Writer, director & dramaturg

Anthony Simpson-Pike is a director, dramaturg and writer whose work has been staged in theatres including The Bush, The Gate, The Young Vic and The Royal Court. He is currently Associate Director at The Yard Theatre, was previously Resident Director at Theatre Peckham and Associate Director at The Gate Theatre. Anthony is also a facilitator, having worked with young people and communities at The Gate, The Royal Court, The Young Vic, The Globe, and National Theatre.

Recent directorial work includes Lava by Benedict Lombe (Bush Theatre), Living Newspaper (Royal Court), The Electric by Vickie Donoghue (Paines Plough/RWCMD), and The Ridiculous Darkness by Wolfram Lotz (Gate Theatre).

As a dramaturg Anthony has developed multiple seasons of work for The Gate and The Yard as Associate Director. Recent dramaturgical credits include Much Ado About Nothing (RSC), Samskara by Lanre Malalou (Yard Theatre), Hotline with Produced Moon (Tron Theatre), Dear Young Monster by Pete McHale (The Queer House), and Coup de Grace by Almudena Ramirez (Royal Court).



Writer & Director 

Producer Feathered Mercury
  • Tom Scurr
  • Jess Jones
  • River Hawkins
  • Etcetera Theatre


    Writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
    Abbey Theatre, Dublin
    Writer Benedict Lombe
    The Bush Theatre
    Writer Iman Qureshi, Nina Segal, Lettie Precious and Testament

    Editions 5 & 6. Living Newspaper invites a different creative team to take over the Royal Court Theatre and create new work each week.

    Royal Court
    Writer Vickie Donoghue
    Sherman Theatre / Painesplough / RWCMD
    Writer Hassan Adbulrazzak

    Part of the Once British, Always British audio drama series.

    Tamasha Theatre / National Archives
    Writer Satinder Chohan

    Part of the Once British, Always British audio drama series.

    Tamasha Theatre / National Archives
    Writer Wolfram Lotz
  • Travis Alabanza
  • Seraphina Beh
  • Rochelle Rose
  • Gate Theatre
  • Young Company
  • Gate Theatre
    Producer Tamasha
  • Shiloh Coke
  • Akiyah Henry
  • Rich Mix
    Writer Georgie Staight
  • Mimi Ndiweni
  • Anna-Maria Nabirye
  • The Bunker Theatre
    Producer Tamasha
    Rich Mix
  • Grace Chiltern
  • New River Studios
    Writer Eve Leigh
  • Taking Part Company
  • Young Vic

    Assistant Director 

    Director Debbie Tucker Green
  • George Eggay
  • Lashana Lynch
  • Nicholas Pinnock
  • Royal Court / BBC Films
    Director Indu Rubasingham
    Kiln Theatre
    Director Roy Alexander Weise
  • Lucian Msamati
  • Hammad Animashaun
  • National Theatre
    Director Matthew Dunster
  • Matthew Needham
  • Beatriz Romilly
  • Shakespeare's Globe
    Director Jo Bonney
    Writer Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Jimmy Akingbola
  • Tom Bateman
  • Nadine Marshall
  • Royal Court
    Director Caroline Byrne
  • Taking Part Company
  • Young Vic

    Production Dramaturg 

    Director Roy Alexander Weise
    Royal Shakespeare Company
    Writer Produced Moon
    Tron Theatre
    Writer Peter McHale
    The Queer House
    Writer Lanre Malalou
    Battersea Arts Centre
    Writer Almudena Ramirez
    Royal Court (International Residency)
    LTC / Hawkwood College
    Writer Rob Awosusi