Directors

This is a non-exhaustive list of Directors in our collection, and more can be found by exploring our catalogue via the advanced search option.

CollectionDescription
Ayrton, Norman Records relating to the career of Norman Ayrton (1924 - 2017); actor, theatre and opera director, drama teacher and principal of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 1966 to 1972.
Burrell, John John Percy Burrell (1910 - 1972) was an English theatre director. The collection contains material from his time at the London Old Vic: production photographs; correspondence; prompt book; minutes etc.
Chichester Clark, Harry (Henry Clark) Archive of the actor and director, Harry Chichester Clark  (1919 - 1970), known professionally as Henry Clark.
Clements, John Small collection of papers related to Sir John Selby Clements (1910 - 1989), distinguished British actor-manager, director and writer, who worked in theatre, television and film. 
Craig, (Edward Henry) Gordon This is an artificial collection of artworks by, and items related to, Edward Gordon Craig (1872 - 1966) actor, designer, director, and theoretician of the early 20th century European stage.
Digby Day, Richard The archive of British stage director and international theatre educator Richard Digby Day (b. 1941). The collection is eclectic, composed of items generated and collected by Richard Digby Day during his career.
Garth, Phyllida Phyllida Garth was an author, poet, songwriter and producer and director of amateur religious musical dramas. She was active c.1950s - 1990s and worked mostly in and around Cornwall, England, having involvement with The Pollock Players and the Minack Theatre.
Harris, Chris Archive of the English actor, director and writer Chris Harris (1942 - 2014), particularly well known in the Bristol area for his pantomime performances. The collection contains production papers, photographs, programmes, cuttings and AV recordings of his TV and stage appearances, as well as his research materials on the 1920s variety performer Ed E. Moss.
Hunt, Hugh Materials related to theatre director Hugh Hunt (1911 - 1993). Includes 3 letters, 1 pencil drawing of Hunt by Sean O'Sullivan, and 6 prompt scripts annotated by Hugh Hunt.
Moody, John Personal and working papers of actor, director and designer John Moody (1906 - 1993). Includes some material belonging to his wife, Nell Moody (nee Burra). The material spans English literature, poetry and literary criticism of the inter-war period; twentieth century theatre and drama; opera in English, music in the theatre and music criticism.
Phethean, David Archive of the actor, director, writer and teacher David Phethean (1918 - 2001). The archive includes Phethean's periodicals, playscripts, programmes, correspondence and papers from his days at RADA to his role as Associate Director at the Bristol Old Vic.
Reeve, Alex Alex Reeve was a director, actor, compere, broadcaster, writer and Director of Productions at Northampton's Royal Theatre & Opera House, and Professor of Drama, Brownwood, Texas. He was active in the 1950s - 1970s. His collection holds a number of play scripts, and material given to Reeve by his friend and colleague, the theatre designer Thomas Osborne Robinson (1904 - 1976).
Shepherd, Jack The archive of the actor, playwright, theatre director and musician Jack Shepherd (b. 1940), probably best known as the TV detective Wycliffe (1993 - 1998). Composed mainly of scripts (TV, theatre, radio, published). 
Taylor, Ross Archive of British Theatre Producer, director, dancer and choreographer Ross Taylor (1929 - 2017) who described himself as "the first working class impresario". Including records of his prolific career in variety from the 1950s - 1970s, this collection also reflects Ross's work on musicals such as Charlie Girl (1964), and the London revivals of The King and I (1979) and The Sound of Music (1981).
Toye, Wendy Items related to Wendy Toye, CBE (1917 - 2010), British dancer, actress, choreographer and director of opera and stage plays. She was also one of the UK's few female film directors.
Wright, Jules
(Part of the WPT Archive)
Jules Wright (1948 - 2015)  was a dynamic Australian Theatre Director who was the co-founder of The Women's Playhouse Trust (WPT) and The Wapping Project (the arts organisation that the WPT morphed into).
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