Ryan McBryde

Ryan McBryde

Theatre Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Ryan McBryde is a British theatre director working in the UK and Europe. Recent credits include 1984 at the Alte Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart, for which he has been nominated for the prestigious Theaterpreis Der Faust; Saturday Night Fever UK Tour; The Ruling Class for the English Theatre Frankfurt; Angus, Thongs And Even More Snogging at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Who’s Tommy, European Tour.

His production of Hamlet! The Musical at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton and Richmond Theatre, won the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers' Choice Award.

Other credits include; the world premiere of A Day at the Racists, Finborough Theatre / Barking Broadway, which won Harold Pinter Playwright's Award; The House Of Mirrors And Hearts, Arcola Theatre, London; a revival of On The 20th Century, Union Theatre, London; the German premieres of Spring Awakening and The Full Monty; Lia’s Guide To Winning The Lottery, Bridewell Theatre, London; the world premiere of Terje Vigen at the Royal Concert Hall, Oslo / Arts Theatre, London; Sweet Charity, Terry Johnson’s Hysteria, Hair – The Musical, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap and The Fox (Frankfurt English Theatre). Ryan has also directed The Crucible and Fruhlings Erwachen for the Alte Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart.

Ryan co-founded Rogue State Theatre Company in 2002 and has directed five of their productions including – Heart of a Dog (The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), The Adding Machine (Courtyard Theatre, London) and Gogol’s Underdogs (Edinburgh Festival). Ryan worked for the RSC on the development of their Matilda musical and the National Studio on Tory Amos’ The Light Princess. Ryan was Resident Director on the musical’s Billy Elliot and Bat Boy in the West End, Cinderella at the Old Vic and Associate Director on The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Ryan is associate director for Perfect Pitch Musicals and the English Theatre Frankfurt.

Work History

DIRECTOR - SALISBURY

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

DIRECTOR - THE LIFE - ENGLISH THEATRE FRANKFURT

Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

DIRECTOR - THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS AND HEARTS - ARCOLA THEATRE

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

DIRECTOR - 1984 - ALTES SCHAUSPIELHAUS, STUTTGART

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

DIRECTOR - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - UK TOUR

Jun 2014 - Mar 2015

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