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Hayley Grindle
Hayley Grindle Wales
Based in: Wales
Member Of: SBTD
Hayley Graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002 where she received the Paul Kimpton award for innovation.  

Theatre credits includes: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Road (Leeds Playhouse) A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck); Iphigenia In Splott (Sherman Cymru, Edinburgh, National Theatre, 59e59 New York; Wonderman (Gagglebabble, National Theatre of Wales & Wales Millennium Centre); Made In Dagenham (Queens Theatre Hornchurch & New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); The Tale Of Mr Tumble (Manchester International Festival); Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre); Alice (Sherman Theatre); All My Sons, Of Mice And Men, (Watermill Theatre); Cooking With Elvis (Derby Theatre), Fantastic Mr Fox (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Mongrel Island (Soho Theatre); God In Ruins (RSC); Peter Pan (The Dukes, Lancaster); Animal Farm, The Nutcracker, (Theatre Royal Bath).

Iphigenia In Splott has won multiple awards, including the 2015 UK Theatre award for Best New Play and the 2015 James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

Featured Work

Romeo and Juliet

Role/Title: Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2017
Venue: Leeds Playhouse (Quarry)
I feel this is an example of total collaboration with the director. Amy Leach and I have just been working on our 16th production and I would most definitely say we dream together. We dreamed about Romeo and Juliet for years and then came our moment and we were prepared.

We work in detail on every element exploring character, exchanging songs creating the feel of our world until we arrive at the story we want to convey. She was very much a part of the visuals on this production as I was on the story telling and concept. Also working closely with both composer and lighting designer. I personally love to work with the lighting designer here, Josh Carr, who I love to collaborate with at a very early at stage so we build a language together and the lighting design can be built into the set if so required.


Director: Amy Leach
Writer: William Shakespeare
Lighting Designer: Josh Carr
Sound Designer: Tom MIlls
Choreographer: Eddie Kay
Photographer: Anthony Robling
Fight director: Kate Waters