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Paule Constable


Recently for the National Theatre: Dixon and Daughters, The Normal Heart, The Visit, or the old lady comes to call, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys, Follies, Pericles, Nine Night, Pinocchio, Mosquitoes, Common, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera,, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Light Princess, Table, This House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Phèdre, Death and the King’s Horseman, Waves, Saint Joan and War Horse

In London’s West End: Don Carlos (also at Sheffield Crucible), The Glass Menagerie and Cock

Other productions include: Guys and Dolls at the Bridge; Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead for Complicité; The Devil Wears Prada at the James M Nederlander, Chicago; Best of Enemies at the Young Vic; and breathe… at the Almeida; Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness at Brighton Festival; Les Misérables at the Sondheim; Wolf Hall for the RSC, in the West End and on Broadway; ear for eye and The Weir (also West End and Broadway) at the Royal Court; and The Chalk Garden (Olivier Award) at the Donmar

She has worked with many of the world’s major opera companies including the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. In dance, Constable is an Associate for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

Paule Constable is a founder member of Freelancers Make Theatre Work and is a campaigner for sustainable theatre.


Paule Constable was one of the first women to be awarded the Tonic Award for her achievements. She was awarded the Rayne Award in 2018 to acknowledge her contribution to the work of the National Theatre and in 2020 received a special award from the Critics Circle to acknowledge her contribution to theatre.

Don Carlos – Olivier Award

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Olivier Award

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Olivier and Tony awards

War Horse – Tony Award


(Updated October 2023)