Meet Guest Director Luke Fredericks

The first term of the year has brought new adventurous productions to the IAB. Among those are the wonderful musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and Merrily We Roll Along, both directed by Luke Fredericks. Our guest director has guided the students through the working of a professional production.

Luke’s directing credits include BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL at Southwark Playhouse, CAROUSEL at Arcola Theatre (nominated for four 2014 Off West End Awards and nine 2014 Awards), THE REVENGE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES! at Hoxton Hall (nominated for Best Musical Production 2013 Off West End Awards), JEKYLL AND HYDE at the Union Theatre (listed in The Stage highlights of 2012), Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ASH GIRL (Northbrook Theatre), A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS (OnO Theatre – UK tour), as well as adapting and directing a promenade production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND for children.

Luke has been involved with the development of new writing, including ONE WAY TICKET at St James Studio and Double Click at Hope Theatre (finalist in MUSICAL BOX new writing festival).

Luke formed Morphic Graffiti in 2011 with Stewart Charlesworth, working as a Director/Designer team and Co-producing productions together. They received the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2012 and 2013. They have also created Morphic Education that runs alongside Morphic Graffiti, offering theatre based workshops and educational events.

Luke has also worked extensively as a professional performer, having trained as an Actor Musician at Rose Bruford College.

Mark Lethem