Benedict Andrews


BENEDICT ANDREWS (director) is one of the most renowned Australian directors of his generation. He is known for his radical versions of masterpieces by Shakespeare, Chekhov and Tennessee Williams, and for his stagings of contemporary plays.

He also writes his own plays and poetry, and in 2016 he directed his first film, Una, based on the play Blackbird by David Harrower. Andrews also regularly directs operas, including Macbeth (The Royal Danish Opera), The Fiery Angel (Komische Oper Berlin), Stiffelio (Oper Frankfurt) and Medea (Komische Oper Berlin). For his production of Detlev Glanert’s Caligula in 2012, Andrews was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. Earlier this season, his production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was received in London with great success.

Photo: Hans van den Bogaard