The important thing is not to know where you are going, to be open to accidents. That’s what keeps it fun.

Robert Lepage, award-winning playwright, director, actor, theatre-maker and film director

20 South Street is a creative hub and home to the work of Julia Stubbs

theatre director | film blogger | playwright | artist

Julia is an emerging theatre director and experienced practitioner with a background in new writing, dramaturgy, classical texts, devising, voice, dialect, and film.

After training as an actor, she combined acting in a number of critically acclaimed classical roles on the London fringe alongside her role as Joint Artistic Director of the new writing/new work company Weaver Hughes Ensemble. Their highly praised productions from 1997-2009 included the World Premieres of The Silent Time and Solace by Rhiannon Tise and The Six Wives of Timothy Leary by Philip de Gouveia. They also produced the London Premiere of Fanny and Faggot by Jack Thorne, the UK Premiere of Valparaiso by Don DeLillo and a revival of Etta Jenks by Marlane Gomard Meyer directed by Che Walker, with Daniela Nardini and Clarke Peters.

Julia began directing in 2007 and her work has included premieres of plays by Laura Stevens, Louise Buchler, Andy McQuade and Josep Maria Benet i Jornet. She also directed the Off-West End transfer of In My Name by Steven Hevey, named as one of the ‘Five Best Plays’ in London by the Evening Standard.

Julia is the founder and Artistic Director of 20 South Street. Her most recent theatre credit is the 4-star solo show A Voice written and performed by Anne Bertreau, which toured to the 2019 Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and will return to Brighton Fringe in May 2020.

Julia has had a particular interest in new writing and collaborating with playwrights to develop their work throughout her career and this continues in her current role as Literary Associate at The Jack Studio Theatre, Joint Runner Up London Pub Theatre of the Year 2019.