Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Director

Adam is an award-winning director and producer. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Cock Tavern Theatre, OperaUpClose and the Hope Theatre. In 2009 her produced La bohème at the Cock Tavern and Soho Theatres, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Opera. Directing highlights: Trainspotting (King’s Head/UK tour); Strangers in Between, A Tale of Two Cities adapted by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud (King’s Head/Australia); Dead Party Animals (Hope); Louis Nowra’s Cosi and Daniel Reitz’s Studies for a Portrait (White Bear, Oval House & King’s Head); Peter Gill’s The York Realist and The Sleepers Den (Riverside Studios); Hannie Rayson’s Hotel Sorrento and a new play by Edward Bond, There Will Be More (Cock Tavern); and in Australia Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing and Joe Orton’s Loot. For OperaUpClose he directed Tosca (West End/King’s Head/UK and Sweden national tour), Ballo (A Masked Ball) and Madam Butterfly (King’s Head). Producing highlights: Jack Hibberd’s A Stretch of the Imagination, the hit musical Pins and Needles, and the landmark six-play Edward Bond retrospective (Cock Tavern); The Coronation of Poppea, Shock Treatment and Someone to Blame (King’s Head); and Don Giovanni (Soho). In 2010 Adam became Artistic Director of the King’s Head and won Best Artistic Director in the Fringe Report Awards. In 2011 he was nominated for Best Director in the Off-West End Awards.