Theatre C.V., Ken McClymont, McClymont, Fine Art, Theatre, Design, Painting, Abstract Art, Abstract, Theatre Directing, Graphic Design, Theatre Design-KEN McCLYMONT

THEATRE C.V.

RECENTLY
Directed THE POETRY OF EXILE by Peter Hamilton, White Bear Theatre, London 2017
'Sublime. Essentially perfect' ★★★★Arthur’s Seat Review

Directed SWALLOWS & AMAZONS for ALRA North, November 2016

Directed SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INVISIBLE THING by Greg Freeman, Tabard Theatre, London. June 2016

'Absolutely peerless direction....highly respectful satire....exceptional'
Remotegoat.com
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'Enjoyable....great direction....excellent'
LondonTheatre1
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'Truly innovative....fantastic acting, direction.....wonderful'
The Upcoming
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Designed Eddie Elks' BOTALLACK O'CLOCK at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London Jan. 2016. Nominated Best Design Offies
 

Directed and designed the World Premiere ofPLAYGROUND by Peter Hamilton at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London. Oct 2015 
««««Grumpy Gay Critic ««««Female Arts ««««Londontheatre1.com

Directed and designed the world premiere of Greg Freeman's
EMPTY VESSELSat the Rosemary Branch, London. Sept.2015«««««Remotegoat««««Londontheatre1.com

DirectedYOU CAN STILL MAKE A KILLING by Nicholas Pierpan at ALRA, London. May 2015

 
Directed and designed the World Premiere of BRIDLINGTON by Peter Hamilton at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, London
April 2015
««««  The Upcoming«««« Remotegoat ««««« Londontheatre1.com
 

Re-staging of MUGS ARROWSBike Shed Theatre, Exeter & Old Red Lion, London - Sept 2013 & June 2014 with Third Man Theatre. Re-directed and restaged 2015 and toured Stephen Joseph Theatre, Derby Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse & Buxton Opera and the Old Red Lion, London

Directed and designedDOGSTAR by Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre London November 2013 
'A glorious send up of the obsession with possession, capitalism and tradition'

ChiswickW4
'Beautifully and intelligently written it's a dark comedy that is genuinely funny'

The Upcoming
 

Directed MUGS ARROWS by Eddie Elks, produced by Third Man Theatre at the BikeShed Theatre, Exeter September 2013

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REMOTEGOAT            EXUENT                   EXPRESS & ECHO


Directed & designed NO PICNIC by Greg Freeman at the Tabard, Rosemary Branch and Waterloo East Theatres' London Spring 2012

 

‘Batshit mental king of the dark fringe Freeman returns with a richly allegorical play about a teddy bears’ picnic gone very wrong.........Gleefully bizarre....masterfully realised black comedy....unquestionably a feast

TIME OUTCRITICS’ CHOICE ««««
‘An enjoyable piece of theatre....certainly one to witness....it inspires’
FOURTHWALL MAGAZINE ««««
‘Cleverly scripted and seriously absurd play full of fast funny dialogue....wonderfully refreshing absurdist comedy’
REMOTEGOAT ««««
‘A fairytale for adults....genuine laugh aloud moments.....go and see for yourself’
WHAT’S ON THE FRINGE ««««
‘Sharp, clever....Beckett in fancy dress....a good blend of what is challenging, quirky and funny’ 
CHISWICK4 ««««
‘A joyously dark script....such a fun concept....refreshingly original and enjoyable’
ONESTOPARTS ««««


Directed and designedTHE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYERby Tom Eyen at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, London January 2011

'A wonderful demonstration of how differently a play can be presented' BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Directed and designed BEAK STREET by Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre, London May 2010 
««««TIME OUTCritics' Choice  

Directed and designed ENTERTAINING STRANGERSby David Edgar at ALRA London March 2010


Directed REGOLITHby Chris Lee at the Finborough Theatre, London January 2010

Directed and designed DOIG THE MUSICAL WITH NO SINGING, NO DANCING AND VERY LITTLE MUSIC by Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre, London

'Bonkers and quite brilliant'  
««««TIME OUT 'Play of the Week' and Critics' Choice

Directed and designed  THE CRUCIBLEby Arthur Miller at Bellairs Playhouse for Guildford School of Acting

 

 

 

DesignedLOST IN THOUGHT by Roanna Dalziel at The Hen & Chickens Theatre for Pinot Productions

 

 

 

Artistic Director of the GSA Conservatoire Fringe Season,  Guildford 2004, 05, 06, 07— Duties include: play selection, mentoring directors and stage management students.  

 

ArtisticDirector of the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, London from September 1988 – September 2002. Responsible for all aspects of programming and administration of this highly respected Fringe theatre. Duties included: reading and assessing solicited and unsolicited scripts for possible production, script editing I was the and development, casting, staff employment.  Directors who worked there during my tenure include: Stephen Daldry (Judgement Day), Dominic Dromgoole (Propaganda Fide and Passing By), Kathy Burke (Mr. Thomas), Robert Pugh (Welcome Home), Katie Mitchell (Arden of Faversham) and Mike (Get Carter) Hodges (Shooting Stars and other Heavenly Pursuits) to name drop a few!

