Chris Bond

Artistic director
1984 - 1989

Chris Bond
Artistic Director 1984 – 1989

Chris became Artistic Director of Half Moon Theatre in 1984, although he had previously worked at the theatre in 1980 when he directed Trafford Tanzi. His other productions for Half Moon Theatre included Dracula, Scrap!, Destiny, Spend, Spend, Spend, All the Fun of the Fair, Moll Flanders, Elizabeth, Almost by Chance a Woman, Chubb (for the Young People’s Theatre), Sweeney Todd, Love on the Plastic, As Is, Macbeth and El Sid.

Chris has worked as an actor, writer and director. He was brought up in a theatrical family as his parents ran a touring theatre company and he was a child actor. He trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and Drama Studio and was an actor in the late 1960s. He was Resident Dramatist at Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent 1970-71, where he wrote Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He was Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool 1976-78 and Director of Liverpool Playhouse 1981-83. He has directed over 100 shows in the UK, Europe and the USA. In recent years he has written and/or directed several shows at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Productions and Participation

Interview with Chris Bond

Full interview with Chris Bond about his time as Artistic Director of Half Moon Theatre from 1985-88. Interviewed by Rosie Vincent.

Interview snippets

Interviews about Chris Bond

Director Yvonne Brewster joined Half Moon Theatre on Mile End Road as a trainee director, funded by a bursary from the Arts Council of Great Britain in the 1980s. She reflects upon her excitement at the possibility of working with Chris Bond, but how her appointment was something of a surprise. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.