Anthony Banks | Theatre Director  

Anthony is based in London. Originally from Manchester, he moved to London to study English at Kings College and directing at RADA before beginning his career as a director.

His directing includes: Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight (National Tour); Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie (Theatre Royal Bath); Jim Cartwright's Raz (Trafalgar Studios, Assembly & National Tour); Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields & Neil Simon's Sweet Charity (CSSD); Bryony Lavery's More Light, Lucinda Coxon's The Eternal Not and Michael Lesslie's Prince Of Denmark (National Theatre); Snoo Wilson's Pignight (Menier Chocolate Factory); Mark Ravenhill's The Experiment (Soho Theatre & Berliner Ensemble); Lucinda Coxon's Herding Cats (Theatre Royal Bath & Hampstead Theatre); James Graham's Bassett (Bristol Old Vic); Dennis Kelly's DNA (National Tour); Tosin Omosebi's ReWrite (Westminster Hall and National Theatre); Bryony Lavery's Cesario (World Shakespeare Festival, National Theatre and Tate Modern); Tennessee Williams' The Hotel Plays (Grange & Langham Hotels, London).

He worked at the National Theatre until 2014 as an associate director commissioning and developing scripts for NT Connections written by: Samuel Adamson, Davey Anderson, Alia Bano, Hilary Bell, Helen Blakeman, William Boyd, Howard Brenton, Jamie Brittain, Deborah Bruce, Jim Cartwright, Katherine Chandler, Noel Clarke, Elinor Cook, Lucinda Coxon, Ryan Craig, Molly Davies, Katie Douglas, Nick Drake, Tim Etchells, Georgia Fitch, James Graham, Stacey Gregg, Carl Grose, Katori Hall, Nancy Harris, Matt Hartley, Jonathan Harvey, Lenny Henry, Craig Higginson, Christopher William Hill, Sam Holcroft, Anthony Horowitz, Dafydd James, Catherine Johnson, Cush Jumbo, Jemma Kennedy, Ayub Khan Din, Bryony Lavery, Michael Lesslie, Nell Leyshon, Anders Lustgarten, Sabrina Mahfouz, David Mamet, Patrick Marber, Douglas Maxwell, Alistair McDowall, Lisa McGee, Pauline McLynn, Conor Mitchell, Rory Mullarkey, Anthony Neilson, Luke Norris, Lizzie Nunnery, Ben Ockrent, Eugene O’Hare, Morna Pearson, Evan Placey, Ben Power, Anya Reiss, Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik, Kellie Smith, Stef Smith, Sarah Solemani, Meera Syal, Simon Vinnicombe, Paven Virk and Samir Yazbek.

Anthony also leads workshops on directing new plays and contributes to books and journals about theatre.