Simon Stokes is the Artistic Director at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. He was Artistic Director at the Bush Theatre through the 1970s and 1980s. Thereafter, alongside a freelance career, he was Associate Director and Director of Development for the Turnstyle Group in London’s West End. He has directed abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Israel and the USA. His most high-profile work has included Emmanuel Darley’s Tuesdays at Tesco’s with Simon Callow (Assembly Productions); Kiss of the Spiderwoman with Callow and Mark Rylance (Bush); When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout by Sharman Macdonald, with Julie Walters, Geraldine James and Dawn French (Bush and West End); A Slip of the Tongue by Dusty Hughes, with John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago and West End), and, in Plymouth, he directed Carl Grose’s Grand Guignol and Horse Piss for Blood, The Astronaut’s Chair by Rona Munro, Nostalgia by Lucinda Coxon, Moonshine by Snoo Wilso, both The Green Man and Presence by Doug Lucie and Monster Raving Loony by James Graham.