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Richard Burton Company: Spring 2020 In Pictures

10 March 2020

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The College’s Richard Burton Company’s brings together the final year and MA acting students, and students from the production and design courses to work as a professional rep company.

Over the academic year they’ll create around fifteen productions ranging from classic plays to contemporary writing, all directed by industry professionals.

This Spring is no exception, with Simon Stephen’s dark and thought-provoking Motortown, John Donnelly’s contempory new adaptation of Molière’s Tartuffe, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s surreal and hilarious Wonder of the World.

If you didn’t manage to catch them, here are some images from the productions:


By Simon Stephens
Director Michael Fentiman

Following our acclaimed production of Punk Rock in 2017, the College brought director Michael Fentiman and writer Simon Stephens together again for this powerful and disturbing play about a soldier who’s feeling alienated, rejected and revengeful, bringing the war home with him.


By Molière
A new version by John Donnelly
Directed by Sean Linnen

Hot on the heels of the 2019 National Theatre production, we present John Donnelly’s radical take on this 17th century moral comedy, directed by Sean Linnen.

Orgon is living his best life. He has money, power and a beautiful family, but then the charismatic trickster Tartuffe enters his world bringing deception and seduction.

Wonder of the World

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by James Callàs Ball

This humorous play explores the wacky and the absurd.

After Cass discovers that her husband has been hiding something from her, she heads to Niagara Falls in search of the life she thinks she has been missing out on. Cue some hilarious encounters as she embarks on a journey of discovery.

Thanks to the support of Liberty Living, who provide our student accommodation, tickets for most Richard Burton Company productions are FREE for all RWCMD and Liberty Living students! (They’re also either free or reduced for many other performances within the College).

Students can ask at the Box Office or visit the College Hub for full details.

Find out more about studying Acting,  Stage Management and Design for Performance here at the College.  

Photography by Kirsten McTernan and Mark Douet.

Production credits:

By Simon Stephens
Michael Fentiman

Set & Costume Designer 
Blythe Brett
Lighting Designer Nari Smith
Sound Designer Kieran Gough
Video Designer Llyr Parri


By Molière
A new version by John Donnelly
Sean Linnen

Set Designer Bence Baksa
Costume Designer Juliette Georges
Lighting Designer Chloe French
Sound Designer James Pearce

Wonder of the World

By David Lindsay-Abaire
James Callas Ball

Set and Costume Designer Petros Kourtellaris
Lighting Designer Merlin de Charon de Saint Germain
Sound Designer Lauren Moir

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