James is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough with George.
For PP James has directed BROKEN BISCUITS and JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS by Tom Wells, HAPPINESS by Nick Payne (BBC Radio 3), THE ANGRY BRIGADE by James Graham, AN INTERVENTION and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE by Mike Bartlett, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED and WASTED by Kate Tempest, THE SOUND OF HEAVY RAIN by Penelope Skinner, YOU CANNOT GO FORWARD FROM WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW by David Watson, TINY VOLCANOES by Laurence Wilson and FLY ME TO THE MOON by Marie Jones.
James was formerly founder and Joint Artistic Director of nabokov with George, and Associate Director at the Bush Theatre.
Further directing credits include new production of LES MISERABLES for Wermland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden, TRANSLATIONS (Sheffield Theatres / ETT / The Rose, Kingston), a new version of Gorky's THE LOWER DEPTHS by Guy Jones (RWCMD), A NOBODY (66 BOOKS) by Laura Dockrill, THE WHISKY TASTER by James Graham, ST PETERSBURG by Declan Feenan and PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY by Lucy Kirkwood (The Bush); ARTEFACTS by Mike Bartlett (nabokov/The Bush, National Tour & Off-Broadway); KITCHEN, BEDTIME FOR BASTARDS and NIKOLINA by Van Badham, OLD STREET by Patrick Marber and WHEN CHERYL WAS BRASSIC by Leo Richardson (nabokov); THE LIST by David Eldridge (Arcola).
He trained as assistant and associate director to Josie Rourke, as staff director to Howard Davies at The National Theatre, and on the National Theatre Studio Director’s Course.
James sits on the advisory board of nabokov and on the ACE London Area Council.
He is represented by Ben Hall and Lily Williams at Curtis Brown.
You can contact James here.