Edward Dick read English at Oxford University then trained as an assistant director with theatre company Cheek by Jowl. Alongside his work as a director, he has taught acting at the UK’s leading drama schools.
Theatre directing credits include The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola; Gaslight at Salisbury Playhouse; The Fastest Clock in the Universe at Hampstead Theatre; Our Country’s Good at Liverpool Playhouse; 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; Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe and ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore at Southwark Playhouse.
His work in opera includes Tosca, 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, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 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. As part of the BBC's continuing drama training scheme he has directed episodes of Holby City and Doctors, for which he received an RTS nomination for outstanding new talent. In 2018 he featured on the BBC New Talent hotlist and was selected to take part in the DUK High End Drama training programme.