Ciaran McConville has adapted the play and also directs.
Since 2010, he has been Director of Learning and Participation at Rose Theatre Kingston. For Rose Theatre Kingston, his directing work includes The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Crucible. As a writer, McConville’s stage-plays include: The Creature (a retelling of Frankenstein) My Kingdom is a Horse!, Erica the Viking, Stones, In the Way of Peace, Scenes from Childhood, Stay With Me, Lay Your Sleeping Head, Our Town: A Kingston Story, Pitching In, Over Me Now There is Only Blue Sky and God, Leipzig 1981, Orpheus & Eurydice, Snowbound, My Father the Angel (both developed at the National Theatre Studio), These Four Walls, Shostakovich, MiracleBoy, The Curse of Death’s Glen, Little Crooked House, Touched by Fire, Immortal, The Man Who Dreamed and The Settling Dust.
Adaptations for the stage include: Treasure Island, Nineteen Eighty-Four; The Trial, Arabian Nights, Tess of the d’Urbervilles and the hit show Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans, which toured internationally.