Adrian Tang

Adrian is the founder and Artistic Director of Exit Pursued by Panda.  The company is Adrian’s means of creating theatre, whether it be as director, writer or actor; as well as supporting like-minded creatives in the community.

He is particularly passionate about engaging the actors in discourse about their characters from the earliest stages, developing the action and intent as the dramatic narrative evolves.

Adrian’s latest production saw him direct Laura Wade’s Colder Than Here for Studio Theatre in Bracknell in October 2018.  In July Adrian worked as assistant director on J. B. Priestley’s When We Are Married for Wokingham Theatre, and also shared the role of Gerald Forbes. He returns to the stage to perform the role of Carboy for Mostly G&S‘s production of Sullivan and Rowe’s The Zoo in October 2018.

Future plans include directing Ibsen’s A Doll’s House for Progress Theatre in March 2019, and collaboration with Michael Beakhouse on Tulips, later the same year.

Role Production Company Date
Carboy The Zoo / Sullivan & Rowe Mostly G and S Oct 2018
Director Colder Than Here / Laura Wade Studio Theatre, Bracknell Oct 2018
Assistant Director When We Are Married / J.B. Priestley Wokingham Theatre Jul 2018
Gerald Forbes When We Are Married / J.B. Priestley Wokingham Theatre Jul 2018
Director How To Unleash Your Wild Side (As Demonstrated by a Hand Puppet) / Michael Beakhouse Studio Theatre, Bracknell Mar 2018
George Tesman Hedda Gabler / Henrik Ibsen trans. Richard Eyre Wokingham Theatre Oct 2017
Director Betrayal / Harold Pinter Progress Theatre, Reading Jun 2017
Jock Anderson Dick Barton and the Girl with the Reindeer Knitting Pattern / David Wembridge & Jane Howard Studio Theatre, Bracknell Dec 2016
Director Knock Knock / Marie French Progress Theatre, Reading Nov 2016
Assistant Director The Long and The Short and The Tall / Willis Hall Progress Theatre, Reading Sep 2016
Japanese Soldier The Long and The Short and The Tall / Willis Hall Progress Theatre, Reading Sep 2016
Ensemble The Merry Widow / Franz Lehar Mostly G and S Apr 2016
Richard Enfield The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson, Noah Smith adaptation Progress Theatre, Reading Jan 2016
Alexis The Sorcerer / Gilbert & Sullivan Mostly G and S Oct 2015
Duke of Buckingham The Three Musketeers / Alexandre Dumas, Ken Ludwig adaptation Progress Theatre, Reading Jan 2015
Oscar Now / Luke Hereford Progress Theatre, Reading Oct 2014
Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream / William Shakespeare The Basildonians Jul 2014
Parker Lady Windermere’s Fan / Oscar Wilde Progress Theatre, Reading Apr 2014
Mr. Hopper Lady Windermere’s Fan / Oscar Wilde Progress Theatre, Reading Apr 2014
Director Separation / Paul Houghton Progress Theatre, Reading Oct 2013
Alfred Die Fledermaus / Johann Strauss II Mostly G and S Apr 2013
Skip Snip Little Shop of Horrors / Alan Menken & Howard Ashman Progress Theatre, Reading Apr 2013
Chino West Side Story / Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim Reading Operatic Society Sep 2012
Richard Dauntless Ruddigore / Gilbert & Sullivan Mostly G and S Mar 2012
The Defendant Trial by Jury / Gilbert & Sullivan Mostly G and S Oct 2011
Assistant Director Chess / Anderson, Ulvaeus & Rice Shinfield Players Theatre Nov 2010
Director The Pirates of Penzance University of Southampton Light Operatic Society Mar 2007