Directors

This page lists the directors - where known - at the Library Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round and Stephen Joseph Theatre since 1955. All information is drawn from research into programmes / playbills and reflects the information contained there. Only professional, main-house productions are listed.

Alan Ayckbourn: For productions directed by Alan Ayckbourn, visit the accompanying page here
Ron Aldridge: Hovering (1995)
Campbell Allen: Phedre (1958)
Adam Barnard: Face Value (2007); Pro-Active (2007); White Lies (2007; The Swing Of Things (2007)
Arnold Beck: The Rainmaker (1962); The Pedagogue (1963); Rollo (1963); Barnstable (1963); The Pelican (1963); A Likely Tale (1963); Who Was Hilary Maconochie? (1963)
Henry Bell: Screenplay (2014); Slipping (2014); Neville’s Island (2015); Hansel & Gretel (2015); The National Joke (2016)
Natasha Betteridge: A Listening Heaven (1999)
Janine Birkett: Howard And Mimi (2009); Spoonface Steinberg (2009)
Alfred Bradley: The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon (1965); The Governor's Lady (1965); See The Pretty Lights (1965); Hop, Step And Jump (1967)
Deborah Bruce: My Own Show (2006)
David Campton: Usher (1962); Fallen Angels (1963)
Annie Castledine: Man For Hire (2002)
Peter Cheeseman: Death At The New Year (1962); Christmas V Mastermind (1962); The Station People (1962); The Birds And The Well-Wishers (1962); Nine Floors, Not Counting The Mezzanine (1962); The Man Of Destiny (1962); O'Flaherty VC (1962)
Claude Close: Dorothy Parker's Dead (1995)
Peter Clough: Simple Simon (1980)
Pamela Craig: Ask Me Tomorrow (1969)
Janet Dale: The Christmas That Nearly Wasn't (1974); Charlie's Christmas Countdown (1975)
Jo Davies: Secondhand Dreams (2001)
Richard Derrington: Moby Dick (2005); Absolutely Frank (2006); Haunting Julia (2008)
Rosamund Dickson: The Private Ear (1964); The Public Eye (1965)
Bob Eaton: Brontës (1975); What The Devil! (1975); Westwood Coronation Day Street Party (1977); Forget-Me-Not Lane (2007)
Matthew Francis: Noel And Gertie (1999); Candida (2000)
Toby Frow: Two's Company (2002); The Hope (2002); Wor Tony And The Great White Shark (2002); A Day Like Today (2002); The Bill Cantor Story (2003); Equal Partners (2003)
Matyelok Gibbs: Tranio's Box (1972)
Denise Gilfoyle: Around Robin (2004); Spending Frank (2005)
John Godber: Perfect Pitch (1998); Fly Me To The Moon (2004); Found (2012); Muddy Cows (2013)
Lewin Goff: Affairs Of State (1963)
Christopher Godwin: All Together Now (1973)
Clive Goodwin: The Glass Menagerie (1957); Honey In The Stone (1957); An Inspector Calls (1957)
David Graham Young: Regressions (1987)
Elly Green: Skylight (2006)
Simon Green: Split (2001)
Harry Hancock: Office Of Information (1956)
Tessa Harrison: Once Upon A Time (1978); Once More Upon A Time (1979); Kidstuff (1979)
Laura Harvey: Dot.Com (1999); Something Blue (2002); Village Wooing (2002)
Tamara Harvey: Purvis (2006); Storm In A Tea Chest (2006); The Prodigal Son (2006); Touch Wood (2007)
Malcolm Hebden: Robin Hood And The Magic Forest (1976); The Linden Tree (1984); The Dresser (1984); Educating Rita (1987); Say Something Happened (1990); Doris And Doreen (1990); Dangerous Obsession (1991); Same Time, Next Year (1991); Rutherford And Son (1991); To (1991); Confusions (1991); Closing Number (1991); Apple Blossom Afternoon (1992); Rocket To The Moon (1992); Village Wooing (1992); Abigail's Party (1992); The Shawl (1992); Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays (1993); Selling Out (1993); Tomfoolery (1993); Take It To The Green Light, Barry (1993); White Lies (1994); Gaslight (1994); Penny Blue (1994); Love Is In The Air (1994); Let's Pretend (1995); For Services Rendered (1995); Talking Heads (1995); Oleanna (1995);
