Sue Dunderdale
Sue Dunderdale

Sue Dunderdale is a freelance Director and Writer. She founded and was the first Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company, and has served as AD of both the Soho Theatre and Greenwich Theatre. Until 2014, she was the Head of MA courses at RADA, and most recently taught and directed at the Shanghai/Vancouver Film School.

Sue’s book ‘Directing The Decades’ will be published by Routledge on 16th September 2021. Click here to order.

Sue is known for fostering emerging talent and award-winning writers, as well as her radical re-interpretations. Whilst Artistic Director of Greenwich, she and Hugh Quarshie co-directed Othello a multi-racial cast, which included Clarke Peters as Othello and Paul Barber as his black ensign, Iago. For Avon Touring she directed Measure for Measure set in Red Brigades Italy, with a female Claudia (not Claudio), Provost and Poppeia (Pompey) – to great critical acclaim. She maintains a passion for new and radical approaches to theatre, and for working with new writing.

She has directed, amongst many others, Sean Bean (Killing the Cat – Royal Court Theatre), Helena Bonham-Carter (Woman in White – Greenwich Theatre), Clarke Peters (Othello – Greenwich Theatre), Ian Hart and Johnny Lee Miller (EastEnders), Rupert Evans (Rockface) and Lindsey Marshall (Peak Practice).


© Sue Dunderdale 2014