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Tim Supple

on the Arabian Nights

Tim Supple is a British theatre director who has directed and adapted theatre throughout the UK and in Europe, North and South America and the Middle and Far East. He has worked regularly at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and was Artistic Director of the Young Vic from 1993 to 2000. In 2005 Supple launched Dash Arts to create new performance in collaboration with artists from abroad. Their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was an international success subsequently completing two tours of India, extensive tours of the UK, Australia and North America, two seasons at Stratford-Upon-Avon and a season at the Roundhouse in London. The Guardian hailed it as: ‘the most life-enhancing production of Shakespeare’s play since Peter Brook’s.’ In 2008 Supple started work on a new theatrical adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights produced by Dash Arts. It opened in June 2011 in Toronto and had its European premier at Edinburgh International Festival in August, where the Independent hailed it as ‘an instant classic of engaged storytelling…a rediscovered literary masterpiece.'