James Newton

Joint Course Leader Theatre-Making

James Newton is an actor, theatre maker, musician and facilitator and founding member of The Wardrobe Ensemble, with over a decade’s experience working in devised theatre.

For The Wardrobe Ensemble, James’ credits as a performer/deviser include WINNERS (Theatre on the Downs), The Last of the Pelican Daughters (Royal & Derngate, Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Education, Education, Education (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK Tour, Trafalgar Studios) and 1972: The Future of Sex (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK Tour).

Outside of the company, James has worked with theatre practitioners including Simon McBurney, Nigel and Louise and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, and in 2019 he appeared as Standish Treadwell in The Unicorn’s adaptation of Sally Gardner’s Maggot Moon.

As a teacher and facilitator, James’ notable projects include the Oxford North Wall’s Arts Lab, a three week intensive training programme with thirty young people aged 18-25, and the National Theatre’s Easter Space to Create.