Lotte Wakeham

I’m a freelance director with 10 years’ experience in the industry, mainly in the commercial sector. I direct plays and musicals, and have extensive experience in the field of new musicals. I’m particularly interested in advising SDUK on how to help the industry to acknowledge the crucial role directors play in developing new shows, such as providing dramaturgical support to writers/composers and leading workshops. I also have experience of working in regional theatre, particularly in the North East, and am keen to champion sustainable, long-lasting careers for directors.

My recent directing credits include Di and Viv and Rose (Stephen Joseph/New Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Co), Wonderland (UK tour) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (English Theatre Frankfurt), and I’m Associate Director of Matilda for the RSC. I’m also on the board of the Polka Theatre, and am eager to contribute more to the work of SDUK.