why we charge what we do

There's not a standard rate of pay for dramaturgy in England.

Because of that, we've based our rate on the Equity / Stage Directors UK agreement for the exceptional minimum fee for freelance directors in the commercial sector:

weekly rate


one week

÷ 5 days

one day

÷ 7 hours

hourly rate

= £14.51

the time we need

6 hours

(reading, noting, meeting)

gives a grand total of...

£87.09, which we've rounded down to


We lower our rate for subsequent drafts because we’ll have started a collaborative journey with you, and think that should count for something.