Directing Classics


with Atri Banerjee

Wednesday 3rd November

12 – 3pm

Location: Wildcard Studios

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Directing Classics

with Atri Banerjee


What is a ‘classic’? Why do we still put on productions of old plays today?

In this session, Atri will draw on his own personal experience to talk about the ways in which classic plays are still relevant and how staging them can help us explore both the world and ourselves. The session will include examples from his own work, along with some possible approaches towards your own productions of a classic play.


Wednesday 3rd November

Time: 12 – 3pm

Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, W1K 6TG


About Atri:


Atri Banerjee trained at Birkbeck and is a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. In 2019, he won The Stage Debut Award for Best Director and was nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Director for his production of Hobson’s Choice at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Other directing credits include Hidden Fires and Name, Place, Animal, Thing (both Almeida Theatre), Harm (Bush Theatre), Europe (LAMDA) and Utopia (Royal Exchange). Film directing credits include Harm for the BBC Lights Up season on BBC Four.

He was previously Trainee Director at the Royal Exchange, where he was Assistant/Associate Director on productions includingWest Side Story, The Mysteries (also tour), Happy Days, The Almighty Sometimes, Jubilee (also Lyric Hammersmith) and Our Town. Other Assistant/Associate Director credits include The Nico Project (Manchester International Festival/Melbourne International Arts Festival) and The Son (Kiln Theatre).


At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:


Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk


Payment Plans:

We are pleased to be able to offer a bespoke payment plan on all of our courses. If you are interested setting one up, please contact Emily with which course you are interested in and we can get your place secured.