Celebrating his 5th birthday with TV legends Sooty and Sweep, his interest in directing Tom Hanks on stage and his recent appointment as Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. All of this and more is discussed in this month's episode of Regrets I've Had A Few featuring award-winning Director, Justin Audibert.

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About Justin Audibert

Justin is the current Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre and the Artistic Director Designate at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Directing for the Unicorn includes: The Three Billy Goats Gruff (music by George Stiles and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe); Pinocchio (by Eve Leigh); Anasi the Spider (also at Open Air Theatre Regents Park); The Canterville Ghost (by Anthony Weigh after Oscar Wilde); Beowulf (by Chris Thorpe) and My Mother Medea (by Holger Schober).

Other recent theatre directing credits include: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Live Immersive Experience (Marvel and Secret Cinema); The Taming of the Shrew, Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta (Royal Shakespeare Company); Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre); The Box of Delights (by John Masefield, adapted by Piers Torday, Wilton’s Music Hall); The Cardinal (by James Shirley, Southwark Playhouse); Snow in Midsummer (by Frances Ya Chu Cowhig, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Jumper Factory (by Luke Barnes, Young Vic Prison Project); How Not To Live In Suburbia (by Annie Siddons, Soho Theatre); Wingman (by Richard Marsh, Soho Theatre); The Man with the Hammer (by Phil Porter, Plymouth Theatre Royal); Unscorched (by Luke Owen, Finsborough Theatre); Gruesome Playground Injuries (by Rajiv Joseph, Gate Theatre).

As Playwright: Marvin’s Binoculars, Anasi The Spider (Unicorn Theatre).

Film and digital theatre: Justin wrote and directed Marvin’s Binoculars and three episodes of Anasi Respun for the Unicorn Theatre Online and The Guardian and Story Seekers for the Unicorn Theatre and National Theatre Learning. He also directed the short film Joseph Knight for the National Theatre of Scotland and BBC Scotland. His production of The Taming of the Shrew was broadcast live into cinemas around the world and his productions of Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale, both adapted by him for young audiences, are part of the National Theatre Collection- Drama Online.

In 2012 he was the recipient of the Leverhulme Award for Emerging Directors from the National Theatre Studio and was one of the Guardian’s 12 Theatre Stars for 2020.

Trusteeships and Governance: Justin is a trustee of Invisible Flock, Headlong, and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Education: MFA Theatre Directing, Birkbeck, University of London, BA Hons Modern History and Politics, University of Sheffield.