CV

Directing:

2022 community ensemble in Henry VI: Rebellion, RSC/ Norwich Theatre

I directed a group of fourteen community participants, who joined the Henry VI company in Stratford for a week of performances.

2021/22 In development: Where We Dwelt, National Centre for Writing & Norwich Synagogue, Norwich

ACE funded R&D with my company Tombola. A show about Norwich’s medieval Jewish community. For more information please see Tombola’s website.

2021 End Cubicle, Kat Rose-Martin, New Wolsey

Rehearsed reading for HighTide’s Inventing The Future Festival.

2021 Babe The Sheep Pig, ad. David Wood, Guildford School of Acting

A full production with MFA musical theatre and acting students in training.

2020/21 In development: John Barleycorn Must Die, The Nave, Norwich

ACE funded R&D with my company Tombola. A show about land, taking up the mantle of a family farm and the risks run by those who produce our food. For more information please see Tombola’s website.

2020 Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

A project with second year actor-musicians in training.

2020 Look No Hands, Lila Clements, Online

I was dramaturg and director for this piece in its early development; it went onto be developed by Pleasance, Pitlochry and Seven Dials Playhouse. The play received the National Partnership Award 2021 and will be performed at Summerhall, Edinburgh in 2022.

2020 Medea, Euripides, ad. Ben Power, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

A studio production with second year musical theatre students in training.

2019 ‘Company’: Music & Text project, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

 A devised project with first year actor-musicians in training.

2018 Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, ad. Danielle Pearson, Watermill Theatre

 A schools/ village hall tour production [FOUR WEEK RUN] adapted for three actors: foregrounding race and gender. 

2018 ‘Landscape’: Music & Text project, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

A devised project working with first year actor-musicians in training.

2018 Our Town, Thornton Wilder, Guildford School of Acting

A studio production with second year actor-musicians in training. 

2017 Newbury Yarns, Danielle Pearson, Newbury town centre

Produced by the Watermill Theatre. An itinerant outdoor performance telling Berkshire folk tales.

2015 Collective Energy, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Hackney Empire studio 

Part of Actors Shop presents New Visions: rehearsal mentor Paulette Randall.

2015 Red Cross, Sam Shepard, Albany Theatre

Part of the Gobstoppers Festival and the Stonecrabs Young Directors Programme. 

Associate Directing:

2016/17 The Wipers Times, dir. Caroline Leslie Watermill Theatre/ Arts  Theatre, West End & regional tour

Responsibilities included: preparation of understudies, putting the show into tour venues and maintaining it over the run.

Assistant Directing:

2020 The Taxidermist’s Daughter [online R&D workshop], dir. Jonathan Munby, Chichester Festival Theatre

2019 Gastronomic, dir. Jack Lowe, Shoreditch Town Hall

2018 The Two Noble Kinsmen, dir. Barrie Rutter, Shakespeare’s Globe

2018 Richard II & Henry IV pt. 1, dir. Bill Buckhurst, Shakespeare’s Globe

2017 House and Garden, dir. Elizabeth Freestone, Watermill Theatre

Responsibilities included: casting and rehearsing a young company of eight-twelve year olds, running a separate room and maintaining the show. 

2017 Faust x 2, dir. Lisa Blair, Watermill Theatre

2017 Murder for Two, dir. Luke Sheppard, Watermill Theatre

2016 Sleeping Beauty, dir. Bill Buckhurst, Watermill Theatre 

Education:

2015-2017 MFA Theatre Directing (Distinction). Birkbeck College, University of London

During training I spent one term at Rose Bruford as an assistant director and nine months at The Watermill Theatre as the resident assistant director. 

2011-2014 BA History (2.1). Cambridge University

Other: 

Script reader, The Gate Theatre & The Watermill Theatre

I have read script submissions for the Gate and the Watermill: giving written feedback and commenting in the context of programming discussions with Artistic Directors Christopher Haydon/  Ellen McDougall and Paul Hart respectively.

Workshop Facilitator, Watermill Theatre

I ran workshops with the outreach department for groups of young people and adults in response to the theatre’s main stage programming.