Stage Director

Suba Das

Selected credits

  • Maggie & MeNational Theatre of Scotland/Tour
  • Top GirlsLiverpool Everyman/Playhouse
  • SukanyaThe Royal Opera/London Philharmonic/Curve/Southbank
  • Cat In The HatLeicester Curve/Rose Kingston
  • Pink Sari RevolutionCurve/Belgrade/West Yorkshire Playhouse/ETT
  • East is EastNorthern Stage/Nottingham Playhouse
  • Othello/The Winter's Tale/The Revenger's TragedyCustom/Practice/site-specific


Suba Das is an award-winning theatre Director, Producer and Dramaturg with a dynamic creative career most recently as Creative Director at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, previously as Artistic Director and Chief Executive for new writing company HighTide, and as Associate Director at Leicester Curve, Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and for English Touring Theatre.

Most recently Subas directed Maggie & Me for National Theatre Scotland. His many notable directing credits include Top Girls by Caryl Churchill for Liverpool Everyman, the world premieres of Wipers by Ishy Din and Pink Sari Revolution by Purva Naresh, the European premiere of Shiv by Aditi Brennan Kapil, and new productions of Abigail’s Party and The Cat In The Hat (with Rose Theatre Kingston and the National Centre for Circus Arts) for Leicester Curve.

For opera, Suba directed the world premiere of Sukanya, by the legendary Ravi Shankar, for the Royal Opera in co-production with the London Philharmonic and BBC Singers, it was revived in 2020 at the Southbank.

Suba is on the board of The Theatres Trust and is a Trustee of the North Music Trust.

Featured work

Maggie & Me

National Theatre of Scotland
Written by Damian Barr and James Ley
Adapted from the memoir by Damian Bar
Directed by Suba Das

It’s October 12, 1984 – the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges from the rubble, dusty but defiant and somehow in the living room of 8-year-old Damian Barr in Newarthill.

Maggie & Me is a Scottish classic and Sunday Times Memoir of the Year. Coming to National Theatre Scotland and embarking on a Scottish Tour in Spring 2024.

Top Girls

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Directed by Suba Das
Set & Costume Designer Ellie Light
Lighting Designer Katharine Williams
Sound Designer & Composer Nicola T. Chang

‘Suba Das brings stylish panache to the latest incarnation of the 1982 play’
★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Brilliantly incisive’ ★★★★ The Stage



The Royal Opera/London Philharmonic/Curve
Conductor: David Murphy
Lighting: Matt Haskins
Choreographer: Gauri Diwakar

WhatsOnStage Opera Poll nominations:
Best New Production
Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera (Suba Das)

‘Expertly staged by the uber-talented Suba Das.’  WhatsOnStage

East Is East

Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse
Written by Ayub Khan Din
Design: Grace Smart
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Chris Bartholomew
Movement: Lucy Cullingford

Revived with meticulous care in this hugely enjoyable and moving new co-production…Director Suba Das does a masterly job of bringing to life this tale of identity confusion.’
The Stage


Leicester Curve, Belgrade Theatre, Watford Palace Theatre
Written by Ishy Din
Design: Isla Shaw
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Jon Nicholls

Ishy Din’s quiet, elegiac play is based around one who survived…….the play maintains a firm, queasy grip on your nerves’
★★★★ The Telegraph

Pink Sari Revolution

Based on the book by Amana Fontanella-Khan
Adapted by Purva Naresh
Design: Isla Shaw
Movement: Aakash Odedra
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Photo by Pamela Raith

A unique collaboration of Indian, British Asian and international artists led by Curve Associate Director Suba Das with award-winning choreographer Aakash Odedra, Pink Sari Revolution fuses together drama, music and movement to retell the powerful and moving story of one girl’s imprisonment, and one woman’s fight for her freedom.

‘Hard-hitting, powerfully authentic drama’
★★★★ The Stage

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