Russ Hope is an author and theatre director. He was born in London in 1983 and studied at the University of Warwick. His work as a theatre director includes Brooklyn (Cock Tavern Theatre), The Last Five Years (Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue), Wired and Finishing the Hat (King’s Head Theatre), Knickerbocker Glories (Union Theatre, Southwark), Lucky Nurse and other short musical plays and The Fix (Edinburgh Festival) and Square-Eyed (Etcetera Theatre Club).