As the Executive Director of Stage Directors UK I am dismayed that the Chancellor's plans to offer economic support to the nation through the current worldwide crisis offer little protection for the self employed. There is a stark contrast between the governments plan to protect 80%...

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Kate Guelke was recipient of an SDUK Mentoring Bursary in 2019: I’m going to be honest.  I can count on my hand how many times – as a director – I have actually spoken to a designer.  The scale of the productions I do mean that...

In October last year, a revival of Arinze Kene’s Little Baby Jesus opened at Orange Tree Theatre to rave reviews. Four stars from Time Out and The Arts Desk. Five stars from The Stage. Five stars from The Guardian. The director showered with such praise...

SDUK wholeheartedly welcomes the formation of the Jewish Artists' Collective and the vital discussions their recent statements have provoked (see HERE for coverage in The Stage). We acknowledge the statistics quoted in the original open letter stating that Jews form a minority in the UK. We...

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ivor Benjamin. Ivor was not only a well-respected director of theatre, but a tireless campaigner for directors’ rights, supporter and member of SDUK, and was heavily involved in the work of both the Directors Guild of Great...

Equity, working alongside SDUK, has succeeded in bringing a series of negotiations to a successful conclusion with UK Theatre and West End Managers achieving brand new robust Agreements for Directors commencing from 1st of August 2018. Over a period of three years and 8 months minimum...