Directing graduating actors in a first folio performance of King Lear for Drama Studio, London at Grange Court Theatre.
here comes the bride
Directing Milli Bhatia's beautifully written one woman play for Next Up's showcase at the National Theatre Studio. The showcase aimed to promote BAME and female actors and writers whose presence is still sadly lacking in the industry today. #onwardsandupwards. Read The Stage's article about the project here.
Directing graduating actors in a first folio performance of Macbeth for Drama Studio, London at Grange Court Theatre.
Creating, devising and directing a part devised, part scripted performance which takes a comic and serious look at the question, just who are your unknown travelling companions on the tube? Where are they going and what are they really doing? Performed at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston-Upon-Thames.
A promenade scripted/devised piece crossing the decades and examining the complexity of love and the playwrights who write about it. From Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Chekhov's Platonov to Tony Marchant's Spectators and Steven Water's Fast Labour. Performed at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre.
the war project
Writing and directing a scripted/devised piece using multi media, physical theatre and dialogue which charts the human impact and consequences of war across the globe, from World War 1 to the Syrian crisis. Performed at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre.
Devising and directing a performance created in just 12 hours for the Mimetic Festival 2012 as part of Finger in the Pie/Dramaturg’s Network project, 'Leaving'. Performed at the Dugdale Centre.
Directing a site specific and promenade performance of Yerma in Tossa de Mar, Spain for Drama Arts productions Ltd.
Directing and co-creating a community and applied theatre project for the Napo Village Project in conjunction with Bangkok Patana Productions and Mattel Bangkok Ltd. Touring Northen Thailand. Read more here on thebird@napo.
me, myself and i
Directing and creating a storytelling project for non English speaking refugees for the London Borough of Newham.
the staff dance
Adapting and directing John Byrne's Cuttin' A Rug, relocating it to the East End of London in 1958. Performed at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre
the grand gesture
Directing Deborah McAndrew's modern version of The Suicide, The Grand Gesture. Performed at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre.
As a teacher, workshop facilitator and deviser, I have also directed over 40 productions with training actors in many different venues around the world, including Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Blood Wedding, Smike, Bugsy Malone, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Crucible, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Do We Ever See Grace?, The Tale of Sita and Rama, Beautiful Thing, The Age of Innocence, Mother Courage and her Children, Teechers, The Cherry Orchard, Antigone, Saved, The Slab Boys Trilogy, Passing Places, A Doll's House and Platonov.