Director Ed Stambollouian will be chatting to other young directors about how to take that next step in your career - what advice has worked for him, how to get your foot in the door, and more.  

This session is aimed at directors. If you would like to attend this session, please email info@masterclass.org.uk with the subject line "ED". Places for this session will be first come first served.

About Ed


Ed trained at the University of Manchester, and went on to an MA in Theatre
Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He spent a year as Associate Director to
Jamie Lloyd on the West End Trafalgar Transformed Season: The Pride, The Hothouse
and Macbeth. Ed’s work has been seen recently at Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho
Theatre and the BAC. His production of Harold Pinter’s Night School played as part of
the West End’s prestigious Pinter at the Pinter Season. He also directs comedy; most
recently two award-winning shows by stand-up Joe Lycett, the Invisible Dot’s
Birthday Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo and the world tour of YouTube sensations
Dan & Phil (which played sold out shows at the London Palladium, the Dolby Theatre
in LA and two nights on Broadway). Ed was one of the inaugural Old Vic 12 - a group
of twelve emerging artists attached to the Old Vic Theatre under Matthew Warchus.

Directing includes: Night School (Pinter at the Pinter), KENREX (Shoreditch Town Hall), Max and Ivan: The Straight Man (BAC), BLUSH (Soho Theatre & UK Tour, Underbelly, Edinburgh), Prince of the River (part of The Old Vic 12 at Criterion Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (VAULT Festival), Invisible Dot Ltd Birthday Bash (Hammersmith
Apollo), Dan & Phil: The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire (UK Tour & London Palladium &
US/Australian/Europe Tour), That’s The Way Aha Aha Joe Lycett (Edinburgh Festival
& National Tour), Feathers in the Snow (Unicorn Theatre), Awkward Conversations
with Animals I’ve F*cked
(Underbelly, Edinburgh), Wedding (Shoreditch Town Hall &
Forest Fringe), Blacktop Sky (Talawa Studio), I Started a Fire (Miniaturists at The
Arcola), The Pride, UK tour (ATG Venues), Family Voices & Victoria Station (Trafalgar
Studios 1), Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh), Sure Thing
(Cockpit Theatre), Finer Noble Gases/ Lobby Hero (Masterclass at Theatre Royal
Haymarket), Every Bit of My Love (Old Vic Tunnels), Zombie Nation, 24 Hour Plays
(Old Vic), The Aliens (Trafalgar Studios 2), The Hothouse (John Thaw Studio,
Manchester), Elegy (Shunt Vaults)

Assistant, Resident & Associate Directing includes: Big Fish (The Other Palace), The Pride (Trafalgar Studios 1), The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios 1), Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios 1), The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon), School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios), Honk Honk You Donkey Donk (Old Vic), The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket), On The Piste (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Richard II (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse), Shoreditch Ball Park (LIFT, Shoreditch Festival)

Television includes:
BONCAS: British Online Creator Awards (London Palladium and Online), Joe Lycett:
Live at the Apollo
(BBC One, Apollo Theatre).