Adam Penford


Adam  Penford

Adam trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

He has been appointed as Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse.

Adam directed A Small Family Business in the Olivier at the National Theatre and is the Revival Director on One Man Two Guvnors (West End, Broadway, UK and International Tour). Other National Theatre credits include the Dorfman Opening Gala (Dorfman), Is There Wi-Fi in Heaven (The Shed), Island (Cottesloe), Associate Director on NT 50 Years on Stage and Staff Director on Season’s Greetings.

Other directing credits: The Boys in the Band (Park Theatre and tour), Watership Down (Watermill Theatre), Deathtrap (Salisbury Playhouse), Ghost the Musical (ETF), Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse), The Machine Gunners and Run! (Polka Theatre), The Hostage (Southwark Playhouse), Holes (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre), Young Woodley and Tea and Sympathy (Finborough Theatre).

Assistant/Associate director credits: Kevin Spacey Gala (Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale (Propeller at the Watermill), The Vagina Monologues (National Tour), 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Bush), Imagine This (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Dying For It (Almeida) and Charley’s Aunt (Oxford Playhouse).

Adam has directed and taught at Guildhall, Arts Ed, LIPA, Rose Bruford, BSA, Trinity and Oxford School. He is a director for NT Connections and for several years wrote the education packs for Young Vic productions.