Douglas Rintoul - Theatre Director/Playwright

Douglas is the Artistic Director of the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch.  He is also a freelance theatre director and a longstanding associate of Complicite. He was the founder and director of the internationally-minded national touring company Transport.


Most recently Douglas directed the second National Theatre Public Acts production As You Like It.


Douglas read Drama & Theatre Arts at The University of Birmingham. He won a Regional Theatre Director Scheme Bursary to train at Salisbury Playhouse, was selected for the Royal National Theatre Studio Young Director's Programme and won an Esmeé Fairbairn Regional Theatre Initiative Award. His script for his production Elegy won a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright's Award. His shows have been nominated for 14 Off West End Awards (including two for Best Production) and one What's On Stage Award.


He has directed musicals, new writing, classic texts, modern classics, work for young peoaple as well as devising new shows. He has commissioned and dramturged new plays.


Productions include: As You Like It (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch / National Theatre Public Acts), Dardanus (English Touring Opera), In Basildon, The Hired Man, DNA, Abigail's Party, The Crucible, Made in Dagenham, Rope, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Much Ado About Nothing (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch), The Deep Blue Sea, All My Sons and Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre), Elegy, 1001 Nights, As You Like It, Invisible and The Edge (Transport), State Red (Hampstead Theatre), Touched (Trafalgar Studios), The Summer Book and 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Unicorn Theatre), The East London Lecture (with Jonny Woo at Shoreditch Town Hall), Europe (Barbican/Dundee Rep. Theatre), Copenhagen, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Second from Last in The Sack Race, Fen, Sharp Relief, Noël & Gertie and The Shakespeare Revue (Salisbury Playhouse), Private Lives and Travels with My Aunt (New Wolsey Theatre), King Lear (Creation), Closer and Design for Living (Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg).


As an associate director: A Disappearing Number, Endgame and Measure for Measure (Complicite), Julius Caesar (dir. Deborah Warner - Barbican)and Fidelio (dir. Deborah Warner - Glyndebourne).


He also directs for LAMDA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.