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Shirley Valentine   Glen will be directing Willy Russell’s ‘Shirley Valentine’ starring Jodie Prenger in a major tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the play which she commissioned and directed at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.  Adam Spiegel productions lists the present tour dates from March 6th – November 11th 2017.  
Blood Brothers  

Directed a new production of ‘Blood Brothers’ for Shownote Company in Seoul, South Korea to perform at "Hongik Daehangno Art Centre" Seoul 27th June to 14th September 2014.

Blood brothers in Korea  
Caribbean Dream  

Prepared adaptations of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for film called ‘Caribbean Dream’ set in Barbados. Held workshop/auditons/ location recces/ meetings in Barbados in preparation for film.

Widows   Directed Ariel Dorfman’s ‘Widows’ performed at Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11.  
Animal Farm   Adapted and directed George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ performed at Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, WC1.  

Mavericks and Groundbreakers

Opening the Bubble exhibition.

Discussion examining the huge upsurge of small touring companies in the 1970s, the context within which they were working, the new ground that they broke and what has grown from the seeds that were planted at the time

  bubble theatre  
Merchant of Venice  

Merchant of Venice - Queens Theatre Hornchurch
Friday 20th April and Saturday 21 April - previews starting at 8pm
Monday 23 April - opening night starting at 7:30pm
Plays until Saturday 12 May

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Enter a crazy, funny world where people gamble everything for love!
Handsome Bassanio competes to win Portia’s hand in marriage. To prove his worth he relies on a loan from the notorious Shylock.
But love is a risky business when you can’t pay your debts.Will fortune smile as Shylock demands his POUND OF FLESH?

West End director Glen Walford gives one of Shakespeare’s greatest tales a spectacular twist. Includes a rock and pop inspired soundtrack, performed LIVE by the Queen’s award-winning group of actors and musicians.

Join the Queens Theatre Hornchurch for a thrilling ride on the spinning wheel of fortune in this laughter-filled, action-packed game of chance!

PRE-SHOW TALK to discover everything you need to know about this fantastic show.
Fri 27 Apr | Thu 3 May | Sat 12 May | 7pm


Shirley Valentine

Seoul Arts Centre starring Son Sook.

Opening 18th November 2011.

Tempest Poster  

Return of the Tempest

at the Corbett Theatre, East 15 Acting School

October 27, 28 and 29th 2011


Park Avenue Cat

by Frank Strausser, directed by Glen Walford

Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street London WC2H 7JB

1st July to 20th August 2011

One beautiful woman, two Alpha males, a very confused therapist and an eternal triangle as sharp as a pussycat's claw - Park Avenue Cat is a new slinky, sexy comedy from Los Angeles writer Frank Strausser.

Coronation Street star Gray O'Brien is joined by Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses), Olivier Award nominated Josefina Gabrielle (Sweet Charity) and Daniel Weyman (Comedy of Errors, Regent's Park Theatre 2010)

Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm

Box office 020 7907 7092

Park Avenue Cat  
Shirley Valentine poster

The Willy Russell Season at the West End

Limited Season 8th July to 30th October

The Menier Chocolate Factory's sell out season of Willy Russell plays is coming to the West End for a limited time.

Educating Rita stars Tim Pigott-Smith as universitey professor Frank, and Laura Dos Santos as the brash young hairdresser who discovers a passion for English literature, in a 'glorious' production (Evening Standard).

Shirley Valentine stars Meera Sal in 'London's Best Comic Performance' (Time Out), as the Liverpudlian housewife who rediscovers her zest for life following a trip to Greece - and an encounter with the local Casanova...

Both productions run at
The Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, SW1A

See reviews...


Seensee Theatre Company, Seoul, South Korea. Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ adapted by Glen Walford. Glen’s original production was staged at Tokyo Globe starring Ikuta Toma in 2007 and was a complete sell-out. She has now re-adapted the production for Seoul with music composed and arranged by Ben Goddard. Toru Shimakawa’s original Tokyo Globe set is being adapted for the production.

Opened at the Se-Jong Arts Center on July 17th until August 28th 2010.

Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Globe Theatre, Tokyo in 2007 now re-adapting for performance for Seensee Theatre at Se-Jong Arts Centre, Seoul.


26th March - 8th May 2010 Menier Chocolate Factory - The Willy Russell Season. Glen Walford directs Meera Syal in Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine. Read reviews...

Blood Brothers Japan tour - April 16th to May 8th, 2010. Tokyo, Fukuoka, Toyama and Osaka.

‘Blood Brothers’ (the Musical);  producers Toho Co. Ltd.  Opened at Theatre Creation, Tokyo on August 7th.   Find out more...

April 23rd to May 9th 2009, Glen directs Willy Russell´s ‘Shirley Valentine’ at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, staring Pauline Daniels.
Read reviews...

April 2009 - BARBADOS.  Glen is directing workshops and auditions for Gale Theatre Company’s production of ‘King Lear’ in 2010.

March 2009 - National Student Drama Festival Scarborough.  Glen directs masterclasses and workshops on :  Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Storytelling, and ‘How To Be Epic’. Find out more about the workshops...

