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Ian Talbot OBE - Director

Ian Talbot OBE - Director


Ian was Artistic and Managing Director of The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park until 2008. He has been associated with the company since 1971.

For Regent’s Park: Babes In Arms; The Fantasticks; Lady Be Good; The Card; Kiss Me Kate; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Oh, What A Lovely War; High Society; H.M.S. Pinafore; (all nominated for Olivier awards),The Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for Best Director 2000), Much Ado About Nothing; Androcles And The Lion; Look Here Old Son; The Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Connecticut Yankee; The Comedy Of Errors; Paint Your Wagon; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; The Music Man; Where’s Charley?; Camelot and the return of Lady Be Good and The Boyfriend.

Other directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Yeoman Of The Guard (Savoy Theatre); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and National Tour); Pirates Of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse and National Tour); Anything Goes (National Tour); Kiss Me Kate (Brisbane Festival); Noises Off (Birmingham Reportary Theatre); Invisible Man and Charlie's Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre); Doctor In The House (National Tour); Love Letters (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Third FinGer, Left Hand (Trafalgar Studios); A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Old Globe Theatre); Afraid Of The Dark (Charing Cross Theatre); The Perfect Murder (National Tour); The mousetrap (St Martins Theatre); annie get your gun (UK Tour); Dead Simple (UK Tour);  Dead Sheep (Park Theatre & UK Tour), PERFECT MURDER (UK Tour), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (UK Tour); NOT DEAD ENOUGH (UK Tour); ALEX SALMOND (Edinburgh Festival); EUGENIUS! (The Other Palace), ONCE SEEN ON BLUE PETER - MAKES, BAKES & OUTTAKES (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), .

Ian has also directed many Pantomimes for First Family & QDOS. 

Ian was awarded the O.B.E. in 2007 in the New Years honors for his services to the arts.