Edward Dick

Director

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Edward Dick trained as an assistant director with renowned theatre company Cheek by Jowl.

One of the country's most exciting young directors, he has directed productions in theatres across the UK and abroad. Recent work includes The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola; The Fastest Clock in the Universe at Hampstead Theatre; A Midsummer Night's Dream for Sydney Theatre Company; Twelfth Night at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park; Much Ado About Nothing in Singapore; and a hugely successful tour of Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare's Globe.

His work in opera includes The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh); Elektra (Opera de Nice); The Turn of the Screw (King's Head) and the world premiere of Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness at the Royal Opera House. In 2013 he directed Rossini’s Maometto II for Garsington Opera.

Ed's first short film, An Act of Love, written by Ash Ditta and starring Stephen Mangan, Gina McKee and Raquel Cassidy, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010 and has played at festivals around the word. His second short, That Woman, is a comedy drama by Amy Rosenthall, starring Maureen Lipman and Ben Caplan.

His first project for television, a Little Cracker by Katy Brand for Hillbilly/Sky1 aired in 2012.

He has several feature film projects in development.

You can find out more on Ed's website.

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Television
Director
Hillbilly Film and Television for Sky 1
Producer Matthew Mulot
Director Edward Dick
Writer Katy Brand
Starring Amelia Baldock, Katy Brand, Rebecca Gethings, Oliver Maltman & Hannah Norton

Episode of the Little Cracker series written by Katy Brand

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Film
Director
That Woman Short
2012
Spray Films Ltd
Producer Josh Davis
Director Edward Dick
Writer Amy Rosenthal
Starring Richard Albrecht, Thomas Arnold, Alice Benson, Ed Caplan & Maureen Lipman

Comedy drama about a man being set up on a date

Catsnake for Friends of the Earth
Producer Stephen Follows
Director Edward Dick

Friends of the Earth viral

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An Act of Love Short
2010
Wilder Films
Producer Annalise Davis
Director Edward Dick
Writer Aschlin Ditta
Starring Raquel Cassidy, Stephen Mangan & Gina McKee

Comedy short film which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival    

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Theatre
Director
Gaslight 2014
Salisbury Playhouse
Director Edward Dick
Writer Patrick Hamilton
Starring Gemma Lawrence, Joseph Marcell, Maggie McCarthy, Daniel Pirrie & Laura Pyper

Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller

Arcola Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Writer Philip Ridley
Starring Mariah Gale, Steve Guadino, Chris New & Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Revival of Philip Ridley's dark contemporary classic

Elektra 2011
Opéra de Nice
Director Edward Dick
Writer Richard Strauss
Starring Larissa Gogolevskaia, Vadim Kravetz, Donald Litaker, Ewa Podles & Manuela Uhl

Production of Richard Strauss' opera 

Heart of Darkness 2011
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
Director Edward Dick
Writer Tarik O'Regan & Tom Phillips
Starring Sipho Fubesi, Paul Hopwood, Njabulo Madlala, Donald Maxwell & Alan Oke

World premiere of the opera adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella

Turn of the Screw 2011
King's Head Theatre, Islington
Director Edward Dick
Writer Benjamin Britten
Starring Katie Bird, Eleanor Burke, Laura Casey, Catrine Kirkman & David Menezes

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

Katy Brand's Big Ass Tour 2010
National Tour
Director Edward Dick
Starring Katy Brand

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

Much Ado About Nothing 2010
Grosvenor Park, Chester
Director Edward Dick
Starring Liam Bergin, David Caves, Alan Cox, Tusitha Jayasundera & Jake Maskall

Outdoor performance of Shakespeare's play at Grosvenor Park

The Hub 2010
The Attic, Pleasance Courtyard
Producer Feri Tezcan
Director Edward Dick
Writer Feri Tezcan
Starring Rhona Croker, Matt Green, Petra Massey & Feri Tezcan

Comedy set in a continuity announcer's office

Cinderella 2009
Arts Ed School
Director Edward Dick
Writer Rogers and Hammerstein

