Rodney Fisher AM

Stage Director

Rodney Fisher is a highly esteemed stage director.

Rodney has worked in most major theatres in Australia, for all Australian State Theatre companies, Opera Australia, the Victorian State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Royal Ballet in London, and Legs on the Wall. He has directed in England, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong and at the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina. He has directed theatre, opera, dance, film and video and has written several theatre pieces and screenplays.

Career highlights include: The Bastard from the Bush, A Star is Torn – co-written with Robyn Archer, Master Class, My Fair Lady (Anthony Warlow and Suzanne Johnston) and Steaming (legendary Australian tour). Work for Sydney Theatre Company includes: The Lady in the Van, Pentecost, The Rain Dancers, The Secret Rapture, and The Doll Trilogy. For Melbourne Theatre Company includes: Design for Living, Hay Fever. State Theatre Company of South Australia: The Department, and as Artistic Director Macbeth, The Idiot, Kafka Dances, The Rose Tattoo and Twelfth Night. For NIDA: Love’s Labours Lost, Noises Off. Others include: The Merry Widow (EssGee Productions), From Here to There (Legs on the Wall), A Winter's Tale (QTC), My Fair Lady (VSO), Maria Stuarda (AO/VSO) and Lady Bracknell's Confinement (Diana Bliss and MIF). Other work includes Hello Dolly (The Production Company), My Darling It's Noel (ICA), Shock of the New (Sydney Symphony), La Traviata (MCO), Don John (SSO) and The Book Club (Hit Productions 2013, Ensemble Theatre 2015).

Rodney recently adapted, designed and directed Henry Purcell’s King Arthur for the 2016 Brisbane Baroque Festival. He directed the ACO production Barry Humphries' Weinmar Cabaret, starring his frequent collaborator, Meow Meow for its initial Australian season and its tour to London and North America in 2016.

Rodney has been the recipient of many awards, including for “significant contribution to the theatre” from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle. In 1988, he was made a member of the Order of Australia “for services to directing and writing”.

For enquiries regarding Rodney Fisher please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.