Ken Caswell was born
in Monmouthshire, South Wales, and trained in drama with the Monmouthshire
Young People’s Theatre and later at the Rose
Bruford College in London.
Ken began his theatrical career as an actor and singer playing
hundreds of different roles in repertory theatre throughout the UK and in the West End of London in productions ranging from early
operas to Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Andrew
After originating the role of The Bishop in the original cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Miserables at the Barbican, Ken was created the shows Resident Director and as an associate director for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd he subsequently directed sixteen productions of Les Miserables worldwide, winning an Heraldo Award in recognition of his work on the Mexican production.
Since 1986 Ken has directed plays and musicals all over the World, including critically acclaimed productions
of Sweeney Todd, Fiddler
on the Roof, Oliver and La
Ken Caswell currently resides in South Wales from where he directs and teaches.