JMK South West – Nuffield Southampton Theatres & Salisbury Playhouse

We run a Directors' Group for emerging directors in the South West, hosted with Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Wiltshire Creative. Participants have access to free JMK workshops, residencies and networking events at both venues, as well as the opportunity to apply for Assistant Director bursaries.

This group is run by our JMK Director Practitioner, Nik Partridge, who also runs our new group at Reading Rep - encouraging creative collaboration across the regions.

Take Part:

If you have any questions regarding this group, please email

You can also join our mailing list to receive opportunities for Southampton and Salisbury directors/theatre-makers straight to your inbox.

Recent Opportunities:

Workshop with Rosanna Vize, Designer for The Audience at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Saturday 25th May
Nuffield Theatres (City)

This workshop with Rosanna Vize will take a look at the Director-Designer relationship and the process of creating and developing design for the stage. Rosanna is currently working on The Audience which will open at Nuffield Southampton Theatres in May.

Rosanna trained as a designer at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. On graduating she became one of the finalists for the prestigious Linbury prize for stage design in 2013. In 2014 Rosanna became one of the Jerwood Young Designers and was resident assistant designer at the RSC from 2014-2015. Credits as Designer include: Cougar (Orange Tree Theatre), Hang (Sheffield Crucible), The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre), The Audience (Nuffield Theatres), The Almighty Sometimes (Manchester Royal Exchange), Leave Taking (Bush Theatre), FUP (Kneehigh), Incantata (Galway Festival & Barbican). She won the 2018 Off West End Award for Best Set Design for her work on Low Level Panic (Orange Tree Theatre).

More Information:

To find out more about the programme, have a read of this blog by Gemma Aked-Priestley, describing her recent JMK Assistant Director bursary at Nuffield Southampton Theatres working on their premiere of The Shadow Factory.

Alice Wordsworth also wrote a blog about being a JMK Assistant Director, working with Ryan McBryde on Love on the Links at Salisbury Playhouse. Marcus Bazley describes working on a large-scale Christmas pantomime, in his blog as the JMK Assistant Director on Salisbury Playhouse's Beauty and the Beast.