Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director, John Caird, is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) in Stockholm, and a freelance writer and director of plays, musicals, and operas.

He has won numerous awards including Olivier Awards for Nicholas Nickleby and Candide, and Tony Awards for Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby.

His recent directorial credits include his own adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film Spirited Away in Tokyo; Estella Scrooge in New York; A Knights’ TaleHamlet, and Twelfth Night, all in Tokyo; Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera; McQueen at the Haymarket Theatre; Tosca in Chicago and LA; Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Stratford Festival in Canada; La bohème in San Francisco and Toronto, Parsifal in Chicago; and his own musical, Daddy Long Legs, off-Broadway, in Tokyo, and across the U.S. His many National Theatre productions include his own Olivier-award winning version of Bernstein’s Candide, now playing in multiple productions worldwide. His directorial work for the RSC included over 20 productions, including Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables, both of which have won numerous awards in the West End, Broadway, and all around the world. At Dramaten he has directed Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dance of Death, The TempestTwelfth Night, Gertrud, and Merry Wives of Windsor.

Caird's book about directing - THEATRE CRAFT - is published by Faber & Faber in London and New York. Go to for more information about his career.