Who stood out?

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Please vote for your best-but-not-actually-the-best-more-a-subjective-view-of-a-number-of-respondents director. Very well dones to all these directors.

Laura Batey 

Having spent the past few years acting, Laura steamed into directing this year with her work on The Merrier, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Manon/Sandra.

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Kennedy Bloomer 

Kennedy has got involved in a great variety of roles in the past few years, but this year saw her as the main director of the Footlights Pantomime 2014: The Emperor’s New Clothes. This summer she is directing the touring CAST show, The Taming of the Shrew.

Nicholas Hulbert

With an impressive past as both actor and director, Nicholas had our attention this year when he directed ETG 2014: Macbeth. He will be directing Wonderland in September.

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Joe Jukes

This year Joe’s direction of The Laramie Project triumphed. He has assistant directed a whole load of shows such as Girton the Musical, GADS Comedy Mash-Up, Jack and the Beanstalk: A Very Girton Pantomime and Attempts On Her Life.

John King

John has directed an extensive list of plays this year, from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, to CUMTS presents the 24 hour musical!, to The Next Round, to Snakes! The Musical. He was also the assistant director of The Footlights Pantomime and The Weir. If you’re going to Edinburgh, be sure not to miss Pippin, which John will be directing also.

Gareth Mattey

Gareth’s big coup this year was The Francis Bacon Opera. He also directed Mary of Egypt, Semele, L’Escargot, CUMTS Presents the 24 Hour Musical! and A Festival of New Writing.


Pete Skidmore

Pete directed Copenhagen in October, and following this struck gold with the incredibly successful Equus. He went on to direct Kenneth Watton’s Bedtime Chat Show.

Lily Staff 

Having several years of production behind her, this year saw Lily turn her hand to the direction of Saint Joan.

Henry Wilkinson 

Henry does his fair share of acting but this year he was also the driving force behind The Unprofessionals, which he wrote, directed, produced and acted in.

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