Stage Director

Jonathan Humphreys

Selected credits

  • The Rivals Watermill Theatre
  • The Mighty WalzerManchester Royal Exchange
  • Romeo and Juliet Sheffield Crucible
  • Happy Days Sheffield Crucible Studio


Jonathan Humphreys is an award winning stage director. He trained at Drama Centre London before working as an assistant director at the National Theatre and RSC. He was awarded the Regional Young Theatre Director’s bursary in 2010 to Sheffield Theatres where his production of Beckett’s Happy Days won a TMA award.

His productions include: The Mighty Walzer (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Rivals (Watermill); Romeo and Juliet, Boeing Boeing, The Village Bike (Sheffield Theatres); The Circus (Invisible Dot); The Hotel Plays (Defibrillator); Krapp’s Last Tape, Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck); Mojo Mickybo (Trafalgar Studios); Moscow Live (Hightide).

Jonathan has been Associate Connections Director for the National Theatre Connections programme. He also works as a tutor for Open Door, which helps young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds access leading drama schools, and is part of the DCF Directors in Schools programme.

Featured work

Happy Days

Sheffield Crucible Studio
Written by Samuel Beckett
Director: Jonathan Humphreys
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Fergus O’Hare
Cast: Peter Gowen and Pauline McLynn
Photographs by Robert Day

Melancholy and strangely rapturous…touching and memorable.
**** The Times, Critics Choice

Jonathan Humphreys superb [Crucible] debut.
Sheffield Telegraph

‘A performance of surprising delicacy and physical grace.’
**** The Guardian, Pick of the Week

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