 

BEAK STREET by Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre, London May 2010

TIME OUT CRITICS' CHOICE««««

by Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre, London
 DOIG THE MUSICAL WITH NO SINGING, NO DANCING AND VERY LITTLE MUSIC

by Chris Lee at the Finborough Theatre, London January 2010REGOLITH

by David Edgar at ALRA, London March 2010 ENTERTAINING STRANGERS
Sepember 2009 
TIME OUT CRITICS' CHOICE and PLAY OF THE WEEK 
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THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Guildford School of Acting at the Bellairs Playhouse, Guildford May 2009

 A NIGHT OUT by Harold Pinter

Guildford School of Acting at the Electric Theatre, Guildford May 2008

 

PUNISHMENT WITHOUT REVENGE by Lope De Vega

Guildford School of Acting at the Bellairs Playhouse, Guildford  November 2007

 

SPITE THE FACE by Greg Freeman  

New End Theatre  & Underbelly Caves  Edinburgh & London  August 2006

 

ICE CREAM & HOT FUDGE by Caryl Churchill 

Guildford School of Acting at the Wimbledon Studio London  May 2006

 

ROAD by Jim Cartwright

Guildford School of Acting at the Bellairs Playhouse Guildford March 2006

 

THE COMING OF GOWF AND OTHER GOLFING TALES by P. G. Wodehouse adaptor/dir    

Edinburgh August 2005                                                                                     PGilded Balloon

' BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE A sure-fire hit

 

KATHMANDU by Greg Freeman

Pleasance Dome Edinburgh August 2004

McClymont’s swirling direction is assured and brisk’  ««««SCOTSMAN

 

SLAP  by Knight, Smiley & McClymont

The Stand Glasgow March 2004 World Premiere

 

KATHMANDU by Greg Freeman

Menier Theatre London November 2003 World Premiere

 

HOTEL PARADISO  by Georges Feydeau

Mountview Theatre London June 2003

 

BURNING BRIGHT by Seamus Finnegan

Soho Theatre London April 2003 World Premiere

 

WAITING FOR THE ANGELS by Seamus Finnegan  

Old Red Lion September  2002 World Premiere

‘Not an easy watch, nor should it be…Exemplary, excellent’ THEATREWORLD

 

MURDER IN by Seamus Finnegan  BRIDGPORT

May 2002 World PremierePOld Red Lion

'Wonderful…plenty of laughs…riveting' STAGE

 

BLOODY POETRY by Howard Brenton

Guildford School of Acting at the Bellerby Theatre Guildford January  2002

 

THE TIMEKEEPERS by Dan Clancy

November  2001 World PremierePOld Red Lion

‘McClymont makes his points subtly but forcefully...quietly overpowering’ TIME OUT

 

THE COMING OF GOWF &  OTHER GOLFING TALES by P. G. Wodehouse adapt/dir

May 2001 World PremierePOld Red Lion

INDEPENDENT‘Charming…touching…splendid

 

DIASPORA JIGS by Seamus Finnegan

May 2001 World Premiere POld Red Lion

‘Generous, humane...well judged and engagingly performed’ TIME OUT

 

SANTA’S WAR STARS IN SPACE  writer/director

Dec. 2000 World PremierePOld Red Lion

«««« ‘Excellent’ HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON EXPRESS

 

A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE by Thomas Middleton

  September  2000POld Red Lion

‘Innovative…impressive…infectious…highly inventive hilarity’ TIME OUT

 

THE ARRANGEMENT by Hana Azulay-Hasfari and Michal Vered

  April 2000 British PremierePOld Red Lion

‘A powerful piece TIME OUT ..McClymont does not let its convictions stifle its humanity

 

CELEBS by Sam Tilley & Ben Smith

Old Red Lion May 2000 World Premiere

 

LIFE AFTER LIFE by Seamus Finnegan

April 2000 World PremierePOld Red Lion

‘A touching vision, hauntingly performed… deserving’ TIME OUT  

 

DANNY BOY by Roy Smiles

Palace Theatre Westcliff February 2000

‘Full of quality’ SOUTHEND OBSERVER

 

ASSOCIATES writer / director

February  2000 World Premiere POld Red Lion

‘Top bollocks’ TIME OUT

 

COME DANCING by Sam Tilley

Old Red Lion September 1999 World Premiere

‘Masterful direction’ WHAT’S ON

 

THE TRILOGY by Michael Smiley

Riverside Studios London October 1999

‘See this’ OBSERVER

 

THE PARTING GLASS by Michael Smiley

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh August 1999 World Premiere

‘Very special’  «««« SCOTSMAN

‘Perfect…unforgettable magic’ «««« GUARDIAN

‘Powerful’ TIMES

‘Leaves you enchanted’ PICK OF THE DAY- INDEPENDENT

‘Grabs you’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 

 

EAT THE ENEMY by Chris Lee

April 1999 World Premiere POld Red Lion

‘A spectacular production’ PLAYS INTERNATIONAL

 

THREESOME by Laurence Pritchard

Old Red Lion January 1999 World Premiere

‘Compelling’«««« GUARDIAN

‘Excellent’ TIME OUT

«««« HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON. 

