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John Caird


JOHN CAIRD is an author and director working in theatre, opera and musical theatre in London, New York, Tokyo and all around the world. Published works with MTI include Les Miserables, (Children of Eden (with music by Stephen Schwartz) Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs (both with music by Paul Gordon) and his own new version of Leonard Bernstein's Candide (originally performed at the National Theatre in London).


Recent Productions include: The Phoenix (Houston Grand Opera)  Tosca (Houston Grand Opera), Daddy Long Legs (Off-Broadway, West End and Tokyo), Love's Labour's Lost (Stratford Festival), McQueen (Haymarket Theatre, West End) Twelfth Night (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo) Tosca and Parsifal (Lyric Opera, Chicago), La Bohéme (San Francisco Opera), Gertrud (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm). Notable Engagements for the RSC include: Over twenty productions including Midsummer Night's Dream, (RST) Romeo and Juliet (TOP) The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Aldwych Theatre and Broadway) Les Misérables (Barbican, Palace Theatre, Broadway and worldwide). Notable Engagements for the National Theatre include: Hamlet, Humbleboy, Stanley, The Seagull and Candide among many others. Elsewhere: Dance of Death, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm) Brief Encounter (Houston Grand Opera). He has won numerous awards including Olivier Awards for Nicholas Nickleby and Candide, and Tony Awards for Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby. Caird's book about directing - THEATRE CRAFT - is published by Faber & Faber in London and New York. Go to for more information about his career.



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