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 will take up the role of Artistic Director at HighTide Festival in April 2019.

His recent production of Cat In The Hat for Leicester Curve will open at Rose Theatre Kingston early in 2019.  Other upcoming productions include a new production of Pink Sari Revolution in India, The Importance of Being Earnest for Octagon Bolton and a revival of Sukanya for The Royal Opera with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, for which he was nominated for the WhatsOnStage Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera Award.  He has also directed for The Gate, Notting Hill, Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse, the Young Vic, Underbelly Edinburgh and the Roundhouse.

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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