Stage Director

Suba Das

Selected credits

  • Cat In The HatLeicester Curve/Rose Kingston
  • SukanyaThe Royal Opera/London Philharmonic/Curve
  • 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. He is currently Associate Director at Leicester’s Curve Theatre where he is directing their upcoming co-production of Cat In The Hat with Rose Theatre Kingston. He has also directed for The Gate, Notting Hill, Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse, the Young Vic, Underbelly Edinburgh and the Roundhouse.

Suba’s opera debut directing the world premiere of Sukanya for The Royal Opera, a co-production with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, won him a nomination for the WhatsOnStage Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera Award.

Born in Newcastle, he read English at Cambridge University and trained on the prestigious Birkbeck MFA in Theatre Directing. On graduating he won the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Award and became Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio.

Featured work

East Is East

Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse
Written by Ayub Khan Din

Director Suba Das
Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Sound Designer Chris Bartholomew
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford

Suba Das’ staging…strikes a superb balance between comedy and drama.
The Times (Critics Choice)

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

Director Suba Das
Designer Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Sound Designer 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

Director Suba Das
Designer Isla Shaw
Movement Director Aakash Odedra
Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin
Photo 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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