Edward Dick

Director
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Biography

Edward Dick is an award winning theatre director. He trained as an assistant director with Cheek by Jowl and the RSC has directed acclaimed productions in the UK and abroad. Recent theatre directing credits include The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola; Gaslight at Salisbury Playhouse; The Fastest Clock in the Universe at Hampstead Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Sydney Theatre Company; Fewer Emergencies at the National Theatre, Prague; Twelfth Night at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park and Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe. He was recently nominated for the RTS Outstanding New Talent Award.

His work in opera includes Hansel and Gretel (Opera North); the UK premiere of Rossini’s Maometto Secondo (Garsington Opera); the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness (Royal Opera House – South Bank Show award nomination); The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh) and The Turn of the Screw (King’s Head).

Ed’s first short film, An Act of Love, starring Stephen Mangan and Gina McKee, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010 and has played at festivals around the world. His second short That Woman, starring Ben Caplan and Maureen Lipman was also successful on the festival circuit and led to his first project for television, a Little Cracker for Hillbilly / Sky 1. He was recently invited to take part in the BBC’s continuing drama training scheme, which has seen him direct BBC One primetime drama Holby City.

You can find out more on Ed's website.

CV

TV

Director

 
 
 
 
Holby City
1 x 60'
 

Series 18, episode 43: 'Back in the Ring'

BBC One
 
ProducerMatthew Mulot
WriterKaty Brand
Starring
  • Amelia Baldock
  • Katy Brand
  • Rebecca Gethings
  • Oliver Maltman
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    Episode of the Little Cracker series written by Katy Brand

    Hillbilly Film and Television for Sky 1
     

    Film

    Director

    ProducerJosh Davis
    WriterAmy Rosenthal
    Starring
  • Richard Albrecht
  • Thomas Arnold
  • Ben Caplan
  • Maureen Lipman
  •  

    Comedy drama about a man being set up on a date

    Spray Films Ltd
     
    ProducerStephen Follows
    Starring
  • Lily James
  • Daniel Rigby
  •  
    Friends of the Earth viral
    Friends of the Earth
    Catsnake Films / Friends of the Earth
     
    ProducerAnnalise Davis
    WriterAschlin Ditta
    Starring
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Gina McKee
  •  

    Comedy short film which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival    

    Wilder Films
     

    Theatre

    Director

    DirectorEdward Dick
     

    Opera featuring the music of Englebert Humperdinck

    Opera North
     
    WriterPatrick Hamilton
    Starring
  • Gemma Lawrence
  • Joseph Marcell
  • Maggie McCarthy
  • Daniel Pirrie
  •  
    Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller
    Salisbury Playhouse
     
    WriterPhilip Ridley
    Starring
  • Mariah Gale
  • Steve Guadino
  • Chris New
  •  
    Revival of Philip Ridley's dark contemporary classic
    Arcola Theatre
     
    WriterRichard Strauss
    Starring
  • Larissa Gogolevskaia
  • Vadim Kravetz
  • Donald Litaker
  • Ewa Podles
  •  

    Production of Richard Strauss' opera 

    Opéra de Nice
     
    WriterBenjamin Britten
    Starring
  • Katie Bird
  • Eleanor Burke
  • Laura Casey
  • Catrine Kirkman
  •  

    Production of the opera by Benjamin Britten, adapted from the Turn of the Screw

    King's Head Theatre, Islington
     
    Starring
  • Katy Brand
  •  

    Two month tour of Katy Bran'ds stand up show ending at the Leicester Square Theatre

    National Tour
     
    ProducerFeri Tezcan
    WriterFeri Tezcan
    Starring
  • Rhona Croker
  • Matt Green
  • Petra Massey
  •  

    Comedy set in a continuity announcer's office

    The Attic, Pleasance Courtyard
     
     

    Rossini

    Garsington Opera
     
     

