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...

This week's 5 Minute Chat is with Stage Director's New Executive Director Thomas Hescott  And on Tuesday May 2nd Thomas will be in conversation with his Agent Dan Uztan from UNited Agents at Century Club.  Want to know more about the Director/ Agent Relationship? Want to...

This week's 5 Minute Chat is with Stage Director's New Executive Director Thomas Hescott  And on Tuesday May 2nd Thomas will be in conversation with his Agent Dan Uztan from UNited Agents at Century Club.  Want to know more about the Director/ Agent Relationship? Want to...

This weeks blog is from SDUK Board Member and New Mum Jemma Gross on trying to keep working with a little one in tow.. Trying to financially survive as well as artistically as a theatre director is near enough impossible. Whether your starting out, or somewhere...

WARM PRAISE FOR SDUK OPERA WORKSHOP  The SDUK’s groundbreaking 3 day opera workshop has been pronounced a massive success. 16 participants and 13 observers from theatre, opera, film and TV backgrounds, attended a fascinating series of seminars and talks at National Opera Studio between October 31st and November...

SDUK Board Member, Thomas Hescott, is spearheading a research study to identify gaps in Directors' development within the industry. The study is being undertaken jointly by SDUK, RADA, the National Theatre and the Old Vic. Read more in The Stage HERE...

The Stage has picked up our new Contract Advice on Development issues (HERE). These are an important step forward in the protection of members’ interests at this important phase. The full document is available to SDUK members only in the Members' Section of the website (HERE)....

Piers Haggard attended the Opera Europa Conference in Bucharest last year, representing UK opera directors on a wide variety of issues. One is streaming rights. The Opera Platform is already streaming operas from all over Europe, on a non-commercial basis, but without making any payments, SDUK...

There is absolutely no accredited professional training for opera directors in the UK! The Opera Committee learned this shocking fact while discussing a new SDUK Opera Training Course for theatre, film or TV directors seeking to move into the medium. The brainchild of Elijah Moshinsky, our week long...

SDUK Masterclass with Melly Still 18/6/16 Notes made by Martin Berry The wonderfully open and approachable Melly Still spent two hours sharing her thoughts on theatre, process, directing, being a parent in theatre and lots more besides.  Known for her work as director, choreographer and designer, Melly has...

OPEN MEETING ON FEES   NT Clore Learning Centre 7th April, 6.30pm Dorfman bar, 7pm Meeting SDUK has done an amazing job in publicizing the appallingly low fees paid to theatre directors at most levels. We have even had some success in pushing them up. But that is only...

Production company Bill Kenwright Ltd has apologised to SDUK member Matthew Dunster after using press quotations of Dunster’s production of After the Party at the Almeida Theatre to publicise a new production of Rodney Ackland's play. Read the full article from The Stage here....

Production company Bill Kenwright Ltd has apologised to SDUK member Matthew Dunster after using press quotations of Dunster’s production of After the Party at the Almeida Theatre to publicise a new production of Rodney Ackland's play. Read the full article from The Stage here....