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  • Since 1980, he has been, in the guise of his alter ego Desmond Olivier Dingle, the artistic director of The National Theatre of Brent. The NTOB's productions include The Charge of the Light Brigade, Wagner's Ring, The Messiah, All The World's a Globe (Montreux Radio award winner) and The Arts and How They Was Done. The NTOB company has included Jim Broadbent as Wallis, and guest-starred such luminaries as Ben Kingsley, Harriet Walter, Juliet Stevenson and Brian Cox.
  • (2008 - 2009) He adapted "39 Steps, performed at the Cort Theatre and Helen Hayes Theatre both in New York City with Arnie Burton, Francesca Faridany, Sam Robards, and Jeffrey Kuhn in the cast.
  • (1984) He acted in the play, "The Complete Guide to Sex," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Jim Broadbent and Andrea Durant in the cast. Jude Kelly was director.
  • (1987) He acted in the play, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," in a National Theatre of Brent production at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Jim Broadbent in the cast. Martin Duncan was director.
  • (1998) He acted in Desmond Oliver Dingle's play, "Love Upon The Throne," in a National Theatre of Brent production at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with John Ramm in the cast.
  • (June 1994 - January 1995) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull;" William Shakespeare's play, "Pericles;" Edward Sorel's play, "Johnny On the Spot;" Arthur Miller's play, "Broken Glass;" Tennessee Williams' play, "Sweet Bird of Youth;" Harold Pinter's plays, "Landscape," and "The Birthday Party;" Jean Cocteau's play, "Les Parents Terribles;" Pierre Corneille's play, "El Cid;" BT National Connections (Youth Theatre), Githa Sowerby's play, "Rutherford & Son;" Tony Kushner's play, "Angels in America;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Devil's Disciple;" David Hare's play, "Racing Demon;" Lillian Hellman's play, "The Children's Hour;" Mary Morris's play, "Two Weeks with the Queen;" Lewis Carroll's play, "Alice's Adventures Underground;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" "Out of a House Walked a Man;" and "Leave Taking;" with Robin Bailey, Duncan Bell, Philip Bird, Richard Bonneville, Jasper Britton, Faith Brook, Dora Bryan, Michael Bryant, David Burke, Selina Cadell, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Carlisle, Sean Chapman, Alan Cox, Daniel Craig, Nancy Crane, Frances Cuka, Frances De La Tour, Edward De Souza, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Stephen Dillane, Susan Engel, Alison Fiske, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Oliver Ford Davies, Sheila Gish, Henry Goodman, James Grout, Clare Higgins, Douglas Hodge, Ian Holm, Clare Holman, Alan Howard, Kathryn Hunter, Paul Jesson, Edward Jewesbury, Robert Knepper, Diane Langton, Jude Law, Margot Leicester, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anton Lesser, Gabrielle Lloyd, Susan Lynch, Alan MacNaughtan, Michael Maloney, Tom Mannion, Daniel Massey, Helen McCrory, Joseph Mydell, Phoebe Nicholls, Bill Nighy, Richard Pasco, Trevor Peacock, Bob Peck, Edward Petherbridge, Norman Rodway, Adrian Scarborough, David Schofield, Jeremy Sinden, Barry Stanton, Mark Strong, Harry Towb, Harriet Walter, June Watson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Sophia Winter in the cast.
  • (January 1995-March 1995; April 1995-February 1996) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II, "The Merry Wives of Windsor;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" Joe Orton's play, "What the Butler Saw;" Daniil Karms' play, "Out Of A House Walked a Man;" Lillian Hellman's play, "The Children's Hour;" Arthur Miller's play, "Broken Glass;" Lewis Carroll's play, "Alice's Adventures Underground;" Patrick Marber's play, "Dealer's Choice:" Paul Godfrey's play, "The Blue Ball;" Mary Morris's play, "Two Weeks with the Queen;" Dylan Thomas's play, "Under Milk Wood;" Euripedes's play, "Women of Troy;" Rodney Ackland's play, "Absolute Hell;" Peter Brook's play, "The Man Who;" David Hare's play, "Skylight;" BT National Connections (Youth Theatre); Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "La Grande Magia;" Ernst Toller's play, "The Machine Wreckers;" Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Little Night Music;" James McLure's play, "Wild Oats;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children;" William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World;" Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead;" Pam Gems's play, "Stanley;" and Ken Campbell's play, "Violin Time;" with John Alderton, Roger Allam, Gillian Barge, Maureen Beattie, Janet Behan, Philip Bird, Jane Birkin, Ed Bishop, James Bolam, David Bradley, Richard Bremmer, Jasper Britton, June Brown, Michael Bryant, Sheila Burrell, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Ken Campbell, Cheryl Campbell, John Carlisle, Cater, Elaine Claxton, Alan Cox, Bernard Cribbins, Graham Crowden, Alan David, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Paola Dionisotti, Tenniel Evans, Brett Fancy, Alison Fiske, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dexter Fletcher, Geoffrey Freshwater, Michael Gambon, Tom Georgeson, Debra Gillett, Henry Goodman, Michael Gough, Rosemary Harris, Barbara Hicks, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Patricia Hodge, David Horovitch, Alan Howard, Nerys Hughes, Kathryn Hunter, Geoffrey Hutchings, Rhys Ifans, Michael Jayston, Karl Johnson, Shirley King, Margot Leicester, Anton Lesser, Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Maloney, Betty Marsden, Richard McCabe, John McEnery, Peter McEnery, Geraldine McEwan, Bruce Myers, Nicola Pagett, Mark Payton, Trevor Peacock, Edward Petherbridge, Sian Phillips, Denis Quilley, Veronica Quilligan, Issy Van Randwyck, Joanna Riding, Diana Rigg, Struan Rodger, Simon Russell Beale, David Ryall, Andrew Sachs, Tony Selby, Naseeruddin Shah, Cyril Shaps, Lesley Sharp, Fiona Shaw, Antony Sher, Barry Stanton, Ken Stott, David Tennant, Nigel Terry, David Threlfall, Pip Torrens, Harriet Walter, Emily Watson, Benjamin Whitrow, Lia Williams, Richard Wilson, Lambert Wilson, Ray Winstone, Sophia Winter, Peter Woodthorpe, Sarah Woodward, and Tim Wylton in the company.