 

RE-CYCLING by Michael Smiley

Gilded Balloon Theatre Edinburgh August 1998 World Premiere

‘A fascinating piece’ «««« GUARDIAN  

 

THE AMBER ROOM by Michael Black

World Premiere March 1998POld Red Lion

‘A frantic comedy’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

 

REDEMPTION by Michael Skelly

Old Red Lion October 1997

Absolutely gripping’ WHAT’S ON

 

GRAVE PLOTS by David Kane

August 1997POld Red Lion

‘Triumph’ TIMES

‘Crisply directed’  «««« HIGHBURY & ISL. EXPRESS

 

BLACK DOVE by Robin Keys

May 1997 World PremierePOld Red Lion

‘McClymont’s watertight direction’ PLAYS INTERNATIONAL

 

GOLDEN OWN GOAL by Paul Pavitt

Old Red Lion February 1997 World Premiere

’10/11’ MATCH OF THE DAY

‘Great good TIMEShumour by McClymont’

 

AFTERS by K. Carney

August 1996PGilded Balloon Theatre Edinburgh

«««« THE SCOTSMAN

«««« EDINBURGH EVE. NEWS

««««LIST

‘Ones to see’ INDEPENDENT

 

HUMMINGBIRD by Chris Lee

June 1996 World PremierePOld Red Lion

TIME OUTStunning, great achievement’

‘Wonderful’ ISLINGTON GAZETTE

 

SANTA STOLE MY GIRO by K. Carney

Old Red Lion P December 1995 World Premiere

You’ll love it’ TIME OUT

‘Brilliant’ INDEPENDENT

‘Winningly winsome’ TIMES

 

UNTIL DAVE…! by Julian Perkins

Old Red Lion September 1995World Premiere

‘Spirited ensemble job’ TIME OUT

 

AFTERS by K. Carney

London October 1995PBattersea Arts Centre

‘I WISH  I’D SEEN THAT’   TIME OUT/BAC Festival

 

THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Roy Smiles

Old Red Lion July 1995 World Premiere

‘Spirited direction’ WHAT’S ON

SUNDAY TIMESStaggeringly assured’

 

AFTERS by K. Carney

Old Red Lion P March 1995 World Premiere

TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE

‘Realistic direction’ TIMES

‘Sure direction’ HAM & HIGH

 

END OF THE ROUND by Glen Neath

Old Red Lion August 1994 World Premiere

Chilling’ TIME OUT                                                              

 

POLITICS IN THE PARK by Iain Heggie

Tour-Spring 1993 Tron, Glasgow & Edinburgh Fringe Autumn 1993

‘Superb…brilliant…a comic treat’ THE HERALD

‘ Superb…tremendous…hilarious’ GUARDIAN 

Hilarious’ EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS                                                                                             

 

THE SEX COMEDIES by Iain Heggie

Edinburgh Fringe Autumn 1993PWatermans Art Centre

‘Sure direction by McClymont’ SCOTSMAN

‘Directed with great variety’ TIME OUT

 

STRAIGHT TAILED BILL by Tim Blackwell

Old Red Lion August 1993 World Premiere

WON BEST DIRECTOR AWARD LONDON NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

 

SEPTEMBER 1992 – JANUARY 1994SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL TRAINEE DIRECTOR                  

Based at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow under the aegis of Michael Boyd (Artistic Director - Royal Shakespeare Company) Assistant Director credits include: MACBETH – Tron/Mayfest/Dundee Rep Production Forbes Masson’s musical pantomimes SNOW WHITE at the Tron Theatre and CINDERELLA at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh – December 1993

 

JACK’S OUT by Danny Miller

London August 1992PBush Theatre

‘McClymont directs neatly’ GUARDIAN

‘McClymont’s direction neatly turns the screw’ TIMES

 

RAT PLAY  by Michael Skelly

Old Red Lion February 1992 World Premiere

‘Excellent’ TIME OUT

‘Humorous and ultimately horrific’ IRISH WORLD                           

 

THE SLAB BOYS by John Byrne

Old Red Lion P August 1991

‘ McClymont summons memorable performances’ TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE

‘McClymont’s excellent production’

WHAT’S ON RECOMMENDS No.1

‘A joy’ CITY LIMIT RECOMMENDS                       

WON BEST PRODUCTION OF A COMEDY AWARD Charrington London Fringe Awards

 

THE RISING OF THE MOON   by James Doherty

Old Red Lion P February 1991 World Premiere

‘Enthralling’ TIME OUT

‘Great’ WHAT’S ON

‘McClymont draws gestures, tensions and tones of truth’ TIMES