Drama school production

Electra 2009
RADA
Director Edward Dick
Writer Sophocles and Frank McGuinness

Drama school production

Heart of Darkness 2009
Royal Opera House
Director Edward Dick
Writer Tarik O'Regan and Tom Philips

Workshop at Royal Opera House.  Full production in 2011

Much Ado About Nothing 2009
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Starring Jason Chan, Michael Corbidge, Rehaan Engineer, Brendon Fernandez & Andy Hockley

Outdoor production of Shakespeare's play at Fort Canning Park

Hampstead Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Writer Philip Ridley
Starring Finbar Lynch, Neet Mohan, Alec Newman & Jaime Winstone

Ed Dick directs Philip Ridley's slice of gothic East End life

The Rape of Lucretia 2008
Aldeburgh Music
Director Edward Dick
Writer Benjamin Britten
Starring Robyn Driedger-Klassen, Blythe Gaissert, Eve-Lyn de la Haye, Benedict Nelson & Jillian Yemen

Britten's disturbing tale of lust, violence and fidelity in ancient Rome

Twelfth Night 2008
Regent's Open Air Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Starring Claire Benedict, Jennifer Bryden, Richard Cotton, Andy Cryer & Janie Dee

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

24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala: An Act of Love 2007
Old Vic
Director Edward Dick
Writer Ash Ditta
Starring Tom Hollander

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2007
Sydney Theatre Company
Director Edward Dick
Starring Martin Blum, Peter Carroll, Eden Falk, Hayley McElhinney & Amber McMahon

Australian production of Shakespeare's classic play

Our Country's Good 2007
Liverpool Playhouse
Director Edward Dick
Writer Timberlake Wertenbaker
Starring Nick Barber, Leanne Best, Charlie Brooks, Gabriel Fleary & John McArdle

Production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's classic play

Romeo and Juliet 2007
Shakespeare's Globe
Director Edward Dick
Starring Tas Emiabata, Richard Madden, Ellie Piercy, Tyne Rafaeli & Eliot Shrimpton

Touring production of Shakespeare's play

The Revenger's Tragedy 2007
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Edward Dick
Writer Thomas Middleton

Drama school production

Fewer Emergencies 2006
National Theatre, Prague
Director Edward Dick
Writer Martin Crimp

Czech production of Martin Crimp's play

The Misanthrope 2006
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Edward Dick
Writer Martin Crimp

Drama school production

Anna 2005
Royal Court Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Writer Yuri Klavdiev

Workshop at the Royal Court Theatre

Cloud Nine 2005
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Edward Dick
Writer Caryl Churchill

Drama school production

The Hollow Men Live 2005
Village Theatre, New York
Director Edward Dick
Starring David Armand, Rupert Russell, Sam Spedding & Nick Tanner

Comedy sketch show

The Mysteries 2005
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Edward Dick

Drama school production

Nevertheless/Southwark Playhouse
Director Edward Dick
Writer John Ford
Starring Charlie Cox, Laurence Fox & Mariah Gale

A tragedy written by John Ford about incestuous love

Danny Et La Grande Bleue 2004
L'Odeon, Paris
Director Edward Dick
Writer J. Patrick Shanley

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

27 2003
National Theatre Studio
Director Edward Dick
Writer Abi Morgan

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

Mad Forest 2003
Birmingham School of Speech and Drama
Director Edward Dick
Writer Caryl Churchill

Drama school production

Modern American Classics 2003
National Theatre Olivier
Director Edward Dick
Writer Kushner et al

National Theatre platform

The Memory of Water 2003
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Edward Dick
Writer Shelagh Stevenson

Drama school production

Deep Throat: Live on Stage 2002
BAC and Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Director Edward Dick
Writer Simon Garfield
Starring Alex Lowe & Katherine Parkinson

Production based around the filming of the 1970s pornographic film

The Age of Consent 2002
Bush Theatre
Director Edward Dick
Writer Peter Morris
Starring Katherine Parkinson & Ben Silverstone

Pair of interwoven monologues examining the destruction of childhood innocence

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 2001
Oxford Playhouse
Director Edward Dick
Writer Edward Albee

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