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Christopher Luscombe

Christopher Luscombe has his background as an actor for seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before he now directs both opera, plays and is touring with the huge success Rocky Horror Show. 

The British director Christopher Luscombe read English at Cambridge. He began his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His work as director for the RSC includes  Twelfth Night,  Love’s Labour’s Lost  and  Much Ado About Nothing. His other directing credits in London include  Fascinating Aïda  by Harold Pinter (Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream  at Regent’s Park. International credits include  Hay Fever  in Minneapolis,  Henry V  in Chicago and The Winter’s Tale  in Cincinnati.

His production of The Rocky Horror Show has toured for the last thirteen years. It has completed three seasons in the West End, three Australian tours and has also been broadcast in cinemas worldwide.

Summer 2018 Luscombe directed Bernstein’s Candide at the Grange Festival, and June 2019 he returned with a brand new Falstaff, which was highly acclaimed:

Christopher Luscombe’s production for The Grange Festival succeeds beyond any possible expectations. (Financial Times)

– ... it’s the impeccable timing and the superb character direction that makes Luscombe’s interpretation so enjoyable. (Backtrack)

– Brimful of delights, this new production is one of the Grange Festival's finest to date. (The Artsdesk)

As director for Sweeney Todd he is visiting Bergen National Opera for the first time.