Anthony Lau

Anthony Lau

Theatre Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I have just revived Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory for Nuffield Southampton Theatres and will be Staff Directing on ANNA at the National Theatre.

Previously, I was Assistant Director on Ink in the West End and a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre.

I was also an Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, attached to their Laboratory Department and as sponsored by the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship.

As a Director and Associate/Assistant director I have worked at venues including the Young Vic, the Royal Court, Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Liverpool Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southwark Playhouse, the Orange Tree Theatre, the Old Red Lion and HighTide Festival.

I am a reader for the Royal Court, Bush Theatre, Bruntwood Prize and Verity Bargate Award.

I have also taught and directed at LAMDA, Mountview and the Actors' Centre.

Work History

Freelance Theatre Director - The Young Vic, Southwark Playhouse, Rose Theatre Kingston, HighTide, the Old Red Lion Theatre, LAMDA and Mountview.

Sep 2010 - Present

Assistant Director - The Royal Court, the Young Vic, Chichester Festival Theatre, BAM (New York), Liverpool Playhouse, the Orange Tree Theatre and Nuffield Theatre.

Sep 2010 - Present

Laboratory Associate Director - Nuffield Theatre

Mar 2015 - Dec 2015


Theatre Directing - PG Dip. - LAMDA

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

English - BA Hons. - University of Nottingham

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009


  • Assistant Directing
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Teaching
  • Theatre