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Lorne Campbell


Lorne is Northern Stage’s Artistic Director. Before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne he was

Co-Artistic Director at theatre company Greyscale and a freelance director and theatre-maker.  He was also the course leader of the BA Directing programme at Drama Centre, Central St Martins.

He is a graduate of the Channel 4 Young Theatre Director’s Scheme and a former Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.  During his time at the Traverse he directed a range of work including Distracted by Morna Pearson (Winner of the Meyer Whitworth Award) and Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Alan Wilkins which was named Best New Play Critics’ Awards Theatre Scotland in 2007. 

Lorne has also worked extensively in mainland Europe and Britain and since 2008, he has been a freelance director with works at The Gate, London, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Oran Mor. He founded his company Greyscale in 2009 which has produced touring work ever since including What Would Judas Do? by Stewart Lee, What The Animals Say by David Ireland and A Prayer by Selma Dimitrijevic.

For Northern Stage Lorne has directed The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project at the company’s Edinburgh venue (winner of the 2013 Sprit of the Fringe Award) He has also directed two Christmas productions for children aged 7+ Dark Woods, Deep Snow: A Grimm Tale for Christmas and Get Santa, Cyrano de Bergerac in co-production with Northampton’s Royal & Derngate (2015), Get Carter (incl UK tour) in 2016, Dr Frankenstein (including UK tour) in 2017.

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