Jake Smith trained on the National Theatre Directors’ Programme and is currently nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Director. He was previously resident director at the Almeida Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Theatre includes: Waiting for Shakespeare (Theatre Royal Winchester and tour); It’s a Wonderful Life (East Riding Theatre); Lexi (Humber Mouth); As You Like It (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival); The Arsonists (Courtyard Theatre); Gulliver’s Travels - the Musical (Alexandra Theatre); The Buried Moon (the Rose Playhouse and Theatre Royal Winchester); Discovered (Arts Theatre and Hollywood Fringe); I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard (Finborough Theatre); The Tempest (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (Chichester Festival Theatre); Andy Capp - the Musical (Finborough Theatre); The Little Match Girl (Assemble Fest) and Alice’s Site (Hull Truck Theatre).
As associate, staff and assistant director: Omar Elerian - The Chairs (workshop - Almeida Theatre); Nikolai Foster - Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Curve, UK tour and West End); Howard Davies - For Services Rendered and Jamie Glover - Miss Julie and Black Comedy (Minerva Theatre - Chichester); Nadia Fall - Way Upstream, Dale Rooks - The Hundred and One Dalmatians and Jonathan Kent - Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Max Stafford-Clark - Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre and Out of Joint).
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