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School of Arts and Media

Roland Metcalf

Visiting Fellow in Performance


Born King’s Lynn, June 1939.

Educated King Edward VII School, King’s Lynn; Edinburgh University; Open University; Lancaster University.

Theatre work 1964-69, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Lighting Designer, Production  Manager and Technical Director, Director of Theatre in Education.

Commissioned adaptations: Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz.

New Opera Company: Lighting Design for World Premieres of Gordon Crosse’s Purgatory and Phyllis Tate’s What d’ye call it? (1966).

Other occasional freelance work.


Performance in context; Critical and Textual Studies; Performance Studies; Shakespeare in Performance; Direction.

Research Interests

Theatre Semiotics,

The changing organization of British Theatre.

Qualifications and Memberships



Associate of the institute of Education, University of London.


Dodd, N. and Hickson, W. (eds) (1971) Drama and theatre in education, London: Heinemann.

(In progress The changing scene; the structure and management of British Theatre, 16660-present.)