Peter Rowe


Peter is the Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, where he has directed over forty productions, many of them using an ensemble of actor-musicians, and including a number of world premieres.

After training at the Thorndike Theatre, Peter became the Artistic Director for the Southampton-based Solent People’s Theatre and then for the London Bubble Theatre Company touring London in a big top tent. He has also been Artistic Director for the Gateway Theatre, Chester and the Liverpool Everyman while freelance work has included productions for regional theatres and touring companies up and down the country. He has directed Boyband and Return to the Forbidden Planet both in the West End and on national tours.

He has written ten record-breaking Christmas shows which are currently being produced annually at the New Wolsey Theatre, Arts Depot and Leeds City Varieties. His musical about Ellie Greenwich, Leader of the Pack and 20th Century Boy, a musical inspired by the life of Marc Bolan, have played at the New Wolsey and on two major national tours. He has also written an original play for actor-musicians, Midsummer Songs, with music by Ben Goddard, produced at the New Wolsey in 2014.