Christopher Luscombe

Christopher Luscombe began his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and went on to appear at the National Theatre and in the West End.

Previously at Chichester played Benedict Hough in A Small Family Business and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Festival Theatre).

Recent directing credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC Stratford-upon-Avon) and Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo).

London directing credits include The Shakespeare Revue (Barbican and Vaudeville), Star Quality and The Madness of George III (Apollo), Homeand Beauty (Lyric), Fascinating Aida – One Last Flutter (Harold Pinter. Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment), The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Enjoy (Gielgud), Alphabetical Order (Hampstead), When We Are Married (Garrick. Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival), Travels with My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Rocky Horror Show and Spamalot (Playhouse).

Other directing credits include Masterpieces (Birmingham Rep), Little Shop of Horrors and The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Henry V (Chicago), Hay Fever (Minneapolis), Candida (Oxford Stage Company), Things We Do for Love (Harrogate), The Likes of Us (Sydmonton Festival), Arms and the Man (Salisbury), Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield), A Small Family Business (Watford) and tours of The Importance of Being Earnest, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lady in the Van, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Single Spies, Dandy Dick and Blue/Orange.

Christopher read English at Cambridge University.