Douglas Rintoul

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Douglas Rintoul is a British theatre director and playwright.

He is the artistic director of The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch,[1] he founded and ran the national touring company Transport (2017 - 2017) and is a longstanding associate of Complicite.

Douglas was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and grew up in Canterbury and Colchester. He read Drama & Theatre Arts at The University of Birmingham.

He won a Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme bursary to train at Salisbury Playhouse,[2] was selected for the Royal National Theatre Studio Young Director's Programme and won an Esmeé Fairbairn Regional Theatre Initiative Award.

His script for his theatre production Elegy won a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright's Award.[3] He has received Off West End Award nominations for his productions of 1001 Nights, Elegy, Abigail's Party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and In Basildon.


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  2. ^ "Directors, alumni and past participants – RTYDS".
  3. ^ "Playwrights' Studio, Scotland - ProjectsPlaywrights' Studio, Scotland - Awards".