Ashley Dean, Director

Ashley Dean was born in Exeter and is a graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has created productions for a variety of companies and spaces.

His productions include: Carmen (Scottish Opera), Ariadne auf Naxos/ Phaedra, Cosi Fan Tutte (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), Albert Herring (Co-Opera Co.), Night Pieces - Jerwood Project (Glyndebourne/LPO), The Marriage of Figaro and Peter Grimes (Surrey Opera), Twist and Shout - a musical about the Beatles (tour of Italy), The House of Bernarda Alba, The Dog Beneath the Skin (Cockpit Theatre, London), Hell and High Water, The Last Resort and A Christmas Carol (Strangeface Mask Theatre Company, UK tours).

He has revived/assisted on opera productions by Nicholas Hytner, Graham Vick, David McVicar, Jonathan Miller, Annabel Arden, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Peter Hall and Deborah Warner, and has been on the directing staff at Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Garsington and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.