Justin is a freelance Writer and Director for Film and Theatre and the current Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre.
Directing for the Unicorn includes:
ANANSI THE SPIDER (also at Open Air Theatre Regents Park); THE CANTERVILLE GHOST; AESOP’S FABLES; BEOWULF and MY MOTHER MEDEA.
Other recent theatre directing credits include:
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 Shirely (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 (Finborough Theatre) GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph (Gate Theatre).
MARVIN’S BINOCULARS, ANANSI THE SPIDER (Unicorn Theatre)
Film and digital theatre:
Justin recently wrote and directed MARVIN’S BINOCULARS and three episodes of ANANSI 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.