Paul Hunter


Paul Hunter is co-founder and Artistic Director of Told by an Idiot. Paul has worked on all told by an Idiot shows to date as director/devisor/performer.

Other acting credits include: Tartuffe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) Much Ado About Nothing, The Globe Mysteries, Troilus And Cressida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare's Globe), Rapunzel and The Red Shoes (Kneehigh), Under The Black Flag (Shakespeare's Globe), The Water Engine (Young Vic/Theatre 503), The Play What I Wrote (West End), Oliver Twist and Pinocchio (Lyric Hammersmith), Into Our Dreams (Almeida), the title role in Richard III (English Shakespeare Company), Animal Farm and Sir Toby Belch in Twelth Night (Northern Stage), Les Enfants Du Paradis (RSC), and the title role in The Servant With Two Masters (Sheffield Crucible).

Directing credits include: Every Last Trick (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Get Happy (Barbican Pit); The Mouse And His Child (RSC), Low Pay, Don’t Pay (Salisbury Playhouse), Senora Carrar’s Rifles (Young Vic), Not With That Hand (BAC), Ordago (for Punto Finco in Bilbao).

As Associate Director at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Paul Hunter directed: The Venetian Twins, The Beauty Queen Of Leenane (Best Production, Manchester Evening News Award), Accidental Death Of An Anarchist and Cleo, Camping Emmanuel And Dick.

Film and TV credits include: Cinderella (directed by Kenneth Brannagh); Pan (directed by Joe Wright); Alice Through The Looking Glass; Marvellous (BBC)

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