Chris Loveless   -  Theatre Director

07885 678868

chrisloveless@hotmail.co.uk

Associate Director ~ The Ashton Group
Associate Director ~ Stepping Out Theatre Company
Artistic Director ~ Fallen Angel Theatre Company

Trained ~ Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

 

 

Credits

2015 Co-Director    Requiem for Paradise Ashton Group tour
2014 Director Tess of the D'Urbervilles Stepping Out New Wimbledon Studio
2014 Director Bel-Ami London College of Music Charing Cross Theatre
2014   Co-Director Peregrine Ashton Group tour
2014         Director Diary of a Madman Stepping Out Century Association NYC
2014 Director Encounters   Theatre West Wardrobe Theatre
2014     Director Sweet Release* Stepping Out St Werburghs Centre Bristol
2013-2014 Director Diary of a Madman Stepping Out national tour
2013          Director Five Kinds of Silence Stepping Out White Bear
2013 Co-Director Dominic Ashton Group tour
2013  Director Dust to Dust Theatre West Alma Theatre
2013 Director Festive Stockings Stepping Out Alma Theatre &  Corner House Frome
2013  Co-Director Dominic* Ashton Group tour
2012 Director The River Lethe Theatre West Alma Theatre
2012  Director Five Short Trips Theatre West Alma Theatre
2012  Director Flaming Crackers* Stepping Out Alma Theatre &  Corner House Frome
2012   Director Maybe Tonight* Fallen Angel White Bear
2011 Director Lullabies of Broadmoor - A Broadmoor Quartet Stepping Out Finborough, Edinburgh, & tour
2011 Director 24 Hour Plays Theatre Royal Bath & Roughhouse Theatre Ustinov
2011  Director Still Life* Fallen Angel & Stepping Out    White Bear
2010 Director The Remains of the Day Simon James Collier Union
2010 Director Venus at Broadmoor Theatre West Alma Theatre
2010 Director & Producer Blavatsky's Tower Simon James Collier &     Fallen Angel Brockley Jack
2010 Director & Producer Stairway to Heaven  Stepping Out Blue Elephant
2010 Director Love Bites Stepping Out & Fallen Angel Alma Theatre
2010 Director & Producer Gifted Simon James Collier &     Fallen Angel White Bear
2010 Director The Demon Box*     Stepping Out & Finborough Finborough
2010 Director Script Space* Tobacco Factory Tobacco Factory
2010   Director The Nose & The Face* Fallen Angel White Bear
2009 Director & Producer Moonshadow Stepping Out White Bear
2009 Director & Producer Normal Fallen Angel, Stepping Out, & Simon James Collier Tobacco Factory
2009 Director   Ray Collins Dies On Stage Fallen Angel Alma Theatre
2009 Director On the Edge Stepping Out Alma Theatre
2009   Director  Basildon* Fallen Angel White Bear 
2009 Director The Saints of Blasphemy* Fallen Angel White Bear
2008 Director &
Co-Producer 
Dracula Simon James Collier &     Fallen Angel White Bear
2008  Intern various Ambassador Theatre Group West End
2008 Associate Producer Postcards from God -     The Sister Wendy Musical   Simon James Collier Hackney Empire Studio
2007-
2008
Director & Producer The Custom of the Country Fallen Angel White Bear
2007 Assistant Director Othello Shakespeare at the      Tobacco Factory Tobacco Factory
2007 Assistant Director The Demon Box Theatre West Alma Theatre
2007 Director Lullabies of Broadmoor* Stepping Out Alma Theatre   
2007 Director Normal Bristol Old Vic Theatre School tour
2006 Assistant Director The Vicar of Wakefield Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Bristol Old Vic Studio

* rehearsed reading(s)

Other:

BA (Hons) Open (Open) (1st); Associate Director, White Bear Theatre, 2009 - 2013; Resident Director, The Ashton Group, 2013; recipient of several Arts Council individual funding grants; nominee for the 2010 Off West End Award for Best Director; experienced dramaturg; youth theatre director with over fifteen years’ experience; former actor in theatre and TV and ex-member of the National Youth Theatre (1998 - 2002); member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and Equity; full clean driving licence; current enhanced DBS.

Reviews:
'Excellent direction from Chris Loveless... this musical deserves a bigger stage.'
British Theatre Guide on Tess of the D'Urbervilles
'Chris Loveless provides the clever direction.'
Musical Theatre Review on Tess of the D'Urbervilles
'A thrilling, bold and wickedly amoral night out that showcases some of the next wave of musical theatre talent.'
Musical Theatre Review on Bel-Ami
'Chris Loveless' direction and Anthony Whiteman's choreography are fluid and imaginative... Most heartening is that their production shows a clear understanding of what is uniquely possible in the art form of musical theatre.'
The Public Reviews on Bel-Ami
'An unrelentingly grim experience, but one which retains a sense of hope in the human spirit. Director Chris Loveless gets the balance just right.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) What's on Stage on Five Kinds of Silence
'The fluid direction ensures that every member of the audience is drawn into the intense drama.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) The Public Reviews on Five Kinds of Silence

'Thoughtful, compassionate and fascinating... superbly acted… richly absorbing.'
The Times on Lullabies of Broadmoor

'Compelling… a powerful piece of theatre… impeccable acting… genuinely moving one moment and darkly funny the next, this is a great way to round off your Festival day.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) Three Weeks on Lullabies of Broadmoor

'A sophisticated piece of musical theatre... director Chris Loveless captures the milieu perfectly. A canny West End producer could do far worse than to tweak this fine show for a transfer.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes)  (Critics’ Choice) Evening Standard on The Remains of the Day
'The staging is inventive, abounding with whispering servants and the lovers that never come to be. It is a gem… a jewel… that shines its light and lingers on.’
Blanche Marvin on The Remains of the Day
'Chris Loveless' direction delivers a gripping evening's entertainment.'
British Theatre Guide on Blavatsky's Tower
'The staging and pace of the play are brilliantly eerie… An atmospheric, unsparing and at times unsettlingly funny evening.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes)  Venue Magazine on Normal
'This electrifying production… the truly inspired direction of Chris Loveless… resonates long after plangent music has ebbed from the stage.'
Plays International on Normal
'This great production.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) (Critics' Choice & Show of the Week) Time Out on Moonshadow
'Convincing acting, under Chris Loveless' direction, makes us believe in the agonising tension, hope and despair of life at the margins.'
The Stage on Moonshadow
'Funny, moving, neatly constructed and superbly performed.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) Venue Magazine on Ray Collins Dies On Stage
'Directed with devastating insight and astounding pace by Chris Loveless.'
Plays International on Ray Collins Dies On Stage
'Crisp direction and therapeutic humour.'
fivebluestars.gif (1397 bytes) Venue Magazine on On the Edge
'A musical version of Dracula could have gone horribly wrong, but the Fallen Angel Theatre Company have managed to pull off an entertaining evening in this well produced version of the gothic classic... A night of bloody good fun.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) What's on Stage on Dracula
'Chris Loveless' staging is much better than merely acceptable: in fact, it's a fresh, gripping and witty mini-epic.'
fourbluestars.gif (1347 bytes) (Critics' Choice) Time Out on The Custom of the Country