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Max Lindsay



Maddie O'Dwyer
Lead Agent

+44 (0) 20 7632 5281


Max is a very serious and also very silly director of plays, musicals and FourSquare Championships. He is currently working on creating queer joy through queer rage on a musical about real queer royals through history with Tabby Lamb thanks to a bursary from Michael Grandage Company Futures; a musical about what it means to grow up and work out who you are in his hometown of Southampton using the songs of Southampton band, Delays, written by another Southampton boy, John Donnelly, for Mayflower Theatre Southampton; a revival of a lost queer classic in Claire Dowie’s Death & Dancing; and a play about how middle class casual drug use props up the abuse of young people in County Lines with Camilla Whitehill.

Max was recently Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and Resident Assistant Director at Chichester Festival Theatre for Festival 2018 where he assisted Tinuke Craig, Dale Rooks and Daniel Evans. He was Youth Theatre Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres for 6 years directing over 20 full productions with young people – everything from small scale studio shows like Consensual by Evan Placey and Someone to Blame by Tess Berry Hart to large cast epics like His Dark Materials, Henry IV and The Laramie Project.

Directing credits include Mother of Him by Evan Placey (Park Theatre 200), Ripped by Alex Gwyther (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Angry by Philip Ridley (Southwark Playhouse) Consensual, The Odyssey, Girls Like That, Henry IV, His Dark Materials, The Best Christmas Present in the World, The Laramie Project Circle, The Wardrobe, Feathers in the Snow, Great Expectations, The Three Musketeers and Cymbeline (Nuffield Theatre), Someone to Blame (Kings Head Theatre/Nuffield Theatre)

As Associate Director Fisherman’s Friends the Musical (James Grieve, ROYO/National & International Tour), Titanic the Musical (Thom Southerland, Danielle Tarento/National & International Tour), San Xing Dui (Thom Southerland, One World Productions/Chinese National Tour), The Osmonds (Bill Deamer, ROYO/National Tour)

As Assistant Director Fisherman’s Friends (James Grieve, Hall for Cornwall/ROYO), Me & My Girl (Daniel Evans, Chichester Festival Theatre), random/generations (Tinuke Craig, Chichester Festival Theatre), The Midnight Gang (Dale Rooks, Chichester Festival Theatre), Cargo (David Mercatali, Arcola Theatre) and The Nutcracker (Blanche McIntyre, Nuffield Theatre).

He is also the proud founder of Rainbow Saints – the official LGBTQ+ Supporters group of Southampton FC!