Gary Lagden
Gary Lagden

Email: garylagden13@googlemail.com

Gary comes from Port Talbot, South Wales and trained as an actor at RADA.

Since graduating in 1994 he has acted in over 80 productions. He has toured nationally and internationally, including work in Russia, Denmark and Azerbaijan. His first job was a season of weekly rep at Frinton on Sea summer theatre.

He has just directed Hamlet for RADA's Shakespeare in Action course as well as directing on their Shakespeare Summer School. Next he directs King Lear for the NYU students at RADA.

Before this he completed a run of Fly Half where it opened the RADA Festival 2018. This will now tour Theatre's, Pub Theatre's and Rugby Clubs in the Autumn of 2018.

Here is a review-

https://britishtheatre.com/review-fly-half-rada-festival/#.WzSpS2dLug8.twitter

Fly Half is a new play about the trials and tribulations of a Port Talbot rugby player. It originated in the Autumn of 2017. He wrote and acted in this. Musician Gareth Moulton composed and performed. It was directed by Geoff Bullen. This was an Arts Council England funded play and began life in his beloved Aberavon rugby club, Port Talbot, before performances in The Old Library Theatre, Mansfield.

Prior to this he directed Coriolanus for RADA's Foundation Course.

Last year at RADA he directed Hamlet for the Foundation Course, Coriolanus for the NYU students, Macbeth for the Shakespeare at Large Course and As You Like It for the Shakespeare in Action Course. He also directed on RADA's Shakespeare Summer School.

In the Autumn of 2016 he completed a run of The First by Jayne Williams for The Spark Arts. This production originated in 2014 and was directed by Adel Al-Salloum.

In 2016 he directed on both RADA's Shakespeare Summer School and the Shakespeare in Action course where he directed Much Ado About Nothing. In that Spring Gary directed Macbeth at RADA for their Foundation Course.

In 2015 he toured A Tasty Tale by Noël Greig for The Spark Arts also directed by Adel Al-Salloum as well as completing a run of The Chair by Lewis Gibson at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.

Also in 2015 he directed Othello at RADA.

In 2014 Gary completed a run of The Pardoner's Tale at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. This production began at The Unicorn Theatre and also travelled to The Egg Theatre in Bath.

Prior to this he was in A Thousand Slimy Things, a version of The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, directed by Lewis Gibson for Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre and Tangere Arts, a company Gary had close links with.

Previously Tangere Arts produced a trilogy of Noël Greig plays, which Noël wrote for Gary to perform. They were Hood in the Wood, A Tasty Tale and Noël's final piece Tin Soldier, also directed by Lewis Gibson which won the 2012 OFFIE award for Best Production For Young People.

Gary has worked for many companies including Theatre Centre, Amoeba Arts, The Touring Consortium, The Young Vic, The Royal Court and Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout.

He has directed T.I.E. shows for Tangere Arts, Shakespeare and Ibsen at Mountview Academy and Romeo and Juliet for the NYU students at RADA.

Gary is an associate tutor at RADA.

Contact details.

Email garylagden13@googlemail.com