Antony Gardner


  • BA (Hons.) Performing Arts (Middlesex University)
  • MA (Dist.) Modern Drama Studies (University of North London)


Senior Lecturer BA Creative Writing and English Literature

As a theatre director, Antony has directed productions at the National Theatre of Milan in Italy and is the founder and first Artistic Director of Camden People's Theatre in London. Alongside such work he has also worked in the prison system and in many community projects. He has worked with practitioners including Eugenio Barba, Phillippe Gaulier and the company Welfare State International. Having worked primarily in the field of new writing both as a director and a writer himself, Antony now specialises in delivering the Writing for Performance and drama modules in English Literature and Creative Writing. Antony is also a Shakespeare specialist and his research interests include visual representation and devotional practice in the English and Northern European Renaissance and the sacred literatures of that period. A strong advocate of social justice, Antony also has links to The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK and the London Citizens group.


Modules currently and recently taught:

  • Theory and Practice of Drama
  • Perspectives on Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Writing for Performance, Screen and Stage
  • From Page to Performance
  • Moderns to Contemporaries
  • Why Literature Matters
  • Dissertations
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