Christian Burgess

Director of Drama, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Biography

Christian trained as an actor at the Guildhall School. He has extensive professional acting experience in theatre, television and film.

He was appointed Head of Acting at the Guildhall in 2004 teaching acting and directing projects and public productions which include Too Young for Ghosts, Confusions, Ghetto, I Capture the Castle, Live Like Pigs (also at the Royal Court), Tales from Ovid, The London Cuckolds, Stanley, Don Juan in Soho, The Last Five Years and Badenheim 1939.

He has a strong interest in collaboration across the disciplines and has led many initiatives to bring the School’s Acting, Music and Technical Theatre Arts students together, both inside and outside the curriculum.

He is a regular director at Prima del Teatro in Tuscany, and is a member of the board of École des Écoles (a network of theatre schools from across Europe dedicated to sharing philosophy and practical expertise).

He was appointed as Director of Drama in September 2010 with responsibility for the Acting and Technical Theatre Arts programmes at the School.

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