Luke Sheppard
Director
Agent(s): Helen Mumby

DIRECTOR

Current and forthcoming credits include: Starlight Express (Troubadour); & Juliet (UK Tour/Germany/US Tour); Paddington – In Development (TBC)

Theatre Credits Include: Just for One Day (Old Vic); In Dreams (Leeds Playhouse); The Little Big Things (West End – Soho Place); & Juliet (West End, Toronto, Broadway and Australia); My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) (Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh, West End); The Da Vinci Code (UK Tour); 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 won six Whatonstage Awards and three Olivier Awards and opened in Toronto in 2022, before transferring to Broadway. On Broadway, & Juliet has been nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including BEST NEW MUSICAL. At the 2022 Whatsonstage Awards, Rent and My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) won Best Regional Production and Best Off-West End Production respectively. My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) was also nominated for BEST NEW ENTERTAINMENT OR COMEDY PLAY at the 2023 Olivier Awards. Luke’s 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).

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