Stratford East
    Project details: Dir. Terry Johnson
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): CANDIDE
    Company: RSC
    Project details: Dir. Lyndsey Turner
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): TITUS ANDRONICUS
    Company: RSC
    Project details: Dir. Michael Fentiman
  • Date: 2012-13
    Production (role): OLD MONEY (Associate Director)
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Terry Johnson
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): 55 DAYS
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Howard Davies
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): IS EVERYONE OK (Associate Director)
    Company: Nabokov / UK Tour
    Project details: Dir. George Perrin
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
    Company: Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Mitchell Moreno
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): CHERRY DOCS
    Company: King’s Head
    Project details: Dir. Sherrill Gow
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE WINTER’S TALE
    Company: Courtyard Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Phil Willmott
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    Company: Garsington Opera / RSC
    Project details: Project with Mandeville School

    Devised project with musicians and actors - ages 12-18
  • Date: 2013-15
    Production (role):
    Company: NT Learning / RSC Education Dep
    Project details: Projects with young people and schools
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): AFTER MISS JULIE
    Company: Young Vic / The Clare
    Project details: Parallel Project

    Ages 14-18
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): SOUNDBITES
    Company: Roundhouse
    Project details: Devised Project with musicians and actors ages 14-18
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): DARK GLAMOUR
    Company: Pleasance / Islington Youth Theatre
    Project details: Devised project (24 hour plays) for ages 14-18
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): I AM WHO I AM
    Company: Artsdepot / Paiwand Afghan School, Brent
    Project details: Devised project for ages 10-15, co-led with Lily Einhorn
  • Date: 2008 - 2011
    Production (role):
    Company: Artis / Bigfoot / Helen O’Grady Drama Company
    Project details: Workshops for age ranges from 5-14

    Regular drama teaching and devised work
  • Company
    Project details
  • Company: Bruntwood Prize / RSC / Hampstead / Nabokov / Theatre 503
    Project details: Script reading and regular dramaturgy on new plays
  • Company: California Shakespeare Theatre
    Project details: Casting Assistant