Artistic Director and Chief Executive RSC 1990-2003. Productions at RSC include Henry IV Parts 1&2 (Robert Stephens), Thebans, Winter’s Tale, Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh), Travesties (also West End), Macbeth (Jonathan Pryce), King Lear (Michael Gambon), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (also West End), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (also West End), The Family Reunion, The Seagull, Kiss Me, Kate (also West End), Pericles, A Doll’s House, Art of Success (also New York), Secret Garden (also West End), Henry V (Kenneth Branagh), The Plantagenets (with Ralph Fiennes), As You Like It (Alan Rickman), Antony and Cleopatra (Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon).
National Theatre Captain of Kopenick.
West End includes Duchess of Malfi (Helen Mirren), Three Sisters, Brand (Ralph Fiennes), Home Place (Tom Courtenay), Kean, Woman of No Importance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also Broadway), Summer and Smoke, The King’s Speech, Before the Dawn (Kate Bush), The Importance of Being Earnest (David Suchet).
Opera includes Fairy Queen, Il Ritorno d’Ulysse (Aix-en-Provence), Macbeth (Metropolitan Opera), Mozart/Da Ponte Cycle (Lyon), Magic Flute (Glyndebourne), Carmen (Paris), Alcina, Hansel and Gretel, Serse (Vienna), Simon Boccanegra (Rome), Don Carlo (Bolshoi Moscow).
Films include A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Books include How to Do Shakespeare.
Adrian has won many national and international awards for his work.
He was Artistic Director of Old Globe Shakespeare Festival San Diego (2010-13) and was judge on Triple Sensation for CBC. He is an Honorary Doctor at 4 British universities, an Honorary Fellow of GSMD, Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts London, Mellon Visiting Artist at Columbia University, and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.