Edward Dick read English at Oxford University then trained as an assistant director with Cheek by Jowl.
Recent theatre directing credits include The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola; Gaslight at Salisbury Playhouse; The Fastest Clock in the Universe at Hampstead Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Sydney Theatre Company; Fewer Emergencies at the National Theatre, Prague; Twelfth Night at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park; Much Ado About Nothing in Singapore; Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore at Southwark Playhouse.
His work in opera includes Hansel and Gretel (Opera North); Ein Maskenball (Volkstheater Rostock); the UK premiere of Rossini’s Maometto Secondo (Garsington Opera); the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness (Royal Opera House – South Bank Show award nomination); La Voix Humaine (Cheltenham Festival); The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh) and The Turn of the Screw (King’s Head).
Ed’s first short film, An Act of Love, starring Stephen Mangan and Gina McKee, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010 and has played at festivals around the word. He has recently completed a second short, That Woman, as well as his first project for television, a Little Cracker for Hillbilly / Sky One. In 2016 he was selected to take part in the BBC's continuing drama training scheme, which has seen him direct episodes of Holby City and Doctors, for which he received an RTS nomination for outstanding new talent.