Chris Loveless   -  Theatre Director

07885 678868

chrisloveless@hotmail.co.uk


Associate Director ~ Stepping Out Theatre Company


Trained ~ Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

 

Credits

2022

Director

The Beast Will Rise

Stepping Out

Golden Goose

2022


Director

People are Cats People are Dogs

Stepping Out

Theatre Shop Clevedon

2021


Director

People are Cats People are Dogs

Stepping Out

Alma Theatre

2021

Assistant Director

Putin's Mist

Stepping Out

Online

2019

Director

The Butcher Bird*

Stepping Out

Kings Weston House

2019

Director

Maddie*

Stepping Out

Alma Church

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; Associate Director/Resident Director, The Ashton Group, 2013 - 2015; nominee for the 2010 Off West End Award for Best Director; experienced dramaturg; youth theatre director with over twenty-five years’ experience; former actor in theatre and TV and ex-member of the National Youth Theatre (1998 - 2002); 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