Giles Croft

Theatre Director and Writer

In 1985 Giles Croft was appointed as artistic director of the Gate Theatre, London. In 1989 Giles joined the National Theatre as Literary Manager before becoming Artistic Director of the Palace Theatre, Watford in May 1995.

Giles Croft was the artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse from August 1999 to November 2017.

Giles has directed more than 60 productions and his most recent include The Kite Runner, Any Means Necessary, Tony’s Last Tape, Arcadia, The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard.

He is also a playwright and his work has been produced widely in the UK and Europe.


The Kite Runner

The production premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in 2013 and then toured the UK in 2014.

In December 2016 it opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a 12 week run before transferring to the Playhouse for a further 12 weeks.

The production toured the UK and Ireland from September 2017 until June 2018. Plans for a future life are currently being explored.

Channeling Jabez

Commissioned and produced by A Play, A Pie & A Pint at Oran Mor, Glasgow and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2017.

Giles also performed this one man play about the hapless Channel swimmer Jabez Wolfe and the production, directed by Liz Carruthers, will be revived to tour in 2019.

Tony's Last Tape

Originally scheduled for just four performances in the Neville Studio in 2105, the production went on to play for three weeks at the Bridge House, SE20 for 3 weeks, the Edinburgh Fringe for 4 weeks and toured the UK for a further 6 weeks finishing with a performance at The House of Commons. It will be revived in April 2019 at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham for a 3 week run.