Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Vienna and Salzburg
Member of Equity, Directors Guild of Great Britain, and of ITI British Centre
Andrew has over 80 productions to his credit, as well as translations and dramatic adaptations. He began work in theatre at the Young Vic, London. In 1978, he formed The Cherub Company, with the intention of presenting rare classics and the work of dramatists long neglected in the U.K., as well as commissioning work by new writers. Commedia dell'Arte and the Eastern European theatre tradition have influenced the development of The Cherub Company's highly individual, text-based visual style of theatre language. In 1995, Andrew initiated THEATRE ALIVE! - a unique post-training guidance scheme for young theatre practitioners; it provides a direct springboard into the profession through apprenticeship in challenging productions, or by acting as an umbrella for original projects. The Cherub Company London, a pioneering and influential company both in choice of repertoire and its constant re-evaluation of theatre language, has toured in 13 countries on 3 continents, visited countless festivals in Britain and abroad and counts seven Edinburgh Festival Fringe premières among its 31 productions. (His own adaptation of Kafka's THE TRIAL won the prestigious Fringe First Award in 1980).
Andrew's wide-reaching educational work includes many productions, courses (including Theatre Design), theatre projects and contextual studies for the ArtsEd London, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Webber Douglas and the Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as the Slade School of Fine Art, and Text and Performance on the MA course for RADA and King's College, London University. In 1998, he gave a lecture on directing Shakespeare in translation at St Catharine's College, Cambridge University. He has taught text-assimilation to acting students in Athens. Through his close collaboration with the ArtsEd London and The Acting Company at ArtsEd London, he presented the British premières of two plays by Poland's most outstanding contemporary dramatist and poet, Tadeusz Róz?ewicz: THE TRAP (1992) and MARIAGE BLANC (New End, London. 1995). In 1998, the centenary of Bertolt Brecht's birth, in co-production between The Acting Company and Cherub, he directed THE LIFE OF EDWARD THE SECOND OF ENGLAND. The production played at the BAC, The Place, at the Riverside Studios and on U.K. Tour. In the summer 2001, he directed Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at the ArtsEd London.
His freelance work includes the first British multiracial production of ROMEO & JULIET at the Young Vic in 1982, the continental première of Richard Harris's blockbuster, STEPPING OUT in 1985, and Pinter's THE CARETAKER in Holland in 1986; HAMLET at the National Theatre of Northern Greece (1988), and in Athens WILD HONEY by Michael Frayn (1991), MACBETH (1994) and HAMLET (1997). In 1999, he was invited to Poland to direct TWELFTH NIGHT in Warsaw.