Greg Hersov

Gregory A. Hersov (born 1956) is a British theatre director.

Greg Hersov was educated at Bryanston School and Mansfield College, Oxford.


Hersov has been associated with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester since 1979.[1] He became an Artistic Director for the theatre in 1987. His productions at the Royal Exchange include a number of Shakespeare plays, Death of a Salesman, The Entertainer, Uncle Vanya, and many other plays.[2] In 1999, he directed Look Back in Anger at the Lyttelton Theatre (National Theatre) in London.[3] His 2009 production of George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses received critical acclaim.[4]He stepped down as artistic director in 2014. Hersov has also had a long-standing association with Talawa Theatre Company serving on its board of trustees.[5] In May 2019, Hersov was announced as director of Hamlet at Young Vic starring his long-time collaborator Cush Jumbo.[6][7][8]


Hersov's productions at the Royal Exchange Theatre include:[9][10]


  • Murray, Braham (2007). The Worst It Can Be Is a Disaster. London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 978-0-7136-8490-2.
  • The Royal Exchange Theatre Company Words & Pictures 1976 – 1998. The Royal Exchange Theatre Company Limited. 1998. ISBN 0-9512017-1-9.


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