GILES HAVERGAL (Adapter, Travels with my Aunt) was Director of Watford Palace Theatre from 1965-1969 where his directing work included the British premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth. From 1969 to 2003, he was co- Artistic Director of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. In Glasgow, he directed over 80 plays including works by Shakespeare, Brecht, Orton, Shaw, and Arthur Miller. Havergal’s production of Travels With My Aunt, adapted from the Graham Greene novel, was first produced in Glasgow in 1989, played in the West End in 1993 (where it won an Olivier Award), and was presented Off- Broadway in 1995.

More recently, he co-adapted Death in Venice by Thomas Mann, first presented in Glasgow in 2000 and later at the New York’s Manhattan Ensemble Theater in 2002. He has directed numerous opera productions throughout Europe and the U.S. and has taught classes as a visiting lecturer at University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, UCLA, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and many others.

He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002 and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University, and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

November, 2011