Seb originally read music at London University but changed direction to study acting at RADA. After 15 years of performing with major UK companies (including the RSC and National Theatre), he became a director and teacher. He has been Head of Acting at RADA and Drama Centre London. Recent UK productions as director include A Waste of Time (Proust), After Troy (Glyn Maxwell), Therese Raquin (Zola), The Illusion (Corneille), A Bright Room Called Day (Kushner), Billy Budd (Melville), Ladybird (Sigarev), La Dispute, (Marivaux), Electra (Sophocles/Payne), Bloody Poetry (Brenton), and the operas La voix humane, Eugene Onegin, Idomeneo and Dido and Aeneas. Seb was made a UNESCO Theatre Ambassador in 2013, directing an all-male version of Richard the Third in Beijing (in Cantonese).