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Luscombe, Christopher David locked

Born Ashtead, Surrey 6 Nov. 1963; s of David and Jill Luscombe

theatre director


King’s Coll. Sch., Wimbledon; Pembroke Coll., Cambridge (BA 1985; MA 1989)


Actor: Cambridge Footlights, 1984–85; repertory th., 1985–90; Kean, Old Vic, 1990; RSC, 1991–98; Half Time, Donmar Warehouse, 1994; Peter Pan, NT, 1998; Chichester Fest. Th., 1999–2000; Art, Whitehall, 2002; The Iron Lady (film), 2011; The Crown (television), 2017; plays directed include: The Shakespeare Revue, RSC, 1994, Vaudeville, 1995; Star Quality, Apollo, 2001; Home and Beauty, Lyric, 2002; Fascinating Aïda: One Last Flutter, Comedy, 2003; The Rocky Horror Show, Playhouse, 2006 and 2015, tour, 2006–16; The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2006; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park, 2007; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2008, 2010; Enjoy, Gielgud, 2009; Alphabetical Order, Hampstead, 2009; When We Are Married, Garrick, 2010; The Madness of George III, Apollo, 2011; Travels with my Aunt, Menier Chocolate Factory, 2013; Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015, Apollo, 2016, tour, 2017; Travels with my Aunt (musical), Chichester Fest. Th., 2016; While the Sun Shines, Th. Royal, Bath, 2016; Love’s Labour’s Lost, Love’s Labour’s Won, RSC, 2014, Th. Royal Haymarket, 2016; Love’s Labour’s Lost/Much Ado About Nothing, Chichester Fest. Th., 2016; Twelfth Night, RSC, 2017; others include: Masterpieces, Birmingham Rep., 2002; Little Shop of Horrors, 2003, The History Boys, 2010, W Yorks Playhouse; Things We Do For Love, Harrogate, 2004; Candida, Oxford Stage Co., 2004; The Likes of Us, Sydmonton, 2005; Arms and the Man, Salisbury, 2006; A Small Family Business, Watford, 2007; Hobson’s Choice, Sheffield Crucible, 2011; Hay Fever, Minneapolis, 2012; Henry V, Chicago, 2014; tours of: The Importance of Being Earnest, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lady in the Van, 2004; Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, 2005, 2010; Single Spies, 2008; Spamalot, 2010–12 (then Harold Pinter Th., 2012, Playhouse, 2012–14, UK tour, 2015); Dandy Dick, Blue/Orange, 2012. Trustee: Actors’ Benevolent Fund, 2001–; Noël Coward Foundn, 2002–; Royal Theatrical Support Trust, 2012–


The Shakespeare Revue (with M. McKee), 1994; Star Quality (adapted from play by Noël Coward), 2001; Dandy Dick (adapted from play by Arthur Wing Pinero), 2012


reading, music, travel


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