Horace HardwickClive Hayward

clive hayward

Clive trained at the Bristol Old VicTheatre School, winning the 1989 Newton Blick 'suit' award. With which he bought a suit. Obviously!

West End: Horace Hardwick in Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Ted Punch in Ducktastic! (Albery Theatre), directed by Kenneth Branagh; Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams), starring David Tennant, and Bernard Wooley in Yes Prime Minister (Trafalgar Studios.)

National Theatre: Hercules and Aeschylus in Frogs; Haig and Lanrezac in Oh What A Lovely War and 12 roles in Earthquakes In London.

Royal Exchange, Manchester: Batman in Dr. Heart, Rageneau in Cyrano De Bergerac and Victor in Private Lives.

Repertory and touring includes:  Cassius in Julius Caesar (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Regent's Park); Des in A Small Family Business (Watford Palace); Guy in A Chorus Of Disapproval (Mill at Sonning); Rik Mayall's sidekick, Frank Lee, in The New Statesman (Tour); 'Eric' in The Play What I Wrote (Tour); Charles in Blithe Spirit (Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton); Masterpieces – A Noel Coward Revue (Birmingham Rep and tour); Njegus in The Merry Widow (Holland Park Opera); Kai in A Very Private Passion  (Box Clever Theatre Company); Robert in Don't Dress For Dinner (English Theatre Frankfurt); Ziegler and Curly in Liberty Oregon (Traverse, Edinburgh); Feste in Twelfth Night (Flying Solo Theatre Company); Bottom and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bristol New Vic studio) and Ham in Two By Two (Wolsey, Ipswich);  Clive is occasionally found in exotic locations with The Shakespeare Revue, devised and directed by Malcolm McKee and Chris Luscombe.

Recent film and television: Utopia, Law And Order, Hollyoaks, Melody, Private Peaceful; Prime Suspect Vii, Afterlife, Doctors and Silent Witness. In 2004 Clive appeared regularly in the BBC's award winning 'comedy history' programme – Historyonics. 

Radio: What Would Elizabeth Bennet Do?, The Divine Comedy, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Time And The Conways, Missing In Action, Clayton Grange, Home Front, Framley Parsonage, The Zone, The Illustrated Man, The Great British Bridge Scandal, The Stuarts, The Interrogation, And The Duellist.

Clive has written an adaptation of Billy Budd with the composer, Paul Knight.

He has written and directed five traditional pantomimes for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 

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