Dewi Johnson is a Theatre and Opera director with extensive experience across various theatrical periods and styles, but most known for his devotion to and expertise in Restoration Comedy & 18th Century Comedy of Manners. Dewi is founder and Artistic Director of Foppish Theatre a company specialising in theatre of the 18th Century, which has gained a reputation for producing high quality work that engages audiences with the forgotten gems of the period, as well as facilitating workshops in educational settings.
As Director: Parklife (Sky Comedy & Birmingham Rep); The Countess & The Revolutionary - R&D (Curve); The Fop Reformed (Adaptor/ Director, Platform Theatre); LovePlay (Drama Centre London); In Praise Of Folly (Adaptor/ Director, Crescent Theatre); The Will (Cockpit Theatre); Schubert: Der Wander - A New Operetta (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire); Away From Home (Birmingham Fest).
As Associate/ Assistant Director: The Crown Jewels (Garrick Theatre/ Simon Friend Entertainment), Linck & Mulhahn (Hampstead Theatre); The Upstart Crow (Apollo Theatre/ Phil McIntyre Live); Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree (Tara Arts/ UK Tour); Purcell’s King Arthur (Dartington International Festival); Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (The Royal Opera House - Staff Directors Observership Programme); Naked Not Nude/ The Rivals/ Hotel Paradiso (Drama Centre London).
Dewi recently took part in Masterclass and Jermyn Street Theatre's mentoring programme.