Writer, director & dramaturg

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

In addition to theatre, Anthony has worked with Tamasha Theatre company to make audio dramas including collaborations with the National Archives on projects such as Loyalty & Dissent and Once British, Always British and enjoys working across different media including film, having worked on ear for eye by debbie tucker green for BBC Films and BFI. He is passionate about international work having received a British Council bursary to visit the Informal European Theatre Meeting in Brussels, as well as being selected by the British Council to attend DirectorsLab North in Toronto.

In 2019, he was invited to be a visiting guest artist for the Banff Playwrights Lab. He is also working on the international project for the Royal Court in Jamaica and Barbados.

Recent directorial work includes The Ridiculous Darkness by Wolfram Lotz at The Gate, which received 5-star reviews, “stunning and subversive” (The Stage), “you’d be sorely pressed to find anything more riveting or stupendous” (WhatsOnStage).

As a writer, Anthony directed his first play Camp, “the epitome of the [Etcetera’s] Black Box festival and an excellent example of new work” (Everything Theatre). He has also completed Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab. 



Writer & Director 

Producer Feathered Mercury
  • Tom Scurr
  • Jess Jones
  • River Hawkins
  • Etcetera 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
  • Young Court
  • Royal Court
  • 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 

    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