Paul Riddell directing A Grande Day Out by Ian Fraser
Paul is a long-standing member of the Chesil, joining in 1987. He has had leading roles in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay., He was a member of the Chesil Theatre group that took Will Alice Play on its US tour in 1989. Paul is also a writer, and his short play The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke was shortlisted in a previous Chesil Theatre new writing festival. Paul is a supporting artist in films including Darkest Hour, Dumbo and Stan and Ollie. He can also be seen (briefly) as a butler in the The Pursuit of Love on BBC1.This is Paul’s first time directing a play at the Chesil, but he is thrilled to have the opportunity to direct this poignant short play with such a talented cast.