Lindsay Steven Posner (born 6 June 1959) is a British theatre director, known for his work in London's West End and at the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, particularly plays by David Mamet.
Lindsay Posner graduated from the acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1984. He was associate director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and the Maiden won two Laurence Olivier Awards.
Posner was an Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre between 1987 and 1992. During this time, he directed a number of new plays. Additionally, from 1989 he was appointed Artistic Director of Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and Deputy Director (to Artistic Director Max Stafford-Clark) for the main house. During the late 2000s and early 2010s, he has had success with revivals of modern British comedies such as Relatively Speaking, Abigail's Party and Noises Off.
Posner has directed two television plays:
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