Renny is an incredibly versatile director combining his skills attained over forty years as an actor together with his skills as a fight director getting the action just right so as to fit the word. His clear vision coupled with his ability to allow the actors to explore every aspect of the character makes for some of the most enjoyable rehearsals, culminating in highly successful and electrically charged productions.

He has created his own theatre companies…most notably Ithaka, Broads With Swords, Bareback and Flying Fox, producing successful tours to Edinburgh and around the British Isles with his plays Lady Macbeth Rewrites The Rulebook, Katie Crowder, The Alphabet Girl, D’Eon, A Dangerous Woman and most notably Bare, a hard-hitting play exploring the underground gangland world of modern day bare-knuckle fighting for which he won the Dark Chat Best Director Award.

A Dangerous Woman
Flying Fox, Edinburgh Festival, Studio Widnes, Hope Mill Theatre 2018

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester 2018

Katie Crowder
Oldham Coliseum in association with Moxie Under Fire

The Alphabet Girl
Oldham Coliseum in association with Moxie Under Fire

The Alphabet Girl
Best Fringe Performance @ Manchester Theatre Awards 2014
Moxie Under Fire in association with Oldham Coliseum – Edinburgh Festival 2015, Oldham Coliseum, Wigan Theatre Festival 2015

Katie Crowder 2 act version
Rehearsed reading
Oldham Coliseum

The Alphabet Girl
The Kings Arms Salford

Manchester Metropolitan University

Winner… Best Director…Dark Chat Awards, Edinburgh Festival 2010
BareBack Theatre

After The Rain
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Lady Macbeth Rewrites The Rulebook
Ithaka Theatre Co. Library Theatre – Manchester + The Hard Drive tour 2003 – Edinburgh Festival 01/ Warehouse – Croydon

A Woman Alone
Library Theatre – Manchester

The Comedy Of Errors
Arden School of Theatre (10th Anniversary Finals)

Arabian Nights
Capitol Theatre – Manchester

Dogg’s Hamlet
Small scale NW tour

Romeo & Juliet
Arden School of Theatre (Finals)

Titus Andronicus
Arden School of Theatre (Finals)

Katie Crowder 1 act version
Ithaka Theatre Co. @ The Old Monk – The Green Room – Royal Exchange M/cr – Liverpool Playhouse – Nottingham Playhouse – Edinburgh Festival