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theatre making | directing

April 2022

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

July - September 2021

Vinegar Tom   -   by Caryl Churchill

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.

August 2021

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.

December 2020

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.

January 2019

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.

May - June 2018

Obsession  -  by Kate Marston

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.

February 2018

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.

March 2018

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.

January 2018

Aladdin   -  by David Armitage

An original community pantomime, involving workers from the hospitality industry. Performed for 3 nights at the Arts Theatre in London.

August 2017

Human Animals   -  by Stef Smith

A student production at theSpace Triplex, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival


associate | assistant directing

July 2022

Spotlight Prize Showcase

Assistant Director 

Directed by Atri Banerjee

June - July 2021

BLOODY ELLE - a gig musical   -  by Lauryn Redding 

Associate Director

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. 

Associate Director

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 

Assistant Director

Directed by Bryony Shanahan             Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre

November 2019 - February 2020

Gypsy    -  Book by Arthur Laurents.     Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

Assistant Director

Directed by Jo Davies.            Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre 

September 2019 - October 2019

Macbeth - by William Shakespeare 

Assistant Director

Directed by Christopher Haydon.            Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre

December 2017 - January 2018

Dear Brutus   - by J. M. Barrie

Assistant Director

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle             Southwark Playhouse 


creative facilitator | workshops 

January 2021 - present.

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.

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