Lloyd Wood was nominated as “Best Newcomer” at the 2017 International Opera Awards, in recognition of his acclaimed new production of Don Giovanni for English Touring Opera in 2016, which was voted Best New Production of 2016 at the “WhatsOnStage” Awards and nominated for “Best Opera Production” at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
For the Glyndebourne Tour in 2016, Lloyd created and directed Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain. Lloyd returns this season to Glyndebourne to work on the World Premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, which he will then revive for the 2017 Tour. In 2015 he directed a staged performance of Die Entführung aus dem Serail conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada for the Houston Symphony, and was immediately re-invited for further staging in coming seasons.
In 2015 Lloyd directed and created “Impossible” a magic show, which enjoyed a sell-out run at the Noel Coward Theatre, and a subsequent revival, this production is now enjoying a world tour and has recently been seen at the Dubai Opera House.
Between 2007 and 2010, Lloyd was the Associate Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company, working alongside Jonathan Kent on the inaugural season in 2007 and subsequent seasons alongside Sean Mathias and latterly Sir Trevor Nunn. Prior to this, he was the Associate Director at the Gate Theatre and began his career at the Royal Court Theatre under the Artistic Director Ian Rickson. Lloyd was also the Associate Director on Chichester Festival Theatre’s recent productions of Sweeney Todd and Gypsy, both of which enjoyed hugely successful West End transfers.
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"Mozart's dark vision delivers subterranean thrills... Beautifully acted and finely sung... A fine achievement, and the best UK staging of Don Giovanni for some time."
"The best staging of Don Giovanni in the UK for 20 years!"
The Sunday Times
"Once more unto the director's graveyard, dear friends, and this time I urge you to follow me. Of course, Don Giovanni is only a burial ground for those who build their own mausoleums, follies adorned in recent efforts with dreariness (Francesca Zambello), ugliness (Rufus Norris), contemporary chic (Daniel Slater) and gizmo-porn (Kasper Holten). Lloyd Wood, who two years ago directed a tight revival of Jonathan Kent's Glyndebourne staging, dances on the graves of his distinguished colleagues with this richly mounted new production for English Touring Opera. It is immensely satisfying. Beyond setting Mozart's opera in subterranean Vienna, c.1900, an idea that creates a suitably threatening environment without ever dislocating the drama, Wood imposes no charades upon it. Instead he trusts the work's greatness to shine through and only intervenes for sound dramaturgical reasons."