Workshops at the Actor's Centre - February 11th 2009. 10.30 – 5.30pm - SHAKESPEARE COMEDY - How to make it funny. Find out more...

TITANIC THE MUSICAL.  Glen has been invited to Tokyo to revive her hugely successful production of this musical originally staged in 2007 and the revival to be staged again at Tokyo International Theatre Forum opened 24 January 2009. Find out more...

Titanic Poster 2009
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THE BABY by Chris Hannan.  For Academy of Live and Recorded Arts opened 18th November 2008.

Glen ran an International Directors’ course at E15 Acting School.

Macbeth - for Gale Theatre of London & Barbados - Production opened with Gala Night on April 5th, 2008 at Frank Collymore Hall. Macbeth reviews here...

UC Davis Centenial - featuring one students experience of auditioning for Glen's production of Rocky Horror Show
"Glen urged us to infuse our voices with madness, with obsession, to explore the play’s extremes of bleakness and hope that are rather glossed over by the popular film. As I heard our voices chime out that "There’s a light over at the Frankenstein place," my spine tingled with exhilaration — I was really enjoying myself". Read more...


'Two Gentlemen of Verona' for Fuji Television at Tokyo Globe. Staring Ikuta Toma. Globe theatre Tokyo opened October 5th to October 14th. Theatre Brava Osaka - October 27th and 28th 2007.

Ludlow Festival 2007. Glen directed 'Comedy of Errors' for Ludlow Festival - 23rd June to 7th July 2007.

The Comedy of Errors - Ludlow Festival - Review in The Stage...
If one of the marks of a successful production is to send a reviewer back to the play with renewed respect and insight, then Glen Walford’s Ludlow Festival The Comedy of Errors is a triumphant vindication of her choice. Read Review...


Glen directed 'Blithe Spirit' by Noel Coward for the newly-formed Gale Theatre Company. Read review...
The company policy is to bring well respected actors from the uk and to work with experienced Bajan actors. The production will be set in Barbados in the year of Independence 1967. Performances for Holders Festival (open-air theatre), West Coast, Barbados on March 16th and 19th 2007 and at the Frank Collymore Hall - Bridgetown, Barbados March 22nd - 26th 2007.

Find out about Glen's production of 'Titanic - The Musical' for Fuji Television Network -


Find out more about the workshops and to book go to the Actors Centre website



  Ludlow Festival, - 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (June 24 - July 8, 2006) Read Reviews here...    

Tokyo 6th January 2006. - Fuji Television Network production of 'Grand Hotel' Tokyo International Forum.
Produced by Fuji Television Network, Inc. & livedoor Co., Ltd.
Cast included Beverly Maeda, Kojiro Oka, Kenya Osumi and Kazuki Kosakei.

For more information about Fuji Television Network please go to

Kojiro Oka & Kenya Osumi (BARON FELIX VON GAIGERN) W cast
Kazuki Kosakai (OTTO KRINGELEIN)
Mary Suwa (RAFFAELA)
Jun Shibuki (FLAEMMCHEN)
Ken Tanaka (HERMANN PREYSING) W cast
Tonha Paku (ERIK)
Social dancer THE COUNTESS
Kenji Kodama (SANDOR & Ensemble)
Masahiko Tanaka (WITT & Ensemble)
Akihiko Shimizu (ZINNOWITZ & Ensemble)
Hiroxhi Iwasaki (CHAUFFEUR & Ensemble)
Hiroshi Kanazawa (ROHNA & Ensemble)
Atsuko Ietsuka (MADAME PEEPEE & Ensemble)
  Hikari Hatsune (Ensemble)
Sayaka Yanagibashi (Ensemble)
Chika Takahashi (Ensemble)
Jun Nishihara (Ensemble)
Makoto Sasaki (Ensemble)
Kazuhiko Obara (Ensemble)
Genki Nakamura (Ensemble)
Koji Aoyama (Ensemble)
Mitsunori Takayama (Ensemble)
Seita Ueno (Ensemble)
  Glen's production opened on May 17th 2005 - 'Shirley Valentine' for Seensee, Seoul. Shirley was played by Son Sook    
  Glen's production of 'Rocky Horror Show' for Mondavi Centre, Davis, California was from February 14th 2005.
'Cabaret' produced by Fuji Television Network for Globe Theatre, Tokyo opened October 8th, 2004
'Blood Brothers' produced by Seensee Theatre Company, the production opened at Polymedia Theatre, Seoul, South Korea on July 4th for an open-ended run.
  Glen led two workshops at the Actor's Centre on 11th and 12th March 2005. 'Hamlet's players' and 'How to be epic'.    
  Glen directed 'Breezeblock Park' at the Liverpool Playhouse and a new production of the musical 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell for Fuji Television Network for the Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

In 2003 Glen directed Gilbert and Sullivan's 'HMS Pinafore' which was the first in-house production for the 1,800 seat theatre at the Mondavi Centre, Davis, California, U.S.A.


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