Bruce Guthrie is an award-winning director. He is also the current Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Wales and an associate artist for Singapore Repertory Theatre.
Bruce was born and grew up in central Scotland. He trained at Guildford School of acting and the National Theatre, London.
He has directed acclaimed productions of new UK production of Jonathan Larson’s legendary musical RENT (St James Theatre & UK tour); Constellations by Nick Payne (Singapore Repertory Theatre); New musical The Last Mermaid created by and featuring internationally renowned soprano Charlotte Church (Festival of voice Wales Millennium Centre); Man to Man by Manfred Karge (Wales Millennium Centre & Edinburgh Festival 2015); Lotty’s War by Giuliano Crispini & Clare Slater (UK Tour); Bakersfield Mist starring Kathleen Turner & Ian McDiarmid (Duchess Theatre); The Merchant of Venice for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore); Othello for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore); An Incident at the Border by Kieran Lynn (Finborough & Trafalgar Studios); Twelfth Night for Singapore Repertory Theatre (Fort Canning Park, Singapore); Stories by Heart written by and starring multi award-winning actor John Lithgow (Lyttelton NT).
Further work includes Karen’s Wish by Stephanie Street (Mayfair Theatre); Gloucestershire by Ben Davies (Arcola); The Elephant Man (Trafalgar Studios); The Long and the Short and the Tall by Willis Hall(Pleasance); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness (The Venue, Leicester Square, and Edinburgh Gateway Studio).
Bruce wrote and directed two events to celebrate the centenary of the Welsh Guards in 2015. The events took place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. He also directed a special St David’s Day Celebration in Cardiff for his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall.
As associate director, Bruce worked with Sam Mendes on The Bridge Project - Richard III starring Kevin Spacey (Old Vic, BAM & World Tour) and Howard Davies on All My Sons (Apollo theatre) starring David Suchet & Zoe Wanamaker.