Rufus Norris is Director of the National Theatre, where he recently directed The Threepenny Opera, and Everyman. He was previously an Associate Director at the National, directing Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Amen Corner, Table, London Road, Death and the King’s Horseman and Market Boy. Productions elsewhere include Feast, Vernon God Little, Peribanez, Tintin, Afore Night Come and Sleeping Beauty for the Young Vic; Festen and Blood Wedding for the Almeida; Under the Blue Sky and About the Boy for the Royal Court, and many others.

His productions of Cabaret, Festen, Tintin and The Country Girl have all played in the West End and toured nationally, and he directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway. Opera work includes Dr Dee with Damon Albarn for MIF and ENO, and Don Giovanni at ENO. His debut feature film Broken had its premiere at Cannes in 2012; his film of London Road was released in June 2015.






René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.