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Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney, born 1957 in Cambridge, co-founder and artistic director of Complicite, has devised, directed and performed in over 30 Complicite productions and has collaborated on diverse projects including “The Vertical Line for Artangel” with John Berger in the Aldwych Tube, French and Saunders Live in 2000, “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” in New York with Al Pacino in the title role, and Lenny Henry’s West End debut, “So Much Things To Say”. For Complicite he most recently directed “Measure for Measure” and “A Minute Too Late” (revival) at the National Theatre, Strange Poetry (created for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in LA), and “The Elephant Vanishes” (co-produced with Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo). As an actor Simon has performed extensively for theatre, radio, film and TV. Feature films include “Sleepy Hollow”, “Kafka”, “Tom and Viv”, “Being Human”, “Mesmer”, “The Ogre”, “Cousin Bette”, “Onegin”, “Eisenstein”, “Morality Play”, “Skaggerak” (Dogme) and “Bright Young Things”. Most recently “The Human Touch”, The Reckoning, Torte Bluma, and “The Manchurian Candidate” directed by Jonathan Demme.

16 to 18 December 2005
Measure for Measure
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