A B O U T
DIRECTOR - FACILITATOR - WRITER
'The talented Hal Chambers' The Guardian
Hal is an award-winning theatre director based in South London.
He is represented by Sally Hope Associates.
He trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School & National Theatre Studio.
Hal was the Artistic Director of critically-acclaimed puppetry company, Tucked In, for over ten years. They extensively toured the UK and received critical acclaim for their original stories for young people.
He writes Children's Books (with writing partner Robin Hemmings) and is represented by David Higham Associates.
Hal proudly sits on the board of Combination Dance
He will spend 2020 working with the RSC.
RECENT: The Ballad of Maria Marten (Eastern Angles in association with Matthew Linley & Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); Hansel & Gretal, Macbeth (RBL Theatre Company); Julius Caesar (RADA); Polstead, Ragnarok, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Eastern Angles); The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School); Prudence Tanner: Publicly Traded Person (Bush Theatre R&D); Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal/Company of Angels); Crack Cocaine (Southwark Playhouse/Streatham Space Project R&D); The Bear (Polka Theatre/UK Tours); Tommy Foggo: Superhero (Gulbenkian/UK Tour); The Magical Playroom (UK Tour); Romeo & Juliet (Assembly George Sq, Edinburgh/Regional Tour); Henry the First of England, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet,(Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company); The Lights (Royal Court/Oxford School of Drama); Leaper, Tim & Light, The Golden Cowpat, Sam Rose in the Shadows, Jackajack (Tucked In, National Tours)
ASSISTANT DIRECTING: The Comedy of Errors (RSC); Huis Clos (Donmar Warehouse); The Caretaker (Bolton Octagon); The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic) Metropolis (Theatre Royal Bath); A Month in the Country (Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol)
PUPPET DIRECTION: Knights of the Rose (West End)
DRAMA SCHOOLS: Hal regularly directs for the RADA, Oxford School of Drama, ALRA, Birmingham School of Acting, LAMDA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
EDUCATION: Hal has extensive education experience, having worked as a resident director at Eton College. He has also facilitated workshops with Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Active8, Equity and Mountview's Young Company. He regularly leads projects for Shakespeare’s Globe Education team. He directs workshop productions that perform on both the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse stages.
- 'Shakespeare for the OMG generation? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, when it’s
as good as this’.'
★★★★★ The Times on Hal's Romeo & Juliet
- 'Superbly directed...A revolutionary and ambitious production of Much Ado
★★★★★ The Stage on Hal's Much Ado About Nothing
- 'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic....a sumptuous production'
The Guardian on Hal Chambers and Emma Earle's production of The Bear
- 'Hal Chambers’s fleet-footed, verve-filled and lucid account of the play achieves an
★★★★ The Telegraph on Hal's Henry V
HENRY V (2019):
VANITY FAIR (2016):
HENRY THE FIRST OF ENGLAND (2016):
TUCKED IN productions
WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
DRAMA SCHOOL WORK