Welcome to the website of the actor, Christopher Saul.
Christopher's verbatim one-woman show, 'Flo Smith - Now and Then' was performed Upstairs at the Gatehouse as part of the Camden Fringe Festival at 7:45pm, Sunday, 26th August 2018 and at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon on Sunday, September 16th.
This year, Christopher appeared in Imperium for the RSC, directed by Gregory Doran, playing Pompey Magnus. The production ended its run in Stratford on Feb 10th and played at the Gielgud Theatre, London, 14 June to 8 September 2018.
Interview with The Stratford Herald 7.12.17
30.10.17 - Michelle Magorian on the audio book of her novel, Goodnight Mr. Tom, read by Christopher for the RNIB.
During 2017, Christopher began developing his verbatim one-woman show, 'Flo Smith - Now and Then', based on transcripts from interviews of his grandmother recorded while he was a student in 1969. He also appeared in the Celtic BAK Film Ltd production of Born A King, directed by Augusti Villeronga, as The Mayor of Plymouth.
December 2016, Christopher played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Albany Theatre, Coventry, directed by Keith Myers.
Last summer, he appeared in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival's production of The Tempest.
October 2015, Christopher played King Lear at The Helix, Dublin, for The Second Age Company, directed by Paul Meade and produced by Donal Shields, having completed the UK tour of the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Tim Sheader, where he played Walter Cunningham and Judge Taylor.
Summer 2014, Christopher replaced an injured James Hayes at The Globe as Lepidus/Schoolmaster/Snake Man in Jonathan Mumby's four star production of Anthony and Cleopatra.
He was also seen in Emmerdale from 9th June that year as The Judge in the Belle Dingle Court Case.
Christopher recorded an episode of Doctors, playing Professor Victor Fingalton, transmitted end of January.
In 2013, he played Father Jack in Richard Beecham's production of Dancing at Lughnasa at Northampton's Royal and Derngate, which was nominated for best touring production in the 2013 UK Theatre Awards.
9.04.13 - Christopher wins 'Outstanding Supporting Performer, non-resident production' in the 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards in Washington DC for his performances in The Globe's production of Hamlet!
Christopher completed the seven month tour of the The Globe's production of Hamlet playing Polonius and The Gravedigger and was thrilled to have been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Performer.
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, Hamlet played extensively in both the UK and the United States.
"Christopher Saul shines as a busily blustering Polonius and in particular a mordantly funny gravedigger. NY Times (Full review)
He toured Ireland for five weeks playing Jack Dunhill in Jim Nolan's acclaimed three hander Brighton, directed by Ben Barnes. Dates included Waterford, Limmerick, Blanchardstown and Navan (Dublin), Kilkenny, Tralee, Sligo, Castlebar, Thurles, Carlow and Newbridge.
Waterford Local Radio Interview - Tues Sept 6th 2011:
Christopher was with the RSC (in King Lear and Julius Caesar) at The Armoury, Park Ave. New York from mid-July until mid-August after having finished a run of Tis Pity She's a Whore at the West Yorshire Playhouse, directed by Jonathan Munby.
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio Interview - Weds Feb 23rd 2011:
During February to April, Christopher appeared in David Farr's production of King Lear at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon following a run at The Roundhouse in King Lear and Lucy Bailey's production of Julius Caesar.
In October, 2010, Christopher was at the Salisbury Playhouse playing the Headmaster in Jamie Glover's production of John Mortimer's Voyage Round My Father. Other theatre work that year included the central role of Mr Lovely in My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut by Kerry Hood and directed by Elly Green at The Tristan Bates Theatre and On Racing Hill by Anthony Milner at The Brighton Dome directed by Tony Milner.
Christopher's latest National Geographic Channel narrations are "The Life of Humming Birds" and "Cathedrals And The Bible Code".
In 2009, Christopher played Arthur Birling on the National Tour of An Inspector Calls.
Previously, Christopher appeared in Jonathan Kent's production of Oedipus at The Royal National Theatre, starring Ralph Fiennes and Alan Howard. This production finished January 2009.
In 2008, Christopher appeared at the Devonshire Park Theatre playing Alfred in a new fourhander, Killing Faith, directed by Tony Milner, which kicked off the new Eastbourne Season, followed by Polonius and the First Gravedigger in The Stafford Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet, directed by Bill Buckhurst with Joseph Milson playing Hamlet.
2007 saw Christopher playing Brabantio in Raz Shaw's production of Othello at The Salisbury Playhouse; Danforth in Patrick Mason's production of The Crucible at The Abbey, Dublin and Corin in Sam West's production of As You Like It at The Crucible, Sheffield.
During 2006 he played The Knight and The Merchant in Greg Doran, Jonathan Munby and Rebecca Gatward's production of The Canterbury Tales for the RSC which played at Stratford, on tour, and at The Gielgud Theatre, London.
Christopher played Caesar at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in the 2005 RSC production of Julius Caesar.
Inside you can: