Assistant Director

Alexandria is currently a training Resident Director at the King’s Head Theatre. 

As Director:Ruckus in the Garden(The Lowry); A Working Title(UK Tour); Knock(Drayton Arms); Man of Mode(Upstairs at The Gatehouse);Size Zero(Spotlight); Raghead and Antisocial Media(The Pleasance).

As Assistant Director:Carmen(The King’s Head Theatre) and Trainspotting Live(UK Tour).

As Musical Director:Twelfth Night(BET)

As Producer:Twelfth Night(BET); A Working Title(UK Tour); Gone(Theatre503); Series of New Writing nights(BET, CentrE17).

As Assistant Producer:Buttons: A Cinderella Panto(The King’s Head Theatre).

Alexandria is the Artistic Director of Original Impact Theatre Company. 

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Director / Producer

Anthony is the Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre where he recently produced the critically-acclaimed South African Season. Directing credits include: Fever, The Potsdam Quartet, On Approval, St John’s Night, Reunion, Little Eyolf, The River Line, All I want For Christmas, Soldiers’ Wives, Many Roads To Paradise, Words Of Honour (all Jermyn Street Theatre), This Story of Yours (Old Red Lion), Hiding, Ambush, Watford Calling (Watford Palace), Savage/Love, Gorgons & Temptations as part of Decade, Working Girl, Amir Prince of Persia (Theatre 503), The Respectable Wedding (Edinburgh Fringe), Way of The World (LAMDA), Hounslow West and Piccadilly Circus (Urban Scrawl) Soldiers Wives (Salisbury Playhouse and tour), Between Friends (OSO Barnes). Sophonisba and The Roaring Girl (Shakepeare’s Globe). Associate Director: All That Fall, directed by Trevor Nunn with Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon (Jermyn Street Theatre, Arts Theatre and New York’s 59E59 Theatre). Education Associate: Mother Courage, The Changeling (English Touring Theatre).





Caitriona is from Donegal and currently divides her time between London, Dublin, Derry and New York. She facilitated the inauguration of the Royal Court, Theatre Local Project and was awarded a Clore Fellowship. This year Caitriona directed, Monsters Dinosaurs Ghosts at The Abbey Theatre, Luck Just Kissed You Hello, for Hot for Theatre at Galway and Dublin Theatre Festival’s and She Knit the Roof for The Earagail Arts Festival.  Previous credits include: Burial at Thebes (Stage Beyond, Derry), Mozart at Freemasons, (Royal Irish Academy of Music),  Bottom of The World (Atlantic Theatre Company, New York), Crowns on the Wire (Verbal Arts Centre, Derry), Bunny’s Vendetta and The Recruiting Officer (Blue Eagle Productions), Killers & Other Family (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York), The Factory Girls (Millennium Forum Theatre), The Wild Duck and Judgement Day (Bard Summerscape, New York) On the Subject of Love, Twinkletoes and Romeo and Juliet (Playhouse Theatre, Derry), A Dinner Engagement (Wexford Festival Opera), Irish Blood, English Heart (Trafalgar Studios, London).





Des Kennedy trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Programme. Directing credits include: Teenage Kicks, a Punk Musical (Millenium Forum, Derry City of Culture) How the World Began (Out of Joint); White Star of the North Lyric, Belfast); Vernon God Little (Brian Friel Theatre); God’s Country (Belfast Festival at Queen’s); Between Life and Nowhere (3LD, New York); The Prophet of Monto (Flea Theater, New York); Johnny Meister + the Stitch (Mead Theatre, Washington, DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (Public Theater, New York); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre); Dying City (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); Woman and Scarecrow (Flashpoint, Washington, DC); Seven Jewish Children (Queen’s Studio, Belfast); Salaam Mr Bush! (rehearsed reading, Royal Court); The Laramie Project (NSDF), for which he won the Bush Theatre Directing Award, and Scenes From the Big Picture (Callan Theatre, Washington, DC) which was named one of the Best 10 Productions of the Last Decade by the Washington Post. As associate: Once (West End, Ireland, South Korea), The Nether (Headlong), Top Girls, Our Country’s Good, A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson and Bang Bang Bang, all directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint. As assistant: Now or Later (Royal Court) directed by Dominic Cooke and The Elixir of Love (WNO) directed by John Doyle. TV: 6Degrees (BBC Northern Ireland).

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Helen Donnelly is a Northern Irish director working in London. She is currently Assistant Director to Benji Sperring for Shock Treatment (The King's Head). She trained at Royal Holloway with an MA in Theatre Directing. Previously Helen was the Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre where she directed the European premiere of Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy. Directing credits include Scumbags (Rich Mix), Corrections (Intermission Theatre), Sticks & Stones (REDfest at Old Red Lion), Invisible Woman (Hen & Chickens), About A Goth (Black Box Belfast), Far Away (Crescent Arts Centre Belfast), Lead Astray (MAC Belfast) and Sitting Up For Michael (Northern Irish tour). Credits as Assistant Director include Macbeth (Lynne Parker, Lyric Theatre Belfast), Hansel and Gretel ( Oliver Mears, Gaiety Theatre Dublin), The Return of Colmcille (Jamie Harper, Derry City of Culture), and for the Finborough, Almost Near, John Ferguson, Hostage Song and The Immortal Hour.

