theatre making | directing
Examples of Previous Projects
Public - The Musical - by Stroud & Notes
A pop/rock musical about four strangers trapped together in a gender-neutral bathroom. Sold out WIP run at VAULT Festival and winner of the Vault's Origins Award.
Twelfth Night - by William Shakespeare
At the Young Actors Theatre Islington. Directing students on the Foundation Acting course, over 12 weeks. Culminated in an internal sharing.
Everyman - by Carol Ann Duffy
Graduate production at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, working with third year actors and creatives. Performed in the George Harrison Studio
Vinegar Tom - by Caryl Churchill
July - September 2021
An R&D co-led with theatre maker and designer Davy String. We explored the creative possibilities of co-creating a contemporary queer staging of Churchill's piece. The process involved engaging LGBTQIA+ artists and audience in series of online discussions and workshops; curating a digital scratch cabaret; and rehearsing online with a company of queer performers. Supported by Arts Council England.
Some People Feel the Rain - by Kieran Knowles
A play about sticking together when the world is falling apart. A performed reading in the Den in Leigh. Produced by the Manchester Royal Exchange.
Red Brick, Render - by Kieran Knowles
A four-part piece about Glebe Street in Leigh. Commissioned for the Manchester Royal Exchange's ‘All I Want For Christmas’ digital project.
Dick Whittington - by Sam Knights
An original community pantomime, involving workers from the hospitality industry. Performed for 4 nights at Leicester Square Theatre. Produced by Spellbound Theatrical Productions.
Obsession - by Kate Marston
May - June 2018
New writing exploring obsessive compulsive disorder, interrogating ideas of compromise and control, and asking audiences to evaluate what constitutes as ‘dysfunctional behaviour’? The piece was first performed at Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival, before it transferred to the Katzapce studio theatre for a week’s run.
No Matter Where I Go - by Amahl Khouri
This was a performed reading of Amahl Khouri's piece, which gives voice to the experiences of queer womxn in Beirut. Commissioned for the Arcola’s festival of Global Queer Plays.
Girls Like That - by Evan Placey
A production with Lower Sixth students at Sevenoaks School. Performances included post-show discussions addressing some of the play’s major issues that fell in line with the students’ PSHE curriculum, such as: bullying, peer pressure and behaviour online.
Aladdin - by David Armitage
An original community pantomime, involving workers from the hospitality industry. Performed for 3 nights at the Arts Theatre in London.
Human Animals - by Stef Smith
A student production at theSpace Triplex, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
associate | assistant directing
42 Balloons - by Jack Godfrey
Directed by Ellie Coote
WIP performance at the Vaudeville Theatre
Spotlight Prize Showcase
Directed by Atri Banerjee
June - July 2021
BLOODY ELLE - a gig musical - by Lauryn Redding
Directed by Bryony Shanahan. Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre
WhatsOnStage Nominated for Best Regional Production
April 2011 - March 2012
Connect Fest - created by Testament and the Royal Exchange's Young and Elder companies.
Directed by Nicki Miles-Wildin
Five 20-minute videos released on YouTube. Produced by the Manchester Royal Exchange
February 2020 - March 2020
Wuthering Heights - by Andrew Sheridan
Directed by Bryony Shanahan Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre
November 2019 - February 2020
Gypsy - Book by Arthur Laurents. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Jo Davies. Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre
September 2019 - October 2019
Macbeth - by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher Haydon. Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre
December 2017 - January 2018
Dear Brutus - by J. M. Barrie
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle Southwark Playhouse
creative facilitator | workshops
March 2023 - present.
Young Company & Adult Acting Director
At The Young Actors Theatre Islington, I lead weekly skill sessions for the Senior Young Company (ages 14-18), and the professional adult actors, signed onto YATI's agency.
September 2022 - present.
Young Company Director - The Rose Theatre, Kingston
Leading weekly sessions for the Rose Theatre's young company (ages 11-14). Rehearsing and staging The Hunting of the Snark (Jan 23) ad The Forger (Jun 23)
January 2021 - July 2022.
Performing Arts Youth Worker – Legacy Youth Zone, Croydon.
Delivering weekly drama sessions to children aged 8 to 12. These energetic sessions aim to facilitate a space where the young participants can express themselves, while opening their eyes to the performing arts.
June - August 2020
Lead Workshop Facilitator – Spellbound Online
Leading theatrical based workshops for organisations over Zoom, promoting creative thinking, team work, storytelling, as well as encouraging confidence in front of the webcam.
April - June 2021
Creative Facilitator - Manchester Royal Exchange
Running weekly Creative insight Sessions for the Royal Exchange over Zoom. These sessions brought students and young artists into conversations with creatives recently involved at the Exchange, and significantly contributed to the theatre’s level of outreach during the start of the first Covid Lockdown.
September 2020 - March 2021
Workshop Facilitator – Manchester Royal Exchange
Leading workshops and discussions with schools, around the theatre’s current productions.
Leading workshops for the theatre’s Young Company and Young Makers on acting and directing (ages 14-21).
August - September 2015
Co-workshop Facilitator – The Rickshaw Theatre Project
The project aims to contribute to the imaginative development and individual expression of children and young people in India. Leadin workshops in puppetry, story telling, character and ensemble work, and then working with the young people to create a final performance, encompassing their own ideas and the dramatic forms explored together.