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Artistic Director (Dundee Rep)/Joint-Chief Executive

Andrew joined Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre in 2017. He is an award-winning director and educator working internationally across theatre, music and television and was previously Associate Director at Royal & Derngate and Perth Theatres and Assistant Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

For Dundee Rep: Scottish Premieres of Tracey Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage County and Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children. He commissioned and directed Tay Bridge (Peter Arnott) and A Christmas Carol, Oor Wullie, The Snow Queen (Scottish writing duo, Noisemaker). He has staged revivals of The Yellow on the Broom, Passing Places, Spring Awakening, Love Song and The Mill Lavvies. Most recently, Andrew co-directed a new gig-theatre musical, No Love Songs (Kyle Falconer /Johnny McKnight / Laura Wilde) which had its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In collaboration with Goodspeed Musicals, Connecticut, he directed the world premiere of Hi, My Name is Ben (Noisemaker). Andrew has directed productions for Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Royal & Derngate, Perth Theatre and The Stephen Joseph Theatre.

For the National Theatre of Scotland: A Sheep Called Skye, Out of the Woods (starring Alan Cumming) and Black Watch (Staff Director - original UK & International Tour).

Andrew’s work for television includes: Children in Need, The Naked Choir and The Voice (BBC) and he was one of the creative directors for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was creative director for international singing star Susan Boyle, collaborating on five of her albums and conceiving and directing her premiere UK and international tours. For Unigram, Andrew directed a new, immersive production of Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, which premiered at the Faena Theatre in Miami.

Andrew was previously Artistic Director of Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he is now a Visiting Professor and Fellow and is a previous winner of the Bruce Millar Award for directing.

Andrew lives in Dundee with his husband and their six year old son.

Headshot of Andrew Panton, a man with a beard and glasses wearing a blue blaser and red tshirt looking through a window