Non-fiction writer and theatre director

John Caird is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also works extensively in the United States, Scandinavia and Japan. Many of John's recent productions have been for the National Theatre in London, the West End and on Broadway.

As well as directing numerous productions of classic plays from  Shakespeare and Jonson to Gorky, Strindberg and Brecht, he has directed the world premieres of many new plays, operas and musicals. He has also directed, co-directed and adapted novels for the theatre and musical theatre, including renowned productions of Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby, Hamlet, Candide and Peter Pan.

He lives in London.