Stephen Joseph Theatre: Directors (1955 - 2009)

This page lists the directors - where known - at the Library Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round and Stephen Joseph Theatre between 1955 and 2009 when Alan Ayckbourn stepped down as Artistic Director. All information is drawn from research into programmes / playbills and reflects the information contained there. Only professional, main-house productions are listed. Visit the Stephen Joseph Theatre's official website www.sjt.uk.com for details about the theatre today.
Alan Ayckbourn: For productions directed by Alan Ayckbourn, visit the accompanying page Directors section of the website.
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)
Natasha Betteridge: A Listening Heaven (1999)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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);
George Taylor: Granite (1965); The Play Of Mata Hari (1965)
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)
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.