Robin Herford: The Ruffian On The Stair (1978); Barefoot In The Park (1979); Old Times (1979); The Golden Pathway Annual (1979); Mooney And His Caravans (1980); Absolutely Free (1980); Trailer (1980); The Importance Of Being Earnest (1980); Clouds (1980); Tapster (1981); Out Front (1981); Twelfth Night (1981); Butley (1982); The Winslow Boy (1983); She Stoops To Conquer (1983); Can't Pay, Won't Pay (1985); Blithe Spirit (1986); Touch Wood And Whistle (1986); Calling (1986); Sergeant Musgrave's Dance (1986); Spokesong (1987); Getting On (1987); All My Sons (1987); The Woman In Black (1987 & 1997); The Beaux Stratagem (1988); The Turn Of The Screw (1988); Just Between Ourselves (1996); Forty Years On (1996); A Going Concern (1996); What Every Woman Knows (2000); The Woman In Black (2015)
Julian Hetherington: Love After All (1960); Wuthering Heights (1960)
Steven Hirst: Appropriate Channels (1994); Romeo And Juliet (1994); Windy (1994); Misery (1995)
Vicky Ireland: The Ugly Duckling (2004); Just So Stories (2016)
Polly Irvin: The Farmer's Bride (1997)
Ellie Jones: Amaretti Angels (2001)
Stephen Joseph: Circle Of Love (1955); 'Prentice Pillar (1955); Dragons Are Dangerous (1955); Turn Right At The Crossroads (1955); Wuthering Heights (1956); Idol In The Sky (1956); I Have Been Here Before (1957); Captain Carvallo (1958); Dial M For Murder (1958); Ring Of Roses (1958); A Sense Of Loss (1958); Frankenstein (1959); The Square Cat (1959); Viennese Interlude (1959); Halfway To Heaven (1959); Huis Clois (1959); The Ark (1960); Out Of The Flying Pan (1960); A View From The Brink (1960); Soldier From The Wars Returning (1960); Mutatis Mutandis (1960); Five Finger Exercise (1960); Standing Room Only (1961); Victoria Regina (1961); Little Brother, Little Sister (1961); The Bed Life Of A Mad Boy (1961); We've Minds Of Our Own (1961); At Sea (1961); The Pariah (1963); Comeback (1963); Dead And Alive (1964); Cock And Bull Story (1965); Meet My Father (1965)
Edward Kemp: Beautiful People (2002)
Lu Kemp: How To Tell The Truth (2003)
Noreen Kershaw: The Price Of Everything (2010)
David de Keyser: Father Matthew (1956)
Terry Lane: Stranger In The Family (1961); Private Lives (1964); The Tiger And The Horse (1964)
Owen Lewis: Icons (2004); Ever After (2004)
Stephen Lowe: Shooting, Fishing And Riding (1977)
Tim Luscombe: Intimate Exchanges (2006)
Joan Macalpine: The Promise (1968); A Boat In The Backyard (1968)
Julia McKenzie: Honk! (1997)
Stephen Mallatratt: Double, Double (1979); Pay Day Night (1986); School For Clowns (1986); Old King Cole (1987); A Galway Girl (1987); Bar And Ger (1987); Falkland Sound (1987); Chances (1988); Joggers (1988); Potholes (1988)
Steve Marmion: Barnacle Ben And The Pirate's Map (2004); The Trips And Hops Of Witch Cycle-Clops (2004); Miranda's Magic Mirror (2004); Sleeping Beauty (2006)
Chris Monks: Moonlight And Magnolias (2009); The Pirates Of Penzance (2009); Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (2009); A Christmas Carol (2009); Boston Marriage (2010); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010); The Mikado (2010); The Snow Queen (2010) Marlene (2011); Elegy For A Lady (2011); The Yalta Game (2011); Carmen (2011); The Art Of Persuasion (2011); Blithe Spirit (2011); Geordie Sinatra (2012); Lost (2012); Soul Man (2012); The Importance Of Being Earnest (2012); Laughton (2013); The Schoolmistress (2013); The Last Train To Scarborough (2014); Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy (2014); Aladdin (2014); Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy (2015)
Frank Moorey: Inappropriate Behaviour (2001)
Anthony Naylor: Taylor's Tickler (1995)
Connal Orton: A Man Of Letters (1991); Neville's Island (1992); A Bigger Slice Of The Pie (1992); Prince On A White Bike (1993); The End Of The Food Chain (1993); Cigarettes And Chocolate (1993); Bye Bye Blues (1993); Physical Jerks (1993); Dealing With Claire (1996); Just A Song At Lunchtime I & II (1997); Lucky Sods (1997); The Edge (1997); Love Letters (1997); Alas, Poor Fred (1997); Contacting Laura (1998); About Colin (1998); Memories Are Made Of This (1998); Sweet Phoebe (1988); Bolt From The Blue (1998)
