Groves Artists sign Christopher Luscombe, Director

Groves Artists are delighted to announce the signing of renowned British director, Christopher Luscombe, for management of his work in opera.

Christopher made his operatic début this summer with a universally acclaimed production of Verdi’s Falstaff at the Grange Festival which has received five star reviews across the board. Future engagements include Sweeney Todd for Bergen National Opera, a new production of Lehar’s The Merry Widow for Opera Holland Park in 2020 as well as a return to the Grange Festival in 2021.

Christopher Luscombe read English at Cambridge. He began his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to appear at the National Theatre, the Old Vic and in the West End. Whilst at Stratford-upon-Avon, he devised and directed The Shakespeare Revue with Malcolm McKee, and this transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in London. His subsequent productions at Stratford include Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, the last two transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre and then to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He is an Associate Artist of the RSC.

“Easily the best thing I’ve seen at the Grange Festival”
The Spectator

“…. has a serious new rival in this irresistible new production for the Grange Festival. Bringing Sir John’s escapades right up to date, Luscombe delivers a pitch-perfect contemporary comedy – less Merry Wives and more Real Housewives of Windsor”.
The Arts Desk

“Christopher Luscombe has created a real hit with his gently, appropriately updated setting and aptly directed singers, and the evening is the most entertaining so far of all the Summer Festival operas.”
Music OMH

“In his first operatic venture, Christopher Luscombe delivers a sharply observed, precision-engineered production.”
The Stage

“Country Opera house gold”
The Times

“It’s a sunny, good-hearted production, teasing rather than malicious, but it’s the impeccable timing and the superb character direction that makes Luscombe’s interpretation so enjoyable.”
BachTrack

Contact: Helen Hogh at Groves Artists

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