Sean Foley (comedian) - Leading Comedy Theatre Director

Leading Comedy Theatre Director

Foley made his directorial debut in 2007 with Pinter's People. He then directed several stage shows by stand-up comedians including Joan Rivers, Nina Conti and Armstrong and Miller. He achieved significant West End success in 2012, when he directed productions of The Ladykillers (for which he was nominated for the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director) and Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw. He also, with Patrick Barlow, co-directed and co-wrote a four-actor stage adaptation of Ben Hur at the Watermill Theatre, a regional English theatre.

In 2013, Foley will make his Royal Shakespeare Company debut, directing Thomas Middleton's A Mad World, My Masters. He has also been announced as the director of the X Factor stage musical, X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical!, scheduled to premiere in 2014. Foley has plans for a theatrical adaptation of P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories, to be titled Perfect Nonsense.

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