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Richard Twyman

Richard is a director from Aberdeen. He is the Artistic Director & CEO of English Touring Theatre. Prior to ETT he was Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court. As a director and dramaturg he has made work for theatres all over the UK and Internationally including; Japan, China, India, UAE and US.

Touring is important because…
it cross-pollinates ideas, people, culture and stories.

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?
There are so many to choose from, across so many mediums. But I am always in wonder at the work of Buster Keaton.

What have been your career highlights so far?
RSC Histories and all the international projects I was able to do whilst at the Royal Court. On the surface they couldn’t be more different but there’s a thread of storytelling, deep investigation into an essential humanity and a healthy dose of politics that runs through both of them.