Stanley Page: Having A Lovely Time (1973); On Approval (1974); Hindle Wakes (1977)
Andrew Panton: Around The World With Billy Brite (2003); Ten Magic Bridges (2003); Thumbelina (2003)
John Pattison: Sand In The Sandwiches (1989); The Donkeys Are Eating Their Lunch (1989); Pull For The Shore (1989); Can This Be Love? (1991)
Clare Prenton: Cover Her Feet (2008); Fly In The Ointment (2008)
Adrian Reynolds: The Vanishing (1981); The Island (1982)
Michael Roberts: 100% All Talking
Paul Robinson: Pinocchio (2016); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (2017); Goth Weekend (2017)
Barrie Rutter: Jack Lear (2008)
Laurie Sansom: The Princess And The Mouse (2002); Red Roses (2002); The Kaiser And I (2002); River's Up (2002); Parting Shots (2003); Bedtime Stories (2003); Tissue Paper For The Soul (2003); The Anniversary Waltz (2003); Fields Of Gold (2004); I Ought To Be In Pictures (2004); For Starters (2004); Her Slightest Touch (2004); Miranda's Magic Mirror (2004); Soap (2004); Villette (2005); The Firebird (2005); Playing God (2005); Spittin' Distance (2005); A Beginner's Guide To Cybershopping (2005); The Jonah Boy (2005); Inglorious Technicolour (2006)
Kate Saxon: Clearing The Colours (2005); Caution! Trousers (2005)
Timothy Sheader: The Star Throwers (2002); Unless (2005)
Michael Simkins: Brighton Beach Memoirs (1989)
Alison Skilbeck: The Guv'nor (1976); Housey, Housey (1977)
Daniel Slater: Making Waves (2003)
Auriol Smith: Love Me Slender (1996)
Caroline Smith: The American Dream (1970); The Sandbox (1970); One For The Road (1971); Revenge (1971); Under Milk Wood (1971); The Daughter-In-Law (1971); The Price (1990)
Clare Smout: Designs On His Body (1999)
Alan Strachan: June Moon (1989); Alphabetical Order (1990); All Things Considered (1996); Hobson's Choice (1999); Larkin With Women (1999);
Adam Sunderland: A Number (2010): Twenty: 20 (2010); The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip (2010); The Nutcracker Prince (2011); Cinderella (2012); The Hoarder (2013); Beauty & The Beast - A Space Adventure (2013)
George Taylor: Granite (1965); The Play Of Mata Hari (1965)
David Thacker: The Price (2011)
Paul Todd: On Me Todd (1978); ABC... (1982); ...XYZ (1982); Prologue (1981); Epilogue (1982)
James Tomlinson: Feed (1993)
Stephanie Turner: Benefactors (1986)
Kate Valentine: Hard Times (1995); Grimm Tales (1995)
Lotte Wakeham: The World Goes Round (2016); Di & Viv & Rose (2017)
Sam Walters: Private Lives (2000); Clockwatching (2001); Whispers Along The Patio (2001); Happy Birthday Dear Alice (2002); The Game Hunter (2003); Love's A Luxury (2004)
Mervyn Watson: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1977); Barnstable (1978); Reversed Charges (1978); Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1978); Doreen (1978); A Little Arrangement (1978); Plaza Suite (1978);
Paul Webster: A View From The Bridge (1975)
Clifford Williams: The Disguises Of Arlecchino (1956); Call The Selkie Home (1956); Miss Julie (1959); Love After All (1959); Dad's Tale (1960)
Rodney Wood: Getting And Spending (1957); Lucky Peter's Travels (1957); The Ornamental Hermit (1957); A Smell Of Burning (1957); Memento Mori (1957); Then... (1957); Look Back In Anger (1957); Martine (1958); Squaring The Circle (1958); The Man With A Flower In His Mouth (1958); Love And Chance (1958); Who Cares? (1958); Alas, Poor Fred (1959); Easter (1959); Bell, Book And Candle (1959); Romeo And Jeanette (1967); Eden End (1967); Hay Fever (1968); The Strongbox (1968); Arden Of Feversham (1968)
Graham Woodruff: Bitter Harvest (1965); March Of Time (1965)

All research for this section by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce without crediting Simon Murgatroyd and the website.