Anthony Simpson-Pike – Associate Director

Anthony Simpson-Pike is the Associate Director at the Gate, looking after literary, artistic development and community work as well as supporting Ellen McDougall in programming. He is a theatre-maker and dramaturg whose directing credits include The Ridiculous Darkness (Gate Theatre), Harambee (Gate Theatre), Over to You (Tamasha Theatre/Rich Mix), Dreamless Sleep (Bunker), Loyalty and Dissent (Tamasha Theatre/Rich Mix/ National Archives), Welcome to England (Young Court, Royal Court), Detox (Artistic Directors of the Future), Pandora (Peckham Pelican/Zedel/New River Studios), Coma (Southwark Playhouse), Something to Say (St James Theatre), Plunder (Fresh Direction, Young Vic), Camp (Etcetera Theatre/Bussey Building), One for the Road and New World Order (Site- specific).

His credits as Assistant Director include Parallel Macbeth directed by Caroline Byrne (Young Vic), Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 directed by Jo Bonney (Royal Court), Much Ado About Nothing directed by Matthew Dunster (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ear for Eye directed by debbie tucker green (Royal Court) and Master Harold and the Boys (National Theatre).

Anthony trained at National Youth Theatre, and through the Young Vic Director’s Program and was a finalist for the JMK award in 2017.