Luke Sheppard

Luke Sheppard Portrait

Agent: Helen Mumby


Current projects include: WORKING (Southwark Playhouse) and a new production of JERSEY BOYS (Selladoor; International Tour)

Previous directing credits include: MURDER FOR TWO (Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace); IN THE HEIGHTS (winner of three Olivier Awards - Kings Cross Theatre / Southwark Playhouse); NIGHT MUST FALL (Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour); STIG OF THE DUMP (UK Tour); PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Royal & Derngate Theatre); OLIVER! (Watermill Theatre); THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGE 13 ¾ (Leicester Curve); CASA VALENTINA; NEXT FALL (Southwark Playhouse); A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO; THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (Castle Theatre); BED AND SOFA (Finborough); THE GREAT BRITISH SOAP OPERA (Jermyn Street/Edinburgh); JET SET GO (Jermyn Street/Theatre 503/Edinburgh); THE HISTORY BOYS; WIND IN THE WILLOWS; THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE; FANTASTIC MR FOX (Wilde Theatre).

As Associate Director: MATILDA (West End, Broadway and Stratford-Upon Avon); SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End).

As Assistant Director: INTO THE WOODS (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park); PRIVATE LIVES (Salisbury Playhouse) and HAMLET (Tobacco Factory). 

Credits as Movement Director include: PETER PAN; THE WIZARD OF OZ (Wilde Theatre); FIRST LADY SUITE (Union); THE MUSIC OF CHANCE (National Theatre Studio); FORCE 9½ (Theatre Workshop/Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

Education work includes directing two new Terry Pratchett adaptations with Youth Music Theatre; SOUL MUSIC and MORT (both at the Rose Theatre, Kingston) and the RSC initiative WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW WITH MATILDA (Cambridge Theatre). Luke has directed projects for leading drama schools including Arts Ed and GSA.

Luke is currently developing two short film projects and recently collaborated on a project with Sky Arts exploring computational creativity and the musical theatre form.