Paul Garnault graduated E.15 Acting School in London and after many years as an actor moved into Directing. As Artistic Director of the Wales Actors' Company he steered the way to create one of the most successful professional national theatre companies in England touring high quality, innovative productions in the UK, Ireland and France. He has directed lauded productions of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, many musicals. The company has worked with some of the foremost writers in the UK including Ian Rowlands (The Sin Eaters) and Edward Thomas (House Of America) as well as actors such as Sir Anthony Hopkins (former patron of WAC), and Ian Hughes (of the RSC). Paul will direct Midsummer Nights Dream starting at The Globe then a world tour of USA, Russia and Germany in 2016.
Garry Roost trained at E15 Acting School and has extensive experience in Television, Theatre, Film. His main grounding was in theatre in his early career including; Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Play House and Hull Truck. Best known for Creepy Guy in Blackbooks, Mickey Doolan Irish Jockey in 'At the Races' sketch with Steve Coogan. Garry’s recent inaugural solo show project directed by Gareth Armstrong at the Edinburgh Festival 2012 ignited his second solo venture directed by Paul Garnault, Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon). The play has attracted the attention of producers and major festivals globally after a successful Edinburgh Festival 2014. His work has taken him throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and a hit east coast tour of Australia of Pope Head 2015. Culminating in conversation with Richard Fidler, ABC Radio. He returns to Edinburgh 2015 at Summerhall the largest Art Centre in Europe.
Garry continues to travel world wide with his solo work and is very proud to have been part of the opening event of the first ever exhibition of Bacon's work in Dubrovnik, Croatia in December 2016. Further collaberations are planned for 2017.
Pope Head : Script publication
~ Original production directed by Paul Garnault ~
~ Dramaturgy by Paul Garnault & Matthew Williams ~
~ Additional material by Matthew Williams & Eddie Gray ~
~ Pope Head image created by Graeme Dalton ~
~ Poster and cover designed by Martin Hovezak ~
~ Book cover adapted by David Jones ~
~ Author photo by John Barrett ~
~ Typesetting and layout by John Tiratsoo ~
~ Introduction by Dan Lentell ~
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