Roland Smith

Artistic Director

Roland Smith (c) Lorna Palmer

Roland Smith (c) Lorna Palmer



Roland Smith is founding member and artistic director of Theatre Delicatessen, for whom he has directed Henry V, conceived and directed Pedal Pusher (295 Regent Street; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Norsk Litturfestival, Lillehammer) Elle and the Cabaret of the Cavendish Club and Fanshen (both 295 Regent Street).

Other directing includes Right Up My Street (Young Vic TPR), Peer Gynt and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Brent Arts Council), Asylum Monologues (iceandfire), Ramblin’ Man and Tough Luck (First Draft Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Misanthrope (TACIT Theatre), Eskimo Sisters (Camden Peoples Theatre), Torn (SJT Productions at Soho Theatre Studio), Elvis Orders A Mai Tai and Skin Deep (Horla Theatre). Roland was awarded the RSC “Buzz Goodbody” Award for his revival of David Hare’s The Absence of War (NSDF and Venue 45).

Other writing includes Finis Terre (Hybrid Theatre), Desert/Island/Man (ROAR) and To Close and Kill (ROAR at the Latchmere) which was based on interviews with members of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment, and was described by What’s On Stage as “a thrilling piece of theatre… devastating analysis”.

Roland has also created performance installations for the Old Vic Tunnels, in support of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes as well as Big Chill and Latitude Festivals. He recently directed his first short film, The One.

Roland is currently developing The Great White Unknown, based on Captain Scott’s final expedition to the Antarctic.