    Verdi

    Volkstheater Rostock
     
    WriterRogers and Hammerstein
     

    Drama school production

    Arts Ed School
     
    WriterSophocles and Frank McGuinness
     

    Drama school production

    RADA
     
    WriterTarik O'Regan and Tom Philips
     
    Workshop at Royal Opera House.  Full production in 2011
    Royal Opera House
     
    Starring
  • Jason Chan
  • Michael Corbidge
  • Rehaan Engineer
  • Brendon Fernandez
  •  

    Outdoor production of Shakespeare's play at Fort Canning Park

    Singapore Repertory Theatre
     
    WriterPhilip Ridley
    Starring
  • Finbar Lynch
  • Neet Mohan
  • Alec Newman
  •  
    Ed Dick directs Philip Ridley's slice of gothic East End life
    Hampstead Theatre
     
    WriterBenjamin Britten
    Starring
  • Robyn Driedger-Klassen
  • Blythe Gaissert
  • Eve-Lyn de la Haye
  • Benedict Nelson
  •  
    Britten's disturbing tale of lust, violence and fidelity in ancient Rome
    Aldeburgh Music
     
    Starring
  • Claire Benedict
  • Jennifer Bryden
  • Richard Cotton
  • Andy Cryer
  •  

    Open air production of Shakespeare's play at Regent's Park Theatre

    Regent's Open Air Theatre
     
    WriterAsh Ditta
    Starring
  • Tom Hollander
  •  
    Old Vic
     
    Starring
  • Martin Blum
  • Peter Carroll
  • Eden Falk
  • Hayley McElhinney
  •  

    Australian production of Shakespeare's classic play

    Sydney Theatre Company
     
    WriterTimberlake Wertenbaker
    Starring
  • Nick Barber
  • Leanne Best
  • Charlie Brooks
  • Gabriel Fleary
  •  

    Production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's classic play

    Liverpool Playhouse
     
    Starring
  • Tas Emiabata
  • Richard Madden
  • Ellie Piercy
  • Tyne Rafaeli
  •  

    Touring production of Shakespeare's play

    Shakespeare's Globe
     
    WriterThomas Middleton
     

    Drama school production

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
     
    WriterMartin Crimp
     

    Czech production of Martin Crimp's play

    National Theatre, Prague
     
    WriterMartin Crimp
     

    Drama school production

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
     
    WriterYuri Klavdiev
     
    Workshop at the Royal Court Theatre
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    WriterCaryl Churchill
     

    Drama school production

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
     
    Starring
  • David Armand
  • Rupert Russell
  • Sam Spedding
  • Nick Tanner
  •  

    Comedy sketch show

    Village Theatre, New York
     
     

    Drama school production

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
     
    'Tis A Pity She's A Whore
    Winner of the Ian Charleson Award in 2005
    WriterJohn Ford
    Starring
  • Charlie Cox
  • Laurence Fox
  • Mariah Gale
  •  
    A tragedy written by John Ford about incestuous love
    Nevertheless/Southwark Playhouse
     
    WriterJ. Patrick Shanley
     

    French production of Shanley's play about two strangers who meet in a bar

    L'Odeon, Paris
     
    WriterAbi Morgan
     

    Workshop of Abi Morgan's play about aging, science and faith

    National Theatre Studio
     
    WriterCaryl Churchill
     

    Drama school production

    Birmingham School of Speech and Drama
     
    WriterKushner et al
     
    National Theatre platform
    National Theatre Olivier
     
    WriterShelagh Stevenson
     

    Drama school production

    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
     
    WriterSimon Garfield
    Starring
  • Alex Lowe
  • Katherine Parkinson
  •  

    Production based around the filming of the 1970s pornographic film

    BAC and Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
     
    WriterPeter Morris
    Starring
  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Ben Silverstone
  •  

    Pair of interwoven monologues examining the destruction of childhood innocence

    Bush Theatre
     
    WriterEdward Albee
     

    Play examining the breakdown of a middle aged couple's marriage

    Oxford Playhouse
     
     

    Sophocles

    RADA