  • (2001) He acted in John Ramm, Martin Duncan, and his play, "The Wonder of Sex," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with John Ramm in the cast. Martin Duncan was also director.
  • (January 2001 - January 2002) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Harold Pinter's plays, "No Man's Land," "Remembrance of Things Past;" Yasmina Reza's play, "Life X 3;" William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," "The Winter's Tale," "Hamlet;" MIchael Frayn's play, "Noises Off;" Complicite's play, "Mnemonic;" "Singin in the Musical;" Robert LePage's play, "The Far Side of the Moon;" Edward Albee's plays, "Marriage Play," "Finding the Sun;" R.K. Narayan's play, "The Ramayana;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan;" Patrick Marber's play, "Howard Katz;" John Vanbrugh's play, "The Relapse;" Mark Ravenhill's play, "Mother Clap's Molly House;" Charlotte Jones's play, "Humble Boy;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Tim Winton's play, "Cloudstreet" (Company B Belvoir); John Osborne's play, "Luther;" "The Goodhope" play;" August Wilson's play, "Jitney;" Gregory Burke's play, "Gagarin Way;" Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific;" and his play, "The Wonder of Sex;" with Roger Allam, Edward Baker-Duly, Duncan Bell, Christopher Benjamin, Suzanne Bertish, Eve Best, Susie Blake, Caroline Blakiston, Brian Blessed, Willis Burks II, Sheila Burrell, Judy Campbell, Ron Cook, Oliver Cotton, Derbhle Crotty, Sorcha Cusack, Ben Daniels, Phil Daniels, Andy De La Tour, Frances De La Tour, Edward De Souza, Joe Dixon, Janine Duvitski, Peter Egan, James Ellis, Deborah Findlay, Tom Georgeson, Aden Gillett, Sheila Gish, Richard Griffiths, Diana Hardcastle, James Hazeldine, Patricia Hodge, Geoffrey Hutchings, Alexandra Jay, Alex Jennings, Karl Johnson, Lauren Kennedy, Sara Kestelman, Nicholas Le Prevost, Julie Legrand, Adrian Lukis, Simon McBurney, Martine McCutcheon, Peter McEnery, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ben Miles, Iain Mitchell, Cherry Morris, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Maxine Peake, Edward Petherbridge, Jonathan Pryce, James Purefoy, Philip Quast, Denis Quilley, John Ramm, Jeff Rawle, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Sheila Reid, Diana Rigg, David Rintoul, Patsy Rowlands, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Rylance, Nadim Sawalha, Rufus Sewell, John Shrapnel, Malcolm Sinclair, Claire Skinner, Imelda Staunton, Rebecca Thornhill, Mark Umbers, Julian Wadham, Harriet Walter, Marcia Warren, Dennis Waterman, Timothy West, and John Wood in the company.
  • (2000) He acted in the play, "The Messiah," in a National Theatre of Brent production at the Bush Theatre in London, England with John Ramm and Kate Flowers in the cast.
  • (2010) John Buchan and his play, "The 39 Steps," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Michael Keyloun, Jeffrey Kuhn, Howard McGillin and Margaret Loesser Robinson in the cast.
  • (April 27 to May 16, 2010) He adapted the play, "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Maria Aitken was director. Simon Corble, Nobby Dimon wrote the original screenplay. John Buchan wrote the book.
  • (2015-2016 season) John Buchan and his play, "The 39 Steps," was performed at the Theater at the Center in Chicago, Illinois. Barry G. Funderburg was sound designer.
  • (August 30 to September 18, 2016) His play, "The 39 Steps," was performed in a Brown Forman Series production at Pamela Brown Auditorium, Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Carter Gill, Jesse J. Perez, David Ryan Smith and Suzanne Szadowski in the cast. Nathan Keepers was director. William Boles was scenic designer. Alison Siple was costume designer. D.M. Wood was lighting designer. Stowe Nelson was sound designer. Paul Mills Holmes was production stage manager. Jessica Kay Potter was assistant stage manager. Jessica Reese was Dramaturge. Zan Sawyer-Dailey was casting director.
  • (2010 to 2011 season) He adapted the play, "The 39 Steps," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe Dowling was artistic director.

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