Graham Eatough is a theatre maker who also works in visual arts and film.
Graham co-founded Suspect Culture theatre company in 1992 with writer David Greig and composer Nick Powell after they met at Bristol University. Graham was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Suspect Culture from 1995 until the company ended in 2009. During this time Graham directed and occasionally performed in, fifteen productions for the company which gained an international reputation for high-quality, innovative new work.
From 2006 Graham expanded the company’s artistic remit to include projects in film and the visual arts. This led to Killing Time, Graham’s first collaboration with Glasgow based artist Graham Fagen at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2007, Stage Fright, a visual arts exhibition at Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow in 2009, and Missing, the company’s first short film which Graham wrote and directed.
Since 2009 Graham has continued to direct theatre as well as developing projects in visual art and film. His most recent projects include directing Lanark: A Life in Three Acts for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow which won the Herald Angel Award, HeLa by Adura Onahsile which won Scottish Arts Club Best Scottish Production at the Edinburgh Fringe, and The Making of Us, an interdisciplinary collaboration with artist Graham Fagen for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012. The film of The Making of Us premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013. Graham recently collaborated with artist Simon Starling on the At Twilight project for Common Guild gallery in Glasgow.
In 2017 Graham wrote and directed No End to Enderby, a new collaboration with artist Stephen Sutcliffe based on Anthony Burgess’s series of Enderby novels. This project takes the form of two short films that were shown as part of an installation in the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, and at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. No End to Enderby was awarded the Contemporary Art Society prize in 2015.
Recently, for National Theatre of Scotland Graham wrote and directed How to Act which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 winning a Fringe First, and The Reason I Jump, an adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s iconic book about autism for performance in a specially commissioned outdoor maze.
Graham teaches at Glasgow University in the Theatre Studies department on the MLitt Theatre Practice and Playwriting and Dramaturgy programmes.