Mike Bradwell

Mike Bradwell

Mike Bradwell is a leading theatre director. He founded Hull Truck Theatre Company in 1971, was Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre from 1996 until 2007, and continues to work widely as a freelance director. His book on alternative theatre, The Reluctant Escapologist, won the Society for Theatre Research's Theatre Book Prize for 2010.

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The Reluctant Escapologist: Adventures in Alternative Theatre

An unrivalled unofficial history of the rise – and partial fall – of fringe theatre, Mike Bradwell's deadpan account of his adventures is one of the funniest and angriest books to come out of theatre today.

Inventing the Truth: Devising and Directing for the Theatre

An invaluable guide to the difficult arts of devising plays and directing texts, by one of the UK’s leading theatre directors.

A Bed of Roses

An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.