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Level 2 | The Maltings Shopping Centre | St. Albans AL1 3HL
The Maltings Theatre is next to the Public Library and is easily approached by stairs, lifts or level 2 of the car park.
Since 2011 he has led The Maltings Theatre in St Albans, turning a loss making venue which had been dark for two years into a profitable and critically acclaimed producing theatre.
In 2014 he co-founded the summer Open Air Festival at the historic 2,000 year old Roman Theatre of Verulamium which has grown to become one of the largest outdoor theatre festivals in the country, attracting over 12,000 visitors in 2022.
Directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Roman Theatre of Verulamium); The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Minack Theatre, Cornwall); Peter Pan (Alban Arena), Mosquitoes (National Tour), Beginning, Middle, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The 39 Steps, Contractions, Macbeth, The Ladykillers (The Maltings Theatre), Twelfth Night (Rose Playhouse), The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night (Bridewell Theatre) and The New World Order (Edinburgh Fringe). Adam’s production of As You Like It won the 2016 Minack Trophy and was named as one of The Guardian’s top shows of 2019.
In 2020 Adam co-founded the Coalition for Open Air Theatre which was instrumental in persuading the government to reopen theatres after the first Covid lockdown.
In 2021 Adam was named in The Stage 100, the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today. He also featured in the UK Social Entrepreneur Index in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
These days Adam is rarely seen on stage but he had a successful career as a child actor, the highlight of which was being murdered by Antony Sher as one of the princes in the tower in the seminal Royal Shakespeare Company production of Richard III in 1985.
Away from the world of theatre, Adam has forged a successful parallel career in the education sector. He created a chain of schools across East Africa, spent 8 years as CEO of youth leadership charity Changemakers, was an advisor to Prime Ministers Brown and Cameron on education and youth policy and serves on the boards of a number of education organisations in the UK and around the world.
As an actor, David made his OVO debut in The New World Order and followed this up with an acclaimed performance in the title role of Macbeth, for which he was nominated for Best Actor in the Barnet Drama Festival and which he subsequently reprised both indoors and open air. Other Shakespeare includes Jaques in As You Like It, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Duke in Measure for Measure. Other OVO appearances include Sir William Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea, Oldridge in The Uninvited Ghost, and Robin in The Children.
In 2014 she made her debut with OVO playing Ariel in The Tempest, with notable other performances including Phoebe in As You Like It, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mrs Marshall in Playhouse Creatures, Leah/Laura in Fugue and Katie Howard in The Regina Monologues.
Over the last few years, Stephanie has been part of the company's creative team. She was Adapter, Co-director and Choreographer for Little Women, Co-director for Poison and Scissor Sisters and Movement Director for Peter Pan and Mosquitoes.