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Directors

Our team of Production Directors work professionally outside of Drama Studio London bringing with them key skills straight from the profession to our students.

The directing staff work across all genres from Shakespeare to 20 Century plays, Pantomime to Restoration. 

Here is a list of our freelance directors and a sample of their professional work.

Michael Cabot: artistic director of London Classic Theatre and freelance director (Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre).
Peter Craze: director (Trafalgar Studios; Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre).
Edwina Dorman
Christian Durham
Jenny Eastop: director (Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Riverside Studios, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, National Theatre Studio).
Chris Garner: director (Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, New Vic Theatre, Royal Exchange Studio), actor (Casualty, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Mistresses, The Bill, Eastenders, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Hampstead Theatre), radio and voice over (Radio 3, Radio 4), founder of Stroud Theatre Company.
John Griffiths
Crispin Harris: see profile on Departments & Faculty tab.
Alan Hescott (pantomime): director (Nottingham Playhouse), writer (Tilly & Friends, The Weird Sisters, Pirates Vampires & Aliens), actor (The Arcola Theatre, National Theatre Studio, Nottingham Playhouse).
Jonathan Kemp: director (Wilton's Music Hall, Greenwich Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, European Arts Company).
Gillian King: see profile on The Board & Senior Management tab.
Titania Krimpas: The Young Vic (writer and director), Salisbury Playhouse.
Illona Linthwaite: actress (Television: Casualty, The Bill, Dangerfield, The Crux, Men Only; Theatre: The National Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Young Vic, Lyric Theatre, RSC).
Kate McGregor: Artistic Director at Theatre6 (Chichester Festival Theatre, Old Vic Tunnels, Salisbury Playhouse, Richmond Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Soho Theatre). Winner of Noel Coward Trainee Director Award at Salisbury Playhouse.
Brendan Murray: award-winning playwright (Writers Guild Award Best Play For Children and Young People 2012 & 2009 & 2008; The Arts Council Award (Brian Way Award) for Best Play For Children & Young People 2001), theatre director (Crucible Theatre, The Royal Exchange).
Matthew Parkerartistic director of the Hope Theatre and founder of award nominated DogOrange and First Draft Theatre Companies. Director (Riverside Studios, Sheringham Little Theatre, Tristan Bates, Jack Studio Theatre, The Old Red Lion Theatre).
Chris Pickles: see profile on the Management tab.
Granville Saxtonactor (Royal National Theatre, BBC, death eater on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).
Helen Schlesinger: actor (TV: Eastenders, Bad Girls, Waking the Dead, Holby City, The Bill, Casualty, Doctors, Trial and Retribution; Film: Persuasion; Theatre: Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic Theatre, The National Theatre, RSC).
Helen Tennison: director (Arcola Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Belgrade Theatre, Cambridge Open Air Shakespeare).
Kit Thacker: see profile on the Management tab.
David Tucker: see profile on Departments & Faculty tab.
Lesley Vickerage: actress (The Bill, Law & Order UK, Midsomer Murders, Soldier Soldier, Silent Witness, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, My Family, Holby City, Friday Night Dinner).
Robert Wolstenholme: director (Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Hen & Chickens Theatre, Courtyard Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Donmar Warehouse).
Holly Wilson: actress (The Forsyte Saga, The Bill).
David Wylde: directed over 250 projects.