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Gordon Hamlin  has directed more than sixty plays over twenty-five years in small theatres around the country. These include A View From The Bridge (Best Director; Best Overall Production), Early One Morning (Best Production, twice), I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant; The Clearing; The Merchant of Venice; (Best Production and Best Director), Kindertransport (Best Production), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Best Production and Best Director), Eight, The 39 Steps, Her Naked Skin, The Lonesome West and Stickleback Theatre Company’s recent, touring productions: JORDAN and BLACKBIRD.

2015 – 2016    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare  - 2013 – 2014    The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright - 2012 – 2013    Blackbird by David Harrower; Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz - 2011 – 2012    EIGHT by Ella Hickson; The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow; Jordan by  Anna Reynolds with Moira Buffini; The Flags by Bridget O’Connor - 2010 – 2011    Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller adapted by Mike Poulton (Cheshire Theatre  Guild – Runner-Up Best Production) - 2009 – 2010    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (All England Theatre Guild – Edward R  Wilson Adjudicator’s Special Award for ‘Consistently High Standard of Direction across several Theatres’); The Graduate by Terry Johnson (All England Theatre Guild – Simon Saft Trophy for Adventurous Theatre) - 2008 – 2009    Forgotten Voices by Malcolm McKay; Henry V by William Shakespeare; Mojo by Jez Butterworth - 2007 – 2008    Alfie by Bill Naughton; Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck - 2006 – 2007    Bronte by Polly Teale; The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; (Guardian Rose Bowl – Best Production and Best Director; Rosebowl Award  for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Vale Royal); Underwych by Robert Meadows - 2005 – 2006    And When Love Speaks, an Evening in the Company of Shakespeare’s Women; The Wizard Of Oz based on the book by L Frank Baum; The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh (Cheshire Theatre Guild – Best Overall Production and Best Director) - 2004 – 2005    Kindertransport by Diane Samuels (Guardian Rose Bowl Winner – Best Production); A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde - 2003 – 2004    Happy Jack by John Godber; Popcorn by Ben Elton; Loveplay by Moira Buffini   (Cheshire Theatre Guild - Trophy for Dramatic Achievement) - 2002 – 2003    The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan (All England Theatre Guild – Best Overall  Production); Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Cheshire Theatre  Guild – Best Director) - 2001 – 2002    Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell; The Clearing by Helen Edmundson; Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare - 2000 – 2001    Early One Morning by Les Smith (Cheshire Theatre Guild – Best Overall Production; Guardian Rose Bowl – Best Production); All My Sons by Arthur Miller; DORA by Brian MacAvera (Cheshire Theatre Guild One Act Festival – Adjudicator’s Award for a Complete Piece of Theatre) - 1999 – 2000    Tartuffe by Moliere adapted by Christopher Hampton; Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Playing Sinatra by Bernard Kops; I Licked A Slag’s  Deodorant by Jim Cartwright - 1998 – 1999    Lucky Sods by John Godber; Oh What a Lovely War by Theatre Workshop (Guardian Rose Bowl – Best Director) - 1997 – 1998  The Mill On The Floss by Helen Edmundson; Her Big Chance and Bed Among the Lentils from Talking Heads by Alan Bennett; Bouncers and Shakers by John Godber - 1996 – 1997    The Daughter-in-Law by DH Lawrence (Cheshire Theatre Guild – Runner-Up Best Production); Tom Jones by Joan Macalpine; Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel - 1995 – 1996    Two by Jim Cartwright (Cheshire Community Council – The Armada Bowl for Best Production); A Chip in the Sugar, Lady of Letters and Soldiering On from Talking Heads by Alan Bennett; Up’n’Under by John Godber (Cheshire Community Council - Lancelyn-Green Award); Landscape by Harold Pinter;  Teechers by John Godber - 1994 – 1995    Educating Rita by Willy Russell; Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton (Cheshire Community Council – Award for a Production of Special  Merit) - 1993 – 1994    My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley; A Kind Of Alaska by  Harold Pinter - 1992 – 1993    The Entertainer by John Osborne; Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer - 1991 – 1992    A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller (Cheshire Theatre Guild – Best Director; Cheshire Community Council – Outstanding Piece of Theatre-craft); A Month Of Sundays by Bob Larbey - 1990 – 1991    Confusions  by Alan Ayckbourn.