We are delighted to announce that acclaimed stage director Jamie Lloyd will open TheatreCraft 2013, the ‘beyond the stage careers fair’, by giving a welcome speech at 9am on Friday 22 November at the Royal Opera House.

Commenting on this year’s event Jamie Lloyd said:

“As a director, I rely upon a huge team of brilliant people who work backstage on every production. I am thrilled to support this unique free event, which will provide insight, expertise and inspiration for young people interested in those all-important behind-the-scenes roles. It is vital that our profession continues to reach out and engage with as many young people as possible in as many different ways as possible, not least to encourage and nurture the next generation of theatre makers. TheatreCraft is an absolutely essential event and I am very much looking forward to meeting some of the theatre practitioners of the future.”

Jamie Lloyd recently created Jamie Lloyd Productions, a production venture with Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). With this company, he is presenting a season of work at Trafalgar Studios. As Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed: The Pride, The Hothouse, Macbeth (Olivier nomination for Best Revival) and a soon-to-be-announced final production. Other theatre credits include: The Commitments (Palace), Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company; American Airlines Theatre, Broadway); The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic); She Stoops to Conquer (National, Olivier; Whatsonstage nomination for Best Revival); The Faith Machine, The Pride (Royal Court; Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for The Pride), Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Passion, Polar Bears (Donmar; Evening Standard Award for Best Musical for Passion), Piaf (Donmar, also Vaudeville/Teatro Liceo, Buenos Aires/Nuevo Teatro Alcala, Madrid; Olivier nomination for Best Musical Revival, Hugo Award for Best Director, Clarin Award for Best Musical Production, ADEET Award for Best Production); The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), Three Days of Rain (Apollo; Olivier nomination for Best Revival, Whatsonstage nomination for Best Revival), The Lover and The Collection (Comedy) and Elegies: a Song Cycle (Arts) in the West End; The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath); Salome (Headlong); Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman) and The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible and Tricycle). Jamie has also directed plays as a part of the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays & Musicals and the Royal Court International Residencies. Jamie was Associate Director of the Donmar from 2008 to 2011 and Associate Artist of Headlong. Future projects include: Urinetown (St James).