With a background of experience at the BBC and Channel 4, Derekk is a passionate and inventive theatre director of more than forty stage productions, including classical and contemporary plays and musicals. Derekk also runs acting workshops, and produces translations and adaptations for plays and musical theatre. Derekk is based in Cornwall, South West England, and directs both in the UK and internationally.
Equally at home with the 'large canvas' of the open-air arena stage and smaller intimate spaces, Derekk loves working in a very pared-down way. The 'empty space' of the rehearsal room and the simplicity of the nearly-bare stage perfection of in-the-round performance where the actor is everything and the spectator's close proximity to the action delivers the uniquely connected experience; this is what Derekk believes to be the quintessence of live drama.
THEATRE DIRECTING WORK
Educated and trained at Middlesex University and at Bretton Hall, Derekk first gained production experience in stage management and as an assistant director, followed by experience at BBC Television Centre London in Plays Department, and at Channel Four's Brookside. He has gone on to direct many of Shakespeare's plays, along with contemporary works and musicals, often touring both in the UK and abroad. For a list of theatrical works that Derekk has directed and information about current and future live theatre projects, please click below.
For reaction and comment about some of the theatrical productions Derekk has directed...
A selection of photographs from some of Derekk's plays and musicals...
YOUR THEATRICAL PROJECT
If you would like to discuss a theatrical production with Derekk Ross, please contact him via email in the first instance, thank you.