Douglas Rintoul - Theatre Director/Playwright

Douglas is the Artistic Director of the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, was an associate of Complicite 2004 - 2010 and AD of the national touring company Transport.


Douglas read Drama & Theatre Arts at The University of Birmingham. He won a Regional Theatre Director Scheme Bursary to train at Salisbury Playhouse and was selected for the Royal National Theatre Studio Young Director's Programme. His script for his production Elegy won a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright's Award and the production was nominated for a Fringe First. His work has received 17 Off West End Awards nominations (including two for Best Production) and a What's On Stage Award nomination. The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch was recenlty awarded the London Theatre of the Year Stage Award.


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


Productions include: As You Like It (QTH / National Theatre Public Acts), Dardanus (English Touring Opera), Macbeth, Robin Hood, 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 (QTH), The Deep Blue Sea, All My Sons and Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre), Elegy (Transport/Theatre503), 1001 Nights (Transport/Unicorn Theatre), As You Like It (Transport/New Wolsey Theatre/Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg), Invisible and The Edge (Transport/New Wolsey Theatre), 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 has also directed and taught for LAMDA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Mountview, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.