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Assistant Director

Josh Stamp-Simon is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. Directing credits include Merrily We Roll Along (ADC Theatre), Dealer's Choice (Corpus Playrooms), Posh (ADC Theatre). As assistant director his work includes The Blood is Strong (Finborough), An Incident at the Border (Finborough/Trafalgar Studios). In February 2015, Josh is thrilled to be returning to Jermyn Street Theatre as director of The Last of the De Mullins.




Director / Designer

Recent directing credits include: After The DancePerfect Nonsense (Theatre by the Lake); 

The Star, The Norman ConquestsNoises OffDr FaustusThe Astonished Heart/Still Life(Liverpool Playhouse); As You Like It(Storyhouse, Chester); Beacons(Park Theatre); his own adaptations of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales(Oxo Tower Bargehouse & Shoreditch Town Hall); The Three Lions(St. James Theatre & Edinburgh & UK Tour); How Many Miles To Babylon? (Lyric Belfast), Toro! Toro! (national tour); Twist of Gold(Polka);The books of Ruth and 2 Samuel in Sixty-Six Books(Bush Theatre & Westminster Abbey);The Importance of Being Earnest/Travesties(Birmingham Rep); If Love Were AllIn Praise Of Love(Minerva, Chichester); The Found Man(Traverse); Un Uomo Trovato(Teatro della Limonaia, Florence); Ain’t Misbehavin’(Sheffield Crucible); Breaking The Code(Northampton Theatre Royal).

As Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (2007-11): The Game of Love and Chance, The Constant Wife, The Picture, Private Lives, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Winslow Boy,his own adaptation of JL Carr’s A Month in the CountryWhat the Butler SawPeople At SeaAlphabetical OrderCorpse!

As director and designer:Blackbird, Faith Healerand Toro! Toro!–TMA Award nomination, Best Show for Children and Young People (all Salisbury Playhouse).

Writing: Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, with Giles Taylor (Oberon Books); Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales(Nick Hern Books).





Robert Wolstenholme studied directing at Drama Studio, London and on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Programme. For his own company Signal (, he has directed Shang-a-Lang (King’s Head), A Place at the Table and Here (Tristan Bates), The Night Before Christmas (Hen & Chickens/Bike Shed, Exeter) and Private Lives (Canal Café), all of which he also co-produced. Other directing includes: Tender Soup (New Diorama), Brotherly Love (Counting House, Edinburgh), Gilbert is Dead (Hoxton Hall), One Minute (Courtyard), Guerilla/Whore (Tabard), The Unattended (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), Bash (Hen & Chickens), Closer (Landor), Road (Croydon Clocktower), Love & Understanding and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Etcetera); numerous shorts, including all six editions of The Story Project (Arcola), and rehearsed readings, including for the Bush, the Finborough, Old Vic/New Voices and at Soho Theatre for Amnesty International.





Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway is founder and Artistic Director of Artistic Director of the Future. She trained at the Young Vic Theatre and The Royal National Theatre. To date, Simeilia has directed for theatre, radio and film. Simeilia assisted on many productions in London, regionally and internationally. Assistant Directing credits include; The Typist (Sky Arts and Riverside Studios), Magic Flute and Christmas Carol (Isango Ensemble & Young Vic Theatre), Hanging on by a Thread (Almeida Theatre), Senora Carrar's Riffles (Young Vic Theatre), Zameen (Soho Theatre), The Hounding of David Oluwale (Eclipse Theatre: West Yorkshire Playhouse and Regional Tour).

Her directing credits include; Anniversary, as part of the 24 hour plays at the Old Vic Theatre, The Suit at the Young Vic Theatre, over 25 audio recordings of plays written by Black British Playwrights namely; Michael Bhim, Winsome Pinnock, Trish Cooke, Derek Walcott. She directed the Alfred Fagan 2011 Awarded plays; Sucker Punch by Roy Williams and SW11 (which was re-named The Westbridge, and later staged at the Royal Court Theatre) by Rachel De Lahay, which were performed on the Cottlesloe Stage at the National Theatre. Simeilia collaborated with Narrow Path Films to produce a short documentary film on Black British plays which premiered at Tricycle Theatre.





Tarek Iskander is a freelance writer and director for theatre. He was one of the founders and Associate Artistic Director of the Yard Theatre in Hackney. Previously he was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and a regular staff director at the NT. Previous writing and directing credits include Shiver; Qudz; Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Midnight When Trumpets Cry; Human Remains;The Recognition of Sakuntala; Macbeth (the last two were Time Out Critics' Choices). Most recently, he was Associate Director for the hit opera 'The Ice Break', produced by Birmingham Opera Company.

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