Roland Metcalf

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Adelphi AA111

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Current positions

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

Memberships and Qualifications


  • B.A.(Hons)
  • M.Phil
  • Associate of the institute of Education, University of London