Owen Horsley is passionate about Shakespeare and believes that no matter your age, class or nationality Shakespeare can and should be for everyone. Committed to empowering actors with his work, his talent for teaching has engaged audiences around the world.

Owen’s RSC Directing credits include The Famous Victories of Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Garsington Opera and this year he will be directing Oscar Wilde’s Salome in The Swan Theatre. Owen was Associate Director on the RSC King and Country Tour and worked with Artistic Director Gregory Doran on Richard II and Henry IV Part 1 and 2 and Henry V from 2013-16.

As an Assistant Director for Cheek by Jowl, Owen worked with Declan Donnellan on The Changeling (2006), Cymbeline (2007), Troilus and Cressida (2008), Macbeth (2009-11) and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (2011-13) before becoming Associate Director in 2010 and eventually co-directing the 2013 Tour of Tis Pity.

His work internationally has earned him highly acclaimed reviews of the Mandarin version of Henry V which opened in Shanghai in 2016 and his first Spanish production, The Malcontent, opened at the Almagro Festival in August 2011 before transferring to Madrid. He has also led Shakespeare workshops in Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, America, China, Australia and France.