Ed Stambollouian


Ed trained at the University of Manchester, and went on to an MA in Theatre Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He spent a year as Associate Director to Jamie Lloyd on the West End Trafalgar Transformed Season: The PrideThe Hothouse and Macbeth. Alongside the season Ed directed two short Pinter plays starring Andrew Scott, Joanna Lumley and Alun Armstrong. Ed’s work has been seen recently at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre and the BAC. He also directs comedy, most recently two award-winning shows by stand-up Joe Lycett, the Invisible Dot’s Birthday Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo and the world tour of YouTube sensations Dan & Phil (which played sold out shows at the London Palladium, the Dolby Theatre in LA and two nights on Broadway). Ed was one of the inaugural Old Vic 12 - a group of twelve emerging artists attached to the Old Vic Theatre under Matthew Warchus. 

Directing credits: Night School (Pinter at the Pinter Season), Max and Ivan: The Straight Man (BAC), BLUSH (Soho, UK Tour and Underbelly), Prince of the River (Old Vic 12, Criterion), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (VAULT Festival), Dan & Phil: The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire (UK Tour, London Palladium and US, Australia and Europe Tour), Feathers in the Snow (Unicorn), Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly), Wedding (Shoreditch Town Hall and Forest Fringe), Blacktop Sky (Talawa Studio), I Started a Fire (Arcola, The Miniaturists), Family Voices & Victoria Station (Trafalgar Studios), Finer Noble Gases/ Lobby Hero (Haymarket, Masterclass), The Aliens (Trafalgar Studios 2), Elegy (Shunt Vaults).

Associate Directing: Big Fish (The Other Palace), The PrideThe HothouseMacbeth (Trafalgar Studios), The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon), School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios 2), Honk Honk You Donkey Donk (Old Vic), The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket), On The PisteRichard II (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse), Shoreditch Ball Park (LIFT, Shoreditch Festival).

Other: Invisible Dot Ltd Birthday Bash (Hammersmith Apollo), BONCAS: British Online Creator Awards (London Palladium and Online), Joe Lycett: Live at the Apollo (BBC One, Apollo Theatre), That’s The Way Aha Aha Joe Lycett (Edinburgh Festival and National Tour), Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh).

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