Sheibani, Bijan

Bijan Sheibani (Persian: بیژن شیبانی‎) is a theatre director. He was artistic director of ATC from 2007–10 and is currently an associate director at the National Theatre of Great Britain.

Early life and education

Sheibani was born in Liverpool, and moved with his family to Hove when he was 7. He was schooled at St Andrew's C of E School in Hove and at Brighton College. He studied English Literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and holds an MA in advanced theatre practice from the Central School of Speech and Drama.


  • Through His Teeth by Luke Bedford and David Harrower (2014, Royal Opera House)
  • A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney (2014, National Theatre)
  • Emil and the Detectives (2013, National Theatre)
  • Romeo and Juliet (2013 primary schools tour and National Theatre)
  • Damned by Despair by Tirso de Molina (2012, Olivier Theatre)
  • War Horse (US tour 2012-2014)
  • The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca (2011, Almeida Theatre)
  • The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker (2011, National Theatre)
  • Moonlight by Harold Pinter (2011, Donmar Warehouse)
  • Greenland by Moira Buffini, Jack Thorne, Penelope Skinner and Matt Charman (2011, Lyttelton Theatre)
  • The Typist by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2010 Sky Arts/Riverside Studios)
  • Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (2010, ATC and Young Vic)
  • Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek (2009, National Theatre: Olivier Award nomination for Best Director
  • Ghosts or Those Who Return by Ibsen and Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2009, ATC & Arcola Theatre)
  • Tarantula in Petrol Blue by Anna Meredith and Philip Ridley (2009, Aldeburgh Music Festival)
  • The Brothers Size by Tarell McCraney (2007, Young Vic and Tour/ 2008 Young Vic, UK Tour and Arcola Theatre Istanbul). Olivier nomination for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and winner of the Barcelona Critics' Circle Award for best international production.
  • Gone Too Far! (2007, Royal Court Theatre/ 2008 Hackney Empire/Albany tour with ATC). Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an affiliate theatre.
  • Fixer by Lydia Adetunji (2006 Almeida Theatre)
  • Other Hands by Laura Wade (2006, Soho Theatre)
  • Last Summer At Chulimsk (2006, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast - reading)
  • Breath by Samuel Beckett (2006, BAC)
  • Flush by David Dipper (2004, Soho Theatre)
  • Party Time/One for the Road by Harold Pinter (2003, BAC)
  • Have I None by Edward Bond (2002, Southwark Playhouse)
  • Summer by Edward Bond (2002, Lion & Unicorn Theatre)
  • The Lover by Harold Pinter (2000, Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford)

Assistant director credits

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