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Luke Sheppard

Director
Agent: Helen Mumby

DIRECTOR

Current and forthcoming credits include: The Da Vinci Code (UK Tour); & Juliet (West End, Canada and Broadway)

Theatre credits include: What's New Pussycat? (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) (Turbine Theatre); Millennials (MTFest, Turbine Theatre); The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical (West End, Menier Chocolate Factory & Leicester Curve); Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton & UK Tour); Newsies (Arts Ed); Murder For Two (Watermill Theatre, The Other Palace & UK Tour); Spring Awakening (Hope Mill, Manchester); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre & Southwark Playhouse); Peter And The Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour); Stig Of The Dump (UK Tour); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Working; Casa Valentina; Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Carol; The Adventures Of Pinocchio; The Hundred And One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre); Bed And Sofa (Finborough); The Great British Soap Opera (Jermyn Street & Edinburgh); Jet Set Go (Jermyn Street & Theatre 503).

& Juliet has won six WhatsOnStage Awards and three Oliver Awards. Luke’s production of Rent won the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Theatre Production, and My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) received the award for Best Off-West End Show. His production of In The Heights won three Olivier Awards and a nomination for Best New Musical. The show also won the Broadway World Award for Best New Production of a Musical and received nine WhatsOnStage Award nominations, including Best Director. His production of Spring Awakening was awarded the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ received nominations for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical and the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. Luke was also nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Director for Casa Valentina.

Internationally, Luke has directed new productions of Jersey Boys (UAE; China) and Mamma Mia(Cyprus). He previously worked as Associate Director on several major productions including Matilda (RSC, West End & Broadway) and Singin' In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre, West End & Tokyo).

Luke recently collaborated on a theatre project and TV documentary with Sky Arts exploring computational creativity and the musical theatre form and is an associate artist of the Original Theatre Company.