Graham, "Talking Heads"

"...wonderful subtlety, amusing and touching, Webber is a great actor"
(Die Zeit, Berlin)
Graham 'Talking Heads'

Christopher Webber

English actor, writer and stage director

... has worked with playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and Chichester Festival Theatre. Won golden opinions as trainspotting chemist Francis Kebble in Ayckbourn's A Word From Our Sponsor.


Also noted for his work in the plays of Alan Bennett, particularly as Graham in A Chip in the Sugar (Talking Heads) which he has given at the legendary Mull Little Theatre in the Hebrides (premiere British repertory production). He recently played Graham again in the German premiere of Talking Heads in Berlin, which he also directed, and Guy Burgess in Single Spies at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.

Burgess 'Single Spies'
Guy Burgess, "An Englishman Abroad"

"...outrageously funny, gets beneath the camp to the wistful sense of loss beneath" (The Stage)


Jaques, "As You Like It"

"...citric presence, clarity and wit - perhaps the best Jaques
I have seen"

(Daily Telegraph)
Jaques 'As You Like It'
Other parts have included Truscott in Joe Orton's Loot (Dundee), Jaques As You Like It (Exeter) and Rupert in Patrick Hamilton's classic thriller Rope (Leeds). Created Owl in the first ever stage play of Winnie the Pooh (London West End). Television includes Bugs 2, Poirot and the Ray Galton comedy for BBC Get Well Soon in which he appears as the antiquarian bookdealer Arthur Bloomsbury.



Plays include Tatyana, written for actress/alternative comedian Josie Lawrence and Nottingham Playhouse); Love and Politics, from Schiller's Kabale und Liebe, Riverside Studios London; Dr Sullivan and Mr Gilbert, revived 1998 at Glasgow Citizens Theatre and on tour; zarzuela adaptations for Santa Fe Opera; and The Girl with the Roses for the Bloomsbury Theatre London.

He is also the author of Green Tea - shortlisted for a Guinness Prize; the best-selling Bluff Your Way At the Races (Ravette); and The Zarzuela Companion (Scarecrow Press) with a Foreword by Plácido Domingo.

He was a major contributor to the 2002 revision of The Oxford Companion to Music, writing on Iberian, South and Central American music. His romanza compilations for UME, Zarzuela!, have been best sellers in Europe and the USA.


contact:
C.D.L.A.
42 Couthurst Road
London SE3 8TW
tel: (0044) (0)208 858 9064

email: cdla@zarzuela.net
for availability


Directing has included Death of a Composer Nottingham Playhouse, Talking Heads Berlin, 2084 Barcelona, and a new staging of The Mikado for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in Britain and Los Angeles; also work on the Tokyo revival of Carmen with José Carreras and Maria Ewing.


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Companion


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