Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin is one of the UK’s leading theatre and opera directors. He founded the English Touring Theatre in 1993 and opened the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2008, becoming Artistic Director until 2014. He has written guides to Shakespeare’s and Brecht's plays, as well as to Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, and Twentieth-Century Drama. He is also the author of The Complete Brecht Toolkit and So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?

His first original play as a writer, All Our Children, was premiered at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in 2017.

He is a campaigner for the rights and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and was appointed the Chair of KIDS in November 2016, the national charity providing services to disabled children, young people and their families.

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La Ronde

Schnitzler's famous 'daisy-chain' play of sexual coupling, set in Vienna in the 1890s. In the Drama Classics series.

So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to directing plays – by one of Britain's leading theatre directors.

Ibsen's A Doll's House

A Study Guide

A highly accessible guide to the play, taking you scene by scene through the action, analysing moment by moment what is actually said and done, and how the staging of these moments affects our understanding of them.

The Complete Brecht Toolkit

A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's theory and practice of theatre, with a full set of exercises to help put theory into practice.

All Our Children

A moving examination of a terrifying moral dilemma, and a powerful story that shows what it takes for humanity and decency to be restored in a world that has abandoned them.