Justin Butcher is a writer, director, producer, actor and musician. His best known works include the multi-award-winning solo play SCARAMOUCHE JONES, originally starring the late Pete Postlethwaite, the hit anti-war satire THE MADNESS OF GEORGE DUBYA and its sequels, A WEAPONS INSPECTOR CALLS and GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, (which played with great success at the Arts Theatre and later at Charing Cross Theatre) as well as five plays for BBC Radio 4.
Justin holds BA and MA Honours degrees in Classics Greats from Oxford University and trained as an actor at Drama Studio London. He is artistic director of Passion Pit Theatre and also founder and director of the north London choir Vox Holloway. He works extensively as a conductor, MD, organist, pianist and singer.
Favourite acting roles to date range from Richie Vallens in BUDDY at the Victoria Palace Theatre to Hortensio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Nottingham Playhouse, directed by Rupert Goold. Justin played SCARAMOUCHE JONES for the season at Pleasance Courtyard at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and revived it again recently at Wiltons Music Hall, winning the Best Actor OFFIE (Off-West End Award) in 2022.
|Languages:||English, Greek, Polish, Danish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Romanian|
|Linus Primo in PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS
|Ralph in LET ME GO (feature film)
Polly Steele/Evolutionary Films
|Harry Lesseps in ZINDERBAD
Richard Digby Day/Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Mill Studio)
|Dragon in THE DRAGON
Daniel Goldman/Southwark Playhouse/Tangram Theatre
|Scaramouche Jones in SCARAMOUCHE JONES
Guy Masterson/Pleasance Edinburgh/London
|Henry Carson in MARY BARTON
Claire Grove/BBC R4
|Hortensio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
David Farr/Nottingham Playhouse
|Richard Smythe in THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Rupert Goold/Salisbury Playhouse
|Pericles in PERICLES
James Roose-Evans/Riverside Studios & UK tour
|Ritchie Valens in BUDDY
Rob Bettinson/Victoria Palace & Strand Theatre